Massive development and urbanization are jeopardizing China's water supply. Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center and professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, and Christina Larson, contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and fellow at the New America Foundation, discuss China's efforts to deal with this challenge, and urbanization and water issues worldwide.
Two recent stories exemplify the way in which mass media is moving in to unlikely territory. Keach Hagey, media blogger at Politico and former reporter at The National, an english-language paper based in Abu Dahbi, discusses what we do and don't know about reports that Saudi Prince Alwaleed is teaming with Fox to start a mideast news channel. And Christina Larson, editor at Foreign Policy and fellow at the New America Foundation dicusses Xinhua, one of China's main state-run media outlets, and their efforts to expand in the US and around the world.