An update on the migrant caravan in Mexico, tackling global loneliness, and creating empathy with poet Kwame Dawes
April 20, 2018
Today on the show, we explore a global problem that you may not even realize is a problem: loneliness. Also, we have an update on the caravan of migrants moving through Mexico that Trump tweeted about so much a few weeks ago. And, host Carol Hills talks about race in America with Kwame Dawes, who was born in Ghana, raised in Jamaica, and now teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
New president but same government in Cuba, Iceland's astounding prison break, and Marvel comics with an Arab American twist
April 19, 2018
Miguel Díaz-Canel is sworn in as Cuba's president but says Raul Castro is still "leading the Cuban revolution." And, a prisoner in Iceland manages a jailbreak and ends up on the same plane as the country's prime minister. Plus, host Carol Hills has a conversation with Marvel comics writer Saladin Ahmed, who grew up in an Arab American neighborhood in Dearborn, Michigan.
Pompeo forges 'good relationship' with Kim, the cartographer who helped prove continental drift, and actress Asia Argento on #MeToo
April 18, 2018
Two very different perspectives on the Trump administration's newly revealed high-level contacts with North Korea. A former Pentagon official thinks some good may come of a Trump-Kim meeting. But a professor of Korean studies warns that Trump might be walking into a trap. Also, Italian actress Asia Argento talks about the backlash she faced for sharing her #MeToo moment. Plus, a visit to a Mexico City neighborhood known as "Little LA."
Trump and Abe hit the links again at Mar-a-Lago, the Windrush generation, and Russia tries to block Telegram
April 17, 2018
Tuesday on the show, we look at what President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be discussing on and off the golf course during their two-day retreat in Florida. Plus, we speak with the outgoing director of the Red Cross in Yemen — a country the UN has called "the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth." Also, the secretary of state nominee, Mike Pompeo, isn't convinced about man-made climate change. We find out why that matters. Plus, the sound faraway stars would make if we could hear them.
April 16, 2018
US air strikes were probably not enough to prevent Syria's regime from using chemical weapons again — that's where we start today. Also, how security for sporting events has changed since the Boston Marathon bombings. Plus, Cuba's next leadership transition.
April 13, 2018
President Trump's tendency to change his mind often on key issues leaves many around the globe, friends and foes alike, feeling whiplash. Also, some Latin American leaders are relieved that Trump decided to skip the Summit of the Americas. Plus, Filipino chefs fight to get more respect for their food.
April 12, 2018
Facebook is promising to do a better job to prevent abuse of the platform that spreads hate speech in Myanmar. Also, we meet a woman in British Columbia who helps women just released from prison restart their lives. Plus, a trip across the US-Mexico border to rescue greyhounds in Tijuana.
April 11, 2018
Tensions rise with Russia after President Donald Trump issues a warning via Twitter that US missiles will be headed for Syria. Also, former President Jimmy Carter reflects on what he says is a loss of faith in democratic institutions. Plus, an effort to help Indigenous women stay out of prison in British Columbia.
April 10, 2018
A father's journey to Syria to find his two daughters, who traveled there from Norway to support ISIS. Also, an activist who was in Douma, Syria, during a suspected chemical attack describes what he saw. Plus, we explore whether success on the football field for the University of Alabama has helped the school recruit more students from outside the US.
April 9, 2018
An alleged chemical attack in Syria gets President Donald Trump's attention. But will anything change? Also, a couple's home is under threat from rising seas in a coastal English village. Plus, Sri Lanka asks Facebook to do more against hate groups.