Full story - April 08, 2020
Three siblings in Mevasseret Zion, near Jerusalem, wave to their their grandmother in Haifa as she joins their Passover Seder via Zoom application as Israel takes stringent steps to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) April 8, 2020. 
It's an added question for the holiday this year as social-distancing measures in place all over the world are preventing big, in-person gatherings.
Full episode - April 08, 2020
A large airport departures area is shown with several passengers walking toward gate agents.
The central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, began allowing people to leave on Wednesday for the first time after being locked down for 76 days. And, the pandemic has brought all sorts of things to a standstill, including elections. Many officials are looking to make online voting available to more people — that makes election security experts particularly nervous. Also, a robot nurse named Tommy has been helping keep human doctors safe in an Italian hospital.
Full story - April 08, 2020
A picture of a robot in a hospital room and a patient laying on the bed sick.
Robots like Tommy can measure blood pressure and oxygen saturation for the patients in the ICU. They also limit the number of direct contact doctors and nurses have with patients, thus reducing the risk of infection.
Full story - April 08, 2020
A deserted Rambla de Catalunya street is pictured during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Barcelona, Spain, March 31, 2020.
For over three weeks now, Barcelona’s union of African street vendors has been distributing food and other necessary items every day to hundreds of families in vulnerable situations — including fellow street vendors.
Full story - April 08, 2020
People in face masks ride on a ferry with a Chinese flag
Residents of Wuhan, China, are allowed to leave the city after 11 weeks under lockdown. But in the US, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dwarfs those from the next three hardest-hit countries. Taiwan's success in fighting the coronavirus is overshadowed by the One China policy, while in South Africa, the government response highlights deep inequalities. And in Israel, coronavirus restrictions contradict many ultra-Orthodox customs. And, why this teen wanted her quinceañera to double as a voter registration site.
Full story - April 08, 2020
A man dumps lettuce in front of a buffalo.
How stable is the global food supply chain? The World's Marco Werman speaks with Maximo Torero, chief economist for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.
Full story - April 07, 2020
A woman walks home in front of a wall with supermarket mural of grocery items
As some South Africans retreat to the comfort of their homes, reports of police violence and panic buying in markets foreshadow how the COVID-19 response in South Africa is as unequal as the country itself.
Full story - April 07, 2020
A voter stands at the registration table before receiving their ballot during the Democratic presidential primary election at Madero Middle School in Chicago, Illinois, March 17, 2020.
An estimated 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November. Registering them to vote requires a substantial in-person effort that grassroots groups can't do right now because of the coronavirus outbreak. Some are shifting their strategies to the internet.
Full episode - April 07, 2020
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is shown standing behind a podium witth the words, "Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives" printed on it.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending his second night in intensive care in a London hospital after contracting COVID-19. And, the Trump administration is pushing forward with a new plan for a power-sharing government in Venezuela, as the South American nation struggles with a collapsed economy and the looming threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, with much of the world cooped up indoors, trying to prevent getting infected or spread the coronavirus, an old idea is starting to take root — planting a victory garden as a way to build community and relieve anxiety.
Full story - April 07, 2020
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish family wearing masks
After most of Israel went into isolation, Bnei Brak was slow to adopt the country’s social distancing regulations.