Full story - October 03, 2018
Takuya Yokota in Tokyo in November 2017. He continues to speak out about North Korea's abduction of his sister in 1977.
Last year at the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump brought up the issue of the Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. This year, he praised North Korea's leader for his courage.
Full story - October 03, 2018
This is a 2016 photo of the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur operating in the South China Sea. The ship was involved in a near collision early this week with a Chinese warship, according to the US military.
There’s a high stakes game of chicken going on in the South China Sea, and neither the US nor China is showing any sign of backing down.
Full episode - October 03, 2018
People are shown waiting in line with the Supreme Court in the background.
As the FBI gets ready to wrap up its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past, we ask which other countries appoint justices for lifetime positions on their highest courts? Also, did you receive the test alert from US President Donald Trump on Wednesday on your mobile phone? We explore other alert systems around the world. And, the back story on a naval confrontation between China and the US.
Full story - October 05, 2018
A dry brown patch of land is dotted with trees
Brazil’s leading climatologist wants to change the way businesses view the Amazon. If standing trees become more valuable than cleared land, the forest can recover and continue to absorb greenhouse gases.
Full story - October 08, 2018
The Uluru rock formation is seen off in the distance with the sun rising across the sky.
For decades, the Aboriginal community has politely asked tourists not to climb Uluru, one of their most sacred sites. Beginning in October 2019, the site will finally be closed to climbing.
Full story - October 02, 2018
Republican vice-presidential candidate U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan speaking in front of the campaign's "national debt clock" in Dover, New Hampshire September 18, 2012. 
Just a few years ago, Republican Party leaders couldn’t stop warning us about the perils of the debt. But once in power, their voices have gone silent. The US is now one of the most indebted nations on earth.
Full episode - October 02, 2018
A thick canopy of trees stretches out underneath dark grey storm clouds
The Amazon rainforest used to absorb greenhouse gases. Now it may be emitting them and that's bad news for the climate. Reporter Sam Eaton has more. Plus, Inside California prisons, inmates have been segregating themselves along ethnic and racial lines. And, a laser has helped reveal a lost civilization.
Full story - October 02, 2018
Hadi Jasim was an Iraqi translator for the US military. Now he's a "global guide" at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.
Refugees from Syria and Iraq help visitors at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology make connections between history and the present day.
Full episode - October 01, 2018
Indonesia has a system designed to give people warning when a tsunami is coming, but the system wasn't working when a major earthquake triggered a tsunami last week. The death toll keeps rising. Also, a video that showed an atrocity being committed went viral this summer, but no one knew where it took place. The BBC's Africa Eye investigative team figured it out using satellite imagery. Plus, remembering Charles Aznavour.
Fields growing soybeans for the global market have replaced dense rainforest along the Brazilian Amazon’s 'arc of deforestation.'
Money for protecting the Brazilian Amazon is drying up, while big landowners along the region's "arc of deforestation" are pushing the government to ease up on regulations. Both spell disaster in the battle to preserve the world's largest tropical forest.