Full story - January 21, 2019
A preacher stands at the front of a mostly full church
When a Columbus, Ohio, church heard The World’s story on the Netherlands congregation's efforts to shelter an Armenian family facing deportation, it sounded familiar. After all, the Columbus church was sheltering an undocumented Mexican immigrant, too. So, the pastor from Ohio flew to The Hague to help.
Full story - January 21, 2019
A white woman with medium length light brown hair holds a banner while in a protest march.
The UN has been able to investigate human rights complaints within the US, but the Trump administration has rejected international oversight.
Full story - January 21, 2019
A man with a top hat and UK flag draped around his shoulders holds anti-Brexit protest signs
It's clear that Brexit will have far-reaching consequences for Britain, but what about America? Your imported Cadbury Creme Eggs could get more expensive, for one. From shopping to migration, here are a handful of reasons Americans ought to care about Brexit.
Full episode - January 21, 2019
A Sudanese man makes a peace sign with his hands
As the partial government shutdown continues, DACA and TPS recipients were drawn into the stalemate with a proposal by President Donald Trump this weekend that would end the shutdown and give them temporary legal protection, in exchange for funding for a border wall. Democrats say that's a nonstarter. So, what do the people caught up in this political fight say? And we'll get a Mexican perspective on the trial of notorious Mexican kingpin known as "El Chapo," which continues this week in New York City. Plus, a transgender activist who received death threats in Seattle and is now taking refuge in Sweden.
Full story - January 18, 2019
A man leans over a table covered in dozens of identical little red books
Mao Zedong's 'Little Red Book' is an icon. Curators Julie O'Yang and Fernando Eloy have created a similar book — a yellow one — of quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Full story - January 18, 2019
A man is being handed a flier that says "Listen up Arabs" and describes the Census 2010 process.
The question would have required respondents to answer whether they and everyone in their household is a US citizen. The ruling has been appealed. There’s a small chance it could still end up on the census if the Trump administration can convince the Supreme Court to step in on its behalf. That would all need to happen by the June deadline for finalizing questions so the questionnaires can go to print.
Full story - January 18, 2019
A woman riding a wave
Black female surfers say they often have to battle aggression and isolation while out in the water. One group from Northern California hopes to change that by helping more black female surfers compete professionally.
Full episode - January 18, 2019
A woman on a surfboard
President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un have been exchanging "beautiful letters," according to Trump. Now, the two leaders are expected to arrange a second summit meeting for later this year. Also, the Swedish fitness trend "plogging" is a mashup of jogging while picking up litter. Yes, this is a real thing. Plus, we hit the beach in Santa Monica, California, where a Senegalese woman is training for the new Olympic sport of surfing, and she's getting coaching and support from local waveriders with Black Girls Surf.
Full story - January 17, 2019
two men kick a protester on the ground
A group of protesters who were attacked by Turkish security officials back in May 2017 are suing the Turkish government. Murat Yasa, a Kurdish activist who is among those suing, says the attack has left with him long-term physical and psychological issues.
Full story - January 17, 2019
people marching
This year's Women's March in the US is experiencing some tension at the top, but that hasn't slowed down other women across the globe who are also marching for their rights.