September 18, 2018
The Trump administration plans to cap the number of refugees admitted to the US. Meanwhile, the city of Detroit is laying out the welcome mat for immigrants — including refugees — so they can help support the city’s economic revival. Plus, what’s happened to one of China’s most popular movie actresses.
September 17, 2018
Nearly three million people are living in Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria. And as Hurricane Florence dumped historic rain in North Carolina, Typhoon Mangkhut roared through the Philippines, but there's a link between climate change and these kinds of major storms. Plus, Glasgow University has announced a program of “reparative justice” after a year-long study discovered that the university benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in donations from the profits of slavery.
September 14, 2018
Paul Manafort's plea deal. Also, an Afghan filmmaker uses the power of the camera to stand up for women's rights. Plus, the future of the free world — can it survive?
September 13, 2018
While the Carolinas prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, millions of people on the other side of the planet are bracing themselves for a potentially deadly typhoon expected to make landfall in the Philippines. Also, millions of dollars in federal funds have been diverted from FEMA to ICE. And, it is becoming more popular to undergo plastic surgery in Afghanistan, but the reasons might come as a real surprise.
September 12, 2018
The Global Climate Action Summit kicks off in California on Wednesday. Host Marco Werman speaks with The World's Carolyn Beeler, who is at the summit in San Francisco. We also learn more about one particular part of the globe that's already being hit hard by climate change — Somaliland. Plus, we continue our week-long series on Afghanistan and the lives of women there. Wednesday, The World's Shirin Jaafari brings us a story that focuses on Afghan fashion.
September 11, 2018
We start with the latest from our series of stories from Afghanistan, where the American University in Kabul has become a symbol of hope for many young Afghans. But there are dangers for those studying there. Plus, we look at the history and tradition of authentic Chinese cuisine in Arkansas. And, is there finally peace in the Horn of Africa?
Identity conversations in Japan, a midwife in Afghanistan and a Palestinian running for mayor in Jerusalem
September 10, 2018
The historic win and controversial game at the women's US Open has sparked conversations about identity in Japan. Plus, a new series about the lives of women in Afghanistan. Also, today we meet a midwife who once dressed up as a man so she could take a neighbor to the hospital. Finally, digitizing lost letters from 17th and 18th century.
Diplomacy in the White House, Puerto Rican students a year after Maria and 23 baby gorillas get their names
September 7, 2018
US diplomats have the job of explaining America's policies to the world. That job gets harder when Washington and the White House appear to be in turmoil. And, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans left the island to try and get on with their lives on the US mainland. We check in with some students a year later to see where they've ended up. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari gives us an update on her upcoming series from Afghanistan and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' visit to the country.
September 6, 2018
We start with a look at international coverage on the anonymous New York Times op-ed. Plus, India decriminalizes gay sex. And reporter Rupa Shenoy looks at how Toronto is rolling back sex-ed.
International attention on a Boston election, black women in Brazilian elections, migrant workers exposed to pesticides
September 5, 2018
Ayanna Pressley's historic victory in the Democratic primary for the Seventh Congressional District in Massachusetts is the only minority-majority district in the state. The demographic implications are one reason Pressley's win is receiving national and international attention. We also hear about a recent increase in the number of black women running for office in Brazil. And, in Washington state, immigrants provide much of the labor that helps put the cherries, apples and pears on grocery store shelves all across the country. But some of the pesticides that immigrant workers are exposed to have risks, not just for them but also for the children they go home to.