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46:23 | Sep 20th

Friday marked a day of worldwide protest around climate change. Children skipped classes and took to the streets ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit next week. Also, anti-government protests in Hong Kong have grown in size, and clashes with police ...Show More

46:07 | Sep 19th

Photos have surfaced of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing brownface makeup. The World's Rupa Shenoy looks into the history of brownface and blackface in Canada, and puts the photos in social context. Plus, India, the world's second-large...Show More
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45:43 | Sep 18th

American and Saudi investigators are pouring through the wreckage from the strikes against the oil facilities this weekend, looking for clues to determine the trajectory of the attack. Also, results from Israel's elections on Tuesday are still coming...Show More

46:25 | Sep 17th

Israeli voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. The vote was a do-over and a referendum of sorts on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to create a governing coalition after the last election earlier this year. Plus, how did Qatar, the tiny ...Show More

45:02 | Sep 16th

We dig into the complicated US-Saudi relationship. Beyond oil, where does the US strategic interest lay in aligning with the Saudis? Plus, Arab Israelis comprise about 20% of the electorate in Israel, but they don't have a proportionate number of sea...Show More

34:44 | Sep 16th

Time Magazine called Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster a “pre-eminent warrior-thinker.” President Donald Trump called him a pain. So when McMaster left the White House to be replaced by the hawkish Ambassador John Bolton, foreign policy experts saw the writing ...Show More

46:00 | Aug 28th

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise move on Wednesday to suspend parliament. Some critics are calling it "constitutional outrage." What could this mean as Britain moves faster toward a "no-deal" Brexit? And, a US peace deal with the ...Show More

47:01 | Aug 27th

As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to feud with world leaders, fires in the Amazon continue to destroy large swathes of the rainforest. Plus, European nations are approaching the threat of opioid addiction. And, as another big storm head...Show More

45:40 | Aug 26th

Israel has been bombing Syria for several years. But recent airstrikes appear to be a different issue. Also, how indigenous leaders in the Brazilian Amazon deal with the threat of wildfires. Plus, it's been a hot summer for many people around the glo...Show More

45:58 | Aug 23rd

Britain's new prime minister makes his debut on the world stage this weekend in France. Boris Johnson will meet a host of world leaders at the G7 summit, but lots of eyes will be watching closely for the dynamic between Johnson and President Donald T...Show More

46:58 | Aug 22nd

There's been a record number of fires in Amazon this year. What does it mean for Brazilians and the global climate? Plus, the final story in our series marking 400 years since the first enslaved African arrived in the English colonies: The World's Ru...Show More

45:50 | Aug 21st

Ghana's government is calling on people from the African diaspora to return to the country, marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to America. Complicating the anniversary, the US and Ghana are currently in a diplomatic disp...Show More

46:18 | Aug 20th

Evelyn Hernández gave birth to a stillborn baby and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, convicted of inducing an abortion that killed her baby. But on Monday, Hernández was acquitted in a new trial that activists say was a victory for women'...Show More

46:00 | Aug 9th

Friday marks 20 years of Vladimir Putin at the helm in Russia. We look at how Putin acquired, consolidated and held onto power for two decades. Plus, we examine the communication clampdown in Kashmir and the apparent uptick in hate speech in the Unit...Show More

46:42 | Aug 8th

ICE has arrested hundreds of immigrants in Mississippi. What is the impact of the ICE raids on families? Plus, in the final story in our series from Tijuana, Mexico, The World's Monica Campbell introduces us to a young man from Honduras who's followi...Show More

45:46 | Aug 7th

The Mexican ambassador to the US speaks about Mexico’s response to the El Paso shooting rampage and how it can work with the US to reduce gun violence. Also, Jorge Ramos, anchor for the Spanish-language Univsion, is in El Paso. He talks about his net...Show More

47:11 | Aug 6th

As more details of the victims of Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso come out, host Marco Werman speaks with Fernando Garcia, founder and executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights about how families, including his, are reeling from t...Show More

46:12 | Aug 5th

Police say the suspect in the El Paso shooting appears to be the author of a racist screed that claimed, "This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas." What happens when a country’s core national identity no longer matches its demogra...Show More

