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On this Thanksgiving eve, we'll hear from veterans remembering some Thanksgiving moments while deployed. Hear about having dinner in Saddam Hussein's former palace and procuring live turkeys with the help of Peshmerga guards. Plus, how China's Communist Party perceives the impeachment proceedings in Washington. Also, Germany's far-right party — Alternative for Germany — is targeting the country's theaters, art and cultural institutions.The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. Donate today during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled. [Donate!]
The World continues its coverage of campaigns for police reform across the globe. Host Marco Werman speaks with Siana Bangura, an organizer in London, and Miski Noor, an activist with Black Visions Collective in Minneapolis. Also, The World's Jorge Valencia has a story about police killings in Latin America.  Tensions continue to escalate between the US and China. The US Navy is dispatching two aircraft carriers plus support ships to the western Pacific, a powerful signal to Beijing. Host Marco Werman speaks with military analyst Sim Tack about the escalations. With international tourism falling off a cliff, governments are trying to mitigate things by allowing their citizens to visit neighboring countries. But with "travel bubbles" forming around the world, the US hasn't been invited to buddy up with anybody. The World's Bianca Hillier has more. And, US President Donald Trump authorized economic sanctions against the International Criminal Court this week, unhappy about efforts to investigate US personnel. The World's Rupa Shenoy reports.
Wednesday on The World, we'll check in on global movements to end systemic racial discrimination. First to Toronto, Canada, where the city’s first black police chief resigned abruptly — months before he was supposed to and without explanation. And, thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the US Embassy in Madrid over the weekend to commemorate the life of George Floyd. But, they were also protesting the racial inequalities in Spain. Also, as lockdowns were lifted in China, worry spread about imported cases from abroad. Black people were targeted, leading some African Americans in Guangzhou to question whether they could stay.
A pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong finds itself at a crossroads after a police officer shot a demonstrator at close range and a pro-Beijing supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set on fire. The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The case is viewed as one of the most critical on the court's docket. And, a reboot of the acclaimed show "Blue's Clues & You" premiers Monday. We speak with the new host Joshua Dela Cruz about what this role means for him as a Filipino American.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Moscow about their overlapping interests in Iran and Syria. We look at reverberations from two strongmen trying to set the agenda for a troubled region. Plus, The World's Carolyn Beeler explains how the fragility of one Antarctic glacier could potentially be the cause of future massive sea level changes globally.
Today on The World, President Donald Trump has decided to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. We look at why some in North Dakota don't mind. And we also examine why this is personal for people in the Marshall Islands, a Pacific nation already experiencing climate change.
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.
The World Health Organization has designated COVID-19 a pandemic. Today, we find out how epidemiologists predict the path of the coronavirus. And, as many US colleges cancel classes and boot students off-campus, they're creating logistical and financial nightmares that could leave some students in a bind. Also, scientists have discovered that lettuce grown in space is safe to eat and nutritional.
Syrians react to the news of a quick US pullout. The mother photographed fleeing tear gas with her children at the US-Mexico border is now in the country. And an American college professor finds his name was being used by an ISIS militant and ended up on a secret watch list.
Reaction to the Trump administration decision to rescind DACA, the program that protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. Plus, the debate over a statue in New York with links to slavery. And a campaign to get women in rural India to shout their husbands' names.
A new citizenship and immigration bill supported by India's government is being criticized as going against the constitution envisioned by former prime ministers Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also, next year marks a century since American women gained the right to vote — a movement that began in New Zealand and Australia. And, Arsenal soccer star Mesut Özil took to Twitter to criticize the Chinese government's treatment of Uighur Muslims, which prompted China's state broadcaster CCTV Sunday to remove the team's Premier League game from its broadcast schedule.The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. Donate today during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled. 
Amid all the threatening nuclear talk from North Korea, the detention of three Americans by North Korea is not getting much attention. Also, Mexican drug lord El Chapo isn't too happy with his prison digs in New York. Plus, a perspective on climate change from the point of view of a mussel.
