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The US election is one month away, and today, we're looking at how it concerns Latino voters — specifically Latino voters in Arizona, where issues such as immigration reform and the border with Mexico are as real as they can be. We assembled Latino political activists from the left and the right before an audience in Phoenix earlier this week, where Marco Werman moderated a lively discussion of topics including immigration, education and jobs. Speakers of different political stripes even found some common ground at this divided time. This episode features an edited version of the conversation.
Can the war in Syria be brought to an end? We'll take a look. Plus, a TV journalist teams with Marvel Comics in an effort to get accurate news out of Syria. Also, in Major League Baseball, a showy bat flip could get you plunked, but in South Korea, bat flips are not only accepted, they're an art form.
The National Archive of Aleppo: It's an online space for residents — and former residents — of the Syrian city to share their memories of the place they remember before the war. We also hear about a religious community in central Massachusetts whose roots date back to the early days of Christianity. Plus, a world-famous fish market in Tokyo prepares to close its doors.
Today on The World, relations get even rockier between the US and Russia. We take a look. Also, we go inside a community of Syrian refugees in Denmark as they struggle to adjust to life in a new country. Plus, a top soccer league finally opens its doors to an American coach. And we remember "Hanoi Hannah."
Today's special edition comes from KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona. Host Marco Werman and a team of producers and reporters from The World are in Arizona, reporting on border issues. We hear from a rancher who has to deal daily with smugglers using his property to get people and drugs into the US. We also visit a private detention facility where migrants wait to see whether they can stay in the US, or whether they'll be deported. Plus, we get a story about a group of border patrol agents who feel torn between their Latino heritage and the border they're protecting. Back in Boston, host Jeb Sharp brings you the results of two referendums over the weekend, one in Colombia and one in Hungary.
The US ambassador to Denmark has his own reality show. Ambassador Gifford stops by to tell Marco Werman all about his use of "soft power." We also get the story of an Ethiopian immigrant in California who decided to bring a little taste of his homeland to the Bay Area — and now wants to grow California crops in Ethiopia. Plus, a requiem for Rosetta, the comet-exploring spacecraft.