45:56 | Aug 1st

Trade talks in Shanghai came to a close with no clear resolution in the ongoing US-China trade war. We learn how the fallout is being felt throughout Southeast Asia. Also, the latest on al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden's son, who was to he...Show More

45:17 | Jul 31st

The US Democratic presidential candidates are once again focusing on health care. How does health care work in other Western democracies? Plus, thousands of unaccompanied minors who arrived in Sicily as refugees are still unaccounted for. Finally, a ...Show More

45:53 | Jul 30th

US and Chinese negotiators sit down for trade talks this week while the effects of the trade war continue to hurt American businesses. Also, the Philippines has been named as the most dangerous place for environmental activists. Plus, a Dutch city is...Show More

45:24 | Jul 29th

President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence. What kind of impact will this chan...Show More

45:36 | Jul 25th

The White House vows to fight a federal judge's decision to block one of President Donald Trump's new immigration rules. The decision puts a temporary stop to a rule introduced last week barring most asylum applications at the US-Mexico border. Also,...Show More

46:54 | Jul 24th

In Washington, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before two congressional committees on Wednesday about his lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and on links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Also, P...Show More

45:14 | Apr 30th

A turning point in the political and military stalemate that's left Venezuelans struggling for basic needs. Also, vacationers who sign up for volunteer work as part of their travel plans are inadvertently creating problems for the people they're supp...Show More

45:58 | Apr 29th

Sri Lanka is working to root out potential terror threats following the devastating bombings on Easter Sunday. Also, we explore why some women in Sri Lanka are attracted to terrorist groups. And in West Texas, a reunion of students who were once forc...Show More

45:22 | Apr 26th

There have been tension and threats against Muslims in Sri Lanka, including the cancellation of Friday prayers. Plus, an airport in Seattle is taking a bold step to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement from using its facilities to deport undocume...Show More

46:26 | Apr 25th

A study released on Thursday counted more than 1,600 civilian deaths from US-led coalition air strikes and artillery in the city of Raqqa, Syria. We get a reality check on the US military's claims that it always takes precautions to avoid unnecessary...Show More

46:31 | Apr 24th

What's at stake for the first ever meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong-un? Also, an effort to make the overwhelmingly white state of Vermont more welcoming to immigrants and foreign citizens. And how climate change is h...Show More

45:45 | Apr 23rd

Pradeep Thushantha is mourning his family who lost three children in one of the bombings Sunday in Sri Lanka. And, we learn about a website that tracks Iranian oil tankers who are hiding their movements to avoid US sanctions. Plus, Canada's prime min...Show More

45:40 | Apr 22nd

Today we hear stories of people who survived the devastating Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. Plus, a member of the Christian community in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and his experiences of being part of a Christian minority. And, reactions to the landsl...Show More

45:35 | Apr 19th

Now that the Mueller report is out, we're looking ahead to the next election and how prepared (or not) the US is to prevent Russian or other foreign interference, cybersecurity attacks and disinformation campaigns. Also, there are concerns about more...Show More

46:20 | Apr 18th

Drilling down the Mueller report and how Russians are viewing the redacted document. Plus, North Korea tested a new tactical guided weapon and it no longer wants to negotiate with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And, we hear from the first person wit...Show More

45:41 | Apr 17th

President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill that would have ended US involvement in Yemen's civil war. Also, a former president of Peru commits suicide rather than face arrest in a corruption scandal. Plus, exploring a new path to the top of Mount Evere...Show More
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47:00 | Apr 5th

The US and China continue to engage in a tit-for-tat tariff war and new research shows that the tariffs are taking a clear toll on American consumers. Plus, Brazilians here in the US supported far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in large ...Show More
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44:55 | Apr 4th

What a border shutdown would mean for high school students who cross from Mexico into Texas every day to attend classes. And, the word "boycott" goes back to an Englishman named Captain Charles Boycott. People didn't like him. Plus, one of Japan's bi...Show More
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45:28 | Apr 3rd

