Full story - February 14, 2019
Three women in Saudi Arabia wearing black.
In 2015, the Saudi government launched an app called Abhser — which roughly translates to “yes sir” — that allows men to grant some of those permissions through clicks and swipes. But the app is also helping some Saudi women escape the country.
Full story - February 14, 2019
Ken Kraus receives a medal in front of an airplane
Many Americans remember the Iranian Revolution in 1979 for the storming of the US embassy and the hostage crisis that followed. That, however, was not the first time the embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. The first time was on Valentine's Day in 1979. Marco Werman speaks with Ken Kraus, a sergeant in the Marine detachment protecting the embassy that day, about what he witnessed.
Full story - February 14, 2019
A young girl is lit up on a stage with an enormous dark monster behind her.
The Trump administration has canceled Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 immigrants, some of whom who have lived in the US for two decades. They are mobilizing for a path to residency, and with them, their US-born children are picking up the fight.
Full story - February 14, 2019
Demonstrators wave Turkish and East Turkestan flags as they shout slogans during a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkey November 6, 2018.
Turkey ended several years of conspicuous silence on China's massive incarceration campaign of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang. Some hope it's a tipping point for other Muslim nations to finally weigh in.
Full episode - February 14, 2019
Ken Kraus receives a medal in front of an airplane
Vice President Mike Pence criticizing US allies criticized US allies — Britain, France and Germany — for taking the wrong approach toward Iran in Poland. And a Marine remembers this day in 1979 when the US embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. Plus a play staged in Washington by the children of immigrants who've been protected by TPS, or Temporary Protected Status.
Full story - February 13, 2019
hungarian woman reaches under a partition for money
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called for larger Hungarian families to combat the country's low birth rate and shrinking labor force. In exchange, he's willing to provide financial benefits and programs for women like loan expansion programs, subsidies for cars, and no required income tax for women with four or more children.
Full story - February 13, 2019
A man, left, takes a photo of a colorful robot that is also working as waitstaff in a restaurant.
A new book theorizes that technology will cause a massive upheaval and a loss of jobs at nearly every level — but argues it will ultimately will be better for the world.
Full story - February 13, 2019
An illustration depicts Hungarian women pulling a curtain that is also a Hungarian flag revealing the symbol of women behind it.
Hungarian women face social expectations that they should be caretakers instead of breadwinners. The country also has the lowest rate of women in government in the European Union — just 12 percent.
Full episode - February 13, 2019
A closeup of Maria Ressa with her hand up in front of her face.
Journalist Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, a news website critical of the government in the Philippines, is facing an accusation of cyber libel from the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and Duterte has denounced Rappler as "fake news." Also, we conclude our series on politics in Hungary. Today, how the rise for far-right parties has kept women out of positions of power in the country. Plus, a town in the Russian Arctic struggles to cope with a polar bear invasion.
Full story - February 12, 2019
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stands in front of several flags while speaking into several media microphones
Analysts say Hungary's Viktor Orbán has created "a new kind of model about how autocrats operate."