Full story - February 20, 2020
A man waters a snail in the process of producing cosmetics at a snail farm at Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand, May 11, 2018. 
Biologist Somsak Panha stimulates a snail, causing it to secrete a mucus that is used in beauty serums.
Full story - February 19, 2020
People gather in a memory of seven-year-old Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, who went missing and whose body was discovered inside a plastic bag, at an anti-femicide monument, in Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 19, 2020.
Women in cities across Mexico have been protesting almost daily in response to two horrific murders this month. Estefanía Vela Barba, an attorney who directs Intersecta, a Mexico City-based NGO working to end gender discrimination, spoke to our host Marco Werman.
Full episode - February 19, 2020
Two women wearing black hijabs are shown with several children in front of a white tent.
The humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria is massive. Since December, an estimated 900,000 civilians have fled from their homes as Syrian government forces — with Russian military help — have continued their offensive in Idlib province. Now, Turkey's president says it's "only a matter of time" before Turkish troops launch an operation of their own. And, as COVID-19 spreads, online platforms like Airbnb are telling users and hosts to take cautionary measures. Also, the British government is planning to implement a points-based immigration system in 2021 that aims to only attract high-skilled foreign workers.
Full story - February 19, 2020
People wearing face masks look for products at a supermarket, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, Feb. 19, 2020.
Some sharing platform companies, like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber, are urging users and hosts to take cautionary measures to avoid the virus and its spread. But that has left a lot of open questions, and the platforms’ users are increasingly navigating a complex, public health crisis on their own. 
Full story - February 19, 2020
Two women dance together wearing red clothing.
The Russian capital’s first queer dance festival hopes to change attitudes toward the LGBTQ community in a country where pride marches are illegal and LGBTQ-related hate crimes are on the rise.
Full story - February 19, 2020
Two men bend over a small fire in the forest
Devastating fire season in Australia opened up new conversations and opportunities for Aboriginal fire practices, practitioners say.
Full episode - February 19, 2020
Several young greent plants are shown growing out of foam in a row.
From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News. Today’s number: 10,000. Zaatari, a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, has quickly turned into a city of 80,000 people since opening in 2012. Water can be scarce and the desert soil is too poor to cultivate anything, making nutritious food a hard resource to come by. But scientists from the University of Sheffield in England have a solution. They're teaching refugees how to grow food by using old foam mattresses instead of soil. They have 10,000 mattresses on hand, and the UN Refugee Agency is training people how to use them. It’s working at the refugee camp, and it could be a solution used in cities around the world.
Full story - February 18, 2020
Detained immigrants are seen at Otay Mesa immigration detention center in San Diego, May 18, 2018.
The United States runs the world’s biggest immigration detention system. A new law in California is trying to shrink it with mixed results.
Full story - February 18, 2020
A street cleaner is shown wearing an orange, reflective safety suit and a face mask walks on a sidewalk.
The new coronavirus outbreak centering in China, has led to the spread of a deluge of information, both reliable and unreliable. The WHO calls it an "infodemic." What do we know and don't know about COVID-19? The World’s Elana Gordon hosted a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 with Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - February 18, 2020
A portrait of Antonio Arellano, interim executive director for Jolt Action.
Last weekend, young Latinos gathered in Houston, Texas, to hear from presidential candidates. Their message? To win in November and turn Texas purple, candidates need to prioritize voters of color.