Full story - March 14, 2019
kids climate march
Thousands of students in Europe and elsewhere have been skipping school on Fridays to demand their governments take stronger action against climate change. Some teachers and politicians are pushing back, but the students are getting support from their elders as well.
Full episode - March 14, 2019
several people hold up signs made from cardboard
Earlier this week, Venezuelan journalist Luz Mely Reyes heard that one of her colleagues, Luis Carlos Diaz, was taken from his home and detained by Venezuela's intelligence officers. He’s one of dozens of journalists detained in Venezuela since the start of 2019. Plus, the growing movement of kids cutting school to demand action against climate change. And Japan's far-right openly talk about building a nuclear bomb.
Full story - March 13, 2019
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un look on while White House national security adviser John Bolton reacts during the extended bilateral meeting in the Metropole Hotel alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, North Korean Fo
When Mike Pompeo took over at the State Department last year, he said he would bring the "swagger" back to American diplomacy. How do you square that with the Trump administration's call to slash funding at the State Department by almost a quarter?
Full story - March 13, 2019
Grease ice dampens ripples in the water near a golden orange sunset.
The research team aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer is starting to wrap up their work studying Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. As the Amundsen Sea starts to freeze up, the captain of the ship will be constantly on the lookout for gaps in the ice that will carry the ship home.
Full story - March 13, 2019
Destroyed buildings, cars, and people and are seen from across the street in Aleppo's old town.
Adbulkafi Alhamdo fled Aleppo and is now living in Idlib with his two young daughters. Even though the cost was higher than he thought it would be, he doesn't regret standing up for freedom, he says.
Full episode - March 13, 2019
a man in a pink shirt leans against a building reduced to rubble
President Donald Trump this afternoon ordered the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, reversing an earlier decision by US regulators to allow the planes to keep flying. Also, eight years after the start of the conflict in Syria, the war continues to take a heavy toll on the Syrian people. Host Marco Werman speaks with a former English teacher from Aleppo who took part in some of the earliest anti-government protests in the city. Plus, The World's Carolyn Beeler checks in from Antarctica. Beeler is traveling with scientists who are studying the effects of climate change on the ice shelves in the southern continent.
Full story - March 12, 2019
The coat of arms of Russia is reflected in a laptop screen in this picture illustration
Lyudmila Savchuk went undercover at a Russian troll farm in St. Petersburg in 2014. Since she wrote her investigative piece, she's made it her mission to speak out against Kremlin-connected troll farms. But she's no longer convinced that she's winning the battle.
Full story - March 12, 2019
A collage of five screen grabs of The World's website since 1998.
On this anniversary of the invention of the internet, we took a look back at all the changes to the design of our homepage.
Full story - March 12, 2019
a child's face is covered while holding a sign
Eula Biss used to be a "vaccine hesitant," but after researching anti-vaccination in the US and other parts of the world for her book, she changed her mind.
Full story - March 12, 2019
Ugandan rapper Tshila
The 1998 album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" helped change Sarah Tshila's direction in life. This Ugandan-born college graduate with a degree in computer science decided to become a musician.