The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.

Full episode - August 16, 2019
A crowd of workers in bright florescent colors stand and listen to a speaker
President Donald Trump again touted how he has brought manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But has he? We dive into the numbers. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security funds programs to steer children away from radicalization, but it's not reaching kids who could grow up to be white supremacists. And Spain has its own version of a "Green New Deal" to help transition its coal workers to jobs in renewable energy.
Full story - August 16, 2019
People gather for a vigil to remember victims of the mass shootings at Dayton and El Paso and hold placards that read, "We can end gun violence," in Brooklyn, New York.
Programs designed to prevent the spread of extremism predominantly target Muslims, an activist says.
Full story - August 15, 2019
A nurse treats a TB patient on a hospital bed
Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease in the world, killing about 1.6 million people in 2017. Drug-resistant strains make the disease even harder to contain.
Full episode - August 15, 2019
Two men are shown in a reflection of a stock market ticker wearing collared shirts
What's going on with the world economy? Markets are up, they're down, they're way down and up again. We explore the worrying signs of a potential looming global recession. Six European countries agree to take 150 refugees aboard two migrant rescue boats after both Malta and Italy refused to allow the ship to dock. And when Syrians are detained, their families often have no idea what happens to them after they are arrested. The World's Shirin Jaafari reports on desperate Syrian families who turn to middlemen as information brokers.
Full story - August 15, 2019
A satellite view of Sednaya prison complex near Damascus, Syria, May 15, 2017.
UN figures say more than 100,000 people have so far been detained, abducted or gone missing — largely, but not only, at the hands of the Syrian government. Their families want answers.
Full story - August 15, 2019
A black and white photo of people going through immigration queues
The "likely to become a public charge" clause originally targeted southern and eastern European immigrants. It has since become a tool to exclude "undesirable" immigrants du jour.
Full episode - August 14, 2019
A crowd of demonstrators are shown with their hand in the air and hiding their face in Hong Kong Airport.
How does the social media campaign in Hong Kong compare with other recent pro-democracy movements? Also, hackers make money for North Korea — but there’s no easy way to stop them. And, the changing nature of Christian evangelicals in America, and the non-white contingent among them. We meet with a married couple in Los Angeles — a black Christian rapper and a Latina scholar.
Full story - August 14, 2019
A close up of a hand and a USCIS folder
Two California counties are suing the Trump Administration to block a new rule that would make it harder for immigrants to gain permanent residency in the US. But the "public charge" rule isn't anything new.
Full story - August 14, 2019
A protester throws a tear gas cartridge against a dark, blue background
Protesters organize via forums and apps while demanding something that many 19th-century era demonstrators wanted: universal suffrage.
Full story - August 14, 2019
As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, evangelical Christians will be getting more and more attention in the news media. They always do during election season. But people who identify as evangelical or born-again Christians are more than just a voting bloc. Evangelicals make up a huge swath of the US population.