April 27, 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 corruption back in China. Plus, a herd of reindeer trekking through the tundra is the new "must see" show on Norway's "Slow TV" channel.
Foreign aid takes a hit, Coke and Pepsi team up to fix Mexico's water problems, and a rhino takes to Tinder
April 26, 2017
On the show today, two former directors of USAID, one a Democrat and one a Republican, weigh in on Donald Trump's plans to slash foreign aid. Plus, we'll tell you about a water project in Monterrey, Mexico that's bringing two big corporate rivals together. And we introduce you to the hottest endangered white rhino on the dating app, Tinder. His name is Sudan, and he loves to eat grass and chill out in the mud.
Three Americans in North Korean detention, Trump wants to get to Mars, El Chapo hates his American prison
April 25, 2017
Amid all the threatening nuclear talk from North Korea, the detention of three Americans by North Korea is not getting much attention. Also, Mexican drug lord El Chapo isn't too happy with his prison digs in New York. Plus, a perspective on climate change from the point of view of a mussel.
April 24, 2017
Today: Could the battle over who pays for President Trump's border wall with Mexico lead to a government shutdown? Plus, a twist on studying abroad in Minnesota. And the web series "Almost Asian."
April 21, 2017
Today, we talk about why scientists are taking to the streets on Saturday in a global series of protests dubbed the first March for Science. And, will Thursday's attack in Paris affect the way people vote in the country's too-close-to-call election? Also, a new online magazine in France is designed to give voice to Muslim women. Plus, an Iranian American astronomer whose passion for the stars was sparked when she was just 7.
April 20, 2017
We hear reaction to news that the Trump administration for the first time has deported a DACA recipient. Also, what's behind the downward trend in illegal border crossings at the US-Mexico border? Plus, we find out how some trash pickers in Morocco went from poverty to well-paid employees. And, the strange case in London of some stolen giraffes. Just how do you steal a giraffe?
April 19, 2017
On the front lines of the Iraqi Army's battle against ISIS in Mosul. Also, a hand-dug tunnel in Lithuania that served as an escape route for Jews during the Holocaust. Plus, the giant icebergs that are bringing traffic to a halt in Newfoundland.
April 18, 2017
Today, the jury is still out on whether driverless cars will be good or bad for the environment. Also, the mysterious syndrome affecting refugee children in Sweden. Plus, Ernest Hemingway, Marlene Dietrich and their love letters.
April 17, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea not to test American resolve with new provocations. Also, an Iranian American military veteran who organized one of Trump's inaugural balls discusses mixed feelings. Plus, we profile a former child soldier from Nepal who's now a top long-distance mountain runner.
April 14, 2017
A BBC reporter gains rare access to North Korea, ahead of a big holiday there. Also, why people in South Korea don't seem that worried about a possible military confrontation with the North. Plus, why ghosts in Thailand prefer red Fanta.