Full story - February 08, 2019
Parade participants in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are shown in jester attire and in blackface.
Blackface traditions across the world date back centuries, but America began to influence the international view of blackface in the 1800s. Nearly 200 years later, the racist practice is still being used around the globe.
Full story - February 08, 2019
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The mentorship program is just one component of Finland’s national AI strategy, which focuses heavily on getting Finns without a technical or computer science background comfortable with AI.
Full story - February 08, 2019
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The first convoy of trucks carrying 50 tons of aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela arrived at the Colombian-Venezuelan border town of Cúcuta on Thursday afternoon. Their arrival comes a day after the Venezuelan military barricaded the bridge set to transport the aid.
Full episode - February 08, 2019
A woman's headshot is taped to a form as a man holds it in front of him.
The global manifestations of blackface and why the practice persists in many countries despite its racist connotations. Also, we follow up on the sexual assault allegations being leveled against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias. And, new recordings of lost tunes written by Jews from the ghettos in Ukraine.
Full story - February 07, 2019
Venezuelans walk past a wall painted with the face of then presidential candidate Hugo Chávez. The leftist military leader tapped into a wave of discontent in the country with falling living standards and corrupt public institutions, December 1998.
Venezuela used to be one of the wealthiest countries in the world. So what happened? The World’s Jason Margolis looks at the economic collapse that led to the election of Hugo Chávez in 1998.
Full story - February 07, 2019
A boy sits with his back to the camera, wearing a baseball cap
As it gets harder to for immigrants to seek asylum in the US, follow the story of a 15-year-old boy trying to reunite with his mother.
Full episode - February 07, 2019
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The former president of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize winner Óscar Arias, is accused of sexual assault. Plus, how Venezuela went from being a wealthy country to one in economic collapse. And, we follow one boy in a “caravan” of migrants as he tries to reach his mother in California.
Full story - February 06, 2019
A woman holds a pamphlet in front of a blue door.
In 2005, India declared leprosy was no longer a public health concern. A decade after achieving this "elimination" status, India accounted for 60 percent of the global total of new leprosy cases.
Full story - February 06, 2019
Alicia Cruz, in the center of the photograph, is shown wearing a jean jacket and putting her left hand on the shoulder of the woman next to her.
Two psychotherapists from San Francisco put their skills to use in an unlikely place: a San Antonio bus station where newly arrived migrants were being released by ICE, with few resources.
Full story - February 06, 2019
Two up close portraits of white men with short hair cuts competing for prime minister.
Former military general Benny Gantz seems eager to make it clear that he can be Israel’s next Mr. Security, distinguishing himself from Benjamin Netanyahu with a strong anti-corruption message while the prime minister faces corruption charges and a looming indictment.