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US lawmakers vote to restrict the program that lets some foreign nationals enter the US without a visa. Meanwhile, we also hear how the US has blocked immigration before — such as the 19th century ban on ethnic Chinese immigration and naturalization. Plus we take a look at the origin of the Philadelphia accent — in American Sign Language.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he wants to ban all Muslim travel to the United States. But the billionaire businessman might want to think twice about that — Trump has millions invested in various parts of the Muslim world. Plus, we head to Irving, Texas to hear about the recent protests against Muslim-Americans and their mosque there. We also hear an American family, which owned property in Cuba before the 1959 revolution, has filed claims to get it back. These kinds of property claims are among the thornier issues that US and Cuban officials are discussing this week in Havana.
We lead off the show with a psychologist who talks about the roots of our fear of terrorist acts, and consider whether President Obama's address to the nation last night is likely to calm people down. Plus, we have the latest from the global climate summit in Paris. All that, and comedian Joanna Hausmann tells us about some of the crazier Christmas traditions observed across Latin America.
Today we hear about the role of women in extremism. There have been women jihadis before, although most have been used to 'anchor' men to extremism rather than becoming attackers themselves. Plus, some have compared the devastating floods in India to the disaster in New Orleans after Katrina. We also hear the pros and cons of building more nuclear power plants in order to help decrease greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle climate change.
Today, we hear a global reaction to the tragic mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. We also hear about the global market in military-style assault weapons, and compare how easy it is to get them here in the US versus other parts of the world. Plus, as the climate summit continues in Paris, we have a story about the threat posed by global warming and rising sea levels for coastal communities in India.
The war in Syria can sometimes seem far away and impersonal, but one man, a citizen journalist in rebel-held Syria, wants to change that. Also, where are ISIS fighters in Syria getting their weapons and munitions? Plus, China is promising to clean up its act when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Is this for real this time?