Full episode - October 08, 2016
Rufus Gifford, the US ambassador to Denmark, is not your typical diplomat. He’s the star of a popular TV reality show. Also: how the TV show “Master of None” inspired one Chinese-American to learn about her family; how being a “third culture kid” may have influenced President Obama; and how the US presidential election looks from abroad. Plus, what’s the secret ingredient in Ethiopian cooking? We close out with "Soy Yo" a power anthem for Latina girls everywhere from the band Bomba Estereo.
Full episode - October 01, 2016
In the US, historically the military vote has gone Republican. But this election, many historical patterns have not held true. Also, a Sikh American speaks with the man who killed his brother for wearing a turban, and two Honduran brothers face a shared problem, but make opposite choices. Plus, we try a new veggie burger on the market, and learn why a college professor in the US joined a rebel army in the Horn of Africa. Lastly, a taxi driver in Washington DC releases music he recorded almost 40 years ago in Addis Ababa. (Photo: People wait for Donald Trump to speak on veteran's issues during a campaign stop. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Full episode - September 24, 2016
A former refugee remembers his sea crossing. Now he wants to help others, by making a drone that collects life-saving information about migrant boats. Also, we learn how a brewery converts waste into clean energy, and about the impact bike sharing programs have on their cities. Plus, Roberi Parra, a designer from Venezuela, tells us what it’s like to be on Project Runway, a reality TV show set in the US. And muralist Mona Caro tells us why we should pay attention to all plants, even weeds. (Refugees and migrants arrive on a rubber boat on the Greek island of Lesbos. Credit: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images)
Full episode - September 17, 2016
When my birthday comes, my wish is that war stops." A 10-year-old girl in Yemen pleads for peace. Also, how much information do politicians owe us about their personal lives? Will Ultimate Frisbee become an Olympic sport? Plus, a man snaps a photo of a street cart vendor and the image goes viral; a baseball player in the US keeps fans glued to their TV screens in Taiwan, and DJ Shadow, an American music producer, releases a video that’s got everyone talking in Ukraine.
Full episode - September 10, 2016
“My culture is a very dominant culture. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.” Marco Gutierrez, one of the founders of Latinos for Trump, explains what he means by that statement. Also, we get the most recent migration numbers, visit a mariachi summer camp, check-in with two first generation college students, and meet a Mexican immigrant who works at a Trump hotel. Plus, music legend Herb Alpert tells us where he found his signature sound.
Full episode - September 03, 2016
When she was six, her bus was stopped by armed Colombian rebels. Now, she’s learned that the conflict there might finally be over. Also on the programme, two stories about life-changing summer jobs. Presenter Marco Werman tries breadfruit for the first time, not entirely by choice. Somali-American teens explain why the Black Lives Matter movement speaks to them, too. And Aki Kumar explains why he gave up his dream to be bigger than Bill Gates, for the blues.
Full episode - August 27, 2016
Is Canada a safe haven for conscientious objectors from the US? It’s not yet clear. Also, a group of Haitian soccer players pack for college. An Indian engineer, raised in the US, goes back and meets a stranger with a life lesson. And a reporter moves back to her hometown in France where medieval bells still dictate the pace of life. Plus, we meet a woman who has made the entire world her home. We end with a conversation about race, music, and homesickness with writer Teju Cole. Picture: People in Canada stand in solidarity with US war resisters, Credit: War Resisters Support Campaign
Full episode - August 20, 2016
“My brother was killed. He died in atrocious conditions, alone, without us.” In France, the death of Adama Traore, a young black man, while he was in police custody sets off protests. Also, the Maker Movement, which began in California, comes to China; subway cars, made in China, come here to Boston; and an ultra-popular Norwegian TV show, about knitting, comes to Netflix. Plus, the US gets its first offshore wind farm. Etienne Charles, a Trinidad jazz trumpeter, closes out the show.
Full episode - August 17, 2016
Conditions are so bad in refugee camps in Greece, some refugees are considering returning to the war torn countries they came from. Also on the programme, residents of a disappearing island speak up; a former Pentagon official describes one moment that changed how she thinks about drones; a slam poet from Sudan shares her poetry; and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur thinks manufactured diamonds might replace real ones. Plus, some new emojis right some wrongs when it comes to gender equality. Picture: A boy sits on a bus as he waits to be transferred to a refugee reception centre in Greece, Credit: Yannis Kolesidis/AFP/Getty Images
Full episode - August 06, 2016
A volunteer surgeon remembers running from one person to the next in the hospitals of rebel-held Syria. Also, two friends in New York, preparing to visit the Dominican Republic, study up on Zika; a man in Boston attempts to get insulin to his brother in Venezuela; a woman looks through a telescope and sees something that looks a lot like a UFO, and a former prisoner plans to open his own eye glass shop. Plus, we hear from two winners of First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids only Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. (Photo: Syrians evacuate an injured man following an air strike on the rebel held neighbourhood of al-Qatarji, Aleppo. Credit: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images)