October 19, 2016
Russia tests long-range missiles and moves nuclear-capable missiles closer to the West. We learn why. Also, on day three of the Mosul offensive, we learn what a post-ISIS future might look like. Plus, we make some multicultural stops on the US campaign trail — with Hindus for Donald Trump and Danes for Hillary Clinton.
October 18, 2016
Today we look at the latest effort to slow global warming — by swapping out chemicals used in air conditioners: It seems like a small change, but it could have a big impact worldwide. Also, we hear how European countries are combating extremism as ISIS loses ground in Syria and Iraq. Plus, Major League Baseball goes to Africa looking for talent.
October 17, 2016
What does a rigged election actually look like? We find out from an international election observer. Plus, we hear the Iraqi government's newly launched operation to take control of Mosul from ISIS militants. Also, we pay a visit to a hospital for falcons in the United Arab Emirates.
October 14, 2016
Michelle Obama holds up a mirror to America — and to India. The US first lady's remarks about Donald Trump and his "locker room talk" hit home in both countries, which are wrestling with problems of sexual assault and harassment of women. Also, we hear one man's quest to save a Native American language from dying. Plus, we bring you a story about the most luxurious chicken in the world, native to Indonesia.
October 13, 2016
Bob Dylan: singer, songwriter, poet — and now winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Host Marco Werman takes a look at Dylan's global reach. Plus, the world's longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol of Thailand, has died at the age of 88. He was on the throne for 70 years. The World's Patrick Winn tells us more from his perch in Bangkok. Also, we hear why many Japanese are fascinated by the rise of Donald Trump.
October 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders' brother, Larry Sanders, is running for office, but not in the United States. He's running for office in Oxford, England. Also, we take a look at new regulations on the practice of religion in China, where atheism is the official line of the Communist Party. Plus, we remember Malian musician Issa Bagayogo.
October 11, 2016
Colombians try to salvage a peace plan — more about that today. Then we head to Haiti, where the devastation of Hurricane Matthew is giving way to fear of cholera. Plus, a London creperie has been forced to stop importing its signature products from France.
October 10, 2016
Last night's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was, to put it mildly, tense. Hanging over it was the release of the video recording of Trump making vulgar remarks about women and sexual assault. We'll get a sense of how women around the world are reacting to the Trump video and the debate. Plus, we hear how climate change is playing among millennials as a campaign issue. And singer-songwriter greats Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle talk about their involvement in a tour to draw attention to the refugee crisis.
October 7, 2016
The US election is one month away, and today, we're looking at how it concerns Latino voters — specifically Latino voters in Arizona, where issues such as immigration reform and the border with Mexico are as real as they can be. We assembled Latino political activists from the left and the right before an audience in Phoenix earlier this week, where Marco Werman moderated a lively discussion of topics including immigration, education and jobs. Speakers of different political stripes even found some common ground at this divided time. This episode features an edited version of the conversation.
October 6, 2016
Can the war in Syria be brought to an end? We'll take a look. Plus, a TV journalist teams with Marvel Comics in an effort to get accurate news out of Syria. Also, in Major League Baseball, a showy bat flip could get you plunked, but in South Korea, bat flips are not only accepted, they're an art form.