June 28, 2016
The European Parliament was the scene of some harsh words and insults this morning after Nigel Farage, a key force behind Britain's campaign to leave the EU, leveled both barrels at Europe's leaders. We'll find out who exactly Nigel Farage is. Plus, a giant underground field of helium has been found in Tanzania, and people who operate MRI machines are happy. Then we turn to breaking news out of Turkey, where suicide bombers launched a deadly attack on Istanbul's airport. We also hear about another huge victory for tiny Iceland.
June 27, 2016
Britain's decision to leave the European Union has thrown the country's politics into near chaos. Not only has British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will step down, but now ministers are leaving the opposition Labour Party in droves, as well. Plus: "I want my country back." That's what a British columnist wrote in The New Statesman over the weekend. Laurie Penny tells us about those "Leave" voters in the UK who never felt the positive effects of globalization. And, Bolivia decides it's time to ditch the Gregorian calendar.
June 24, 2016
In a historic vote, the British have decided that their country should leave the European Union. We're going to devote the entire show to the so-called "Brexit." We'll speak with Brits who supported the "Leave" campaign, and those who voted to stay in the EU. And, will Britain's decision to leave affect its so-called "special relationship" with the United States? Also, does the Brexit victory's populist roots echo the Trump phenomenon in the United States?
June 23, 2016
The US Supreme Court deadlocks 4-4 on President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration — so what does that mean for millions of undocumented immigrants in the country? Plus, as British voters cast their ballots in the so-called "Brexit" referendum, we hear from Scotland, where the "stay" vote is expected to carry the day. Also, The World's Carolyn Beeler tells us how the US Navy is preparing for the growing problem of rising sea levels at the largest naval station in the world — in Norfolk, Virginia.
June 22, 2016
US politicians talk a lot about bigger border walls and keeping refugees out, but in Europe, there's a lot of talk about open borders. One writer argues that Europe could learn something from the US in this regard, and that Europeans should, in fact, consider closing their borders to new arrivals. We also have part 3 of our series on what America can learn from the Netherlands when it comes to dealing with rising sea levels. Plus, we hear about lessons learned for American soccer after Tuesday's drubbing of the US Men's National Team by Argentina.
June 21, 2016
We hear from a gun rights supporter who grew up in Guatemala, where he saw the damage that weapons caused in the wrong hands. Now he's a US citizen and an NRA member. Also, we have the second part of our week-long series on rising sea levels. The World's Carolyn Beeler reports on how Dutch experts are helping the city of Norfolk, VA, plan for sea-level rise. Plus, a plea urging Mexican soccer fans to stop chanting a homophobic slur during games.
June 20, 2016
What can the Netherlands teach us about dealing with rising sea levels? Also, we hear more on the growing humanitarian crisis in Fallujah, Iraq. Plus, we get the latest on Britain's big referendum this week on whether to stay in the European Union or leave.
June 17, 2016
Citing security concerns, officials in Istanbul say they've decided to cancel the city's Gay Pride Parade. We find out how Turkey's LGBT community is reacting to the news, and hear about the Turkish reaction to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Also, the body that governs international track and field competitions upholds its ban on Russian athletes because of widespread, state-sponsored doping in Russia. Plus, there's a new documentary called "P.S. Jerusalem" about a woman who moved her family to Jerusalem in the hopes that her kids could grow up multi-lingual, and multi-cultural. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned.
June 16, 2016
With the renewed debate over guns, we hear how a similar debate played out in Norway following the mass shooting at a youth camp in 2011. Plus, Disney opens its first park in mainland China. It's part of a big play by the company for the huge Chinese market — the second largest economy in the world. We'll also hear how Bhutan has worked to control its stray dog problem. Plus a Yemeni beekeeper is keeping old traditions alive in the US.
June 15, 2016
Vigils are being held across Puerto Rico to honor those who died in the Orlando shooting. Authorities have said that nearly half of those killed at the Pulse nightclub had ties to the US island territory. We also take a look at the language of guns in America, and how it differs from that in many other countries. Plus, we hear a couple of different views on whether Britain should leave or stay in the European Union.