Full story - March 21, 2019
A woman sits at a desk flipping through books.
Some cherished traditions at Wesleyan College have roots in the KKK. Administrators are launching diversity discussions and students have ended some practices in an effort to deal with the school's difficult history.
Full story - March 21, 2019
an aerial shot of the destruction of Idai
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
Full episode - March 21, 2019
Black and white photo of Wesleyan College students in the early 1900s. The students form the letter K on the steps of a building.
Cyclone Idai caused massive damage and devastation in Mozambique, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Podcast host Amy Costello talks with host Marco Werman about the long term impact that aid might have on local economies. Plus, the Brexit deadline has unleashed political chaos in the UK. Also, bringing diverse communities together on college campuses.
Full story - March 20, 2019
A bird walks inside a commuter underground tube train
Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make all public transportation free. Other cities have tried this before and it didn't have the results you'd expect.
Full story - March 20, 2019
Lilly Singh poses in a magenta gown
Singh built a following of nearly 15 million subscribers and became one of the highest paid YouTube stars.
Full episode - March 20, 2019
A man looks at a washed away bridge, surrounded by muddy water, along Umvumvu river
The US Midwest, as well as in parts of southern Africa, have both recently seen entire communities cut off by flood waters, washed out roads, aid that has to be flown in. We'll have the latest from Mozambique and eastern Zimbabwe. Also, an American doctor says the many challenges facing Haiti as a nation are reflected in the health of his Haitian patients. And he links it to the long history of foreign intervention in Haiti. Plus, Filipinos are among the biggest users of the so-called H-2B visa, which allows American businesses to hire seasonal workers. But this summer, the Trump administration won’t be issuing the visas to Filipinos.
Full story - March 19, 2019
Rayben Tamayo stands in front of the ice cream counter for his summer employer, Hot Chocolate Sparrow on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The owners put up a Philippine flag to honor their many seasonal summer employees.
Each year, seasonal vacation spots such as Cape Cod and Mackinac Island rely on an influx of foreign workers on temporary, H-2B work visas. Filipinos are among the biggest users of the H-2B visa — but now, the Trump administration has banned them.
Full story - March 19, 2019
Ana Silvera singing at the Manchester Jewish Museum
The final impact of Brexit is still unclear for people living in the UK, but it is already having an effect on the lives of people like Ana Silvera: British citizens who work or live in EU countries.
Full story - March 19, 2019
Flowers, cards and stuffed animals decorate a face as a tribute to victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings
New Zealand may announce new gun laws within days. That's because there isn't an equivalent to the Second Amendment, explains one law professor, so the prime minister can move faster than US politicians.
Full story - March 19, 2019
Columns, foundations, and churches spread out around the city of Rome on a sunny day.
Barry Strauss is an expert in all things Roman. He joins The World's Marco Werman for a talk about Roman history and how its legendary figures compare to our modern politicians.