Full episode - September 18, 2020
A young child is shown wearing shorts and a t-shirt walking past a barbed-wire fence and white UNHCR tents.
An effort is underway to relocate the approximately 12,000 migrants and refugees who have been camping in the streets of Lesbos into a new camp. And, 29 German police officers have been suspended for sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler and depictions of refugees in gas chambers on their phones. Also, an appreciation of the blues connection between Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré and Jimi Hendrix, who died of a drug overdose 50 years ago today in London.
Full story - September 18, 2020
In this file photo, a mural depicting messages against sexual harassment and reading "safe cities" in Arabic script is seen on a highway in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 3, 2018.
The government cites conservative values as the reason for policing music and dancing clips on the trendy video-sharing platform.
Full episode - September 18, 2020
Three candle jars with colorful labels
From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News. Today’s number: 3. Watching a movie at home these days doesn't come with quite the same potpourri of aromas you'd get from going out to a movie theater, such as popcorn butter, recirculated air and the wrinkly hot dogs at the concession stand. A London candle shop called Earl of East wants to bring these aromas back into your life. They've created a new line of three candles called “Scents of Normality.”
Full story - September 18, 2020
People wearing protective face masks walk in a busy street in Paris as France reinforces mask-wearing in public places as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Europe, Sept. 18, 2020.
Across much of Europe, the Middle East and beyond, the coronavirus appears to be making a resurgence. Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and deployed an air defense missile system Friday to counter 18 Chinese aircraft. And the Trump administration has issued new rules to cripple the TikTok and WeChat apps.
Full story - September 17, 2020
A snowboarder heads back to the lodge at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, California, Dec. 5, 2015. Last month, the resort announced plans to change its name in the coming year.
Clashes throughout North America about the racial slur "squaw" is starting to lead to place name changes.
Full episode - September 17, 2020
Dozens of people are show walking around a shopping district and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain.
Spain’s capital, Madrid, is experiencing one of Europe’s worst, second-wave outbreaks of the coronavirus. And, officials across the world are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the US presidential race — and that may be especially true for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Also, Wednesday marked 400 years since the Mayflower ship originally set sail for what would later become the United States. To commemorate the event, the US and UK launched a new autonomous, solar-powered vessel that will take part in a research mission on climate change, pollution and conservation.
Full story - September 17, 2020
In this July 30, 2018, file photo, the setting sun is reddened by smoke from a wildfire over a vineyard, in Finley, California.
Notoriously weak labor regulations have kept farmworkers, many of them immigrants, breathing smoke from nearby wildfires as they work all along the West Coast. Many are afraid to speak up.
Full story - September 17, 2020
In this file photo from Dec. 7, 2013, US Vice President Joe Biden listens to Colonel James Minnich, Secretary of the United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission, at the border village of Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the military b
The World asked two Northeast Asia experts what to expect if Joe Biden wins the US presidential election.
Full story - September 17, 2020
A family member of Javier Ordonez, who died after being detained by the police, wears a T-shirt that reads: "Justice for Javier" during his funeral in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 16, 2020.
Street chaos erupted after the killing of Javier Ordoñez on Sept. 8, which has also drawn attention to the political rift between the progressive, left-leaning, local government of Bogotá Mayor Claudia Lopez and the conservative, right-leaning, national government of President Iván Duque.
Full story - September 17, 2020
An African man wearing sunglasses and a white shirt sings at the piano into a microphone
When graduate student Dipo Oyeleye heard the song "We Go Win (Corona)" by Cobhams Asuquo, a Nigerian singer-songwriter, he knew what his next research project would be: a study of the myriad coronavirus songs that flourished in Africa at the pandemic's onset on the continent.