Full episode - May 23, 2019
US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is shown walking in the background with a man in a US military uniform in the nearground.
Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, we ask Sen. Chris Murphy of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to weigh in. Also, it was a landslide election victory for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party. And, a report on the first transgender woman to address the Armenian parliament amid widespread discrimination against LGBTQ.
Full story - May 23, 2019
A black and white historical photo of a uniformed man with his hand on a woman's shoulder while young boys look on.
The myth of the "diseased migrant" has fueled xenophobic immigration policies for centuries.
Full story - May 22, 2019
Two while men in suits
All eyes will be on the Netherlands and its exit polls Thursday night, where young and charismatic Thierry Baudet, leader of new far-right party — with plenty of controversial statements to his name — is hoping to gain seats in European parliament. Some say the rise of far-right Eurosceptic parties has fevered speculation that this week’s election results could determine the future of the European project.
Full episode - May 22, 2019
A hydrodam in Turkey will soon flood a Kurdish town. But water is only part of the story. Also, what are the effects of US sanctions on Iraq? And, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina was on the leading edge of gay rights in the country. He died on Tuesday.
Full story - May 22, 2019
Portrait of the late Binyavanga Wainaina in shiny purple suit with white shirt
The award-winning Kenyan writer challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man.
Full story - May 21, 2019
A close-up photo of two mothers holding their two sons.
It's one of three recent high-profile case where the US government has denied citizenship to children born overseas to a same-sex married couple because the child did not share biological ties with the US citizen parent.
Full episode - May 21, 2019
Recycled computers from America are poisoning people in Southeast Asia. Plus, why the US State Department granted citizenship to one child in a family, but not his brother. Also, why Britain's pro-Brexit party expects to dominate the British vote in this week's European Parliament elections.
Full story - May 21, 2019
a village in turkey that is about to be flooded
Archeologists believe that Hasankeyf, Turkey's history began 11,000 years ago. Today, a dam reservoir will soon place the town deep underwater.
Full story - May 21, 2019
An Asian couple pushes a baby stroller on their way into a shopping mall.
Asians are the fastest growing demographic in the United States, but could risk being undercounted in the upcoming nationwide census. A Census Bureau study finds that Asian Americans are the least likely to complete their census questionnaires, putting some services at risk.
Full story - May 21, 2019
This is hardly what Americans envision when they drop off glitchy laptops or broken printers at their local recycling drop-off center. Yet, what fuels these Southeast Asian scrapyards is junk from afar — typically more affluent places such as Europe, Australia and the US.