Full episode - October 04, 2017
doctors in afghanistan
Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. Modern bioethical issues confront an ancient religion.
Full episode - September 05, 2017
A woman is helped to move through a water-logged road after rains in Mumbai.
Superstorms like Harvey and Irma are increasingly common — a result of global warming, say climate scientists. Yet President Donald Trump intends to pull the US out of the Paris agreement, a historic international pact to reduce carbon emissions. But how is the rest of the world dealing with climate change?
Full story - August 28, 2017
philippine army
Both the US and China sent aid to the Philippines to quell its Islamist insurgency. Both countries want to gain influence over the Philippine military. If China succeeds, it will hinder the US’ ability to project power in the Asia Pacific.
Full story - August 28, 2017
“I think the Duterte government was so focused on the war on drugs it erratically forgot an equally critical issue, like the looming radicalism that had been felt this past several months," said Julkipli Wadi, lecturer at the University of Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies.
Full story - August 21, 2017
Duterte drug war
A photo of the crime scene shows a bloodstained Aristotle Garcia lying in the street. He has a .38 caliber pistol in his right hand, a wad of cash in the other. Her brother wasn't right-handed, though, which means the gun is in the wrong hand.
Full episode - August 01, 2017
Manila slum
Filipino President Duterte’s war on drugs has killed over 7,000 people. But not only has the White House failed to condemn Duterte's tactics; President Trump has praised them. This hour: stories about the drug war, the history of US-Philippine relations, a Philippine city besieged by ISIS and Duterte’s overtures to China. And we’ll talk about how the US can manage this delicate situation moving forward.
Full story - July 13, 2017
soldier in mogadishu
The US is quietly ramping up its military presence in Somalia, sending in more special operations forces to complete more missions. But is it enough to fight al-Shabab?
Full story - July 10, 2017
A helicopter drops leaflets in Afghanistan
In the war against ISIS, the battlefield has no distinct boundaries. Insurgents often live among locals. The challenge is finding ways to separate the two — getting civilians to trust American forces instead of ISIS. One division of the military’s Special Operations Command is tasked with just that.
Full episode - July 04, 2017
Green Berets
"We don't crave the combat so much as we crave hard things to conquer," said one Green Beret.
Full episode - June 06, 2017
mexico town hall
Much of President Donald Trump’s populist support comes from people who are deeply worried about globalization and immigration. But Trump’s pro-border wall, anti-NAFTA stance has strained US- Mexico relations. Can the two nations find common ground and work past the rhetoric?