Tuesday, August 05, 2014
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, or identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Upper West Side or Harlem? Flatbush or Midwood? Matthew Hyland, a volunteer for Google Maps, answered questions from our listeners during the show about New York City's disputed neighborhood borders. Now, we're hoping you can answer the ones we couldn't get to on Twitter.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
In a major departure from the policy of the Mubarak regime, Egypt's official news agency has announced that, as of Saturday, May 28, 2011, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza will be permanently opened. The border's periodic openings and closings over the decades have reflected tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Territories — and an agreement between Israel and the Mubarak regime.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Over three decades have passed since Henry Kissinger served as Secretary of State for the Richard Nixon, and then Gerald Ford, and his advice is still sought and respected by politicians and world leaders. In the third installment of our interview with him, he shares his thoughts on the Arab spring, Israel and Palestine, and how President Obama is handling all of this.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The United States is considering a range of options to deal with Libya, including military action and sanctions. However, there's another possibility for Libya: an information campaign and the Pentagon has reportedly explored at the option of jamming Libya's communications so that Gadhafi has a harder time talking to his forces. Matt Armstrong, lecturer on public diplomacy at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and publisher of the blog MountainRunner.us, takes a closer look at how an information campaign might work in Libya.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By Aaron Ernst
Our WNYC partner Pop + Politics has been traveling the country this fall to explore the stories and characters behind the political debates this campaign season. Across the southwest, one of this year's biggest election issues is illegal immigration and border security. When Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 in the spring, a bill that required local police officers to enforce federal immigration law, the state became the flash point for a national debate about how best to deal with undocumented immigrants.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Nortec Collective is a band from Northern Mexico that’s known for pushing boundaries and blurring our notions of what constitutes borders.
Whether performing instrumentals, like “Tijuana Bass,” or singing electronic songs filled with mixed English and Spanish, they demonstrate that fences can do little to prevent the exchange of ideas and cultures, and may, in fact, do a lot to inspire them.
(Check out their new single, "I Count the Ways," after the jump.)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
"Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out"
Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall" might serve as a good start to the conversation over whether the huge fence the U.S.government is building to prevent illegal immigrants, terrorists and drug traffickers from entering the U.S. from Mexico is worth the effort and money.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
We've all heard a lot about Arizona's controversial and stringent immigration law, SB 1070, which allows Arizona police to question anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally. But 44 other states have introduced immigration legislation of their own since the beginning of 2010. Some worry that the U.S. may soon be facing a patchwork of different laws for different states.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tension is growing along the American border with Mexico after a U.S. border agent shot and killed a 15-year-old Mexican boy on Monday evening. The incident, which took place near the El Paso border crossing, is complicated by the fact that U.S. authorities, Mexican authorities and eyewitnesses all tell different accounts of the incident. The U.S. says the teen was with a group of youths who threw rocks at border agents while they were trying to arrest two illegal migrants. Mexican authorities have condemned the shooting, calling it excessive use of force.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
By Arwa Gunja
For the first time in U.S. history, women have become the majority in the workforce. And Tuesday’s primary elections showed us that women can dominate in politics too. In California, Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman both won their Republican nominations for Senate and governor, respectively. Sen. Blanche Lincoln secured the Democratic ticket in Arkansas. Plus Nikki Haley was victorious in South Carolina. The Washington Post’s website is leading with a headline that suggests this may be the “year of the women.” Hanna Rosin wrote a piece for The Atlantic titled, "The End of Men." Politics aside, who has it easier in America today – men or women?
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Last year, U.S. authorities found nearly 100 fugitives hiding out in Mexico. In 1999, only 14 fugitives were found and returned. The increase is attributed to ongoing cooperation between United States and Mexican officials along the border.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Under a new program being enforced by ICE, some Mexican immigrants caught in Nogales, Ariz., with relatively small amounts of marijuana will be turned over to the Mexican authorities for prosecution. Previously, these small-time smugglers were deemed too much trouble to prosecute, and were usually set free. We talk with Matt Allen, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Arizona, and Isabel Garcia, a public defender in Pima County, who opposes the policy.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here's the AP's report on how the swine flu is sparking border precautions:
Friday, April 17, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
—Time Magazine's Ioan Grillo on the ongoing conflict in Mexico
For more, here is the AP's report on the visit: