May 24, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she is stepping down. And, President Trump's tough talk on China sounds a lot like his tough talk on Japan in the 1980s. Plus, how much does a kilogram weigh, really? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
May 23, 2019
Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, we ask Sen. Chris Murphy of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to weigh in. Also, it was a landslide election victory for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party. And, a report on the first transgender woman to address the Armenian parliament amid widespread discrimination against LGBTQ.
May 22, 2019
A hydrodam in Turkey will soon flood a Kurdish town. But water is only part of the story. Also, what are the effects of US sanctions on Iraq? And, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina was on the leading edge of gay rights in the country. He died on Tuesday.
May 21, 2019
Recycled computers from America are poisoning people in Southeast Asia. Plus, why the US State Department granted citizenship to one child in a family, but not his brother. Also, why Britain's pro-Brexit party expects to dominate the British vote in this week's European Parliament elections.
May 20, 2019
What do US veterans think about the possibility that the president could issue pardons for service members convicted of war crimes? We reached out to vets who served in Afghanistan and Iraq for their reaction. Also, how volunteers are helping to provide health care for the growing number of migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. And a historic mission to study the icy waters underneath Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier.
May 17, 2019
Taiwan becomes the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Switzerland faces the question of gun control in a national referendum on Sunday. And American Cheryl Porter has been teaching gospel, soul and R&B in Italy for the past 20 years. She's a sensation, especially with white Italian tweens, who seek her coaching so that they can learn to sing like Beyoncé.
May 16, 2019
The Trump administration announced plans to ban the use of Huawei's 5G technology in the US citing a threat to national security. Also, schools in Mexico City were shut down on Thursday because of the terrible air quality in the city this week. Plus, the US may be starting to harness off-shore wind for power — but, using ocean wind is already a booming business in Britain.
May 15, 2019
The nation's most restrictive abortion law passed the Alabama statehouse and awaits a signature by the governor. We explore how this compares to similar laws in different countries. Also, the Trump administration says Iran poses a growing threat to the US and the Middle East. But European allies are skeptical and are pushing back. Plus, we profile Lucia Lucas, an American opera singer who lives in Germany, who is a transgender woman singing baritone roles. Lukas just debuted in the title role of "Don Giovanni" at the Tulsa Opera in Oklahoma.
May 14, 2019
WhatsApp discovered a governmental spyware had been remotely installed on smartphones using their app. And, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a lot to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Tuesday— from Russian meddling in US election campaigns and arms control, to Iran and Venezuela. Also, a group of Indigenous people who live on the low-lying islands off Australia are suing the country for breaching their human rights by not doing enough to tackle climate change.
May 13, 2019
Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica has the potential to unleash radical changes in global sea levels. Reporter Carolyn Beeler shares the first of a series on the science and people of the Nathaniel B. Palmer’s 2019 voyage to Thwaites. Plus, what the trade war looks like from China's perspective, and what additional levers China can pull if the situation continues to escalate. And, the death of Silver King — the Mexican pro wrestler and star of the Hollywood comedy "Nacho Libre" died during a wrestling match in London on Sunday.