Could a thumb drive containing malware be a threat to the President of the United States? Also, attempts to stop fake news ahead of India's general election. And New Orleans recently announced it will issue an apology for the lynching of 11 Italian i...Show More
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45:23 | Apr 2nd

Venezuela continues to face widespread blackouts and water shortages. Venezuelans are desperate for a solution. We dig into the political battle between opposition leader Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro, who refuses to give up power. And, why many Ven...Show More
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44:35 | Apr 1st

The Trump administration has announced plans to cut US aid to Central America. What will the loss of the US aid mean to one organization that uses aid money to prevent violence in El Salvador? Also, a comedian with no prior political experience has w...Show More
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45:29 | Mar 29th

In a series of tweets today, President Donald Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico, or large parts of it, if Mexico doesn't immediately shut down illegal immigration. And two weeks after the mosque shootings in New Zealand, what mosques a...Show More
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45:24 | Mar 28th

The European Union has fined Google three times in recent years, the most recent came last week for $1.7 billion. In Europe, the framework for reining in high tech is taking shape faster than in the US. Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner...Show More
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46:06 | Mar 27th

Rakhine state in western Myanmar is home to a Buddhist rebel insurgency, as well as an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Yet Myanmar's political leader is actively promoting investment there. The World's Patrick Winn reports. Plus, ...Show More
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45:41 | Mar 26th

Why do so many Israeli politicians come all the way to the US to participate in AIPAC, a lobbying conference that champions American support for Israel? Also, President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation officially recognizing the Golan Heights a...Show More
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46:10 | Mar 25th

What is the state of the US-Russia relationship after a weekend of digesting the scant information that the attorney general's office made public about the Mueller investigation? Also, a fight for the future of Algeria. And, the cultural questions th...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 8th

The global manifestations of blackface and why the practice persists in many countries despite its racist connotations. Also, we follow up on the sexual assault allegations being leveled against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican Preside...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 7th

The former president of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize winner Óscar Arias, is accused of sexual assault. Plus, how Venezuela went from being a wealthy country to one in economic collapse. And, we follow one boy in a “caravan” of migrants as he tries ...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 6th

The World comparisons how the US approaches nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea. And human rights concerns in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Also, the asylum policy known as “Remain in Mexico” is now in effect. And, absent in the State of t...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 5th

Carlos Vecchio is the ambassador of Venezuela's opposition in Washington, and will be at Tuesday's state of the union as a guest of Sen. Marco Rubio. Vecchio tells host Marco Werman about his job drumming up support for Juan Guaidó, the US-recognized...Show More
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0:00 | Feb 4th

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0:00 | Feb 1st

The United States pulls out of a nuclear treaty. But does that make us safer? And, Apple takes action against Facebook and Google after finding out that the two companies have been distributing apps that violate Apple's rules. Plus, watching the Supe...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 31st

Weather trends around the globe, and some areas are far colder than normal and some far warmer. Also in today's show, Germany and France set up a new trade exchange in an effort to get around US sanctions on Iran. And, Pancho Villa, the musical.
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0:00 | Jan 30th

Two nuclear program are on our minds on the heels of testimony yesterday by chief intelligence officers to the US Senate Intelligence Committee. Also, a doctor in Caracas gives us her first-person account of protesting against Venezuelan President Ni...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 29th

The Chinese tech giant might be poised to bring 5G speeds to our mobile devices, but some Western countries are edging away from Huawei — or shutting it out entirely. Plus, how much did it snow today? That's not easy to answer in places that are real...Show More
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0:00 | Jan 28th

What the prospect of a peace deal with the Taliban could mean for the US and the Afghan government. Also, the story of a Syrian woman who was part of the Arab Spring protests in her country. Plus, a program to get the dogs of Chernobyl adopted.
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46:37 | Aug 31st, 2018

Today, we start with a new proposal to name NATO's new headquarters after the late Senator John McCain, who publicly rebuked President Trump's criticism of the military alliance just last month. Also, a close look at the flow of refugees along the US...Show More
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45:59 | Aug 30th, 2018

