Full story - July 06, 2020
A sign reads "no sex" in the red-light district in Amsterdam.
As sex clubs reopen across Europe, sex workers worry about their earnings and also whether they can stay safe. Niki Adams, a spokesperson with English Collective of Prostitutes, says the pandemic and lack of state support shows how far the industry still has to go to gain legal recognition.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A man is shown wearing medical protective clothing and a face mask while holding open a plastic door.
After months of social distancing and lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some countries are reopening. But fears of a second wave of infections from COVID-19 are concerning. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - July 06, 2020
A red car is shown from above driving over several small Chinese flags.
Facebook has said it will temporarily stop processing requests for user data from Hong Kong authorities after China imposed a security law on the city that calls for greater supervision and regulation of Hong Kong’s internet. And, 239 scientists have evidence showing that smaller particles in airborne transmission could be a significant factor in the pandemic. Also, the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship was allowed to dock in Sicily today after being stranded in the Mediterranean for days with 180 migrants on board.
Full episode - July 03, 2020
A PhD research associate prepares blood samples from patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for analysis at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease, in Cambridge, Britain, on May 21, 2020. 
If one thing is clear about this teeny tiny new coronavirus, it’s that it has changed the world. Scientists around the world are trying to understand how immunity to the coronavirus works — but, as The World's Elana Gordon reports, it's a maddening puzzle. English pubs are reopening this weekend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is encouraging the British public to enjoy, but also to use good judgment. Also, how the pandemic is getting people to rethink the ways they work. One municipality in Nova Scotia experiments with a four-day work week. Plus, a new album from the Djibouti national radio band is the first global album release in the country's 43-year history. The World's host Marco Werman speaks to one of the co-producers of the album, called "The Dancing Devils of Djibouti." 
Full story - July 03, 2020
A close up of a man in traditional Oromo clothing
Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was a powerful political voice for the Oromo ethnic group. His death is just the latest in nearly a year of troubling developments in Ethiopia, and has become a rallying cry for the opposition to speak out against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Full story - July 03, 2020
An ethnic Uighur woman hugs her son as she stands outside her house with her daughter and neighbors
The Chinese government has been trying to slash birth rates of the ethnic Uighur population with measures like forced birth control, abortions, and sterilization. Host Marco Werman speaks with University of Michigan professor, Alexandra Stern, about how forced sterilization has been used as a tool of oppression historically.
Full story - July 03, 2020
A group of people pose for a photo
New music is being recorded and released every day. But for the first time, an album has come from the Republic of Djibouti, which gained independence 43 years ago. The World's Marco Werman spoke to Vik Sohonie, who co-produced the record.
Full episode - July 02, 2020
A midshot of Anthony Fauci in a Washington Nationals facemaks
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sees COVID-19 as a formidable, global foe. But he tells The World's host Marco Werman he's cautiously optimistic there will be more than one safe and effective vaccine available. Also, could pulling CO2 directly out of the air be an effective way to fight climate change? Plus, in Brazil, wildfires in the Amazon are threatening a region already hit hard by the novel coronavirus. And, the next Women's World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 2019 soccer FIFA World Cup was a smashing success, with well over a billion viewers. Expectations are high for 2023.
Full story - July 02, 2020
An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is cleared by farmers in Itaituba, Para, Brazil, Sept. 26, 2019.
In Brazil, the Amazon has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Now, as the dry season begins, people are bracing for a repeat of last year’s Amazon fires. Indigenous communities are especially vulnerable. 
Full story - July 02, 2020
A facility for capturing carbon dioxide from the air of Swiss Climeworks is placed on the roof of a waste incinerating plant in Hinwil, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. 
Swiss direct air capture company Climeworks is counting on it.