Shortwave – PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

The podcast about the world that's actually about you. Wherever you live, whatever you do, global events affect your life-often in ways you'd never expect. That's what we explore on ShortWave.

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2016

On his Shortwave podcast this week, P.J. Tobia reports on the story of one Libyan family, how they suffered under Muammar Qaddafi’s regime, and how after he was captured and killed, things got much, m...Show More

09:42 | Mar 12th, 2016

Last month President Obama signed a bill banning the import of goods made by slave labor. But implementing it may be a challenge. On this week's Shortwave podcast, we talk about what comes next with M...Show More
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11:20 | Feb 12th, 2016

When you wrap your hands around a toasty cup of tea this winter, consider the source. Human rights groups allege tea-pickers worker in dangerous conditions. This week’s Shortwave investigates the clai...Show More

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2016

The multi-billion dollar private surveillance industry does some of the US government’s most critical electronic snooping.

0:00 | Jan 15th, 2016

Nearly two million names populate U.S. government terrorism watchlists. That’s a big number, and there are a lot of lists. Who are the people on these lists? Are they all potential terrorists?
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