September 23, 2016
A human rights lawyer in Los Angeles wins a MacArthur "genius" grant for work he's doing to update and reform America's immigration laws. Then we hear the story of a Sikh-American who was killed four days after 9/11. Fifteen years later, the killer, now in prison, tries to explain to the man's brother why he did it. And in Norway, every Friday is Taco Friday.
September 22, 2016
Some Egyptians don't necessarily like Donald Trump, but they find his style much more familiar than that of Hillary Clinton. Also, you won't see photos of Clinton in some Israeli newspapers, and we find out why. Plus, we hear about the race to save precious artworks after the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy.
September 21, 2016
Climate change gets personal. Two brothers, one in New Orleans and the other in Honduras, struggle with the impact of climate change on their homes. We also take a look at a move in France to outlaw plastic plates, cups, forks and spoons. Plus, we hear about a chance meeting in Toronto, between a journalist and the war victims she interviewed in Syria.
September 20, 2016
A huge fire in a refugee camp on Lesbos forces 5,000 people to flee. Today we learn more. And, we also hear about refugees living in the Netherlands and how they are overcoming their image as victims. Plus, we take a look at how the votes of North Carolina's 700,000 military veterans could be key this November.
September 19, 2016
A suspect wanted in connection with this weekend's explosion in New York City is now in custody. Also, how the Somali American community in St. Cloud, Minnesota is reacting to a knife attack at a local shopping mall this weekend. Plus, a young fashion designer from Caracas, Venezuela puts his talents on the line alongside others competing this season on "Project Runway."
September 16, 2016
Is foreign money influencing US elections? We consider the question. Then we talk to Rupa Shenoy, creator of the Otherhood podcast, about how the Laotian community in the US helped push Washington to take responsibility for unexploded bombs littering the countryside in Laos. And, all the advertising at one London Underground station has been replaced by pictures of ... cats.
September 15, 2016
A new Netflix documentary, "White Helmets," follows the volunteers who rush in after Syrian airstrikes to save those buried in the rubble. Marco Werman speaks with the director and producer. Also, today marks the 100th anniversary of a major innovation in warfare: the battle tank. Plus, we hear about the adventures of a "Hajj rookie."
September 14, 2016
A former refugee from Afghanistan is now designing drones, and he's doing it to save the lives of other refugees. Plus, we check on how the ceasefire in Syria is holding up. Marco Werman speaks with a resident of a rebel-held area of Aleppo. Also, Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno has a new bilingual album out, in Spanish and English. She tells Marco about that, and about the time when as a 10-year-old she opened for Ricky Martin.
September 13, 2016
Today we explore how the issue of transparency in politics plays out in different countries. Plus, we get an update on the political scandals that have been rocking Brazil. Corruption and a lack of transparency have been the big issues there. Also, we hear about efforts to make ultimate frisbee an Olympic sport — and why some ultimate athletes have reservations about that.
September 12, 2016
If the ceasefire in Syria works, what's next? That's a big "if." We get a reality check from a member of the Syrian opposition. Also, Native American groups work to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Plus, a Pakistani-American author tells us about about creating characters who wrestle with the gray areas between good and evil.