Full story - October 31, 2018
Mercy Brown's grave
The Mercy Brown incident was the last known case of The New England Vampire panic. This particular brand of folklore was a variant on a practice born in places like Romania, Hungary and Germany.
Full episode - October 31, 2018
A woman with a blue shirt and her hair pulled back is shown voting at a booth with an American flag and the word "vote" on the side.
What’s the world’s “most powerful passport?” There are plenty of rankings that are easy to find online. But who exactly comes up with these lists and what are they good for? And, how do nations decide what citizenship means, how it works, who gets it and who doesn't? Also, an Australian political strategist is traveling across the US and speaking to American voters. What’s he been hearing from voters ahead of the midterm elections?
Full story - October 30, 2018
Crowded homes and buildings stacked on a hill.
Palestinian Christians have lived as refugees in Lebanon's Dbayeh camp for nearly 70 years under strict labor laws and with limited land rights. With an influx of Syrian refugees to the camp since 2012, living conditions have become dire.
Full story - October 30, 2018
Klaus Voormann, German born artist and friend to The Beatles
Klaus Voormann first met The Beatles when they were a bunch of unknowns playing in Hamburg, Germany. Post-Beatles Voormann played bass with John Lennon and George Harrison. Now, Klaus has an art exhibit in Los Angeles that will include art designs through the years, including the cover art he did for The Beatles 1966 album, "Revolver."
Full story - October 30, 2018
Jose Antonio Vargas speaks in front of a black background with white lettering
In a new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer talks about how his story of being undocumented was 'too complicated' for activists.
Full episode - October 30, 2018
US President Donald Trump is photographed from behind with his right hand raised speaking to a crowd in the distance.
President Donald Trump says he wants to end birthright citizenship, but he might not have the full authority to do that. Plus, we speak with one of the best-known undocumented immigrants in America — Jose Antonio Vargas. And, you may not recognize the name Klaus Voormann. But some of his artwork is likely familiar, because he worked closely with The Beatles.
Full story - October 29, 2018
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei stands near a microphone in a radio studio.
"I always protect the basic rights of freedom of speech and human rights. I don't see that only as a Chinese problem, it’s a universal problem," says the Chinese artist.
Full story - October 29, 2018
A sun sets behind a cloud over a grey body of water
Just how quickly will billions of tons of carbon locked up in the Arctic's melting permafrost be released into the atmosphere? Scientists in the Arctic say finding out could be a matter of survival.
Full episode - October 29, 2018
A woman is shown with her hand to her face standing at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue.
The man accused of carrying out the attack on Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue vented his anger at HIAS, a Jewish organization that helps refugees resettle in the US. We hear from the group's vice president. Also, the permafrost in the Arctic is no longer permanently frozen, and that's a problem for us all. Plus, a conversation with Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.
Full story - October 26, 2018
a view over Lila's shoulder, looking at the crowd
The world of fado, with its rules and deep traditions, was considered off-limits, until now.