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Monday, September 26, 2022
A far-right nationalist is on track to become Italy's first female prime minister. What led Italians to back a candidate who is accused of spreading white supremacist ideas? Also, thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country to avoid military service under President Putin's mobilization order. Plus, why NASA scientists are getting ready to slam one of their spacecrafts into an asteroid.
The Black Gate: A Uyghur Family's Story, Part 2
In the second and final part of our series "The Black Gate: A Uyghur's Family's Story," a Uyghur man returns to China to find his children who've been sent to "boarding schools" and his wife who's spent two years in prison. In the Xinjiang region of western China, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups have been arrested and detained. Many are still desperately searching for their families.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Global markets tumbled this week, deepening fears of a possible recession ahead. Hurricane Fiona weakens to a post tropical storm as it hits eastern Canada. Some Russian men flee to Turkey as they try to avoid the military call up to fight in Ukraine.
Friday, September 23, 2022
Referendums are taking place in Russian occupied regions of Ukraine on whether to become part of Russia. Some health experts warn of a particularly hard flu season ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. Energy and climate leaders are in Pittsburgh for a forum on green energy solutions ahead of the UN climate summit this fall.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
The legal troubles of former President Trump continue to mount, as federal judges rule against him in the DOJ investigation, and a new lawsuit is filed. In an ongoing effort to tackle inflation the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again. Protests in Iran continue after a young woman died while in police custody.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Russian President Putin announces a partial military mobilization of army reservists. Migrant advocates have sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over his political stunt that relocated migrants from Texas to Massachusetts. One community in Puerto Rico faces a daunting recovery after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. **This episode has been updated with an accurate pronunciation of Yesenia Nazario.
Ten hours later morning commute
I live in Japan and have to drive an hour to work. This is the perfect way to start off the morning commute, even though I listen to it ten hours after it was posted and I've heard what has happened since then.