March 25, 2019
What is the state of the US-Russia relationship after a weekend of digesting the scant information that the attorney general's office made public about the Mueller investigation? Also, a fight for the future of Algeria. And, the cultural questions that arise when women abide by the tradition of covering their hair but wear fashionable wigs that would have made the original Torah writers raise an eyebrow.
March 22, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller today delivered his report to the Attorney General, marking the end of an investigation that started nearly two years ago. What do we know about the finances of President Trump? And pressure has been building on museums and other institutions to reject philanthropic support from the Sackler family, whose fortune derives from its pharmaceutical company and profits from the prescription painkiller OxyContin. And Bolivians celebrate "Día Del Mar" this weekend, a holiday which marks when the country lost its coastline to Chile 140 years ago.
March 21, 2019
Cyclone Idai caused massive damage and devastation in Mozambique, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Podcast host Amy Costello talks with host Marco Werman about the long term impact that aid might have on local economies. Plus, the Brexit deadline has unleashed political chaos in the UK. Also, bringing diverse communities together on college campuses.
March 20, 2019
The US Midwest, as well as in parts of southern Africa, have both recently seen entire communities cut off by flood waters, washed out roads, aid that has to be flown in. We'll have the latest from Mozambique and eastern Zimbabwe. Also, an American doctor says the many challenges facing Haiti as a nation are reflected in the health of his Haitian patients. And he links it to the long history of foreign intervention in Haiti. Plus, Filipinos are among the biggest users of the so-called H-2B visa, which allows American businesses to hire seasonal workers. But this summer, the Trump administration won’t be issuing the visas to Filipinos.
March 19, 2019
The legal and political differences of gun control between the US and New Zealand. Also, one British woman's effort to retain EU access as the UK careens toward an uncertain Brexit. Plus, the Japanese baseball phenom known only by one name — Ichiro — is about to begin his last major league season at age 45.
March 18, 2019
The terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, was yet another example of white nationalist terrorism. It's a threat that some say the US needs to take more seriously. Plus, a mission to protest family separation at the Mexican border. And, everyone knows surf music started in the Middle East, right?
March 15, 2019
At least 49 people were killed and many more injured in attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Chelsea Daniels in Auckland about the attacks and how they could change how New Zealand thinks about security. Host Marco Werman also speaks with scholar Zeynep Tufekci about the role social media plays in the aftermath of attacks like these. Plus, students across the US are taking the lead from their peers around the world and skipping school today. They want to press their political leaders and other adults to take much more dramatic action to address what they call a climate crisis.
March 14, 2019
Earlier this week, Venezuelan journalist Luz Mely Reyes heard that one of her colleagues, Luis Carlos Diaz, was taken from his home and detained by Venezuela's intelligence officers. He’s one of dozens of journalists detained in Venezuela since the start of 2019. Plus, the growing movement of kids cutting school to demand action against climate change. And Japan's far-right openly talk about building a nuclear bomb.
March 13, 2019
President Donald Trump this afternoon ordered the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, reversing an earlier decision by US regulators to allow the planes to keep flying. Also, eight years after the start of the conflict in Syria, the war continues to take a heavy toll on the Syrian people. Host Marco Werman speaks with a former English teacher from Aleppo who took part in some of the earliest anti-government protests in the city. Plus, The World's Carolyn Beeler checks in from Antarctica. Beeler is traveling with scientists who are studying the effects of climate change on the ice shelves in the southern continent.
March 12, 2019
Tuesday was a big day for Brexit. Lawmakers once again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to quit the European Union, 17 days before the planned departure date. Also, an outbreak of measles is happening in the Philippines. We hear reasons behind public skepticism of vaccines in different parts of the globe. And, the World Wide Web turns 30!