The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.
The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.