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A month after Mexico City's quake, insect die-off, French singer Camille

10/19/2017
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The World's Monica Campbell lost her home to the Mexico City quake a month ago. Now, she's looking for answers about how people can live safely in earthquake-prone areas. Also, a dramatic decline in the number of insects in Germany has scientists worried. Plus, a song about Twix candy bars recorded in a 14th-century French monastery.

Duration: 00:45:29


Travel ban 3.0, Syria after Raqqa's fall, Yaeji's new song

10/18/2017
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ISIS may be defeated in Raqqa, but what comes next for Syria is still very much up in the air. Also, a college student leaves Puerto Rico for Florida after Hurricane Maria. Plus, remembering Canadian rock legend Gord Downie.

Duration: 00:45:39


King of spies, fires in Spain and Portugal, Johnny Clegg's final journey

10/17/2017
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The story of the spy who helped the US target bombs during the Korean War. Plus, California's not the only place battling wildfires. Parts of Portugal and Spain are on fire, too. And just how advanced is the scanning tech keeping our ports safe?

Duration: 00:46:12


Attack in Mogadishu, Iraqi troops take Kirkuk and Truman's grandson

10/16/2017
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This weekend's terror attack in Somalia's capital takes a toll on Minnesota's Somali American community. We'll check in with the Twin Cities. Also, how dubbing became part of the art of movie-making in Germany. And Harry Truman's grandson plays the former president on stage.

Duration: 00:45:45


Trump's Iran strategy, the Weinstein scandal and Che's Irish roots

10/13/2017
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President Donald Trump unveils a new Iran strategy, saying he won't certify the Iran nuclear deal. Then we meet a Muslim American comedian, who finds out his image was used as part of Russian election meddling. Plus, we take a look at Che Guevara's Irish roots.

Duration: 00:45:14


California fires, veterans in Puerto Rico, Johnny Clegg's last tour

10/12/2017
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A radio station becomes a vital source of information for Spanish speakers as wildfires burn through northern California. Plus, helping veterans in storm-devastated in Puerto Rico. And writer Viet Thanh Nguyen on his MacArthur "genius award."

Duration: 00:44:52


Rethinking Puerto Rico's grid, Canada's fentanyl crisis, US soccer's Red Wedding

10/11/2017
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Puerto Rico's power grid needs rebuilding after Hurricane Maria, but can it also be more sustainable than before? Also, the items that immigrants abandon in the desert after crossing the US-Mexico border. Plus, the US men's soccer team fails to qualify for the next World Cup.

Duration: 00:46:28


For and against sanctuary, America's most diverse neighborhood, tiny Iceland wins

10/10/2017
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California's new sanctuary state law gets pushback from local law enforcement. Also, a church in Boston offers literal sanctuary to one undocumented immigrant. Plus, how an environmental scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab started writing French pop songs

Duration: 00:45:51


The public face of Puerto Rico's recovery, the Kaspersky hack and Kim Jong-un's sister

10/9/2017
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Today, our Across Women's Lives team takes us on an afternoon with the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Plus, North Korean defectors are becoming celebrities on South Korean television. And, we look at the tradition of getting inked in India.

Duration: 00:46:40


Nobel against nukes, crackdown in Egypt, Frida the rescue dog

10/6/2017
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The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Also, what African Americans think about Africans, and vice versa. Plus, Mexico's hero rescue dog, Frida.

Duration: 00:48:10


US troops in Niger, DACA deadline and Theresa May's bad day

10/5/2017
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US troops are deployed in the West African nation of Niger. Is it for security, development, or both? We take a look. Also, are you supporting North Korea when you buy frozen fish here in the US? Maybe. Plus, an Iranian piano prodigy makes it to the US despite the travel ban.

Duration: 00:46:56


Las Vegas and terrorism, US-Cuba relations chill, Sputnik anniversary

10/4/2017
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Some want President Donald Trump to call the Las Vegas shooter a terrorist. Author Masha Gessen tells us why she disagrees. Also, a retired FBI agent tries to find out who betrayed Anne Frank. Plus, the 60th anniversary of Sputnik's launch.

Duration: 00:47:41


Trump scolds Puerto Rico, Catalans protest, physics Nobel explained

10/3/2017
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President Donald Trump visits hurricane-battered Puerto Rico and scolds the island for throwing his budget "out of whack." Also, skepticism about a terror link to the Las Vegas shooting. And a Nobel physics laureate explains his work.

Duration: 00:46:51


Moving beyond talk of terrorism after the mass shooting in Las Vegas

10/2/2017
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A 64-year-old white American is blamed for Sunday night’s terrorist attacking in Las Vegas, and an ISIS publication claims responsibility. Officials, however, say there is no evidence that Stephen Paddock had connections to any militant groups. We speak with former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem about the shooting. Plus, we check in with reporter Gerry Hadden in Barcelona. He saw the police crackdown on Catalan voters firsthand — his kids' school was a polling place. And we...

Duration: 00:47:12


The US military ramps up efforts in Puerto Rico, Catalonian cat and mouse and the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

9/29/2017
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Today we focus on the US military's response to the crisis in Puerto Rico, amid criticism that President Donald Trump waited too long to mobilize the Pentagon's relief efforts. And, Historically Black Colleges and Universities are becoming more diverse, as more immigrants and Latinos enter those institutions. Plus, why the French end up hating their presidents.

Duration: 00:46:01


Trump caps refugee admissions, Peru's banana farmers are in trouble and Rohingya in Chicago demand action

9/28/2017
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President Donald Trump wants cut the number of refugees allowed into the United States each year by more than half. We'll get reaction from a group that resettles refugees here. Plus, the small, but increasingly vocal Rohingya refugee community in Chicago demands action. And we've got music from a French Afro-Cuban twin sister act called Ibeyi.

Duration: 00:46:35


Can FEMA help Puerto Rico, #Women2Drive and some punk rock from Gogol Bordello

9/27/2017
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Federal aid is slowly making its way to Puerto Rico. But will it be in time to tackle the growing humanitarian crisis there? Also, a report on one of the most vulnerable populations when it comes to natural disasters: women who've sought protection from domestic violence. Plus, find out about Ukrainian identity from the lead singer of Gogol Bordello.

Duration: 00:46:34


Assessing damage in Mexico City, Trump taunts North Korea again, and a chat with singer Barbara Dane

9/26/2017
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Mexico City is still trying to recover from a massive earthquake that hit a week ago. The World's Monica Campbell takes us on a tour of her neighborhood, which was badly damaged. Plus, we have the story of a dying mill town in Oregon that was saved by Facebook. And, we'll speak with folk musician Barbara Dane about promoting social and political activism through music.

Duration: 00:47:16


Desperation in Puerto Rico, protests and what still feels like a Muslim ban

9/25/2017
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The disaster in Puerto Rico is far from over. The New York Times' Francis Robles joins us from San Juan. Also, we profile an Afghan refugee who won asylum in Germany. And, President Donald Trump's clash with the sports world did not go unnoticed outside the US.

Duration: 00:47:44


Puerto Rico's recovery, Facebook's election pledge, history of Tiki bars

9/22/2017
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Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery after being battered by Hurricane Maria. Also, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continue to trade insults and threats. Plus, a conversation with South African body positive activist Lesego Legobane.

Duration: 00:46:39

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