November 20, 2018
President Donald Trump issued a statement today in which he stopped well short of blaming Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Also, what the US could learn from the Dutch model of dealing with natural disasters like wildfires. Plus, why a Kentucky shaman administers the powerful hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca to people who suffer from psychological trauma.
November 19, 2018
Thousands of migrants are in Tijuana, Mexico, waiting for their chance to seek asylum in the US. But they may have to wait a month or longer for that chance. Also, President Donald Trump cited Finland when he talked about raking the forest floor to prevent forest fires. We find out what Finland actually does to manage its forests. Plus, we board an Arctic icebreaker and learn how the Arctic environment is changing due to climate change.
November 16, 2018
The owner of a taquería in Chico, California, says his heart told him to help people forced to flee their homes by deadly wildfires. So, he drove his taco truck over to an evacuation center and handed out hundreds of free meals. Also, how the latest American sanctions on Iran are impacting US-based businesses. Plus, a Colombian locksmith known for his love letters.
November 15, 2018
Hundreds of migrants from Central America are in Tijuana, and some have already slipped across into the US. The reception from local residents has been mixed. Also, the US gave the warring parties in Yemen 30 days to start peace talks. Halfway through the 30 days, the war keeps going. Plus, a video of refugee kids from Eritrea dancing in the snow in Canada went viral. We have the back story.
November 14, 2018
The UK moved significantly closer to a formal divorce agreement with the European Union. But it's not a done deal yet. Also, the US government used to have an office to keep track of former detainees after their release from Guantanamo. But the Trump administration shut it down. Plus, why Boston's much-maligned City Hall came to be considered the Taj Mahal of brutalism.
November 13, 2018
The trial of Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán started in Brooklyn today amid tight security. His trafficking operation in Mexico continues to do business despite his arrest. Also, we check in with a survivor of the devastating wildfire in Paradise, California. Plus, how 7-Eleven used ICE raids to punish its own franchise owners.
November 12, 2018
The giant wildfires blazing in California are dominating headlines around the world. We’ll hear from a journalist based in South Africa who learned her dad's home was burning in California when she saw a picture of it in an Associated Press report. Also, a discussion on the science of wildfires, the connection to climate change and how nobody really knows how severe fires will be in the future. Plus, in honor of Veteran's Day, a profile of an Iranian American vet who says an experience he had as an 8-year-old in Iran helped inspire his service in the US military.
November 9, 2018
The Trump administration announced changes to US rules on asylum. We hear about what the changes mean and the possible ramifications. Plus, US troops are now deployed along the Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. And, the story of a New Hampshire man who stumbled onto a largely overlooked moment in history.
What’s next for the Russia investigation, #MeToo becomes #WeToo in Japan, an AI news anchor in China
November 8, 2018
President Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week raises concerns over the future of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Also, Florida's first Iranian American state lawmaker tells her story. Plus, French composer Francis Lai just passed away. His theme song for the film "Love Story" was a huge global hit in the 1970s and has been made and remade many times.
November 7, 2018
Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at President Trump's request the day after midterm elections gave control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats. Also, an Australian film crew observed the midterms and concludes that America is an unhappy and divided place right now. Plus, how the vote is likely to impact US foreign policy, immigration, climate issues and trade. And what we learned about fighting online misinformation this campaign season.