Full story - November 12, 2018
sea ice
Sea ice grows in the winter, when the Arctic is very cold and dark, and then dies back every summer, when the region gets pounded by nonstop sunlight. For all of human history, there's always been some Arctic sea ice that doesn’t melt in the summer. But there's much less of it now.
Full story - November 12, 2018
Nate Terani
Nate Terani has committed to raising awareness about Muslims in the military: “It’s fundamentally important that either Muslims or immigrants from any other group don't feel that they are alienated or isolated right now because of the rhetoric that is coming from certain politicians."
Full episode - November 12, 2018
A firefighter is shown in silhouette with a hose over their shoulder and bright flames in the background.
The giant wildfires blazing in California are dominating headlines around the world. We’ll hear from a journalist based in South Africa who learned her dad's home was burning in California when she saw a picture of it in an Associated Press report. Also, a discussion on the science of wildfires, the connection to climate change and how nobody really knows how severe fires will be in the future. Plus, in honor of Veteran's Day, a profile of an Iranian American vet who says an experience he had as an 8-year-old in Iran helped inspire his service in the US military.
Full story - November 09, 2018
woman in forest
Tropical forests like El Yunque have evolved to recover from hurricanes. But if those storms grow more intense or frequent, forests may be less able to bounce back. And that could hurt communities that depend on the forest for water.
Full story - November 09, 2018
The Dominican Republic took in Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in exchange for a promise to develop the land. Franz Blumenstein rides a donkey in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, 1940.
A New Hampshire man stumbled on an overlooked moment of history: The forgotten Evian conference where only one of 32 countries — the Dominican Republic — agreed to help settle German Jewish refugees. The doomed Evian Conference is viewed as a beginning act of the Holocaust.
Full story - November 09, 2018
US Army soldiers install razor wire
The first wave of US troops arrived along the US-Mexico border recently, stringing razor wire atop existing border walls and fences. But people in Mexico and the US are worried about the message being sent.
Full story - November 09, 2018
Copper and blue colored pipes are shown stacked on their sides in Gascoyne, North Dakota.
A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the US government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada Corp. project.
Full story - November 08, 2018
Japan #MeToo
Women who have told their stories publically in Japan have been shamed. The face of #MeToo in Japan is a journalist named Shiori Ito, who says she was raped by an older journalist, the biographer of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. She came forward publicly in May 2017.