Today, we start with a new Washington Post story that reveals an increase in the number of people with American birth certificates whose US citizenship is being questioned. And then, our history guy, Chris Woolf, looks at what a joint Russia-China-Mo...Show More
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44:33 | Aug 29th, 2018

It's been almost a year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Now the official death toll has been revised from 64 to 2,975. What does the new number tell us? Also, how a US cut in funding for the Palestinians could end up shutting down schoo...Show More
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45:43 | Aug 28th, 2018

What really changes with a new trade agreement between the US and Mexico? The two countries have agreed on several updates to NAFTA and President Trump has indicated he's okay with moving forward without Canada if they don't agree to sign on. Also, t...Show More
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45:41 | Aug 27th, 2018

In Vietnam, the media have put out tributes to John McCain who died on Saturday. Even some ordinary citizens have laid flowers at the lake where he crash landed in 1967. Listen for more on how McCain is being remembered in Vietnam. Plus, McCain's vie...Show More
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45:59 | Aug 24th, 2018

A tweet from President Donald Trump about white farmers in South Africa appeared to borrow from talking points used by South African white nationalists. And it came right after Fox News covered the same ground. Also, how long working hours could be h...Show More
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45:49 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Some residents in Puerto Rico are still waiting to get their electricity back on almost a year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island. Canada struggles to find enough housing for refugees fleeing President Trump's immigration crackdown...Show More
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45:00 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Robert Mueller's investigation and Paul Manafort's trial have brought to light evidence implicating several Ukrainian oligarchs in financial crimes. But authorities in Ukraine are nervous about Manafort's convictions, fearing blowback from the Trump ...Show More
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47:43 | Aug 21st, 2018

Microsoft says a group of Russian hackers, known as Fancy Bear, tried to hack conservative US think tanks ahead of the midterm elections. Also, the Trump administration announces its proposal to replace Obama's Clean Power Plan and end the so-called ...Show More
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44:25 | Aug 20th, 2018

Pope Francis reacts to the sex abuse scandal in the US, issuing a letter on Monday addressing a mounting crisis in the Catholic Church surrounding the sexual abuse of children by priests. Plus, we remember the former United Nations Secretary General,...Show More
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46:15 | Aug 10th, 2018

Newly declassified CIA memos written by current CIA director Gina Haspel reveal torture techniques at a secret US prison in Thailand. Also, the mother of Osama Bin Laden speaks out. And a look back at the songs that topped the charts during the first...Show More
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45:59 | Aug 9th, 2018

It's been a long, hot summer with near record temperatures around the world. In Berlin, some are finding relief by going underground into old World War II bunkers. Plus, how ice cream in Cuba reveals the growing divide between rich and poor. Also, ho...Show More
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46:25 | Aug 8th, 2018

What is the appeal of conspiracy theories around the world? We compare Russia's fascination with such theories to that of the US. Also, the decision to keep or remove conspiracy theories on the internet differs from country to country. And, the chall...Show More
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45:53 | Aug 7th, 2018

A public spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia gets out of hand on social media. Also, one Mexican restaurant is offering relief for firefighters in northern California. And, the word "hen" has new meaning for a gender-neutral pronoun.
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46:52 | Aug 6th, 2018

Monday marks the 73rd anniversary since the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. We meet one of the survivors who dedicated his life to finding the truth about the number of people who died in the bombing. Also, was it a coup plot behind an attemp...Show More
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45:51 | Aug 3rd, 2018

The UN warns that President Donald Trump's attacks on the media may trigger violence against journalists in the US. Also, climate scientists in Iceland venture out into some of the worst weather you can imagine, to learn more about a key part of our ...Show More
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45:03 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Leaders in the US intelligence community say Russia is still trying to interfere in American elections. Also, the long process of identifying the remains of American service members lost during the Korean War. Plus, Google is making moves to re-enter...Show More
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46:16 | Aug 1st, 2018

We speak to the Swedish activist who tried to halt the deportation of an Afghan man put on a plane. She tells us there's more to the story the media hasn't picked up on. Plus, courts have put a stop to the release of blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. ...Show More
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45:56 | Jul 31st, 2018

