Full story - July 30, 2020
Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old high school graduate in Fort Worth, Texas, will vote in his first US presidential election this November.
Back in April, Izcan Ordaz’s biggest concerns were getting through the coronavirus pandemic, the state of the US economy and finishing high school virtually. Now, the issue of racial justice is also top of mind.
Full story - July 07, 2020
A circular, close-up model of the SARS-CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus, modeled in blue, orange and white.
A new survey shows nearly one in six Britons say they'll refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine once it's available — and an even higher portion of US respondents say the same. The survey found differences between those who get their news from social media and those who rely on more traditional forms of media.
Full episode - July 07, 2020
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is shown wearing a white mask with his face printed on it.
After months of flouting the threat of the pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on live television that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is planning his first international diplomatic mission to Washington to celebrate the new US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. But his visit is generating tough questions back home. Plus, to celebrate his 85th birthday, the Dalai Lama has released an 11-track album called "Inner World" featuring mantras and teachings all set to a relaxing bed of music.
Full episode - July 07, 2020
A man is shown wearing a blue shirt with "Lagos Food Bank" written on it while carrying a cardboard box on his back.
The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated existing crises of food insecurity and health disparities. And mass protests around the world continue to spotlight deep-seated inequities faced by communities of color. As part of our weekly discussion series on the global pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation exploring the global food supply and inequities, presented with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - July 07, 2020
The Dalai Lama speaks while wearing a yellow robe. He is surrounded by two man on red robes in a monastery.
The album "Inner World" has been in the making for five years. It contains mantras and Buddhist teachings from the Dalai Lama set to soothing music.
Full story - July 07, 2020
A group of four people sit in red chairs in an elegant room with green and gold-starred walls
Bill Browder is a British American financier who has been seeking justice for Sergei Magnitsky, his former attorney, for years. He spoke to The World's host Carol Hills on the UK's rollout of sanctions that mirror the US' 2013 Magnitsky Act.
Full story - July 07, 2020
Inside of a bike shop with a large American flag in sunlight
Nantucket summers are usually packed with tourists and foreign seasonal workers who help out during the high season. But this year, J-1 visa suspensions means no seasonal workers — and Nantucket businesses are struggling to get by. 
Full story - July 07, 2020
Several people are shown through a stone window with metal bars on it walking.
ICE announced yesterday that international students attending schools operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in the US. And, Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok said today it plans to pull out of Hong Kong. Also, students in grades 6 and 11 in South Africa headed back to school yesterday as part of the country’s reopening following the coronavirus lockdowns.
Full story - July 06, 2020
Pro-democracy demonstrators take part in a lunchtime protest against the national security law, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, July 6, 2020.
Other social media companies are following suit.
Full episode - July 06, 2020
A crowd of people hold umbrellas toward the camera with several bricks laying in the street.
Facebook and other tech giants 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, many sex workers continued to work throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, putting them at risk from abusive clients as well as the coronavirus. Now, brothels across the content are reopening, and authorities have issued a long list of hygiene rules. Also, most Pride activities around the world were canceled or moved online this year, but Shanghai Pride events continued as usual. But “as usual” means something very different in China compared to other places.