America

Environment

The most toxic town in America

In 2017, the EPA listed Kotzebue, Alaska, the most industrially polluted community in the United States — a result of millions of pounds of poisonous dust laden with heavy metals released annually from zinc and lead mining at nearby Red Dog Mine.

Politics

The liberal ideal that died with Robert Kennedy

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, many believed Robert Kennedy was going to carry on the reforming fight. But when he too was assassinated many lost hope for a new America. Looking back 50 years on after his death on June 6, 1968, some argue that Kennedy’s death meant America lost a liberal idealism that has never been recaptured.

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Conflict & Justice

West Bank 'Day of Rage'

The World's Matthew Bell reports on today's cancelled "Day of Rage" in the West Bank. The protests were called off over concern that popular anger could instead turn against Palestinian officials themselves.

Will Leitch of Deadspin

Deadspin founder Will Leitch talks to Faith about why he thinks media coverage of sports is so cliched and why he decided to start his own sports news web site.

Eric Finkelstein on obesity

Faith talks to health economist Eric Finkelstein about the obesity epidemic and his new book "The Fattening of America: How the Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What to Do About It."

Eric Finkelstein on obesity

Faith talks with econo Eric Finkelstein on obesity Faith talks to health economist Eric Finkelstein about the obesity epidemic and his new book "The Fattening of America: How the Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What to Do About It."

Arts, Culture & Media

Elk-Calling

Faith talks to America's First Family of Elk-Calling, the Bungays of Kalispell, Montana, who have all perfected the art of grunting and squealing like an elk.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Ben Olken

Faith talks to Harvard economist Ben Olken about whether political leaders really have the power to save a faltering economy, as presidential hopefuls like to promise on the campaign trail.

Health & Medicine

Stan Brock

Faith talks to Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical, a relief organization that provides free health care to poor people both at home and abroad.