July 22, 2019
In Hong Kong, demonstrators accuse the police of looking the other way as thugs, armed with sticks, beat them up during peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations. Meanwhile, protesters in Puerto Rico are demanding that the island's governor resign over a scandal involving leaked messages sent by the governor and his close aides. And, just days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, India has launched a new mission to the moon.
July 19, 2019
It's official: Last month was the hottest June on record for our planet. We'll take a look at past and future temperature trends. Plus, tensions between the US and Iran have created a high alert situation in the Gulf region. And, some Muslims question whether to go on the hajj this year because of Saudi Arabia's human rights record.
July 18, 2019
A Latino Trump voter in Georgia weighs in on the latest controversy surrounding President Trump's comments aimed at four congresswomen of color. And, we meet Brazil's first Afro Brazilian transgender lawmaker who's calling out her country's history of homophobia and racism. Plus, a look at France's plans to expand its national defense strategy into space.
July 17, 2019
Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison— plus 30 years. A US veteran, originally from Belize, was unable to enter the US for a citizenship interview on Monday. Brazil's president wants to put more armed police officers in the country's public schools. And, we meet a dancer who is making the male-dominated tango scene in Buenos Aires a safer space for women.
July 16, 2019
When Apollo 11 lifted off 50 years ago on Tuesday, the goal was to beat the Soviets to the moon. Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and a former Soviet missile engineer, looks back on the era. Also, how people in Tehran perceive the increasing pressure on Iran from the White House. And, Brazil's autocratic new president tries to undo laws that favor Indigenous Brazilians.
July 15, 2019
President Donald Trump rewrites United States asylum policy to shut the door on most Central American asylum-seekers. How does the new policy squares with existing international agreements? Also, the first in a series of reports from Brazil, which has a migrant crisis of its own on its border with Venezuela. And, a look at what Germany and the United Kingdom are doing with renewable energy and their aging power grids.
July 12, 2019
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July 10, 2019
The British ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, resigned on Wednesday amid controversy over his leaked emails that described the Trump White House as dysfunctional, clumsy and inept. Also, an update from the US-Mexico border, where frustrations are growing for migrants trying to cross into the US and criticism of conditions at migrant detention facilities continue to mount. And, we say goodbye (again) to the Volkswagen Beetle.
July 9, 2019
The Trump administration is still looking for a way to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, despite a Supreme Court ruling that put the plan on hold. And, we hear from two immigrants on opposite sides of the census debate — one who thinks immigrants are unlikely to fill out the form, and another who thinks her activist group can calm the fears of those who see participating in the census as a major risk. Plus, the story of the Edinburgh Seven — seven women who enrolled to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869 and were prevented from graduating by their male peers.