Full story - April 17, 2019
Since the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has jailed thousands of people, including doctors, teachers, lawyers — and mothers. A group of Turkish women in the US has found a way to help imprisoned women share their stories in their own voices.
Full story - April 17, 2019
Mount Everest and the Himalayan mountain range covered in snow, seen from above.
Two climbers are hoping to chart a new course up Everest with no oxygen, ropes or guides. If they make it, it'll be the first new route to the summer in 10 years.
Full story - April 17, 2019
Carmen Zorrilla, an obstetrician in San Juan, Puerto Rico's main public hospital and the principal investigator at the Maternal-Infant Studies Center, heard of several unplanned home births after the storm. It worried her.
Full story - April 17, 2019
In Japan, people only eat about 30 grams of whale meat a year — about the size of a slice of ham. So, why is whaling still so popular there?
Full story - April 17, 2019
A crowd of young men in military clothes raise their fists in the air. Some have weapons on their shoulders.
Trump's veto keeps the US backing the Saudi-led coalition as the country hovers on the brink of starvation.
Full story - April 17, 2019
A photo of the document written by Attorney General Barr about the submission of the Special Counsel's report.
With Robert Mueller's report expected on Thursday, many are wondering what will or will not be redacted. Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archives, explains what the redaction process is like and what censors might choose to hide from the public.
Full episode - April 17, 2019
A group of people are shown carrying above their head an empty green coffin.
President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill that would have ended US involvement in Yemen's civil war. Also, a former president of Peru commits suicide rather than face arrest in a corruption scandal. Plus, exploring a new path to the top of Mount Everest.
Full story - April 16, 2019
A painted portrait of Christopher Columbus' son, Hernando Colón,
Hernando Colón was the illegitimate son of famed explorer Christopher Columbus. His love of books inspired him to attempt an ambitious dream: store all of the world's books in one place. He summarized much of the information in his "Libro de los Epítomes," which has recently been rediscovered.
Full story - April 16, 2019
Three people smile in identical photos, part of a family tradition to recreate a WWII-era photo in front of Notre-Dame cathedral
The world is mourning the destruction to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Some of The World's readers and listeners shared their memories of the medieval church.
Full episode - April 16, 2019
A wide photograph showing the city of Paris with the Notre-Dame Cathedral in the middle of the frame.
The feelings of loss from the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris are resonant around the world, and millions of donations are pouring for reconstruction. We learn about several examples of the rebuilding of other world landmarks that have been destroyed. Also, Russians may soon be cut off from outside internet connections.