June 14, 2019
June 13, 2019
June 12, 2019
The standoff between protesters and police in Hong Kong escalated on Wednesday after demonstrators surrounded the Legislative Council building and forced the city government to delay a key vote. Also, the booming business of home-delivered meal kits is a $6 billion industry worldwide. Some of those kits arrive swathed in plastic, but the pre-portioned ingredients also cut down on food waste. So, are meal kits worse for the planet than grocery shopping? Or better? And, on a remote Panamanian island, capuchin monkeys have learned to use stone tools, a rare behavior for non-human animals.
June 11, 2019
The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the notion that gender identity can be fluid. It's being met with sharp criticism by some Catholics. Also on Tuesday, we meet the host of a radio show in Los Angeles that's geared toward the Iranian American community there. Plus, how the city of Amsterdam is dealing with too many tourists.
June 10, 2019
The proposed merger of two major defense contractors — Raytheon and United Technologies — prompts questions about the future of military weapons systems and role that private companies play in national defense. Also, what lessons are Hongkongers drawing from the large weekend protests over extradition arrangements with mainland China? Plus, we profile the Chilean women's soccer team as the Women's World Cup enters its first week.
June 7, 2019
We try to contextualize President Trump's claim that a record number of people are illegally crossing the border by looking at the data going back almost two decades. Also, we hear from two high schools seniors — in California and Illinois — who missed the cutoff for protection under DACA. Plus, the Women's World Cup soccer tournament gets underway in France, with the US defending its 2015 title.
June 6, 2019
On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we hear from one American veteran who tells us his story of returning to Normandy for what he expects to be his last visit. And, how the controversial legacy of Hugo Chávez splits one family, just as it divides the whole of Venezuela. Plus, how gaming and student procrastination in the 1980s took on a new purpose with the advent of Tetris— arguably one of the Soviet Union's greatest exports — on the game's 35th birthday.
June 5, 2019
President Trump's threat of tariffs on Mexican goods is already impacting cross-border trade in the cattle industry. And, what is Mexico doing to control the migrant flows north. Plus, a new case of panda diplomacy as China prepares a state visit to Moscow.
June 4, 2019
It's day two of President Donald Trump's trip to the UK. Today we explore what his visit mean for Brexit. Plus, who are the young Russians that are diving into politics and political activism, both in support of Putin and against him? And, we mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy student protesters in China.
June 3, 2019
Britain rolled out the royal red carpet for President Donald Trump on Monday. Also, we kick off our week-long series on Russia on Monday when we hear about a recent trend among Russian millennials and Gen Zers: volunteering. Plus, researchers aboard an icebreaker in Antarctica attached temperature sensors to a dozen seals. For the next year, they’ll chart the layer of warm water that’s reaching West Antarctica’s glaciers and melting them.