July 25, 2017
President Donald Trump uses a joint press conference with the Lebanese prime minister to cast more doubt on his own attorney general. Also, Bill Browder's personal tale of business, corruption and government power in Russia, and what that has to do with Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting. Plus, a renaissance for psychedelia in London.
July 24, 2017
Oil giant Exxon Mobil has been fined for violating sanctions against Russia. We hear what role Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may have played as Exxon CEO. Also, we examine the trafficking of domestic workers by foreign diplomats. Plus, the band Bokanté blends West Africa, the Caribbean and the Mississippi Delta.
July 21, 2017
The US State Department plans to shut down its war crimes office — we'll take a look. Also, Australians wonder what's happening in America after an Australian woman is shot dead by police in Minneapolis. Plus, we remember San Francisco's Summer of Love, 50 years later.
July 20, 2017
President Donald Trump ends a CIA program backing moderate rebel groups in Syria. Also, Canada's prime minister says he's concerned about climate change while also supporting new oil pipelines. Plus Zimbabwean band Mokoomba.
July 19, 2017
An new anti-immigrant organization called Defend Europe wants to stop migrants at sea before they can cross the Mediterranean. Also, how a Syrian refugee family in Germany is adjusting to life there. Plus Olive Yang, the Burmese warlord who defied traditional gender roles.
July 18, 2017
President Donald Trump decides not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal. Also, National Geographic's Joel Sartore and his "Photo Ark" of endangered wildlife species. Plus, why Chinese internet censors don't like Winnie the Pooh.
July 17, 2017
Venezuela's opposition held a symbolic referendum and millions voted against the country's president. We'll look at the current state of affairs. Also, we examine the difficult lives of Pakistan's atheists. Plus, how George Romero inspired zombie fans worldwide.
July 14, 2017
President Donald Trump attends Bastille Day festivities in Paris today — and we take a look. Plus, the southern French city of Nice is remembering the attack a year ago today that killed 86 people on the beachside promenade. Plus, we look back at the life and work of South African HIV/AIDS activist Prudence Mabele.
July 13, 2017
President Donald Trump meets his French counterpart in Paris. Also, the painful history of Jedwabne, a village in Poland where the Jewish population was massacred during World War II. Plus we remember the life and work of Chinese Nobel laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo.
July 12, 2017
How an iceberg the size of Delaware just broke away from Antarctica. And, why two young Americans fought alongside Kurdish rebels against ISIS, and died in the fighting. Also, why members of a religious group — some American — believe their Korean leader is immortal.