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Mexican, undocumented. . .Mormon?

5/7/2013
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The Mormon Church could be majority Latin American by 2015, and our newest podcast hones in on one person among the faithful. At the young age of 23, Isaac has learned more than most about watching the future slip through his fingers. "When we let fear take over us," he says, "we lose faith, and when we lose faith, we don’t have a future."

Can the U.S. keep conflict minerals from Congo out of your laptop?

5/7/2013
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That electronic gadget you’re using to listen to this story? Chances are, it’s connected to the war in Congo. It’s a long journey from here to there, and it’s complicated. But lawmakers in the U.S. want to leverage our consumer power to bring change to the Congo. The question is: Do they stand a chance of making a difference?

Can the U.S. keep conflict minerals from Congo out of your laptop?

3/19/2013
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That electronic gadget you’re using to listen to this story? Chances are, it’s connected to the war in Congo. It’s a long journey from here to there, and it’s complicated. But lawmakers in the U.S. want to leverage our consumer power to bring change to the Congo. The question is: Do they stand a chance of making a difference?

From War on Drugs to legal weed, where will the U.S. lead the world next?

1/29/2013
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When it comes to marijuana laws, the United States is a basket case. Creator of the "War on Drugs," the U.S. is also home to two states — Colorado and Washington — whose voters recently approved the world's most liberal marijuana policies. But as it turns out, the U.S. and Mexico have a shared marijuana history. We may have created the War on Drugs, but Mexico started Reefer Madness.

The shady trade in American horsemeat

12/18/2012
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The trade route from the U.S. to the EU is riddled with fraud, shoddy record-keeping, lax enforcement and horsemeat tainted with drugs people should never consume.

Latitude News Podcast #5 — The Mormon & the Muslim

11/13/2012
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Has anyone ever told you that Salt Lake City reminds them of Baghdad? The first time it happened we were surprised. The second time? We decided to take a closer look. What exactly is it about the global headquarters of the Mormon Church that makes it a comfortable home for Iraqis?

Latitude News Podcast #4 — Channeling Venice in Cleveland

10/10/2012
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Could Cleveland, Ohio became the American Venice, a global art hub on the shores of Lake Erie? Giancarlo Calicchia thinks so. He says Cleveland is a "magical" city with "a serious lack of self-esteem."

Black in China

8/28/2012
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Latitude News Podcast #3 - An African American "integrates" into Chinese culture.

U.S. exporting homophobia to Uganda

7/10/2012
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Even Scott Lively was surprised when Ugandan lawmakers considered executing homosexuals

Two nations, under cod

7/10/2012
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Until the 1980s, cod fueled growth in North America. It still does in Norway