Full story - September 19, 2018
A woman, a child and man spread their arms out like airplanes on the roof of a building as they pose for a silly family photograph. Behind them are dark storm clouds.
The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City and surrounding areas killed 369 people. Seven people died in the collapse of Wesley’s apartment building, including his wife, Elizabeth.
Full episode - September 19, 2018
A US flag is seen during a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China.
Are you pro-tariffs or for free trade? We hear from two perspectives on President Donald Trump's trade policies. Plus, an update on one of Detroit's most iconic urban ruins, which was bought by a Spanish developer. And, a report from Mexico City one year since a major earthquake hit the city.
Full story - September 19, 2018
Destroyed homes on a beach
Hurricane Maria’s waves clawed away at the sand, reducing the width of the broad beach by approximately 90 percent. But it wasn’t just that the familiar landscape disappeared — it left La Boca defenseless. 
Full episode - September 18, 2018
Hamissi Mamba walks through the guts of what will be his new restaurant, Baobab Fare in Detroit. Originally from Burundi, Mamba relocated to Michigan two years back, learned English, and is now a budding entrepreneur.
The Trump administration plans to cap the number of refugees admitted to the US. Meanwhile, the city of Detroit is laying out the welcome mat for immigrants — including refugees — so they can help support the city’s economic revival. Plus, what’s happened to one of China’s most popular movie actresses.
Full story - September 17, 2018
Birgit Bessin poses with a trailer bearing the logo of her party, the AfD
Her district, Teltow-Flaeming, is home to 165,00 people including about 2,500 refugees and asylum-seekers. The area has been recognized by the American NGO Cultural Vistas for its success in integrating newcomers. Yet, some people here are uneasy with their new neighbors. They say migrants bring crime and have harassed women on the street.
Full story - September 19, 2018
Leo Cerda is shown, adorned with indigenous wears in a crowd of activists in San Francisco.
What is it like to face climate change where you live? The World spoke to people from all over the globe at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to learn how climate change was impacting them, and what they were doing about it.
Full story - October 12, 2018
hero swimmers
Prior to Sara Mardini's arrest, the two Mardini sisters were better known for saving the lives of 18 other refugees.
Full story - September 24, 2018
Man wearing glasses and dark suit stands in front of White House sign, US flag to the left
The federal government is resolute that it will end a program that gives spouses of H-1B visa holders authorization to work. They just haven't said when.
Full episode - September 17, 2018
A row of men with shovels stand on a hillside covered in debris and loose mud after a mudslide covered a mining town
Nearly three million people are living in Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria. And as Hurricane Florence dumped historic rain in North Carolina, Typhoon Mangkhut roared through the Philippines, but there's a link between climate change and these kinds of major storms. Plus, Glasgow University has announced a program of “reparative justice” after a year-long study discovered that the university benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in donations from the profits of slavery.
Full story - September 14, 2018
a closeup of California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown
The biggest test of how much a state governor can really lead on a global problem like climate change came this week as Gov. Jerry Brown convened the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.  California has provided leadership amid the vacuum left when the US federal government reversed course on climate policy. But there are things a state just can’t do.