Iran rejects the offer to meet with President Donald Trump. Plus, trade tensions impact soy farmers in Illinois. And, foreign spies at American universities.
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46:11 | Jul 30th, 2018

Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed visits Minneapolis as part of a three-city US tour, and we look at recent changes in Ethiopia which include making peace with neighboring Eritrea, freeing political prisoners and putting a stop to ethnic conflict....Show More
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44:38 | Jul 27th, 2018

The US, Greece and several other nations in the northern hemisphere are battling deadly wildfires and extreme heat. Also, a group of parents in San Diego sue the school district over an anti-Islamophobia program. Plus, a Japanese mayor challenges sum...Show More
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45:02 | Jul 26th, 2018

Thursday was deadline day for the Trump administration to reunite hundreds of migrant children with their parents. Plus, US tariffs are making life hard for small newspapers. And why lizards with long toes can survive a hurricane.
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46:35 | Jul 20th, 2018

The news cycle this week has been dominated by words from President Trump regarding Russia. But what's the reality behind the rhetoric? High School students in Advanced Placement world history classes are being exposed to a controversial new curricul...Show More
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46:11 | Jul 19th, 2018

President Donald Trump called it an "incredible offer" from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin offered to allow US investigators to question some Russians about US election hacking, and in exchange, the Kremlin would be allowed to question 11 Am...Show More
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45:35 | Jul 18th, 2018

We're putting the focus back on President Trump's immigration policy. Four members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council resigned this week. They cited the Trump administration's "morally repugnant, counter-productive and ill-considered" family s...Show More
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45:29 | Jul 17th, 2018

What's the fallout from US President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Is the word "treason" a fair way to describe Trump's performance? Plus, the arrest of a Russian national and friend to the NRA. And, protest music past...Show More
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45:26 | Jul 16th, 2018

President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in Finland on Monday to discuss nuclear arms, energy and collusion — but it was their press conference that has people talking. Also, reaction to protests staged by the Russian group Pussy Riot during the...Show More
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45:34 | Jul 13th, 2018

The US Department of Justice has announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 presidential race. Plus, we look back at a 1961 summit between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. It was a meeting that has ...Show More
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45:18 | Jul 12th, 2018

President Donald Trump is not very popular in the UK, but there's a lot of support for him in the pro-Brexit, working-class town of Kent. Plus, Trump suggests he and Russian President Vladimir Putin could "be friends." But is Putin on board? And is p...Show More
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45:24 | Jul 11th, 2018

President Trump starts off the NATO summit on a controversial note. Also, a Philadelphia company that exports its ice cream to China could be impacted by the current trade war. Plus, a hidden rainbow flag campaign in Russia.
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44:15 | Jul 10th, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. We'll look at his record on climate change. Also, a task force is reviewing the records of thousands of immigrants who have become US citizens. They'...Show More
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45:16 | Jul 9th, 2018

Divers rescue more boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Also, an 8-year-old girl and her mom, separated at the border, are finally reunited after almost two months apart. But the mother worries about the future. Plus, President Trump heads ...Show More
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45:27 | Jul 4th, 2018

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45:25 | Jul 3rd, 2018

The rescue to save 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand could take months. Also, changes to the law in France leaves tens of thousands of university applicants with no spot for the fall. And, Artificial Intelligence analyzes crowd reactions at ...Show More
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45:09 | Jul 2nd, 2018

A leftist candidate scored a big victory in Sunday's presidential vote in Mexico. Also, the mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, grew up in Australia and tells us he's looking at last week's deadly shooting at their local newspaper from an outsider's perspe...Show More
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45:12 | Jun 29th, 2018

Today, we start with a look at newsrooms around the globe, mourning journalists killed in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday. And, Vice President Mike Pence tells central American leaders to do more to stop migrants coming to the US. But what are the f...Show More
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45:21 | Jun 28th, 2018

Today, we ask what impact will the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have on the future of abortion rights in the US — and worldwide? Plus, we get an update on a wrenching audio recording of a 6-year-old Salvadoran girl who remains ...Show More
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45:03 | Jun 27th, 2018

