Full story - February 05, 2019
A boy looks through the slats of the US-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park in Tijuana, Mexico.
A new policy that forces people to wait in Mexico as their US asylum claims are decided has raised questions about where the migrants will live, whether they will be safe and how they can manage high-stakes asylum cases while living in another country. The rollout has been chaotic and confusing.
Full story - February 05, 2019
Carlos Alfredo Vecchio speaks at a podium in front of reporters
The White House is recognizing Carlos Vecchio as Venezuela's new ambassador to the US. But embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has locked and shuttered the country's embassy.
Full story - February 05, 2019
A group of Chinese students walking.
The US is still the number one destination for many Chinese international students. But a recent incident at Duke University over students speaking Chinese has some colleges worried that the US is gaining a reputation for being unwelcoming.
Full story - February 05, 2019
day care
Having kids — it’s not cheap. Especially when you consider the cost of child care. Many women in the US say the cost makes it difficult to get ahead. But what if there were a model for universal day care? It turns out, there is such a thing — in Québec. The program is 20 years old and is an inspiration for many.
Full episode - February 05, 2019
Carlos Alfredo Vecchio gestures while standing next to Senator Jim Risch
Carlos Vecchio is the ambassador of Venezuela's opposition in Washington, and will be at Tuesday's state of the union as a guest of Sen. Marco Rubio. Vecchio tells host Marco Werman about his job drumming up support for Juan Guaidó, the US-recognized interim president of Venezuela. We also hear from Marco Villada, a former DACA recipient who grew up in California, but ended up stranded in Mexico while trying to clarify his immigration status. Plus, Marco speaks with Fawzia Koofi, a member of the Afghan parliament who is in Moscow on Tuesday for peace talks with the Taliban. Koofi was also the first female deputy speaker in the assembly.
Full story - February 04, 2019
Screenshots of Facebook posts
The World reporter Tania Karas covers global migration and often meets people on the move. Because of Facebook, she's been able to watch the milestones of refugees long after parting ways.
Full story - February 04, 2019
Defendents sit in a juror box and at tables during the Nuremberg trials in this historic photo
All of the Nuremberg trials were recorded on 1,942 gramophone records but using a needle to play them — to digitize them — could also damage them. So, a scientist found a way to use photos to create sound.
Full story - February 04, 2019
A young woman in a hijab shows her phone screen to another young woman whose back is turned to the camera. On the phone is Donald Trump.
In Trump's 2018 address, he outlined a four-pillar plan for immigration reform. Since the speech, he's focused on funding for a border wall, which caused the stalemate and the longest government shutdown in US history.
Full story - February 04, 2019
The Facebook logo is reflected in the lenses of a woman's glasses
Facebook turns 15 and we asked listeners why they were still using the social media site. For some, it was keeping in touch. For others, it's simple FOMO.