Full story - September 17, 2020
An African man wearing sunglasses and a white shirt sings at the piano into a microphone
When graduate student Dipo Oyeleye heard the song "We Go Win (Corona)" by Cobhams Asuquo, a Nigerian singer-songwriter, he knew what his next research project would be: a study of the myriad coronavirus songs that flourished in Africa at the pandemic's onset on the continent. 
Full story - September 17, 2020
A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting for updates on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 2020.
The European director for the World Health Organization has warned countries not to reduce the 14-day quarantine period for people possibly exposed to the coronavirus, the former head of the world athletics’ governing body was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison, and the US plans to declare on Saturday that all international sanctions on Iran have been restored.
Full episode - September 16, 2020
Yoshihide Suga is shown bowing and surrounded by parliamentarians on either side clapping their hands.
Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzō Abe with his right-hand man. And, 14 people were killed in Colombia last week amid clashes between protesters and the police. The deaths were consistent with a tradition of police abuse in the country. Also, the government of Barbados has announced that it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state and become a republic by next year.
Full story - September 16, 2020
In her new book, author Isabel Wilkerson, right, argues a caste system — not race — explains inequality in the United States.
Only by accepting the framework and language of a caste system can the US begin to heal from 400 years of racial inequality, argues author Isabel Wilkerson.
Full story - September 16, 2020
Norwegian youth sit on the ground while spending time outdoors on a lake.
Amid the coronavirus, socializing outside with friends and family has been a valuable way to stay connected with people. But as the weather cools in many parts of the US, it may be time for Americans to spend time outside in the cold.
Full story - September 16, 2020
A group of protesters carries protest signs. One wears a colorful tie-dye shirt and has blue hair. The others wear white and black shirts.
The activist group organized the largest-ever march against racial discrimination in the city's history. But a backlash soon formed as online commenters argued that the issue is uniquely American — not a Japanese one. 
Full story - September 16, 2020
A Boeing 737 Max jet is shown in the air with its wheels down prepared for a landing.
A House committee has issued a report condemning Boeing as the FAA over two fatal 737 Max crashes. Japan’s parliament has voted for Yoshihide Suga to become the country’s first new prime minister in almost eight years. UN investigators have said that security forces in Venezuela committed systematic human rights abuses.
Full story - September 15, 2020
President Donald Trump arrives for a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix.
Arizona is getting a lot more attention from presidential candidates than it did during the 2016 race.
Full story - September 15, 2020
signing ceremony
President Donald Trump hosted a signing ceremony on Tuesday with Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The new alliances have left some Palestinians wondering if it’s time for new leadership.
Full episode - September 15, 2020
The leaders of the US, UAE, Israel and Bahrain are shown wearing suits and sitting at a table signing documents with flags from each country behind them.
Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed a historic agreement to normalize ties on Tuesday, breaking a long-standing regional taboo and indicating a larger realignment of Middle East nations. Also, a new survey shows that America’s reputation has declined further over the past year among many key allies and partners. And, during the pandemic, socializing outside with friends and family has been a valuable coping mechanism. But as the weather cools in many parts of the US, it may be time for Americans to embrace the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv.