Canada's Thea Wingert has been living and working in Mali in recent times, sampling local delights of food, drink and music. Here she talks about the Malians love of music, and their well-known exports Toumani Diabaté and Oumou Sangaré.
A piece about how driving for long periods can be confusing and how we came to find New Mexico in the wintertime, 2007. Albuquerque band Lousy Robot and journalist and editor Laura Marrich are featured. As well as alcohol and cold, cold sleeping arrangements.