Some critics of Donald Trump's immigration policies want to abolish ICE. We find out what dismantling the agency would mean. Also, how Algeria has been deporting thousands of sub-Saharan migrants, by dropping them off in the desert. Plus, how Wyoming...Show More
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45:35 | Jun 26th, 2018

The US Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's travel ban, which includes five majority-Muslim countries, is constitutional. We explore the legal implications going forward. Also, Wyoming towns are rethinking their economic futur...Show More
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45:27 | Jun 25th, 2018

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump suggested via Twitter that people who cross the US border without papers should be sent back "immediately with no Judges or court cases." So what due process protections are in place for undocumented immigrant...Show More
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45:49 | Jun 22nd, 2018

We explore further what happens next to the children already separated from their families along the border. Also, the challenge that some immigrant families face with kids born in the US. And, an update on this week’s dramatic World Cup.
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45:48 | Jun 21st, 2018

Thousands of immigrant children already separated from their families are still in limbo. Plus, we look at the effects of government policies around the globe meant to deter migrants and asylum-seekers. And a young Somali man who won the visa lottery...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

Today we focus on the US military's response to the crisis in Puerto Rico, amid criticism that President Donald Trump waited too long to mobilize the Pentagon's relief efforts. And, Historically Black Colleges and Universities are becoming more diver...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 28th, 2017

President Donald Trump wants cut the number of refugees allowed into the United States each year by more than half. We'll get reaction from a group that resettles refugees here. Plus, the small, but increasingly vocal Rohingya refugee community in Ch...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 27th, 2017

Federal aid is slowly making its way to Puerto Rico. But will it be in time to tackle the growing humanitarian crisis there? Also, a report on one of the most vulnerable populations when it comes to natural disasters: women who've sought protection f...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 26th, 2017

Mexico City is still trying to recover from a massive earthquake that hit a week ago. The World's Monica Campbell takes us on a tour of her neighborhood, which was badly damaged. Plus, we have the story of a dying mill town in Oregon that was saved b...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 25th, 2017

The disaster in Puerto Rico is far from over. The New York Times' Francis Robles joins us from San Juan. Also, we profile an Afghan refugee who won asylum in Germany. And, President Donald Trump's clash with the sports world did not go unnoticed outs...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery after being battered by Hurricane Maria. Also, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continue to trade insults and threats. Plus, a conversation with South African body positive activist ...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 21st, 2017

President Donald Trump announces a new set of sanctions on North Korea, while South Korea says it’s resuming aid to the North. We hear how Africans are reacting to Trump’s comment that his friends are going to the continent to get rich. Plus, the glo...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 20th, 2017

Central Mexico is still reeling after Tuesday's major earthquake. We hear how immigrant communities are trying to put their lives back together after Hurricane Irma. And a new statue in Moscow pays tribute to the inventor of the AK-47.
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0:00 | Sep 19th, 2017

President Donald Trump uses his first speech to the UN General Assembly to send another strong warning to North Korea. Also, how Alaska sells its wild salmon in the global economy. And remembering the Russian engineer who may have saved us from an ac...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 18th, 2017

Today, with President Donald Trump at the United Nations, we look at how UN ambassador Nikki Haley became the voice of Trump's foreign policy. Also, Ho Chi Minh's complex relationship with the US before the Vietnam War. Plus, how to record melting ic...Show More
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0:00 | Aug 1st, 2017

Whoever succeeds John Kelly as secretary of Homeland Security will have a big to-do list. Also, why some American scientists are heading to France to do their research. And South Bend, Indiana, tries to reinvent itself as a center of high-tech innova...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 31st, 2017

If Russian President Vladimir Putin gambled that a Donald Trump presidency would lead to better relations with the US, well, that wager seems to have backfired now. Also, how Jesus is described in Islamic scripture? Plus, a new women's soccer league ...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

The New York Times correspondent Nick Casey's view of Venezuela, after the government there banned him from the country. Also, Russia retaliates for US sanctions. And, a fresh look at the history of fortune cookies in America.
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0:00 | Jul 27th, 2017

