October 12, 2018
Today, we look at hacking vulnerabilities in US weapon systems: Next-generation weapons being developed by the Department of Defense are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Plus, the complicated challenges surrounding foreign disaster relief. And, Harvard University is accused of discriminating Asian Americans — and the trial starts on Monday.
October 11, 2018
The long and close relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia has become more complicated after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Plus, a suspected Chinese spy is in jail for stealing US trade secrets. And, we hear about Arizona's changing demographics.
October 10, 2018
What happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? A week ago, Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. No one has seen him since. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Borzou Daragahi about claims from Turkish media and government officials that a 15-person Saudi hit squad entered the country hours before Khashoggi disappeared. And we hear from Tamara Cofman Wittes, former deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs. She says President Donald Trump has given Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia a blank check, leading to repression in the country. Plus, with Hurricane Michael lashing the Gulf Coast, The World's Carolyn Beeler tells us about how US military installations in the region are preparing for the storm and for rising seas and more extreme weather in general.
October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley announced her resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. The outgoing ambassador boasted that America is stronger now and more respected internationally than before Donald Trump's presidency. We look at Haley's record while at the UN. Also, most states ban felons from voting. How does that compare to other Western democracies? And, we caught up with an 8-year-old girl who found an ancient sword while she was swimming in a lake in Sweden.
October 8, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro could be on his way to becoming Brazil's president, despite opposition from women outraged by his sexist views. And yet, many of Brazilian women still support him. We find out why. Also, a UN panel says urgent action is needed soon if we are to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Plus, we remember the late Juan Romero, who was haunted by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Romero was there. He was the busboy who was photographed cradling Kennedy's head after he was shot.
#MeToo one year later, backlash against Brazil's presidential frontrunner and the Nobel Prize for peace
October 5, 2018
It's been a year since the public learned of the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. We take a look at the global #MeToo movement one year later. Plus, there's an online war against Brazil's presidential frontrunner. And, playwright Eve Ensler talks with us about this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners.
October 4, 2018
Russia has again been accused of cyberattacks around the world. Also, Vice President Mike Pence warns China that the US will not back down from Chinese intimidation. And, Facebook's effort to combat disinformation in Brazil's election campaign.
October 3, 2018
As the FBI gets ready to wrap up its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past, we ask which other countries appoint justices for lifetime positions on their highest courts? Also, did you receive the test alert from US President Donald Trump on Wednesday on your mobile phone? We explore other alert systems around the world. And, the back story on a naval confrontation between China and the US.
October 2, 2018
The Amazon rainforest used to absorb greenhouse gases. Now it may be emitting them and that's bad news for the climate. Reporter Sam Eaton has more. Plus, Inside California prisons, inmates have been segregating themselves along ethnic and racial lines. And, a laser has helped reveal a lost civilization.
Death toll still rising in Indonesia, a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada and remembering Charles Aznavour
October 1, 2018
Indonesia has a system designed to give people warning when a tsunami is coming, but the system wasn't working when a major earthquake triggered a tsunami last week. The death toll keeps rising. Also, a video that showed an atrocity being committed went viral this summer, but no one knew where it took place. The BBC's Africa Eye investigative team figured it out using satellite imagery. Plus, remembering Charles Aznavour.