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For Guido Schäffer, surfing was a religious experience.

In 2009, Schäffer was a 34-year-old seminarian who spent his free time surfing the beaches of Rio. He’d grown up near Brazil’s Copacabana Beach and had been surfing since he was a child. And he was known for leading prayer circles with his friends before heading out to ride the waves.

But Schäffer's life was cut short on a sunny morning in May, 2009.

Today's guest host is RACHEL GIESE.

-- Canadian director RICHIE MEHTA discusses the real-life inspiration behind his film "Siddarth," which tells the story of an abducted child in New Delhi.

-- Game developer and outspoken "Gamergate" critic BRIANNA WU talks about her rocky experience calling out sexism in the video game industry, and dealing with harassment as a result of that activism.

An American chef won Naples' famed World Pizza Cup? Impossible you say? More in just a minute.

First, though, we're taking a hard look at Homeland Security on The World today. With a budget impasse looming, and the threat of at least a partial shutdown, we have some questions about what, exactly, the Department of Homeland Security does, and how much funding it takes to do it. Security expert Juliette Khayyam will help host Marco Werman and the rest of us sort it all out.

Today's guest host is RACHEL GIESE.

-- VIRGINIA EICHHORN, curator of a new Canadian art exhibit called "Getting Naked," speaks to why Canadian culture tends to shy away from nudity.

-- Photographer MADS NISSEN shares the story behind the intimate shot that won him this year's World Press Photo Award.

Mysteries both above and below ground today on The World. We'll explain in a minute.

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