September 4, 2015
The sheer number of refugees and migrants trying to enter Europe right now is staggering, but behind the numbers are real people with compelling stories. Today we'll hear from a Syrian woman who tells how she and her family left the Syrian city of Homs, made their way to Lebanon, then to Greece, and are currently in Hungary hoping to get to Germany. Also, Guatemala-born writer David Unger gives us his views on former President Otto Perez Molina, who stepped down amid a corruption scandal. He also looks ahead to this weekend's elections, and whether those elections might signal real change in the country. Plus, a young Afghan rapper is now making a new life for herself — in Utah.
September 3, 2015
The devastating photo of a dead Syrian child lying on a European beach has many asking that more be done to help those fleeing conflict. We take a closer look at what America's doing to help the large numbers of migrants coming out of the Middle East and Africa. Plus, one of the jurors from the trial of Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev speaks out. Also, can a single moment of sports serendipity launch a prize-winning writing career? Just ask Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.
September 2, 2015
We walk in the footsteps of migrants as they try to make their way from Syria to Europe. Plus, an exhibit of poster art will travel from the US to Cuba to Iran, featuring artists from all three countries. Also, what's the real story behind a train filled with Nazi gold that some treasure hunters say has been discovered in Poland?
September 1, 2015
Europe's migrant crisis continues to worsen. We hear how two countries in Europe are dealing with the influx of people fleeing the Middle East and Africa. Plus, we look at a border fence between the US and Mexico and whether its desirable or even feasible. Also, we'll sample organic tequila from Mexico.
August 31, 2015
President Barack Obama goes to the Arctic to visit Alaska. He's there for a global get-together looking at issues facing the region, including energy production and climate change. We'll give you a preview of the president's trip. We also hear about a chef from France who was in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. He served pastries to guests at a five-star hotel there before the levees broke. Even though Katrina ended his career in the Big Easy, now he's started over with a new restaurant in New Mexico.
August 28, 2015
We hear exactly how smugglers are trafficking migrants through Europe. One reporter was interviewing a Syrian family in Serbia when a smuggler named Alex walked up to them and started negotiating. We'll hear some of that recorded conversation. Also, the majority of medical school students in Pakistan are female, but the majority of practicing doctors are male. Why do so few women who graduate from med school end up practicing their profession? Plus, we speak with one of the twins at the heart of the documentary, "Twinsters."
August 27, 2015
In the wake of the televised killing of two journalists in Virginia yesterday, and the spread of the grisly images via social media, we turn to someone who studies the role of the Internet in society and the similarities with the way ISIS militants have used video and social media. We also hear why news sites in China went big with the Virginia shooting story. Plus, a toucan in Brazil gets a replacement beak — using a 3D printer.
August 26, 2015
Donald Trump and Univision's Jorge Ramos had a heated exchange about immigration during a live press conference. Also, a shrinking Chinese economy is bad news for the US auto industry. Plus, forget cows and pigs, farmers in California want you to eat crickets.
August 25, 2015
Investors at a trading house in Beijing are in shock after losing a lot of money as their stocks plunged in value in recent days. Meanwhile, the Chinese economic collapse is also reverberating in Brazil, a country that depends heavily on exports of raw materials. Plus, why are so many foods we buy here in the US suddenly flavored with lime? Hint: it has to do with the ever-growing purchasing power of Latino consumers.
August 24, 2015
Three Americans are being hailed as heroes in France, but what's the lesson? One of the Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack aboard a Paris-bound train has said that for him the lesson is that everyone should be prepared — just in case. A counter-terrorism expert isn't so sure. Plus, we check in with what's happening to stock markets around the world. Also, we hear about an attempt to raise a storied ship from beneath the sea using large balloons.