Shortwave – PBS NewsHour
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The podcast about the world that's actually about you. Wherever you live, whatever you do, global events affect your life-often in ways you'd never expect. That's what we explore on ShortWave.
||CleanHow sending aid landed one Libyan family in prison||Amal Elderat was among those who celebrated in Libya after news of Moammar Gadhafi’s capture and death in October 2011. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images Imagine this horrifying scenario: Your father and brother get arrested by a foreign gover||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. cracks down on products made by slave labor, but hurdles remain||Overseas products processed by child or slave labor, in some cases shrimp, now face tougher restrictions for coming into the U.S. Photo taken on August 28, 2015. Photo by Reuters » Subscribe in iTunes » Subscribe using RSS Last month, activists workin||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere’s the real story behind your cup of tea||File photo of a tea-leaf harvester in India by Utpal Baruah/Reuters When you wrap your hands around a toasty cup of tea this winter, consider the source. The U.S. imports about 400 million pounds of tea each year, according to the U.S. Department of||2/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the private companies that sell spy tech to the NSA and Sudan||Shortwave is a podcast. That you listen to. With your ears. The multi-billion dollar private surveillance industry does some of the U.S. government’s most critical electronic snooping. From “deep packet inspection” — that includes tracking and f||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe government’s making a watchlist and checking it twice||Shortwave is a podcast. That you listen to. With your ears. » Subscribe in iTunes » Subscribe using RSSNearly two million names populate U.S. government terrorism watchlists. That’s a big number, and there are a lot of lists. There’s the “Terror||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWas 2015 the end of America as a superpower?||Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May||12/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho watches the watch list?||Running shoes are laid out in a display at the Boston Public Library to commemorate the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images This is a podcast. That you listen to. Click on this link to subscribe. Many of the terrorists who||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the millionaire who’s spent a fortune rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean||Migrant Offshore Aid Station founder Christopher Catrambone, left, and Will Turner of Doctors Without Borders just before they departed on a six-month mission to search for and rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. Photo by Darrin Zammit/Reuters This is||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: The women of the Islamic State||Carnations are seen placed on the ground during a protest against explosions at a peace march in Ankara, Turkey, October 10, 2015. At least 30 people were killed when twin explosions hit a rally of hundreds of pro-Kurdish and leftist activists in what t||11/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast: How the Chinese government gets its messages on America’s airwaves||A pro-Beijing radio network spreads its message via American airwaves. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images This is a podcast. That you listen to. Click on this link to subscribe. As China’s economy has exploded like a nitroglycerin firecracker, a ca||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe inside story of predator drones||A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing undergoes a postflight inspection at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California in January 201||10/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen marriage and citizenship don’t go hand in hand||Mexican border residents and members of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) march on a road towards a detention center for migrants at the border between the U.S and Mexico in El Paso, Texas, August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez In the 199||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. and Persian Gulf airlines clash over $42 billion trade dispute||Qatar Airways is among the Persian Gulf carriers that three major U.S. airlines allege has received unfair subsidies from its government. Photo by Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images) Bart Jansen, who covers aviation for USA Today calls it “the single big||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs China feeding the U.S.’s deadly synthetic drug habit?||Packets of synthetic marijuana illegally sold in New York City are put on display at a news conference in August. Illegal synthetic marijuana is spreading across New York, particularly the city’s homeless population in search of a cheap high but who||9/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat it’s like to walk with the refugees and migrants||A migrant carries a child after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near the village of Roszke on September 5, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Marko Djurica Up from Syria, across Turkey and over the sea to Greece. Then Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary.||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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Stories that need to be told. I will add this to my Stitcher Smart Radio podcast app.
This is an riveting piece about an issue that is so important. Thanks for the in depth reporting!!!
A great podcast
Well told and very smart. This is a journalist to put high on your radar now I think.
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