Undocumented immigrants pay billions in taxes every year, now they face a dilemma under President Trump. Also, why are corporate taxes in the US so much higher than in other countries? Plus wisdom from a woman 117 years young.
President Trump says Australia has better health care than America —  so we find out what's so good about it. Also, how the US alt-right's attempt to influence the French presidential race has fallen flat. Plus, Israeli pianist Idan Raichel and his sonic toys.
After a 19-year-old Central American woman gave birth in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody in Chula Vista, California, Friday, US officials threatened to deport the mother without her newborn girl. Plus, the profile of an Afghan refugee on the island of Lesbos who started a school in a migrant camp. Greece now plans to close the camp and move asylum seekers to the mainland, however. And, don't drink the water if you're skiing in British Columbia. An investigation found lead-contaminated water in 20 communities, including the iconic ski town of Whistler, a place known for being eco-friendly.UPDATE: In a previous version of this podcast, we incorrectly stated the government agency involved with the case of the 19-year-old Central American woman was Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It is CBP. The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. Donate today during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled. 
Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison— plus 30 years. A US veteran, originally from Belize, was unable to enter the US for a citizenship interview on Monday. Brazil's president wants to put more armed police officers in the country's public schools. And, we meet a dancer who is making the male-dominated tango scene in Buenos Aires a safer space for women.
As more details of the victims of Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso come out, host Marco Werman speaks with Fernando Garcia, founder and executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights about how families, including his, are reeling from the incident, but also asking bigger questions about the roots of such a tragedy and its connections to white supremacy. We meet a family that fled threats from violent cartels in Mexico and began the process of applying for US asylum. After a two-month wait in Mexico, they're now on their way to Washington state. And, in Turkey, many Syrian refugees are now afraid to leave their homes. The Turkish government has started deporting Syrians back to Syria and it's become increasingly difficult for Syrians to obtain legal status. Plus, Thailand says it's keen to churn out "world-class cannabis" for medical use.
The official US delegation at the climate talks in Germany toes the Trump Administration line, but another US contingent in Bonn offers up a different message. Also, we launch our Livable Planet desk for coverage of the environment. And our own editor feels the pain as Italy fails to qualify for soccer's World Cup.
A young Iraqi tells us how ISIS destroyed his Christian faith. A young woman in Texas is planning for college even as she faces possible deportation. And Cape Town, South Africa, is literally running out of water.
The Trump administration has published a list of Putin allies that could face sanctions. We'll get the view from Moscow. Also, a Vietnamese-American journalist remembers a key moment in the Vietnam War: the Tet Offensive, which started 50 years ago Tuesday. And we'll hear how soul music captured the heart of English singer James Hunter.
Republicans in Congress unveiled their tax overhaul. How do the recommended changes compare to tax systems in other countries? Also, New Zealand is proposing special visas for climate refugees. Plus, Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a robot.
President Donald Trump's new US plan for Afghanistan is expected to including some extra US troops deployed there. We take a look at what else we might expect to hear rom the president. Also, Seattle follow's China's lead and tries dockless bike sharing. Plus, the BBC has a new Pidgin English service for West Africa.
Today we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how two international trips he took influenced his message here at home. Also, a former Homeland Security official appraises President Trump's idea of possibly sending the military, or National Guard, to the US-Mexico border. And reporter Lidia Jean Kott tells us about a video portal that's giving residents of one Milwaukee neighborhood a connection to the rest of the world.
President Trump has made threats against Iran. We hear about a German soccer star's complaints of racism. Plus, we remember Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold and his ability to capture the different cultures and cuisines.
Marvel's new superhero film, "Black Panther," is setting box office records, and making headlines for its portrayal of the African continent. Plus, from the election, to the Florida shooting, to the Olympics, it's all about Russia these days. And we hear the story of the women who, 50 years ago, campaigned to make Britain's fishing industry safer.
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Apr 10th, 2017
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