Full story - April 16, 2019
A painted portrait of Christopher Columbus' son, Hernando Colón,
Hernando Colón was the illegitimate son of famed explorer Christopher Columbus. His love of books inspired him to attempt an ambitious dream: store all of the world's books in one place. He summarized much of the information in his "Libro de los Epítomes," which has recently been rediscovered.
Full story - April 16, 2019
Three people smile in identical photos, part of a family tradition to recreate a WWII-era photo in front of Notre-Dame cathedral
The world is mourning the destruction to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Some of The World's readers and listeners shared their memories of the medieval church.
Full episode - April 16, 2019
A wide photograph showing the city of Paris with the Notre-Dame Cathedral in the middle of the frame.
The feelings of loss from the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris are resonant around the world, and millions of donations are pouring for reconstruction. We learn about several examples of the rebuilding of other world landmarks that have been destroyed. Also, Russians may soon be cut off from outside internet connections.
Full story - April 15, 2019
A green military truck drives on a road.
After asking the US State Department for a list of corrupt government officials in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, some lawmakers are unimpressed with what they were given.
Full story - April 15, 2019
A closeup photo of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
The cover could incite further hate crimes against the congresswoman and Muslim Americans at a time when Islamophobia is already on the rise, says community organizer Debbie Almontaser.
Full story - April 15, 2019
Downtown Atlanta
More than 100 cities have pledged to run on 100% renewable energy and signed onto the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign. But turning commitment into action is where the real work begins, and Atlanta might be the ultimate test case.
Full episode - April 15, 2019
Sparks are seen through one of Notre-Dame's iconic stained glass windows.
Parisians watch in horror as the Notre-Dame Cathedral goes up in flames. Plus, President Donald Trump's new immigration plan offers migrant parents a choice: lose your children at the border or get locked up together. And, what the NBA is doing to attract more Latino talent and expand the league's Latino fan base.
Full story - April 12, 2019
Coffee beans swirl in a large roaster
The country this week decided it would no longer require companies to stockpile coffee. For those working in the coffee business, it’s a slight.
Full story - April 12, 2019
A woman stands on the porch of a house
Airbnb announced plans to delist rentals in the occupied West Bank in November, but was quickly engaged in lawsuits that alleged discrimination. The vacation website has reversed their decision, but is again fielding blowback.
Full story - April 12, 2019
Kagame pardoned 367 women who were jailed because they had an abortion. The order was widely praised by women and human rights activists.