World Feb 12

Here’s the real story behind your cup of tea

When you wrap your hands around a toasty cup of tea this winter, consider the source. Human rights groups allege tea-pickers worker in dangerous conditions. This week’s Shortwave investigates the claims.

Hello! I’m P.J. Tobia, host of PBS NewsHour’s Shortwave podcast. This is a reminder that as you hustle cross country to gather with family this holiday season, tune in to Shortwave to learn about connections to your global family.

Dec 17

Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was interviewed by the FBI in 2011, two years before carrying out the attack. It made us wonder. What does tracking terrorists entail? And how is it that someone on a government watch list wasn’t…

Women make up 10 to 15 percent of foreigners that have traveled to the so-called Islamic State. And these women play a critical role in building the state. For this week's Shortwave podcast, P.J. Tobia interviews Audrey Alexander, a researcher…