Full story - September 24, 2018
a nicarguan migrant woman and her daughter in mexico
With political violence a daily threat at home, Nicaraguans are fleeing to Costa Rica and, increasingly, the US.
Full story - September 24, 2018
Iowa farmer Bruce Wessling walks through his farm. Iowa is the nation’s leading pork exporting state. China put a 25 percent tariff on imported American pork back in April.
The Chinese government took out a four-page advertisement in the Des Moines Register on Sunday. The ad was designed like a four-page newspaper section with various "articles" commenting on the trade war between the US and China.
Full episode - September 24, 2018
Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is shown looking down and red stripped tie.
What's next for the US Justice Department, the Russia investigation and the status of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein? We ask a reporter in Washington. Also, the Chinese government reaches out to voters in Iowa. And, Facebook tests a new dating feature in Colombia.
Full story - September 24, 2018
a box of tissues and medical tray on a metal board
Like the US, Canada has been wrestling with a growing drug crisis. Deaths from overdoses have reached unprecedented levels, up to nearly 4,000 last year. In response, the government has pledged more resources for addiction services — including the use of prescription heroin.
Full episode - September 21, 2018
Lucila Cabrera is shown sitting on her porch with damaged buildings visible nearby.
Healthcare and recovery in Puerto Rico: We look into the long-term effects from Hurricane Maria on the health of some people on the island. Also, Southeast Asia's organized crime underworld. And, planting Lebanese cedar trees in the US in places named Lebanon.
Full story - September 21, 2018
an overdose naloxone kit in a woman's hands
After years of heated debates, rising overdose and HIV infection rates, and mounting pressure from people who use drugs themselves, the Canadian government opened Insite in 2003, making it the first publicly sanctioned injection facility in all of North America.
Full story - September 21, 2018
Alberto Rodríguez
Andrea Patiño Contreras went to Puerto Rico to catalogue the impact Hurricane Maria is having on people's mental and physical health. The people she met are living with heartbreaking situations.
Full story - September 21, 2018
Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara is shown in a bright blue and white dress standing in the desert.
Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara has a new video out for her latest single, “Bonya.” The lively track, from her recently released second solo album, asks listeners to show respect to others.
Full story - September 21, 2018
A woman wears a lacy bra and a blazer as she stands in front of a sweeping mountain vista in this screen grab from a music video. Below, a line from the song is spelled out in Kyrgyz.
Zere Asylbek's feminist song asks for respect for women — but she's now facing threats and criticism over the clothing she wore in the music video for her song.
Full story - September 17, 2018
man looking out a broken window, surrounded by rubble
The Russian-Turkish agreement to designate a demilitarized zone may have averted an imminent attack on Idlib but many of the Syrians who live there, like Mohammad Hmeidan and his family, are still waiting for a more permanent solution to their displacement.