June 18, 2018
A closer look at the Trump administration's policy of separating children from parents of migrant families crossing the southern border. Also, coal in the UK: This winter the British government outlined a plan to stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. Plus, lost notes and the incredible story of Aisha Ali.
June 15, 2018
Antarctica's melting a lot faster than we thought. So, what do we do with that information, other than letting it wash over us? Also, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces voters after more than a decade of increasingly authoritarian rule. And a man who left Peru as a 3-year-old relishes his home country's first trip to the World Cup in 36 years.
Immigrant boys held in a former Wal-Mart, that Trump-Kim video, and the politics and language of soccer
June 14, 2018
Nearly 1,500 boys between the ages of 10 and 17 are being held in a detention center in a former Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas, after they crossed the border without documentation. We talk with a reporter who went inside. Plus, the specially produced video that President Donald Trump showed Kim Jong-un on an iPad in Singapore prompts a new look at US government propaganda. And we hear about the geopolitics of Russia's World Cup and consider some soccer terms that just don't translate into English.
A Russian — and North American — World Cup, an unlikely Gitmo friendship, and a cautionary new take on 'The Handmaid's Tale'
June 13, 2018
The 2018 men's soccer World Cup opens in Russia, without the US team. But the US wins an even bigger World Cup prize — co-hosting the 2026 tournament with Mexico and Canada. Also, a surprising friendship blossoms between a tortured detainee and a guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. And Pakistani author and feminist critic Bina Shah looks not very far into the future of her region and sees a frightening world of too few women.
June 12, 2018
A breakthrough with North Korea ... or is it? Also, the US will no longer consider claims of domestic abuse or gang violence as grounds for asylum. And, a Haitian DJ is on the road hosting summer block parties.
June 11, 2018
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are meeting in Singapore. We get the view from South Korea and also examine what Kim wants out of any deal. Meanwhile, many Canadians are “shocked and reeling” after Trump’s latest comments about the country and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Also, we hear about an effort to fight forced marriage by encouraging women and girls to put a spoon in their underwear as they pass through security at airports.
June 8, 2018
We remember Anthony Bourdain with a journalist in Vietnam who worked closely with Bourdain on episode there. Also, residents in Singapore prepare for next week's planned summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un. One big concern in the city is how it will impact people's commutes. Plus, a new take on the Talking Heads album "Remain in Light."
June 7, 2018
The global battle against plastic waste and pollution. Also, new limits on asylum applications could impact women seeking refuge from domestic violence. And, a singer inspired by the #MeToo movement and the sexism she's encountered since becoming a mom.
June 6, 2018
The Trump-Kim summit is still on schedule to take place next week. Of course, it's been huge news here in the US. But how is the state-controlled news media covering the story inside North Korea? Plus, a mother and daughter are separated by authorities at the US border. Now, the child is in Florida and her mom has been deported. Also, a Swedish journalist has done some new work about a subject still considered a source of shame in so many places around the globe: menstruation.
June 5, 2018
President Donald Trump is holding a special iftar dinner at the White House in observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Also, part two of our story from Peru, about one woman's stand against a big US mining company. Plus, Robert F. Kennedy's 1966 speech upholding the values of equality and justice during a visit to apartheid-era South Africa.