August 22, 2019
There's been a record number of fires in Amazon this year. What does it mean for Brazilians and the global climate? Plus, the final story in our series marking 400 years since the first enslaved African arrived in the English colonies: The World's Rupa Shenoy reports from Ghana, where she met with the leader of one ethnic group that has apologized for its role in the slave trade. And Nathan Law, one of the leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, says he's now starting at Yale Law School but is still getting death threats.
August 21, 2019
Ghana's government is calling on people from the African diaspora to return to the country, marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to America. Complicating the anniversary, the US and Ghana are currently in a diplomatic dispute over deportations. The World's Rupa Shenoy traveled to Ghana and met Ghanaians deported by the US to their home country. Also, how the white supremacy movement in the US appears to observers from other countries. And, the former US Ambassador to Denmark shares his thoughts on Greenland, and the diplomatic kerfuffle that's erupted between President Donald Trump and the Danish government.
August 20, 2019
Evelyn Hernández gave birth to a stillborn baby and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, convicted of inducing an abortion that killed her baby. But on Monday, Hernández was acquitted in a new trial that activists say was a victory for women's rights in El Salvador. In the second part in our series from Ghana, the country has declared a "Year of Return" for the African diaspora to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia. The World's Rupa Shenoy has the story of Mona Boyd, an African American woman living in Accra, Ghana, who helped organize Nancy Pelosi's trip. And, Twitter and Facebook said on Tuesday that the two platforms will be cracking down on what they call a Chinese government disinformation campaign. Beijing has allegedly taken to the social media sites to disperse memes, hip-hop videos and false articles to denigrate pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
August 19, 2019
A wedding was the scene of political violence in Afghanistan on Sunday. ISIS targeted a minority group, the Hazara, who have been trying to get their voices heard in the ongoing talks to end the 18-year-old war. And, we begin a four-part series on the origins of African slavery in America. Historians say that Sunday marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what would become the US. Also, we hear a requiem for a glacier in Iceland.
August 16, 2019
President Donald Trump again touted how he has brought manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But has he? We dive into the numbers. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security funds programs to steer children away from radicalization, but it's not reaching kids who could grow up to be white supremacists. And Spain has its own version of a "Green New Deal" to help transition its coal workers to jobs in renewable energy.
August 15, 2019
What's going on with the world economy? Markets are up, they're down, they're way down and up again. We explore the worrying signs of a potential looming global recession. Six European countries agree to take 150 refugees aboard two migrant rescue boats after both Malta and Italy refused to allow the ship to dock. And when Syrians are detained, their families often have no idea what happens to them after they are arrested. The World's Shirin Jaafari reports on desperate Syrian families who turn to middlemen as information brokers.
August 14, 2019
How does the social media campaign in Hong Kong compare with other recent pro-democracy movements? Also, hackers make money for North Korea — but there’s no easy way to stop them. And, the changing nature of Christian evangelicals in America, and the non-white contingent among them. We meet with a married couple in Los Angeles — a black Christian rapper and a Latina scholar.
August 13, 2019
Scientists announced this week for the first time that there are effective treatments for the deadly Ebola virus. Plus, what exactly happened with Russia's nuclear missile accident? And we continue our series looking at the changing face of Christian evangelicals in America. We visit a small church in California that's making a pretty radical shift away from what’s been called the gospel of prosperity.
August 12, 2019
Kashmir remains cut off from the outside world. Should the US intervene? Also, protests in Hong Kong continue to escalate as protesters shut down the Hong Kong airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. And, we kick off a series on the changing face of evangelical Christianity.
August 9, 2019
Friday marks 20 years of Vladimir Putin at the helm in Russia. We look at how Putin acquired, consolidated and held onto power for two decades. Plus, we examine the communication clampdown in Kashmir and the apparent uptick in hate speech in the United States with a UN official. And protesters have started a three-day sit-in at the Hong Kong airport.