Full story - September 05, 2019
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Every day, Facebook has to make difficult and consequential decisions about what should stay or go on its platform. Now, it's turning to outsiders for help.
Full story - September 05, 2019
A woman in a hijab smiles and poses with three boys ranging in age
Through an on-campus initiative, a university community is preserving Greensboro's long-standing hospitality to refugees.
Full story - September 05, 2019
A Kashmiri woman walks on a deserted road in Srinagar.
New Delhi has eased some of the curbs, although no prominent detainees have been freed and mobile and internet connections remain suspended.
Full episode - September 05, 2019
Prepping a fallout shelter might sound like an exercise from an era of soda fountains and hula hoops. But for Ron Hubbard, president of Atlas Survival Shelters, business is, well … booming. Ron says he sold a shelter a month when he started out in 2011. Now he sells about one a day — from a barebones hideout to a luxury model that doubles as a wine cellar. So, why are 60s-style underground fallout shelters no longer so, well, underground? On this bonus episode from The World's partners at the podcast, Things That Go Boom, Host Laicie Heeley speaks with nuclear expert Sharon Squassoni who says the threat of nuclear war is as grave now as the darkest days of the Cold War. One reason for the heightened concern is President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. But that decision also tells us a lot about how US foreign policy is shifting. Could the decision to withdraw render the US irrelevant? Did it make us safer? Or should we all be building fallout shelters in our backyards?
Full story - September 04, 2019
A woman wearing a black top poses for a photo.
In her latest book, "The Ungrateful Refugee," Dina Nayeri reflects on her personal experience as a refugee to deconstruct some of the stereotypes about newcomers.
Full episode - September 04, 2019
Several rescue workers are shown moving a yellow emergency stretcher down a road with winds blowing the trees in the background.
The latest on the rescue efforts in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. Plus, maneuvers in Brexit politics have ruptured Britain's Conservative Party. Also, an Iranian-born author and immigrant dismantles stereotypes and expectations of refugees in her book "The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You."
Full story - September 04, 2019
A black and white photo of a cheetah with mountainous terrain behind
A group of Iranian environmentalists started an NGO to research and save critically endangered Asiatic cheetahs. But the Iranian government has accused them of spying for the US and Israel.
Full story - September 04, 2019
Noam Shuster-Eliassi says she doesn’t just want to make people laugh — she wants to make them think.
Full story - September 03, 2019
The Mississippi River as seen from flying above in an airplane shows several boats carrying goods.
Up and down the Mississippi River, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, which helps deliver US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and allows trade flows to return. The strain on the river system is only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change.
Full episode - September 03, 2019
An older dock is shown extending out into the Mississippi River.
We take a break from our usual way of doing things at The World, and take a 40-minute, 1,000-mile journey down the Mississippi with reporter Jason Margolis. The Mississippi is a critical trade corridor that delivers US goods and commodities to the rest of the world and brings goods into the US from abroad. But up and down the Mississippi, new pressures are being put on America’s inland hydro highway, a strain that's only becoming more acute with the impacts of climate change. Also, we're following the latest developments on Brexit and protests in Hong Kong. And, what are the links between Hurricane Dorian and climate change?