Full story - November 19, 2018
As the Arctic warms, it’s opening up a whole new economic frontier, with big opportunities for tourism, shipping and resource development, including oil and gas. But that also brings a whole new array of risks for the region and the world.
Full story - November 19, 2018
A doctor works on a patient laid out on a table
Thousands of Cuban doctors work in remote areas of Brazil, part of the More Doctors program. But after President-elect Jair Bolsonaro questioned their training, the doctors may leave.
Full story - November 19, 2018
migrants reach through a fence with pieces of food
A group of about 3,000 migrants has travelled for more than a month to reach the US. Now, they’re just a half-hour walk away. But getting in seems more distant than ever.
Full episode - November 19, 2018
A person clings to a metal fence set against a bright blue sky.
Thousands of migrants are in Tijuana, Mexico, waiting for their chance to seek asylum in the US. But they may have to wait a month or longer for that chance. Also, President Donald Trump cited Finland when he talked about raking the forest floor to prevent forest fires. We find out what Finland actually does to manage its forests. Plus, we board an Arctic icebreaker and learn how the Arctic environment is changing due to climate change.
Full story - November 16, 2018
A structure is seen engulfed in flames during the Camp Fire
Bernie Krause lost his home and original recordings in a California wildfire last year. His home is once again shrouded in smoke from the nearby Camp Fire.
Full story - November 16, 2018
A IranAir Boeing 747SP aircraft is pictured before leaving Tehran's Mehrabad airport September 19, 2011.
For the past three decades, trade between Iran and the US has been very limited. The 2015 nuclear deal created a rare opening, a chance for American companies to enter the Iranian market. That didn't last long since President Donald Trump walked away from the deal.
Full story - November 16, 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks next to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in front of a row of Chinese troops
Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the 'carnet de la patria,' or 'fatherland card.' The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.
Full episode - November 16, 2018
A handwritten sign says, "Short term help for evacuees. Please take what will help you through the next couple days. Be mindful of other evacuees!"
The owner of a taquería in Chico, California, says his heart told him to help people forced to flee their homes by deadly wildfires. So, he drove his taco truck over to an evacuation center and handed out hundreds of free meals. Also, how the latest American sanctions on Iran are impacting US-based businesses. Plus, a Colombian locksmith known for his love letters.
Full story - November 15, 2018
Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah have a meal in a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen November 1, 2018.
As a deadline for peace talks ticks down, US Congressman Jim McGovern and Yemeni activist Hisham Al-Omeisy say peace will take more than a pause by the Saudis.
Full story - November 15, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets supporters at her midterm election night party
Some countries have instituted quotas to ensure some semblance of gender parity in government. But do quotas really work?