Full episode - June 10, 2019
A man is shown in soft focus in the nearground with a stock trading electronic board in the background.
The proposed merger of two major defense contractors — Raytheon and United Technologies — prompts questions about the future of military weapons systems and role that private companies play in national defense. Also, what lessons are Hongkongers drawing from the large weekend protests over extradition arrangements with mainland China? Plus, we profile the Chilean women's soccer team as the Women's World Cup enters its first week.
Full story - June 10, 2019
Two yellow tents and a larger dome tent are staked into the snow. At the top of the image is a wing of a tiny prop plane.
A team of four researchers spent 10 days in one of the remote places on earth to scout locations for sensors that will measure the warm water that is melting the Thwaites Glacier from below.
Full story - June 10, 2019
A man sits behind bars
Anti-corruption journalist Ivan Golunov was arrested on what many are saying is trumped up charges in retaliation for his investigative work. It has sparked an outpouring of support within Russia and internationally.
Full episode - June 07, 2019
Two US Border Patrol agent are seen standing in uniform with their hands on their hips.
We try to contextualize President Trump's claim that a record number of people are illegally crossing the border by looking at the data going back almost two decades. Also, we hear from two high schools seniors — in California and Illinois — who missed the cutoff for protection under DACA. Plus, the Women's World Cup soccer tournament gets underway in France, with the US defending its 2015 title.
Full story - June 07, 2019
A high school graduation in Northern California
Undocumented immigrant teens are increasingly graduating from high school without legal protections such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Despite the uncertainty, these students are turning to their networks and one another to push ahead and pursue higher education.
Full story - June 07, 2019
Iranian American businesses in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.
Today, about 180,000 Iranians live across California. Some say hearing calls for war between the US and Iran is like a "roller coaster ride" — and opinions vary on whether they would support US military strikes.
Full story - June 06, 2019
Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans at a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 5, 2019
Sudan is in crisis. The crackdown on its pro-democracy movement has been brutal, but there may be worse to come, including civil war and a flood of asylum-seekers.
Full story - June 06, 2019
An empty water bottle lays on the dirt behind a string of barbed wire
Prosecutions in the US for those who help migrants with shelter, food, water or transportation are on the rise. It tracks a trend playing out in Europe since its 2015 refugee crisis.
Full story - June 06, 2019
A man crouches in the dirt surrounded by others as they review a few maps.
The desert around Ajo, Arizona, is one of the most deadly parts of the US border. Humanitarian aid groups there are continuing to provide food and water along known routes even as they await the verdict of a fellow volunteer who has been charged with helping two migrants.
Full episode - June 06, 2019
More than a dozen parachutes are shown in the sky with two people dressed in WWII military uniforms in the nearground.
On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we hear from one American veteran who tells us his story of returning to Normandy for what he expects to be his last visit. And, how the controversial legacy of Hugo Chávez splits one family, just as it divides the whole of Venezuela. Plus, how gaming and student procrastination in the 1980s took on a new purpose with the advent of Tetris— arguably one of the Soviet Union's greatest exports — on the game's 35th birthday.