A corrido is a Mexican ballad that lays out an epic tale of a hero — or antihero. But while many are written about drug traffickers and cartel kings, a Mexican American mayoral candidate in Chicago recently got a corrido of his own.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with senior ProPublica reporter Sebastian Rotella about the trial in Chicago of Tahawwur Rana in connection with the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Rotella has written extensively on this case in the Washington Post.
As people in China become increasingly concerned about the safety of the food they eat, more and more of them are demanding that their government take action. One of the most prominent voices on that front is a young food safety blogger.
Many domestic workers get stuck in jobs that pay them low wages, subject them to long hours and sometimes even expose them to physical abuse. And because many are undocumented, they don't, or can't, speak up. But some states are trying to change that.
A group of Chicago-based artists put on a puppet show and got a standing ovation last week. In Iran. The 10 American puppeteers were invited to the Tehran Mobarak Puppet Festival. It was the first performance by American artists at the festival event in nearly 17 years.