Several organizations are trying to battle the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya through sex education. We talk to two of them on the show today. Also, Nelson Denis, author of the book "War Against All Puerto Ricans" joins us on the show to share his findings about the United States' relations with the island. Finally, historian John Schmidt talks about the first moderns Olympics.
Shafqat Munir explains the significance of Ghulam Azam's conviction for war crimes and looks at what's next for Bangladesh. The ACLU's William Ramirez tells us about police brutality in Puerto Rico. Natan Sachs weighs in on what's needed for Mideast peace talks.
Living things that make their own light exist across the natural world, from fireflies to dinoflagellates to glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. We explore the point of all that light with the help of a Harvard scholar and a bioluminescent bay.
Frank Rosaly is best known for playing and composing improvised or avant garde jazz music. But in his most recent musical research he's venturing into entirely new terrain – his own Puerto Rican roots.
In 2008, teachers in Puerto Rico joined with students and parents in an island-wide, 10-day strike decrying the state of education. The shutdown was a historic one, as it's against the law in Puerto Rico for teachers to strike.
Despite billions of dollars in private donations and government money, a staggering number of Haitians remain in tent camps. And a recent cholera epidemic – which has claimed 5,000 lives – has only made life worse.
One of the country’s oldest outdoor murals covers a storefront on Chicago’s Northwest Side. People who care about the 40-year-old painting are finishing a facelift. The mural restoration is doing more than brightening up a gritty stretch of North Avenue.