Previewing New Series On Mineral-Rich Mongolia

Next week on Morning Edition, NPR's Frank Langfitt will have a four-part series on Mongolia. Extracting Mongolia's vast mineral resources may imperil its traditional way of life.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Let's get a sneak preview, now, of a coming attraction.

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INSKEEP: Mongolia is the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders.

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INSKEEP: And it's also now riding a mining boom.

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INSKEEP: All next week, NPR's Frank Langfitt takes us to Mongolia where the rush to extract mineral resources is transforming a nomadic culture.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: We'll probably become the third largest copper and gold mine in the world.

UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: (Singing in foreign language)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: We all understand the significance of the project. We do hope that every Mongolian can benefit.

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INSKEEP: Our series on Mongolia's mining boom begins Monday.

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INSKEEP: It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News.

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