The debate over gun control is heating up in Canada after an unusual number of deadly shootings took place there. Canadians say they're worried that gun culture is changing, influenced by the US. Also, we continue our series on family separations in decades past. KQED's Sasha Khokha considers the psychological impact of one woman's childhood separation from her parents. Plus, it's been decades since a major studio picture featured a predominantly East Asian cast. That's changed with the release of "Crazy Rich Asians." We hear from actor Pierre Png, who plays one of the characters in the movie.
The Iraqi spy who infiltrated ISIS — Capt. Harith al-Sudani, a member of an Iraqi counterterrorism unit — spent months posing as an ISIS militant. The New York Times Baghdad bureau chief Margaret Coker tells host Carol Hills about Sudani and the intelligence unit he worked for. Also, we learn about the US government's history of separating children from their parents. Plus, what does a German biergarten have to do with recycling coffee cups?
There are a lot of ups and downs in the US-Iran relationship. Host Carol Hills speaks with reporter Thomas Erdbrink about what it's like to live in Tehran as one of just a few Western reporters left in the city. And, the latest on rising tensions between the US and Turkey. Plus, we learn about the life of Louisa Adams, the wife of President John Quincy Adams.
Newly declassified CIA memos written by current CIA director Gina Haspel reveal torture techniques at a secret US prison in Thailand. Also, the mother of Osama Bin Laden speaks out. And a look back at the songs that topped the charts during the first week of August around the world and through the decades.
It's been a long, hot summer with near record temperatures around the world. In Berlin, some are finding relief by going underground into old World War II bunkers. Plus, how ice cream in Cuba reveals the growing divide between rich and poor. Also, how the Basque language survived.
What is the appeal of conspiracy theories around the world? We compare Russia's fascination with such theories to that of the US. Also, the decision to keep or remove conspiracy theories on the internet differs from country to country. And, the challenges of language when you're a "third-culture kid."
A public spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia gets out of hand on social media. Also, one Mexican restaurant is offering relief for firefighters in northern California. And, the word "hen" has new meaning for a gender-neutral pronoun.
Monday marks the 73rd anniversary since the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. We meet one of the survivors who dedicated his life to finding the truth about the number of people who died in the bombing. Also, was it a coup plot behind an attempted assassination of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro? And, we learn about the letter X. It's all part of a week-long series on language and social change.
The UN warns that President Donald Trump's attacks on the media may trigger violence against journalists in the US. Also, climate scientists in Iceland venture out into some of the worst weather you can imagine, to learn more about a key part of our planet's climate system. Plus, we learn about "entre chien et loup," a unique French expression for "dusk."
Leaders in the US intelligence community say Russia is still trying to interfere in American elections. Also, the long process of identifying the remains of American service members lost during the Korean War. Plus, Google is making moves to re-enter the Chinese market.
The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Jerusalem, where thousands gathered outside a rabbinical school to mourn those killed by a Palestinian gunman yesterday; Israel responded by clamping down on security in Jerusalem and in the West Bank.
Latin American leaders are in the Dominican Republic today for an energy summit, but the main topic of discussion is the continuing diplomatic crisis between Columbia and its neighbors, Ecuador and Venezuela
The monarch butterflies of central Mexico are beginning their annual northern migration but this year, there may be a decline in the number making the trip, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks with butterfly expert Lincoln Brower
Spain holds elections this weekend, but today, both sides agreed to suspend last-minute campaigning following the assassination of a former politician in the Basque country, as The World's Gerry Hadden has more.
Ethnic Indians in Malaysia have long supported that country's ruling party but not this time around; on the eve of Malaysian elections, ethnic Indians are taking to the streets to protest discrimination
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Brook Larmer about the upcoming democratic election in Bhutan - the country's first-ever; Larmer's article, "Bhutan's Enlightened Experiment," appears in this month's National Geographic.