October 19, 2018
What’s going on with the caravan of 4,000 Central American migrants on their way north, heading toward the souther border of the US? We find out by talking to Emily Green. Also, Sarah Chayes tells us about Gen. Abdul Razeq — the Afghan police commander who was killed on the eve of elections in Kandahar. He was one of the most powerful men in Afghanistan and Chayes knew him personally. And, we'll hear how climate change is making it harder businesses focused on leaf peeping in New England.
October 18, 2018
A former Google employee refused to work on censored Google products for China. Also, Japan is in desperate need of foreign workers to take care of its elderly population. And, in Canada, pot is now legal.
October 17, 2018
There's mounting pressure on the Trump administration to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the suspected murder of a Saudi journalist. But it will be tricky, given the deep financial ties between the US and Saudi Arabia. Plus, Saudi oil is no longer as important to the US economy as in the past. Also, why Spain's life expectancy is on the rise. A hint: it involves olive oil.
October 16, 2018
How do you define and measure Indigenous groups? The World's Rupa Shenoy looked over Sen. Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American ancestry and how it all fits into a history of the US government trying to define Native Americans. Plus, a Myanmar campaign to spread anti-Rohingya propoganda on Facebook. And, how a Salvador Dalí painting was stolen from Rikers Island.
October 15, 2018
Not too long ago Mohammed bin Salman was seen in the West as a reformer. Now, after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his image is called into question. Plus, the first installment in our series on the Arctic Circle. And, a family separated at the border is back together now in Guatemala, but the parents say their daughter has changed.
October 12, 2018
Today, we look at hacking vulnerabilities in US weapon systems: Next-generation weapons being developed by the Department of Defense are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Plus, the complicated challenges surrounding foreign disaster relief. And, Harvard University is accused of discriminating Asian Americans — and the trial starts on Monday.
October 11, 2018
The long and close relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia has become more complicated after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Plus, a suspected Chinese spy is in jail for stealing US trade secrets. And, we hear about Arizona's changing demographics.
October 10, 2018
What happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? A week ago, Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. No one has seen him since. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Borzou Daragahi about claims from Turkish media and government officials that a 15-person Saudi hit squad entered the country hours before Khashoggi disappeared. And we hear from Tamara Cofman Wittes, former deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs. She says President Donald Trump has given Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia a blank check, leading to repression in the country. Plus, with Hurricane Michael lashing the Gulf Coast, The World's Carolyn Beeler tells us about how US military installations in the region are preparing for the storm and for rising seas and more extreme weather in general.
October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley announced her resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. The outgoing ambassador boasted that America is stronger now and more respected internationally than before Donald Trump's presidency. We look at Haley's record while at the UN. Also, most states ban felons from voting. How does that compare to other Western democracies? And, we caught up with an 8-year-old girl who found an ancient sword while she was swimming in a lake in Sweden.
October 8, 2018
Jair Bolsonaro could be on his way to becoming Brazil's president, despite opposition from women outraged by his sexist views. And yet, many of Brazilian women still support him. We find out why. Also, a UN panel says urgent action is needed soon if we are to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Plus, we remember the late Juan Romero, who was haunted by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Romero was there. He was the busboy who was photographed cradling Kennedy's head after he was shot.