Full episode - June 24, 2019
US President Donald Trump is shown sitting at a large wooden desk with his hands folded and wearing a blue suit and red tie.
A former State Department official who worked on Iran sanctions during the Obama administration tells us his thoughts on the latest round of tough economic sanctions on Iran. Plus, the risks we face from the melting of one massive glacier. And, how did Australian airline Qantas manage to make a commercial flight from Sydney to Adelaide waste-free?
Full story - June 24, 2019
The sun sits above the horizon over melting ice in the arctic by the ocean in the arctic.
More and more mental health professionals are starting to take note of how climate change and environmental disasters are impacting our mental health. This has given rise to a new term: ecological grief. Ashley Cunsolo, a public health researcher, explains what ecological grief is and how it may be impacting people around the world.
Full story - June 24, 2019
A man stands under a tent talking to people sitting down
Immigrant researchers and professors must often take low-paid "survival jobs" in the US. At Brooklyn's summer Open Air University, they're sharing their niche expertise.
Full story - June 24, 2019
This spring, passengers on a morning flight on Qantas Airways in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world's first waste-free flight. 
This spring, passengers on Qantas Airways flight in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world's first waste-free flight. 
Full story - June 24, 2019
Joee Patterson is shown with her arms outstretched while wearing sunglasses and a red safety vest.
Joee Patterson was one of four marine technicians on the Nathaniel B. Palmer research vessel during an expedition to Thwaites Glacier this past winter. The glacier is melting fast, and scientists fear that if it were to collapse entirely, it would trigger up to 11 feet of sea level rise.
Full episode - June 21, 2019
US President Donald Trump is shown sitting and looking to his left with Mike Pompeo standing behind him to his left.
What happens next after President Donald Trump's last-minute decision to call off a US military airstrike on Iran. Also, Istanbul prepares for a do-over of mayoral elections at the insistence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose party lost the vote earlier this spring. And, North Korean state TV has been airing an animated show that features a group of cute bunnies defeating an invading wolf. The World's Patrick Winn ponders what country the wolf could possibly be a proxy for.
Full story - June 21, 2019
For the first time in 17 years, Turkey had a televised, moderated election debate.
Full story - June 20, 2019
A man plays with his daughters in their living room.
A Syrian family resettled to the US in 2015 has gotten comfortable with life here. But restrictive US policies toward refugees mean other family members can't join them.
Full episode - June 20, 2019
A large military drone is shown with a white top and dark underside.
US President Donald Trump says Iran made a "very big mistake" by shooting down a US drone on Thursday in the Middle East. It's the latest escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran, and we'll hear reactions from both sides. And on World Refugee Day, we hear from Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who talks about her own background as a resettled refugee from Somalia. Plus, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Washington Thursday; back home, there's a controversial oil sands pipeline project going forward.
Full story - June 20, 2019
US Representative Ilhan Omar addresses a small rally on immigration rights at the temporary installation of a replica of the Statue of Liberty at Union Station in Washington, US May 16, 2019.
Refugee-turned-Congresswoman Ilhan Omar shares her insights on the refugee crisis, US tensions with Iran and how she thinks the US should handle migrants at the border.