Where things stand on immigration, Europe’s new migrant crisis, lifting Saudi Arabia’s driving band on women
June 22, 2018
We explore further what happens next to the children already separated from their families along the border. Also, the challenge that some immigrant families face with kids born in the US. And, an update on this week’s dramatic World Cup.
June 21, 2018
Thousands of immigrant children already separated from their families are still in limbo. Plus, we look at the effects of government policies around the globe meant to deter migrants and asylum-seekers. And a young Somali man who won the visa lottery to come to the US years ago ended up settling in Maine. He has a new memoir about his escape from Mogadishu and his changing impressions of his new home.
Trump's reversal on family separation, a doctor consoles a migrant child, Britain's green energy might not be so green
June 20, 2018
After an outcry over family separations, President Donald Trump signs an executive order to reverse his own policy. Coal power will soon be a thing of the past in the UK, but one alternative source of energy might not be all that environmentally friendly. We hear the story of a Chinese immigrant who was separated from his family by US immigration authorities in the 1930s. And Iceland takes the lead, in a sense, as a haven for immigrants.
June 19, 2018
Figuring out the facts with help from an immigration attorney. Plus, a day in one of the country's busiest immigration courts. And, cattle ranchers in North Dakota share their views on NAFTA.
June 18, 2018
A closer look at the Trump administration's policy of separating children from parents of migrant families crossing the southern border. Also, coal in the UK: This winter the British government outlined a plan to stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. Plus, lost notes and the incredible story of Aisha Ali.
June 15, 2018
Antarctica's melting a lot faster than we thought. So, what do we do with that information, other than letting it wash over us? Also, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces voters after more than a decade of increasingly authoritarian rule. And a man who left Peru as a 3-year-old relishes his home country's first trip to the World Cup in 36 years.
Immigrant boys held in a former Wal-Mart, that Trump-Kim video, and the politics and language of soccer
June 14, 2018
Nearly 1,500 boys between the ages of 10 and 17 are being held in a detention center in a former Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas, after they crossed the border without documentation. We talk with a reporter who went inside. Plus, the specially produced video that President Donald Trump showed Kim Jong-un on an iPad in Singapore prompts a new look at US government propaganda. And we hear about the geopolitics of Russia's World Cup and consider some soccer terms that just don't translate into English.
A Russian — and North American — World Cup, an unlikely Gitmo friendship, and a cautionary new take on 'The Handmaid's Tale'
June 13, 2018
The 2018 men's soccer World Cup opens in Russia, without the US team. But the US wins an even bigger World Cup prize — co-hosting the 2026 tournament with Mexico and Canada. Also, a surprising friendship blossoms between a tortured detainee and a guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. And Pakistani author and feminist critic Bina Shah looks not very far into the future of her region and sees a frightening world of too few women.
June 12, 2018
A breakthrough with North Korea ... or is it? Also, the US will no longer consider claims of domestic abuse or gang violence as grounds for asylum. And, a Haitian DJ is on the road hosting summer block parties.
June 11, 2018
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are meeting in Singapore. We get the view from South Korea and also examine what Kim wants out of any deal. Meanwhile, many Canadians are “shocked and reeling” after Trump’s latest comments about the country and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Also, we hear about an effort to fight forced marriage by encouraging women and girls to put a spoon in their underwear as they pass through security at airports.