From Haiti to Hawaii

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It’s been two years since an earthquake destroyed much of Haiti. Laurent Dubois joins us to look at what has happened to this troubled country in the light of its long and difficult history. We’ll find out about the story of the last queen of Hawaii and her conflicts with missionaries, sugar barons, and other Western settlers. The BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects continues with a look at a 10,000 year-old Japanese pot. Ben Marcus talks about his new novel, The Flame Alphabet. Plus, our resident safety expert Monona Rossol is joined by a woodworker who has invented a new device that makes it nearly impossible to be injured by a table saw.