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June 25, 2014
A resident of Mosul who is living under ISIS control in Iraq. Plus, a look back at the the last big wave of Central American migrants and how it compares to what we're seeing today. And, a military historian turned renowned cheesemonger.
Stories in this Edition
Last week President Barack Obama looked for a template for solving the problems in Iraq and Syria, and he pointed to Yemen, where the US is partnering with the government to combat al-Qaeda. But scholar Gregory Johnsen says that model may not work in Iraq — and may not work even in Yemen.
Lifestyle & Belief
The extremist group ISIS wants to create a new caliphate in the Middle East. Tarek Masoud of Harvard's Kennedy School explains why the concept is so important to so many Muslims.
The United States national soccer team will take on Germany's team on Thursday. The US coach used to be the German national coach. Rumors have been swirling about what will happen when the teams and the coaches compete on in Recife.
Lifestyle & Belief
For some people, artisanal cheese is just a beloved snack. For Matt Rubiner, it's a guide into centuries of history and geography.
The star striker for Uruguay, Luis Suarez, bit an opposing player during a World Cup match Tuesday. As Uruguay fans watched from around the globe, many said to themselves, "Not again. Not again."
Izzy the ocelot has made a prediction about the next US match. He's been predicting US games for us in this World Cup. So, who did he pick?
Conflict & Justice
There was another exodus from Central America. It happened in the 1980s, when almost one million Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled to the US to escape civil war. And a group of American activists and religious leaders took big risks to help them stay.
These are the tunes played on The World for Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Science, Tech & Environment
President Barack Obama's climate policies have got a lot of attention recently. One initiative that has slipped under the radar, though, are so-called regional "climate hubs," designed to help farmers deal with global warming on a local level.