September 1, 2015
Europe's migrant crisis continues to worsen. We hear how two countries in Europe are dealing with the influx of people fleeing the Middle East and Africa. Plus, we look at a border fence between the US and Mexico and whether its desirable or even feasible. Also, we'll sample organic tequila from Mexico.
August 31, 2015
President Barack Obama goes to the Arctic to visit Alaska. He's there for a global get-together looking at issues facing the region, including energy production and climate change. We'll give you a preview of the president's trip. We also hear about a chef from France who was in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. He served pastries to guests at a five-star hotel there before the levees broke. Even though Katrina ended his career in the Big Easy, now he's started over with a new restaurant in New Mexico.
August 28, 2015
We hear exactly how smugglers are trafficking migrants through Europe. One reporter was interviewing a Syrian family in Serbia when a smuggler named Alex walked up to them and started negotiating. We'll hear some of that recorded conversation. Also, the majority of medical school students in Pakistan are female, but the majority of practicing doctors are male. Why do so few women who graduate from med school end up practicing their profession? Plus, we speak with one of the twins at the heart of the documentary, "Twinsters."
August 27, 2015
In the wake of the televised killing of two journalists in Virginia yesterday, and the spread of the grisly images via social media, we turn to someone who studies the role of the Internet in society and the similarities with the way ISIS militants have used video and social media. We also hear why news sites in China went big with the Virginia shooting story. Plus, a toucan in Brazil gets a replacement beak — using a 3D printer.
August 26, 2015
Donald Trump and Univision's Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange about immigration during a live press conference. Also, a shrinking Chinese economy is bad news for the US auto industry. Plus, forget cows and pigs, farmers in California want you to eat crickets.
August 25, 2015
Investors at a trading house in Beijing are in shock after losing a lot of money as their stocks plunged in value in recent days. Meanwhile, the Chinese economic collapse is also reverberating in Brazil, a country that depends heavily on exports of raw materials. Plus, why are so many foods we buy here in the US suddenly flavored with lime? Hint: it has to do with the ever-growing purchasing power of Latino consumers.
August 24, 2015
Three Americans are being hailed as heroes in France, but what's the lesson? One of the Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack aboard a Paris-bound train has said that for him the lesson is that everyone should be prepared — just in case. A counter-terrorism expert isn't so sure. Plus, we check in with what's happening to stock markets around the world. Also, we hear about an attempt to raise a storied ship from beneath the sea using large balloons.
August 21, 2015
Who doesn't love a good spy story? We have a tale of Cold War espionage involving a British agent spying for the Soviets in New York. Also, the prime minister in Greece resigned Thursday and called for new elections. Now the opposition says they will attempt to form a new coalition government to avoid a vote. Plus, what does Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film "Apocalypse Now" have to do with the start of surfing in the Philippines?
August 20, 2015
Today, we're talking about transportation. One expert describes our passenger rail network and what we can learn from other countries to make it better. Later, we move to pedal power and a problem in Amsterdam where abandoned bikes litter city streets. One college kid thinks he's found the solution, and if you live in Minneapolis, or Boston, or even New York, it might be familiar to you. Plus, we take a culinary tour of Cuba.
August 19, 2015
Would you take on the guy whose name is on the building where you work? Ricardo Aca did. He buses tables at the Koi Restaurant in the Trump Soho Hotel, and he's in a new video criticizing Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants. Also, we travel with an aid convoy from England to France. Volunteers are taking much needed supplies to a camp in Calais, where the residents are refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa. Plus, we remember a Syrian archaeologist who devoted his life to caring for the ancient ruins of Palmyra. Syrian officials say ISIS militants have publicly beheaded him.