What would it take to say goodbye to gas and diesel vehicles? For starters, more charging stations for electric vehicles. Also, Williamina Fleming: a Scottish immigrant and pioneer for women in astronomy. Plus, North Dakota farmers who supported Trum...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 26th, 2017

Is America still a respected beacon of liberty around the globe? We get a reality check on that. Also, President Trump announces a new ban on transgender personnel in the military. Plus, a former North Dakota oil boom town adjusts to its new reality.
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0:00 | Jul 25th, 2017

President Donald Trump uses a joint press conference with the Lebanese prime minister to cast more doubt on his own attorney general. Also, Bill Browder's personal tale of business, corruption and government power in Russia, and what that has to do w...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 24th, 2017

Oil giant Exxon Mobil has been fined for violating sanctions against Russia. We hear what role Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have played as Exxon CEO. Also, we examine the trafficking of domestic workers by foreign diplomats. Plus, the band Bo...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 21st, 2017

The US State Department plans to shut down its war crimes office — we'll take a look. Also, Australians wonder what's happening in America after an Australian woman is shot dead by police in Minneapolis. Plus, we remember San Francisco's Summer of Lo...Show More
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0:00 | Jul 20th, 2017

President Donald Trump ends a CIA program backing moderate rebel groups in Syria. Also, Canada's prime minister says he's concerned about climate change while also supporting new oil pipelines. Plus Zimbabwean band Mokoomba.
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0:00 | Jul 19th, 2017

An new anti-immigrant organization called Defend Europe wants to stop migrants at sea before they can cross the Mediterranean. Also, how a Syrian refugee family in Germany is adjusting to life there. Plus Olive Yang, the Burmese warlord who defied tr...Show More
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0:00 | May 10th, 2017

The firing of James Comey came as a shock to many. But the Russians say it won't affect relations with the US. The news is also making headlines in countries like Turkey, Egypt and Brazil, where leaders have clashed with their independent investigato...Show More
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0:00 | May 9th, 2017

Today, President Donald Trump weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan. Also, we'll look at the potential conflict of interest involving Jared Kushner and US visas for wealthy Chinese investors. Plus, hear about Café Tacvba, the Mexican rockers who ...Show More
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0:00 | May 8th, 2017

Today, we look at what comes next for France? Centrist Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency and must now try and unite his divided country. Also, what Marine Le Pen's defeat could mean for Europe's other far-right politicians. Plus, meet two tee...Show More
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0:00 | May 5th, 2017

President Trump says Australia has better health care than America —  so we find out what's so good about it. Also, how the US alt-right's attempt to influence the French presidential race has fallen flat. Plus, Israeli pianist Idan Raichel and his s...Show More
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0:00 | May 4th, 2017

Former President Barack Obama endorses one of the candidates in Sunday's French election. Also, how US limits on refugees affect Christians persecuted in Myanmar. Plus, we check in with the Lebanese man who rented an RV and tried to visit every town ...Show More
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0:00 | May 3rd, 2017

On today's show, we look at the link between white nationalism in Sweden and the alt-right in the US. Also, we examine reports that sick prisoners at ICE detention facilities are being mistreated. Plus, give a listen to three kids from Kabul who real...Show More
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0:00 | May 2nd, 2017

Today, we talk to an up-and-coming chef who turned down a profile on Ivanka Trump's website. Also, we look at the debate over how Indian history is portrayed in California textbooks. Plus, how religion is thriving in Communist China.
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0:00 | May 1st, 2017

President Trump talks tough on North Korea, but also says he's open to meeting its leader. Also, why Brazilians are so unhappy with their leaders. Plus: memories of a tropical paradise contaminated by nuclear testing.
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0:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

Today we talk about international concern over the risk of escalation with North Korea. Also, the Cassini spaceship is now flying in between Saturn and its rings. Plus, the two comedians behind Armenia's version of The Daily Show.
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0:00 | Apr 27th, 2017

Under President Donald Trump, what is America's role in Mexico's drug war? And what would be at stake if NAFTA were eliminated? Also, a Chinese billionaire and a member of Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is wanted by Interpol for his knowledge about corrupti...Show More