Climate Change And Conflict, A Pork Problem In Texas, Janelle Monae

Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in northeastern Syria on June 17, 2010. i i

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Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in northeastern Syria on June 17, 2010.

Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in northeastern Syria on June 17, 2010.

Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

On this week's podcast from weekends on All Things Considered, we look at one of the surprising issues at the root of the Syrian civil war: droughts. We'll hear about a pork problem in Texas. And we'll hear new music from the rising queen of futuristic R&B, Janelle Monae.

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