Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus share their take on the news every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Special episode: After inauguration, what’s next for the US?
Donald Trump is leaving office today as Joseph Biden assumes the presidency and command over a deeply divided nation. But the transfer of power is taking place under military presence as scores of National Guard troops patrol the U.S. Capitol and Washington, DC. In today's episode, we’ve got a roundup of Al Jazeera journalists seeking answers to the questions that will shape the next chapter of US history.
Are Hollywood executives complicit in Latinx exclusion?
Members of the Latinx community have perpetually remained underrepresented in front and behind Hollywood’s cameras. This past year, shows centering Latina, Latino and Latinx stories, like One Day at a Time, Vida, and Gentefied, were ignored at major awards shows. Now, creators are demanding more, as 270 producers, writers and show runners signed a letter calling for systematic change in the industry. In today’s episode, we speak to two of the letter’s signees to explore why Latinx shows are undervalued, and why these creators are pushing for diversity in entertainment.
After decades, an abortion victory in Argentina
In a milestone win, Argentina’s Senate voted to legalize abortion, granting millions of women access to legal elective abortions until the 14th week of pregnancy. We’re revisiting an episode we first aired in March to take a deep dive into the decades-long fight to secure abortion rights, and to understand how the green wave movement secured the decriminalization of abortion in a majority Roman Catholic country and homeland of Pope Francis.
Why the blockade against Qatar is ending now
After years of dispute, there was a breakthrough at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit. In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt announced a blockade on Qatar. The countries released a list of 13 demands to be met for the embargo to end. The dispute remained at a virtual standstill until last week, when the blockade was finally lifted. After more than three years of embargo by land, air, and sea, why is the GCC dispute coming to an end now?
We’re asking, again, will the president be prosecuted?
In the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection on the United States Capitol, many are asking, what’s next? Will President Donald Trump be punished for his role in encouraging the riots? What kind of punishment is possible for a President of the United States? We asked similar questions several months ago about President Trump's other pending legal cases. In today’s episode, we have an update to those questions. Hear what is possible while he remains in office, and what could happen once Donald Trump is no longer president of the United States.
The ignored warnings of the US Capitol insurrection
Much of the country, and world, is shocked over the storming of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6. In today’s episode, journalists and activists describe their experience covering and witnessing the insurrection. We hear experts analyze the contrast between the lack of police preparedness and response to Trump loyalists versus Black Lives Matter protesters last year. And we ask all of them to consider what Wednesday's events mean for the future of US democracy.
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