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75 years since WWII Victory in Europe; DOJ drops charges against Flynn; LGBT helplines see surge

The world commemorates the 75th anniversary of WWII Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, as the UN chief warns of the "tsunami of hate" the pandemic has engendered around the globe. How has Vietnam managed so successfully against the coronavirus? And as Lebanon protests call out corruption, in the US, the Justice Department has dropped the case against Michael Flynn. Who is the woman who identified the first human coronavirus? Meet Scottish virologist June Almeida.

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Where is the world in the race to combat coronavirus? 'Only renewables' holding up in global energy slump; As the coronavirus drags on, Mexico's food prices soar

Where is the world in a search for a vaccine or treatment for the novel coronavirus? And, in Mexico, food prices are rising as the pandemic continues. Experts worry about the long-term effects of the global health crisis on food insecurity. Also, Lithuania is taking an innovative approach to reopening public spaces. Plus in France, dentists are stripping down for a cause.

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As the coronavirus drags on, Mexico's food prices soar

The trend of rising food costs is playing out across the world because of a combination of disrupted supply chains, natural harvest cycles, plummeting currencies and limits on key exports. Experts worry that the longer the coronavirus crisis lasts, the bigger the food problem will grow.

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Conflict & Justice

Texas border

Faith talks to University of Texas at Brownsville student Ryan Tauber about the Department of Homeland Security's proposal to build a fence along the U.S. - Mexico border that would bisect his college campus.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Patricia Riggen

Filmmaker Patricia Riggen talks to Faith about her new film "La Misma Luna," which draws attention to issues faced by Mexican immigrants in the United States.

Arts, Culture & Media

Emo bashing

Faith talks to LA Weekly reporter Daniel Hernandez about the recent wave of violence against "emo rock" fans in Mexico.

Environment

Allergic reaction to climate change

Alaska used to be a great place to live if you have allergies as pollen counts are low on a tundra. But with climate change, n tundra giving way to flora and insects are moving in. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Jeffrey Demain, founder/director of the Alaska Allergy Asthma and Immunology Center, about climate change and allergy development.

Harvesting water from rooftops

The World's Jason Margolis reports that in many parts of the globe where water is scarce, people are boosting their supply by harvesting rainwater from their rooftops

New route for Cuban exiles

The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Cubans who flee their island for the United States are trying a new route: through Mexico, and Mexican authorities fear a mass exodus of Cubans coming through in coming years.