world this weekend - sat apr 28 April 28, 2012

from The World this Weekend· ·

All the latest on the headlines today, and -- a look at post-revolution Tunisia, which on the street looks a lot like pre-revolution Tunisia, with a seized-up economy and a crippling unemployment rate. With parliamentary elections still a year away, there is a stalemate between theocratic conservatives and leftist unionists, each unable to effect their programs. And there are no prospects for even the best-educated young people. Also: documentary film-makers talk about the future of their industry in Canada; and a short biography of an unsung Canadian -- one of the most-sought after opera vocal coaches in New York City.



All the latest on the headlines today, and -- a look at post-revolution Tunisia, which on the street looks a lot like pre-revolution Tunisia, with a seized-up economy and a crippling unemployment rate. With parliamentary elections still a year away, there is a stalemate between theocratic conservatives and leftist unionists, each unable to effect their programs. And there are no prospects for even the best-educated young people. Also: documentary film-makers talk about the future of their industry in Canada; and a short biography of an unsung Canadian -- one of the most-sought after opera vocal coaches in New York City.