September 19, 2017
President Donald Trump uses his first speech to the UN General Assembly to send another strong warning to North Korea. Also, how Alaska sells its wild salmon in the global economy. And remembering the Russian engineer who may have saved us from an accidental nuclear war
September 18, 2017
Today, with President Donald Trump at the United Nations, we look at how UN ambassador Nikki Haley became the voice of Trump's foreign policy. Also, Ho Chi Minh's complex relationship with the US before the Vietnam War. Plus, how to record melting ice and turn into music.
September 15, 2017
The London subway once again comes under attack, and officials suspect its terrorist related. Plus, melting ice means the Northwest Passage is now open to cruise ships. We'll look at the pros and cons. And, sure, nuclear weapons are a big sticking point in any negotiations with the North Koreans. But so too are a group of singing waitresses. Those stories, plus some new music from Kronos Quartet — today on The World.
Coming together after Harvey, decision time on North Korea and Russian war games get too close for comfort
September 14, 2017
In Houston, the cleanup effort is bringing divided communities together. Our reporter rides along with young Muslims who are volunteering throughout the city. Russia's military exercises in Belarus are a little too close for comfort in NATO countries. And, zero's our hero, and maybe a little older than we thought.
September 13, 2017
Some Americans are traveling to Syria to join Kurdish fighters in the battle against ISIS. Plus, what the facial recognition feature on the new iPhone X means for user security. And a brief history of the US Virgin Islands.
September 12, 2017
An uncle who agreed to take in his undocumented nephew becomes a target for federal immigration agents. That's our top story today. Also, why many in West Virginia are looking beyond coal to new jobs in the solar industry. Plus Cuba's most trusted meteorologist.
September 11, 2017
On the show today, the ways in which the 9/11 attacks shape President Donald Trump's world view and his administration's foreign policy. And, we remember the life and work of American historian Nancy Dupree, who spent years living in Afghanistan with her husband. Dupree passed away over the weekend. Plus, why Norway's gone back to paper ballots for their elections.
September 8, 2017
Today, we look at the damage nature is doing. Florida is trying to get ready for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, while Mexico deals with an 8.2 magnitude earthquake. And, a Brazilian immigrant who was one of the inspirations for the DACA program. Plus, we take a deep dive on a Cuban rhythm called clave.
September 7, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. meets with Senate investigators to talk about Russia. Also, Hurricane Irma's devastating impact on Barbuda. Plus, how a Jewish folk song ended up in Japanese video games.
September 6, 2017
How Haiti and Cuba are preparing for a potentially devastating visit from Hurricane Irma. Plus, a Syrian refugee starts a shoe factory in Turkey. And the "pink lady" who delivers North Korea's propaganda on TV.