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Fri March 28, 2014
Station News & Events

Danish Twins in Beer Sibling Rivalry on The World for 3-28-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Denmark, sibling rivalry...and beer. Do we have your attention now?

Good. We'll get to that in a minute. First, the President is off to Saudi Arabia to try to calm fears that the two countries are moving farther and farther apart on policy issues such as Syria and Iran. While we're on Syria, we're going to take a closer look at some of the materials the US has said it intends to supply to Syrian rebels, including a number of Toyota Hi-Lux pick-up trucks. These trucks are darn near indestructible. They also happen to have enough room in the back for large, mounted machine guns. We'll hear from the BBC's David Loyn, who has seen the Hi-Lux in action around the world.

Plus, part two of our look at the legacy of farm-worker organizer Cesar Chavez. Today, reporter Sasha Khokha revisits Delano, California, where Chavez and other farm workers began their strike back in the 1960s.

OK, back to that beer story now. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso and Mikkel Borg-Bjergso are more than brothers. They're twins. And both of them are among the world's foremost brewers of craft beers. But here's the catch: one lives in New York, and the other in Denmark. And they've got a fierce sibling rivalry going. Joshua Weiner writes about the twins in the New York Times magazine. We'll speak with Weiner.