Full episode - May 24, 2019
A close-up photograph of British Prime Minister Theresa May is shown with an emotional reaction.
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she is stepping down. And, President Trump's tough talk on China sounds a lot like his tough talk on Japan in the 1980s. Plus, how much does a kilogram weigh, really? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
Full story - May 24, 2019
President Trump is visiting Japan this weekend, a foil of his back in the 1980’s. Trump would rail about a mounting US trade deficit with Japan, arguing that the Japanese were taking advantage of the US.
When he was a real estate mogul, Trump earned some national recognition by taking aim at Japan back in the 1980s.
Full story - May 23, 2019
US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with National Security Adviser John Bolton looking on in the Oval Office at the White House
US tensions with Iran are ramping up with no clear plan in sight. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says that while Iran is acting belligerently, the US response is not helping.
Full episode - May 23, 2019
US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is shown walking in the background with a man in a US military uniform in the nearground.
Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, we ask Sen. Chris Murphy of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to weigh in. Also, it was a landslide election victory for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party. And, a report on the first transgender woman to address the Armenian parliament amid widespread discrimination against LGBTQ.
Full story - May 23, 2019
A black and white historical photo of a uniformed man with his hand on a woman's shoulder while young boys look on.
The myth of the "diseased migrant" has fueled xenophobic immigration policies for centuries.
Full story - May 22, 2019
Two while men in suits
All eyes will be on the Netherlands and its exit polls Thursday night, where young and charismatic Thierry Baudet, leader of new far-right party — with plenty of controversial statements to his name — is hoping to gain seats in European parliament. Some say the rise of far-right Eurosceptic parties has fevered speculation that this week’s election results could determine the future of the European project.
Full story - May 22, 2019
Lilit Martirosyan made LGBTQ history last month in Armenia when she became the first transgender woman to speak to parliament. She’s received numerous death threats since then.
Full episode - May 22, 2019
A hydrodam in Turkey will soon flood a Kurdish town. But water is only part of the story. Also, what are the effects of US sanctions on Iraq? And, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina was on the leading edge of gay rights in the country. He died on Tuesday.
Full story - May 22, 2019
Portrait of the late Binyavanga Wainaina in shiny purple suit with white shirt
The award-winning Kenyan writer challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man.
Full story - May 21, 2019
A close-up photo of two mothers holding their two sons.
It's one of three recent high-profile case where the US government has denied citizenship to children born overseas to a same-sex married couple because the child did not share biological ties with the US citizen parent.