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By P. J. Tobia
This week’s Shortwave explores the cultural and religious motivations of veiling, as well as the difficulty of eating french fries with one’s face completely covered.
The Syrian refugee crisis is the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. And we think people should know more about it.
Since last summer the number of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has decreased. By a lot. So, problem solved? Not so fast.
For the economies of many poor countries, remittances from the U.S. -- cash that immigrants send back home -- are a lifeline. In some countries, this money is critical to keeping the economy going. But could these money transfers be…
For this week's Shortwave, host PJ Tobia chats with Cole Bunzel, one of the world's foremost experts on the Islamic State and a postdoctoral candidate at Princeton University, has translated hundreds of pages of Islamic State's founding documents from the…
What you probably don’t know about the spicy tuna is that its main ingredient is called “tuna scrape.” Scrape is the meat left behind on the tuna’s skeleton after the fillet has been removed. It’s separated (or “scraped”) from the…
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/app/uploads/2015/06/Last-years-child-migrant-crisis-is-this-years-immigration-court-backlog.mp3 This time last year, we reported on the surge of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America. We took a close look at why the kids are coming and what happens to them once they…
Miles O’brien has given NewsHour viewers a look into the heart of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, digging deep into the science, medicine and cutting edge research unfolding along with the crisis. But behind the science are human beings. Doctors and…
Ebola has taken the lives of 11,000 people and sickened another 26,000. But scientists know less than you might think about the origins of the virus or how it made its leap to humans.
This week on Shortwave, Slash, former lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, talks about his involvement in the fight against the illegal ivory trade.
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