August 17, 2017
A van was used to carry out a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday. Also, we look at how South Africa has dealt with monuments that honor apartheid-era leaders. And we remember how a joke uttered by President Ronald Reagan caused a lot of anxiety in the Soviet Union.
August 16, 2017
A guide to becoming an engaged, change-making citizen in the age of Trump. Plus, a profile of an anti-fascist activist in Charlottesville. And a veteran eclipse watcher from Australia travels to Idaho.
Trump goes back to blaming 'both sides,' deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone, what we learn from solar eclipses
August 15, 2017
President Donald Trump makes new comments on the racist violence in Charlottesville and returns to blaming "both sides." Also, North Korea takes a step back from threatening the US; so, is President Donald Trump's "threat diplomacy" working? Also, the Chinese appetite for Red Delicious is good news for US farmers.
Trump calls racism 'evil' two days after Charlottesville, tracking white supremacists and what is 'antifa'
August 14, 2017
President Trump issued a carefully worded statement Monday, in which he called neo-Nazis and white supremacists "repugnant." Also, we look at how Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad became a darling of the American far right. Plus, solar eclipses as a religious experience.
August 11, 2017
A new smartphone app is designed to help blind people experience the Aug. 21 total eclipse. Also, a young South African woman who was born HIV-positive but now calls herself an "H-I-Victor." Plus, a T-shirt that can get you arrested in Turkey.
Assessing the North Korean threat, soldiers patrol the streets of Rio, South Africa's 'blesser' culture
August 10, 2017
A reality check on the threat posed by North Korea. Also, a Native tribe fears being split by President Donald Trump's border wall. And a young Japanese writer breaks through the silence on autism.
August 9, 2017
The hostile rhetoric between the US and North Korea just went up another notch — we take a look today. Also, Ghana's first satellite is now in orbit. And the global reach of late country music legend Glen Campbell.
Draft climate report puts pressure on Trump, Zuma survives no-confidence vote, a shortage of bomb-sniffing dogs
August 8, 2017
How would you do under President Donald Trump's points-based immigration system? Also, the link between HIV and domestic abuse in South Africa. Plus, we remember the man inside the original Godzilla suit.
August 7, 2017
Today, we look at North Korea as it vows to defy new UN sanctions and promises to take revenge against the US. Also, our new Across Women's Lives series kicks off with a look at how radio plays a key role in HIV prevention in South Africa. Plus, how Cubans surf the net.
August 4, 2017
Today we start our look at young women left behind in South Africa's fight against HIV. Plus, one year after the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, many of the promises made by organizers have not been kept. And, a musical tribute for the soon-to-be retired "fastest man in the world."