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Is foreign money influencing US elections? We consider the question. Then we talk to Rupa Shenoy, creator of the Otherhood podcast, about how the Laotian community in the US helped push Washington to take responsibility for unexploded bombs littering the countryside in Laos. And, all the advertising at one London Underground station has been replaced by pictures of ... cats.
A new Netflix documentary, "White Helmets," follows the volunteers who rush in after Syrian airstrikes to save those buried in the rubble. Marco Werman speaks with the director and producer. Also, today marks the 100th anniversary of a major innovation in warfare: the battle tank. Plus, we hear about the adventures of a "Hajj rookie."
A former refugee from Afghanistan is now designing drones, and he's doing it to save the lives of other refugees. Plus, we check on how the ceasefire in Syria is holding up. Marco Werman speaks with a resident of a rebel-held area of Aleppo. Also, Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno has a new bilingual album out, in Spanish and English. She tells Marco about that, and about the time when as a 10-year-old she opened for Ricky Martin.
Today we explore how the issue of transparency in politics plays out in different countries. Plus, we get an update on the political scandals that have been rocking Brazil. Corruption and a lack of transparency have been the big issues there. Also, we hear about efforts to make ultimate frisbee an Olympic sport — and why some ultimate athletes have reservations about that.
If the ceasefire in Syria works, what's next? That's a big "if." We get a reality check from a member of the Syrian opposition. Also, Native American groups work to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Plus, a Pakistani-American author tells us about about creating characters who wrestle with the gray areas between good and evil.
Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. We ask journalist and author Lawrence Wright to connect the post-9/11 dots from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State. We also can't think about 9/11 without remembering the so-called Axis of Evil, which included North Korea. Well, today North Korea announced that it had mastered the ability to place a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile, after conducting its biggest nuclear test to date. Plus, we hear an appreciation of the late great ska legend Prince Buster.