Full story - May 22, 2020
A man prays in the deserted Habbous neighborhood of Casablanca.
For the first time that anyone can recall, mosques in Morocco are closed for Ramadan. 
Full story - May 22, 2020
Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at the University of Colorado to launch a voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters on Oct. 28, 2015.
The path to victory in the US presidential election in November cannot afford to ignore the Latino vote. But Latinas' voting power goes beyond their individual votes: They’re likely to encourage friends and family to vote, too.
Full story - May 22, 2020
Quarantine worker spray disinfectants at a night club on the night spots in the Itaewon neighborhood, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Seoul, South Korea, May 12, 2020.
Health officials gain access to the cellphone GPS records, credit card transactions and transportation history of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, and then they release much of that information to the public. Many in country's LGBTQ community say they feel singled out.
Full episode - May 22, 2020
A woman is shown through a clear glass window with the reflection of a Mexico City neighborhood.
The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the critical role of public health in protecting people around the world. But the crisis has also exposed the need for more investment to help prevent a pandemic of this magnitude from happening again. As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Howard Koh of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - May 21, 2020
A front line worker from Portland Hotel Society healthcare checks on clients waiting to obtain a "safe supply" of narcotic alternatives, provided by the local health unit to combat overdoses due to poisonous additives and to help supports addicts and home
The coronavirus has threatened to worsen British Columbia’s drug overdose crisis. Some doctors are trying something unusual: prescribing opioids and stimulants, off-label, as alternatives for people who would otherwise seek out even more toxic versions on the street.
Full story - May 21, 2020
Three Air France white airplanes at the airport, one in the air
Climate advocates and economists say this moment of disruption in the airline industry is an opportunity to become greener.
Full story - May 21, 2020
Deportees cross the tarmac after arriving on an immigration flight from the US at La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Sept. 2, 2016.
At least 115 people returned to Guatemala by the US have tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival. Deportees are being shunned, threatened or chased away by neighbors who fear they are bringing back the virus with them.
Full episode - May 21, 2020
For men are shown wearing protective clothing and lowering a casket wrapped in clear plastic into a grave.
The weather’s getting nice, summer is around the corner and economies around the globe are starting to re-open after months of pandemic lockdown. All sounds pretty good, except for one thing: the COVID-19 numbers. They’re not good at all. And, in Canada, the western province of British Columbia was already battling a major health crisis when the coronavirus emerged: that of skyrocketing overdose deaths. Concerns mounted that these dueling emergencies, compounded, could fuel an even bigger problem. Also, a Dutch nursing home has constructed a glass cabin in their back garden so elderly residents can meet safely with friends and family, while separated by panes of glass.
Full story - May 21, 2020
Today, Rami is a resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he sees patients with numerous ailments, including COVID-19.
Saturday evening marks the end of Ramadan. Even though Rami is putting in long hours treating patients with the coronavirus, he’s thankful for a more traditional celebration of Ramadan — with his wife and young son.
Full episode - May 21, 2020
Things That Go Boom Season 3 logo with an illustration that includes a magnifying glass, a rocket, a coin, and the US Capitol building.
The US spends more than $700 billion on defense every year, more than healthcare, education and all the rest of our discretionary spending combined. And yet the coronavirus slipped silently and invisibly across our borders, and even onto our aircraft carriers. You could say we were preparing for World War III, when we got hammered by World War C. The Things That Go Boom podcast is back with a new season exploring what kinds of security risks are building out there? A co-production of PRX and Inkstick Media and in partnership with The World, host Laicie Heeley looks at misinformation, shadow warfare and asks if democracy is even still in vogue.