June 30, 2015
A Greek comedian tells us why she thinks it's a great time to visit Greece, not despite her country's economic crisis but because of it! Plus, The Boston Gay Men's Chorus is just back from their Middle East Tour. The choir's music director speaks about their sell-out performance in Istanbul, where they also witnessed police break up a gay pride march with water cannons and rubber bullets. Also, a Louisiana public school attracts rich and poor, white and black, for its language immersion program. That's foreign language learning as equalizer.
June 29, 2015
Today we hear the latest on the debt crisis in Greece, how it's affecting day-to-day life for Greeks and how it could affect the US. We also bring you the background of the gunman who killed 38 people — many of them tourists — at a beach resort in Tunisia last week. Plus, our language desk has been finding out how sailors' slang from the era of galleons and pirates is still alive in contemporary English.
June 26, 2015
Today is a landmark day for LGBT individuals in the US. We get global reaction to the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, a string of terrorist attacks grabbed the world's attention. We hear the latest on the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France. Plus, we bring you a story of some very brave graffiti artists in Honduras.
June 25, 2015
Muslims the world over are fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. For Muslims in one Texas town, they can partake in a little BBQ when they break the fast. Also, we turn to Iraq where a special Kurdish army team is responsible for defusing Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs. Plus, we have a strange tale of the Israeli Army's pursuit of 18 cows.
June 24, 2015
It was a dramatic day in a Boston courtroom, as Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to his victims and their families. Then, in the aftermath of the attack on a South Carolina black church, we ask what exactly constitutes a "terrorist" and a "threat." Also, we hear tales from Napoleon's battle at Waterloo.
June 23, 2015
115 degree temperatures in Pakistan's largest city have killed hundreds of people. We hear how residents of Karachi are coping. We also hear how climate change is affecting human health worldwide. Plus, we meet the Jon Stewart of Mexico.
June 22, 2015
The Confederate flag has been stirring a lot of debate after last week's mass shooting attack in Charleston, South Carolina, but the American South isn't the only place where you'll see the Confederate flag flying. We also hear about Greece's ongoing efforts to stave off a debt crisis and stay in the Eurozone. Plus, you'll hear the stories from two brave women who broke free from abusive arranged marriages.
June 19, 2015
A journalist who's covered violent attacks on mosques and churches in Pakistan is now in Charleston, South Carolina, to report on how the city is grieving for the victims of the mass shooting there. Also, racism exists everywhere, but one British columnist says it's an especially explosive issue in America because of our gun policies. Plus, the conclusion of Teach Her — our series on girls and women's education. We rock out with singer Angelique Kidjo, three young sisters from Mexico who dream of becoming rock stars, and a Kenyan drummer who defied stereotypes.
June 18, 2015
The man suspected in the church shootings in Charleston wore a jacket bearing the flags of two former white supremacist regimes in southern Africa. In other news, Pope Francis finally issued his long-awaited encyclical on the environment, in which he urges sweeping action to combat climate change. Plus, we're talking about women in sports today in our series Teach Her, about girl's and women's education.
June 17, 2015
A computer glitch at the US State Department could make it more expensive for you to get your fruit and veggies. Thousands of temporary visas for agricultural workers have been halted and now those workers are stuck at the US-Mexico border, unable to get into the country. Also, Ireland mourns the Irish college students who died during the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. We'll explore why Berkeley is a top destination for Irish college students on summer break. Plus, we continue our series on women's education were calling, "Teach Her." Today we're talking about sex-ed.