Since the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has jailed thousands of people, including doctors, teachers, lawyers — and mothers. A group of Turkish women in the US has found a way to help imprisoned women share their stories in their own voices.
Each year, seasonal vacation spots such as Cape Cod and Mackinac Island rely on an influx of foreign workers on temporary, H-2B work visas. Filipinos are among the biggest users of the H-2B visa — but now, the Trump administration has banned them.
American Muslims woke up to the news of the horrific attack on two mosques in New Zealand, where police told worshippers to avoid going to other mosques. But one American says the urge to be part of the community is healthy.
In a neighborhood peppered with beauty shops, what makes Shamso Hair Studio and Spa unique is not the silver and black décor — or even the henna body art or the hammam steam spa — it is who is allowed in and who is not.
Wampanoag leader Massasoit Ousamequin sat with “some ninety men" at the first Thanksgiving table in 1621, likely eating goose, duck and venison rather than turkey. A savory seasonal sobaheg stew, yes. Mashed potatoes — nowhere to be seen. Corn, a cornucopia.
Cell phones may be hazardous to your health. The science is inconclusive but some states want to require warning labels on cell phones. David Carpenter is director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany.
The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the music of The Kominas. The group's two members are from Boston, the children of Pakistani immigrants. Their new album is called, "Wild Nights in Guantanamo Bay."
Humanitarian aid groups all over the world are struggling to cope with back-to-back disasters in China and Myanmar, and The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports on how they decide where to focus their efforts.
York, England is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The city is celebrating the centuries old tradition of rapper sword dancing this weekend. Producer Naomi Arenburg sent us an audio postcard of the Clownfish Rapper Sword Dancers of Cape Cod, Massachusetts doing their thing.
Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about a new CD inspired by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. The album is by Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor and the American string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The CD is called "Silent City."