Esther Phillips, Barbados' poet laureate, talked with The World's host Marco Werman about the island nation's efforts to grapple with its brutal colonial past.
Meteorologist Kathy Ann Caesar of the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology in Barbados says the islands along the southern rim of the Caribbean rarely experience direct hits by hurricanes, due to their proximity to the equator.
Marco Werman talks with author Andrea Stuart, about her complicated family history. Stuart is descended from British settlers who went to Barbados in the 17th century, and from the slaves who worked on their sugar plantations.
A pair of whimbrels had survived a hurricane and had nearly completed their lengthy, 3,000 mile migration when they were shot from the sky by hunters in the Caribbean country of Guadeloupe.
Musician Michael Peters made recordings of some of the music of nature on a recent trip to the island of Barbados. He sent us an audio postcard.
Storyteller Ken Corsbie of Guyana and Barbados performs the birth of the steel drum, in poetry, and spins tales about northern habits of materialism.