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From tragedy, a glimmer of hope.

The senseless murder of three students in North Carolina made headlines around the globe.  One of the victims, Deah Barakat, was a dental student who had volunteered to go on a trip to Turkey to help Syrian refugees. He'd been planning the trip with a Chicago-based dentist, Ala Dean Atta. Today on the show, Atta discusses how the tragedy put a spotlight on the project, and helped boost funding.

There is a great deal more than terror lurking behind Edgar Allan Poe’s haunted, sunken eyes.

One of America’s great literary geniuses will be explored in depth at “A SymPoesium on Place” from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Simmons Amphitheater of MTSU’s Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building.

Scholars from the United States, Germany and Russia will dissect Poe’s life and work from perspectives of what place meant to him.

-- Q's Canadian expat panel convenes for the first time. Three culturally savvy Canadians living abroad -- in MEGAN WILLIAMS in Italy, RICHARD EMBLIN in Colombia and MAY JEONG in Afghanistan via Uganda -- reflect on media coverage of sexual violence.

A peace deal.  Maybe.

The White House says that the peace deal on Ukraine signed overnight has the potential to end the conflict.  Today on "The World" we'll hear that in Russia and Ukraine itself there's much skepticism about that.

Today's guest host is SEAN RAMESWARAM.

-- Americana singer-songwriter STEVE EARLE performs from his sixteenth record "Terraplane," and discusses how the blues have shaped his life.