A World Away

On today’s show: We’ll get a comprehensive history of the war on cancer and look at how far today’s treatments have come toward cures. Dame Daphne Sheldrick tells about her efforts to conserve wildlife in Africa, which include raising orphaned elephants. The BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is about an Akran drum, one of the oldest surviving African American artifacts. And legal historian and human rights lawyer Sadakat Kadri debunks some of the widespread misconceptions about Sharia law.