Full story - November 26, 2020
(Clockwise from top left) Meklit Hadero in red lighting, Sinkane stsnding in front of wooden wall, Diana Gameros standing in front of a brick wall and Hello Psychaleppo looking down at a keyboard.
“Movement,” a one-hour special from The World, brings you stories of global migration through music. Together, host Marco Werman and Ethiopian American singer Meklit Hadero blend song and narrative in a meditation on what it means to be American. We follow an undocumented singer in San Francisco on a long-awaited trip back to Mexico, reflect on the experience of exile with a Syrian DJ and hear a Sudanese American artist play his first-ever show in Sudan — all guided by Hadero as she reflects on her own American story.
Full episode - November 25, 2020
A woman, wearing a protective mask against the spread of coronavirus, walks at a central square, in Athens, Greece, Nov. 21, 2020. 
Air travel in the US is at the highest it's been since March as Americans head home for the Thanksgiving holiday. But in other parts of the world, like Greece, strict lockdowns would prevent this kind of movement. And, in the United Kingdom, calls to "save Christmas" are making some people of other faiths feel ignored. Plus, "The Queen's Gambit" is a hit on Netflix. Meet the man behind the games depicted on the series: Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.
Full story - November 25, 2020
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon, a child chess prodigy, in Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit'.
The Russian grandmaster provided consulting help for the popular Netflix series, explaining how to make the game look more real and add historical context to epic US-Soviet matches.
Full story - November 25, 2020
Wearing masks, travelers walk to and from their planes at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Nov. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia, in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Trump administration is currently considering a plan to lift US travel restrictions on visitors from 28 European countries and Brazil. The four countries of the UK have agreed to relax coronavirus restrictions for Christmas. And, in Central America, millions of people remain severely affected by a one-two punch of tropical cyclones.
Full story - November 24, 2020
Several people surrounded by rainbow flags in a crowd cheer together in a parade and two people in front take a selfie
During the pandemic, LGBTQ bars in London received extra help from the government. In the US, queer women are rallying to save and celebrate the last remaining 15 lesbian bars. In other parts of the world, like Turkey, government funding for LGBTQ venues is not a possibility.
Full episode - November 24, 2020
Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken is show wearing a dark blue suit and tie while speaking and Joe Biden in the background.
As President-elect Joe Biden announces his picks for the State Department's top positions, experts are making recommendations for how the department needs to change. And, clashes between Ethiopia's federal government and rebels in the northern region of Tigray have continued for three weeks, displacing tens of thousands of people, with no end in sight. Also, the first time, the Oxford English Dictionary couldn’t pick only one word of the year.
Full story - November 24, 2020
Joe Biden, a white man, is stands near nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Black woman, who is wearing a dark blue suit onstage at a podium.
With over three decades in the US foreign service, Linda Thomas-Greenfield hopes to chart a new course for the US in the halls of the United Nations. Marco Werman speaks to her colleague, former Ambassador Johnnie Carson, about how the adversity that Thomas-Greenfield faced in her career has prepared her for this role.
Full episode - November 24, 2020
A sign that has "Vote here/Aqui" printed on it is shown in the nearground with two woman walking in the background.
Grassroots organizations were key to mobilizing Latino voters across the US for the historic 2020 presidential election. As part of The World's "Every 30 Seconds" project and as a special podcast in The World's feed, senior editor Daisy Contreras moderated a live discussion exploring the role of two organizations from two important states: Arizona and Texas. What was the strategy to get Latinos to the polls? And what was their impact on the 2020 election? Contreras was joined by Reyna Montoya of Aliento, a nonprofit group supporting immigrants in Arizona, and Antonio Arellano of Jolt Action, a Latino civic engagement group in Texas.
Full story - November 24, 2020
Social Hackers Academy runs its operations out of a co-working space in downtown Athens.
Social Hackers Academy, an Athens-based nonprofit, tries to equip migrants, refugees and long-term unemployed people with on-demand, computer programming skills. 
Full story - November 24, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris meet virtually with the United States Conference of Mayors at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del, Nov. 23, 2020.
The General Services Administration has formally alerted the winner of the Nov. 3 election that outgoing President Donald Trump is handing over the reins. The International Air Transport Association is developing a mobile app containing a “digital passport” to show vaccination certificates and COVID-19 test results. And, the southwestern Syrian city of Daraa faces increased clashes.