November 24, 2017
The fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power has led people in other African nations to question their longtime leaders. We'll take a look. Also, a Bosnian war survivor tells us that, for him, the conflict isn't really over. Plus, how East Germans fell in love with Frank Zappa during the Cold War.
November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving. Today we head to the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, where a just-announced deal should allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar. But will those refugees be safe from the kind of violence they fled from in the first place? Plus, we explore some tricky terrain: the similarities and differences between languages and dialects.
The 'Butcher of Bosnia' is guilty, France confronts sexual harassment and parade floats made in Nebraska
November 22, 2017
It's life in prison for the man known as the "Butcher of Bosnia." We hear how former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide. And, we meet Bosnians who have been waiting a very long time for justice. Also, we explore changing attitudes in France toward sexual harassment. Plus, how one war photographer is using virtual reality to make his point.
November 21, 2017
Today on the show, we hear what the end of Temporary Protected Status will mean for Haitian immigrants here in the US. Also, Robert Mugabe has resigned as Zimbabwe's president. And, as millions of Americans get ready to travel this Thanksgiving, we go back to the time when record companies promoted travel destinations through their vinyl album covers.
November 20, 2017
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won't quit, so his own ruling party is planning to impeach him. Also, a big political setback for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Plus, how American hip hop is fueling a dance craze under a highway overpass in Rio de Janeiro.
November 17, 2017
In this special edition of The World we explore gun culture around the globe. From Yemen and El Salvador, two countries where guns are a big part of the culture, to Norway and its mass shooting trauma. Plus, a visit to a gun range, historical context for the 2nd Amendment, and faith leaders chime in.
November 16, 2017
As the list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment grows, a group of women have managed to stop harassment in the tomato fields of Florida. We hear how. Also, poet Jennifer Kronovet talks about rediscovering the Yiddish poetry of Celia Dropkin. And the Trump administration prepares to lift a ban on importing hunting trophies from Africa.
November 15, 2017
Zimbabwe's military appears to have staged a coup, but insists that it hasn't. Also, why the Paris Agreement is only the start if we want to dial back climate change. Plus, two Somali poets meet on a commuter train here in Boston.
November 14, 2017
The official US delegation at the climate talks in Germany toes the Trump Administration line, but another US contingent in Bonn offers up a different message. Also, we launch our Livable Planet desk for coverage of the environment. And our own editor feels the pain as Italy fails to qualify for soccer's World Cup.
November 13, 2017
A powerful earthquake with an epicenter in northern Iraq killed hundreds across the border in Iran on Sunday. Also, beauty pageant contestants in Peru are raising awareness about sexual harassment. And, a French town has built a bandstand to honor a local musician lost in the Bataclan terror attacks two years ago.