Full episode - September 10, 2018
Dr. Rona Abidi Shayan heads the Midwifery Helpline Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The historic win and controversial game at the women's US Open has sparked conversations about identity in Japan. Plus, a new series about the lives of women in Afghanistan. Also, today we meet a midwife who once dressed up as a man so she could take a neighbor to the hospital. Finally, digitizing lost letters from 17th and 18th century.
Full story - September 10, 2018
A Chinese police officer talks to men in a street in the city of Kashgar, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China, on March 24, 2017.
The Chinese government has gone to great lengths to keep a lid on its policies in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, the historic home for the Uighur Muslim population. But the details of what human rights advocates say is a massive crackdown on an entire culture are becoming more widely known.
Full story - September 07, 2018
A mortar flies out of a tube
New York Times journalist and former Marine infantry officer C.J. Chivers shows the realities of war through the lens of six combatants.
Full episode - September 07, 2018
Two women kneel next to a Brazilian flag as they light candles
US diplomats have the job of explaining America's policies to the world. That job gets harder when Washington and the White House appear to be in turmoil. And, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans left the island to try and get on with their lives on the US mainland. We check in with some students a year later to see where they've ended up. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari gives us an update on her upcoming series from Afghanistan and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' visit to the country.
Full story - September 07, 2018
Javier picks cherries
When Azul was five, doctors finally figured out the little girl had asthma. That’s become a big problem among children of farm workers, says Dr. Catherine Karr of the University of Washington. 
Full story - September 07, 2018
Woman standing in doorway
Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.
Full story - September 06, 2018
Hurricane Harvey
I asked Silvia how surviving these disasters has changed her life. “A lot,” she said. “What we have today could be gone tomorrow. “
Full episode - September 06, 2018
President Donald Trump is shown with his hand cupping his ear in front of several microphones outside.
We start with a look at international coverage on the anonymous New York Times op-ed. Plus, India decriminalizes gay sex. And reporter Rupa Shenoy looks at how Toronto is rolling back sex-ed.
Full story - September 05, 2018
At General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck factory, it takes about three days for Buicks, Chevrolets, and Cadillacs to complete the 16 mile conveyor belt, start to finish.
The Trump administration argues NAFTA changes will create jobs. But the plan has many in the auto industry quite nervous.
Full episode - September 05, 2018
Balloons fall around Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley as she stands behind a podium smiling.
Ayanna Pressley's historic victory in the Democratic primary for the Seventh Congressional District in Massachusetts is the only minority-majority district in the state. The demographic implications are one reason Pressley's win is receiving national and international attention. We also hear about a recent increase in the number of black women running for office in Brazil. And, in Washington state, immigrants provide much of the labor that helps put the cherries, apples and pears on grocery store shelves all across the country. But some of the pesticides that immigrant workers are exposed to have risks, not just for them but also for the children they go home to.