January 16, 2018
It cost more than a billion dollars, and took years to build, but the US now has a brand new embassy in London. So, why does President Donald Trump hate it so much? And, a visit to British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, where hunting of grizzly bears has just been banned. Plus, how an IRA bombing led the late Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries to write the hit song "Zombie."
January 15, 2018
Hawaiians received a text message over the weekend saying a ballistic missile was headed their way. It was a false alarm, but frightening all the same. Plus, Watson Mere's image of Martin Luther King, Jr. silencing Donald Trump has gone viral. Host Carol Hills speaks to the artist, a son of Haitian immigrants. And our World in Words team delves into what it means to learn, or lose, a particular accent in English.
January 12, 2018
Global reaction to President Trump's reported use of vulgar language to discuss immigration. We hear from a DACA recipient whose future remains in limbo, an entrepreneur living and working in Haiti, and a former top UN official.
January 11, 2018
Undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children and have been protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, want the program to continue. The Trump administration has signaled it does not. Also, we hear how big companies like Pepsi and Levi's are working to save water. Plus, readers and listeners weigh in on our coverage of the #MeToo movement.
January 10, 2018
A letter published in France and signed by 100 prominent women condemns the #MeToo movement as having gone too far and calls it a witch-hunt. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari profiles a program that aims to increase sexual health awareness in Iran. And will Britain really be able to phase out coal entirely by 2025?
January 9, 2018
North and South Korea are talking face-to-face for the first time in more than two years, but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome. Also, what losing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) could mean for one Salvadoran family in California. And, we'll tell you what you can do with a number that's 23 million digits long.
January 8, 2018
Today, we look at the issue of equal pay for men and women in Britain and Iceland. Plus, DACA recipients are at the center of the spending bill debate in Washington. Haiti tries to figure out how to feed itself. And, what happens when you combine heavy metal music and mariachi? Epic awesomeness, of course. Only on The World.
January 5, 2018
The Trump administration is suspending about $900 million in aid to Pakistan, saying the country isn't doing enough to fight extremist groups on its soil. Also, we ask why nobody's talking about Saudi Arabia's detained "Twitter prince." Plus, we follow one artist's quest to create a new kind of mariachi music in Fresno, California.
January 4, 2018
A so-called "bomb cyclone" is blasting the northeast United States with too much snow. But in Moscow they're wishing for more of the white stuff. Plus, there's a surge of interest in Puerto Rico for solar power. And we visit New Jersey to find out how the state became a global food hub.
January 3, 2018
President Donald Trump brags on Twitter that his nuclear button is bigger than North Korea's. We'll discuss. Also, a Nigerian doctor who survived Ebola shares her story. And cellphones are used to track disease-carrying mosquitoes.