Streams

Recent Episodes and Articles

A Liberian describes the hard reality of Ebola: 'You're running even from people you love'

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The ebola crisis has so overwhelmed some hospitals in Liberia, that patients are being treated in their homes. Markets in border areas are being closed, as well as schools. Liberia's Information Minister Lewis Brown says the country's frightened health care workers need counseling.
Read More

Comment

How American Jews feel about Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
Read More

Comment

The new Argentine debt crisis resurrects painful memories and fears of economic disaster

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years after last-ditch talks with US hedge funds collapsed. Many Argentines worry that unless a deal is reached, another default could crash the peso and lead to inflation and unemployment.
Read More

Comment

Baghdad's police are just waiting for the next car bombing

Thursday, July 31, 2014

General Malik Maliki of Baghdad's federal police force has lost 10 men in the space of three days to bombings, and he expects the number to climb.
Read More

Comment

A beloved grocery chain where immigrants shop and work is now in jeopardy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Market Basket, the New England grocery chain, is a staple in immigrant communities. Not only do they shop there, they work there, too. But after a power struggle at the top of the company, customers and employees worry this could be the end.
Read More

Comment

Put away the plastic sheets and duct tape — there's no Ebola outbreak coming to the US

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The death of Liberian American traveler Patrick Sawyer stoked fears that the Ebola virus could cross the Atlantic. But despite the wide spread of the disease in West Africa, it has almost no chance of breaking out the United States thanks to the deep medical infrastructure here.
Read More

Comment

London launches a program to curb boozy criminals — by making them wear ankle monitors

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's London's latest fashion accessory for criminals — the alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet.
Read More

Comment

As Gaza burns, some West Bankers are calling for a third intifada

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Despite the campaign in Gaza, the West Bank has stayed relatively quiet in recent weeks. But after three Palestinians died during a massive demonstration at the Qalandiya checkpoint, some are speculating about a third intifada.
Read More

Comment

How two women — an Israeli and a Palestinian — forged a friendship that endures through war

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gal and Rawan met as teens in the United States. War has since tested their bonds several times since the two women returned to Jerusalem, but their friendship has remained intact despite tensions between their peoples.
Read More

Comment

Scientists are trying to get to the bottom of those mysterious new holes in Siberia

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The discovery of two giant holes in the ground in far northern Russia is raising all kinds of speculation about their origin. No one yet knows for sure how they were formed, but a leading scientist is pointing to an ever-more usual suspect—climate change.
Read More

Comment

Are Russians worried about the new sanctions? Not so much

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The US and Europe have imposed a new round of economic sanctions on Russia. Russians brush them off, though some analysts say these sanctions could do real damage.
Read More

Comment

David Duchovny's pro-Russian beer ad stirs up a controversy

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

X-Files star David Duchovny, an American with a Russian-sounding last name, has unwittingly waded into the frosty world of US-Russia relations. And it all has to do with an unfortunately timed beer ad.
Read More

Comment

The death of a key doctor damages the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Ebola virus has killed nearly 700 people in West Africa, and the death toll now includes the doctor who was leading the fight against the disease in Sierra Leone. That's left the campaign there desperately short of expertise.
Read More

Comment

Uganda's anti-homosexuality law could be overturned in the courts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Anti-Homosexuality Act passed in December in Uganda criminalized being gay or even promoting gay rights. Now a case that might repeal the law is working through the Ugandan Constitutional Court.
Read More

Comment

What would life on Mars be like? A Canadian scientist spent months in a NASA-built dome to find out

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ross Lockwood went on a space journey to Mars — without leaving Earth. He spent 120 days living in a NASA-built dome on the slops of a dormant volcano in Hawaii.
Read More

Comment

Why are Turkish women posting photos of themselves laughing on Twitter?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has said in a speech that women should not laugh loudly in public. The Turks though, have been laughing out loud in reaction to the comment.
Read More

Comment

It's official. The 'Dick Cheney' of China is a target of Beijing's anti-corruption campaign

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Zhou Yongkang was considered one of the most powerful people in China not so long ago. He had immense wealth, connections and political power. But it turns out that Zhou was not untouchable. The ruling Communist Party has announced that he is being investigated on charges of corruption. And he might be purged from the party.
Read More

Comment

A meat scandal in China has customers asking just how safe is Western fast food?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The McDonald's menu in China is looking sparse ever since investigative reporters there filmed a local firm allegedly repackaging old meat — even scooping it off the floor — and selling it to fast food outlets. The company, Shanghai Husi Food, is a major supplier to many foreign chains in China, including McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.
Read More

Comment

Iraq is in serious trouble. Here's how it got there

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Frontline's new documentary "Losing Iraq" retraces the missteps the US government made in Iraq — and the deadly results of those poor decisions.
Read More

Comment

With new sanctions, the EU launches a broad economic attack on Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

European leaders agreed Tuesday to impose tough economic sanctions against Russia. The new measures are designed to place broad pressure on the Russian economy and force Vladimir Putin into de-escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine. But will the new measures work?
Read More

Comment