PRI's The World: 6/30/14
June 30, 2014
Israel security forces say they've found the bodies of three teenagers who went missing two weeks ago in the West Bank. Plus the British government makes a fresh bid to get haggis, the Scottish dish made of sheep innards, into the US market. Would you eat haggis? And Washington DC's multi-national taxi drivers form an unlikely union.
Stories in this Edition
North Korea's official news agency says two Americans being held in the country will face trials for unspecified crimes against the state. Adam Cathcart, an expert on northeast Asia, says this move is part of a long established pattern.
The World's William Troop is cheering for USA. The World's Clark Boyd is cheering for Belgium. It could get ugly in our offices.
Conflict & Justice
The bodies of three Israeli teens were found dead after an intensive two-week search by the Israeli military. Sheera Fenkel, BuzzFeed's Middle East correspondent, was in Jerusalem as the news broke.
Arts, Culture & Media
Gene Luen Yang is known for exploring the Boxer Rebellion in his critically acclaimed graphic novel, "Boxers and Saints." His latest project revives the Green Turtle, a little-known Asian American superhero.
These are the songs heard between segments on The World for June 30, 2014.
Lifestyle & Belief
Maronites in Israel are facing a tough choice: do they maintain an Arab identity or build a future as Israelis?
Izzy, our World Cup-predicting ocelot, says Tuesday's game against Belgium will be the last one for the US at the World Cup.
Business, Finance & Economics
Cab drivers in the nation's capital say they're arbitrarily fined and harassed by city inspectors — partially because many are immigrants. Once divided, they're now unionizing and fighting back.
Lifestyle & Belief
Haggis imports have been outlawed in the United States since 1971. The ban was put in place because one of the key ingredients of haggis - sheep lungs - are prohibited in food products here. Now there is a fresh press by the UK government to try and overturn the import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.
No more ties. No more "losing," but still "winning." All bets are off at the World Cup in Brazil, and if you lose, you're going home. So now that it's serious, it means that Americans overseas have to decide where their loyalties lie. From his perch in a Brussels cafe, The World's Clark Boyd comes to terms with Tuesday's clash between the US and Belgium.
Science, Tech & Environment
An Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 460 people since February and is taking other casualties, as well — among wild chimps and gorillas. And some researchers worry that our animal research ethics may interfere with our efforts to protect those endangered animals.