Full episode - January 10, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he stands in front of a helicopter, next to Ted Cruz
President Donald Trump visits the Mexican border to highlight what he's calling a "humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border." The main message in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech in Cairo was stated over and over: Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East was dangerous and wrong, and Iran is the arch-enemy of stability across the region. And Americans studying abroad in Italy find common cause with refugees from Sudan.
Full story - January 09, 2019
A headshot of former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhan as he speaks about Trump, Trudeau, and Nieto regarding NAFTA Negotiations at the law firm Dentons' NAFTA 2.0 Summit on October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.  
Though the US president has used Mexico as a "political-electoral piñata," cooperation is in both countries' best interest — and it's been working for years, says former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhán.
Full story - January 09, 2019
two students stand outside the Yasuda auditorium at the University of Tokyo
Kazuna Yamamoto is a college student who started an online petition to get a Japanese tabloid magazine to apologize for an article that rated Japan's universities according to how easy it is for men to get female students to have sex with them. She succeeded and along the way got 40,000+ responses to her online appeal.
Full episode - January 09, 2019
a portion of the US Mexico border. a whole in the wall allows you to see the other side
So, who's in charge now of the Justice Department's Russia investigation? The official who had been overseeing the probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is reportedly planning to resign. Also, former Mexican ambassador to the US, Arturo Sarukhan, gives us his take on President Donald Trump's demand for a border wall and previews Trump's trip to the border tomorrow. Plus, a Japanese magazine ranked the country's universities based on the alleged willingness of female students to engage in sex while at drinking parties. Kazuna Yamamoto started an online petition that led the magazine to apologize and retract the article.
Full story - January 08, 2019
Women dressed in Thai traditional costumes hold durians at a department store in Bangkok
It’s difficult to overstate how silly the Western dislike for durian looks from East and Southeast Asia. Across Asia, durian is actually selling like never before. Long a coveted fruit, the durian has, in recent years, become the focus of a full-on food craze.
Full story - January 08, 2019
Donald Trump holds up on hand while standing behind a podium
President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of declaring an emergency over the current crisis at the US-Mexico border. What would that entail, exactly?
Full story - January 08, 2019
Three women rest against a fence with their children in their laps
Donald Trump is made a case for a border wall during a Tuesday night address to the nation. A wall won't fix the problem, experts say, which is that the US immigration system isn't prepared for the types of immigrants — kids and families — currently coming into the country.
Full episode - January 08, 2019
Women dressed in Thai traditional costumes hold durians at a department store in Bangkok
President Donald Trump is expected to make his case for building a new border wall with Mexico, and for continuing the partial government shutdown until he gets the money for the project from Congress. Also, the possibility that President Trump could declare a national emergency over what he calls the crisis at the border — what would that mean? And when have previous presidents declared national emergencies? Plus, the booming market for durian fruit in Asia.
Full story - January 07, 2019
Nearly 20 percent of US food is imported. As imports of food has spiked, like lettuce from this farm in Guanajuato, Mexico, so have outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in the US.
Among the US federal agencies shut down are the United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, the two agencies tasked with keeping our food safe.
Full story - January 07, 2019
sara mardini and sean binder
In 2018, our Across Women’s Lives desk spoke to (or about) numerous women who've had a profound impact on their communities. Many of them challenged the status quo.

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