Full story - November 05, 2019
A man wears a blue shirt and glasses in an office
The law includes sweeping changes that narrow the criteria for eligibility for refugee status and introduces several stringent provisions that, if not strictly followed, would render one’s asylum’s application void. This is the latest in a series of measures taken by the government to crack down on asylum-seekers.
Full story - November 04, 2019
line of asylum-seekers
The lawsuit concerns a “safe-third country” agreement that the US and Canada signed shortly after 9/11, in 2002.
Full story - November 04, 2019
Soldiers gather outside around a military vehicle.
Zhao Seng, a citizen of Myanmar, traveled halfway around the world to work as a medic and videographer with a humanitarian group in northern Syria. David Eubank of the Free Burma Rangers talks with host Marco Werman about Sang's death, what motivated him to work in front-line humanitarian aid, and the fighting that continues to rage in the border region.
Full episode - November 04, 2019
President Donald Trump is shown wearing a suit and red tie and using his hand to cover his eyes.
The House impeachment inquiry is entering a new and more public-facing phase. Monday, more than 400 pages of testimony were released from depositions given by former US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley, former advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And, the air in New Delhi, India has reached poisonous extremes, creating a public health hazard, delayed flights and closed schools. Plus, Netflix has picked up a new animated series for preschoolers that portrays Hindu Gods as toddlers.
Full story - November 01, 2019
climate rally
Donald Trump repeated his disapproval of the pact just last week at a shale oil and gas conference in Pittsburgh.
Full story - November 01, 2019
People walk with a banner that reads: "Great Russia, Free internet".
A law known as the "sovereign internet" bill came into force in Russia. It aims to tighten state control over the the internet, which free speech activists say will strengthen government oversight of the country's cyberspace.
Full story - November 01, 2019
Men in military uniforms hold weapons and are walking into smoke inside building.
A new Human Rights Watch report describes CIA-trained Afghan forces of committing serious abuses — some considered war crimes. The CIA said it has a "robust system of oversight."
Full episode - November 01, 2019
A ballot box in red, white and blue says "Election night ballot box" on it
How secure are US elections after Russian operatives tried to hack voting systems in all 50 states? A new law goes into effect Friday imposing new controls on the internet in Russia. And, as clocks change for daylight savings Sunday, an economist explains why he thinks time zones should be abolished.
Full story - October 31, 2019
Men in white suits wearing tanks on their backs hold wands over pens with large pigs in them
Nearly 10 million pigs have died this year due to outbreaks of African swine fever. How does the disease spread?
Full story - October 31, 2019
Former National Security Advisor and USS Ambassador to UN Susan Rice, speaks on stage at the Women In The World Summit in New York on April 11, 2019. 
The former US national security adviser and ambassador to the UN under Obama says the Trump administration's foreign policy has undermined US alliances and upended national security.