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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.
Thursday on The World, families of 9/11 victims get the congressional green light to sue Saudi Arabia. And, the New York Times reporter Declan Walsh normally serves as a foreign correspondent, but now he's been deployed to the US to cover our presidential election "in much the same way he would cover an event overseas." We'll find out what he's discovering as he makes his way across the country. Plus, the remains of some American soldiers who fought in Mexico finally make it home, 170 years later.
We remember Shimon Peres, one of Israel's founding fathers. He served as both prime minister and president during his life in public service and was one of the key figures behind the Oslo Accords. Also, Pepe the Frog. He's a cartoon character that's more than a decade old. But he's recently been co-opted by the alt-right and made into a figure that the Anti-Defamation League has just deemed a "hate symbol." Plus, the Indian Bhangra dancers who are getting folks in Canada's Maritime provinces moving.
Today we get some outside perspectives on last night's presidential debate. We'll touch base with viewers in Nigeria, Mexico, the UK and Thailand, and we'll touch on themes ranging from race relations to immigration to America's crummy airports. Plus, a Colombian American journalist offers his views on the historic peace agreement between FARC rebels and the Colombian government. Plus, we hear why Chablis growers in France are taking aim with anti-hail cannons, today on The World.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head to head tonight in their first televised debate as presidential nominees. We look at some of the hot topics they'll discuss, including national security, Syria, and immigration. Plus, there is heartbreak in Miami, where the city is mourning the tragic death of Florida Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old, originally from Cuba, was beloved not only as a great player, but a great person as well. And, we'll teach you how to respond if someone calls you a "ninnyhammer."