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Chapter 2: The Walled City
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19:04Every year, thousands of migrants arrive at the northern end of the African continent. Many have traveled for years, through jungle, farmland and the vast Sahara desert, hoping to cross into Europe, where they believe a better future awaits.Last week on Up First Sunday, we told the story of Senegalese migrants embarking on the dangerous journey to Europe by sea. This week, we consider a different kind of crossing. In North Africa, Spain controls two small cities: Ceuta and Melilla. If migrants can scale the heavily fortified border fences surrounding these enclave cities, they will officially be on European soil. We check in with Ari Shapiro, the co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, as he explores the realities facing migrants just outside of the walled city of Melilla–in Nador, Morocco.This is the second episode from our series following the connections between climate change, migration and rising political extremism. Chapter 3 publishes next Sunday.
Saturday, January 21, 2023
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14:01Protesters continue to take to the streets in Peru demanding that the President step down and for new elections. The U.S. will send a large package of weapons to Ukraine, but not the tanks Ukraine wants so badly. Coffee pods may not be as great for the environment as the latest buzz suggests.
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Chapter 1: The Senegal Dream
21:28Saint-Louis is the former colonial capital of Senegal, and it is filled with ornate 19th century villas. It is also the city that the U.N. has called the "most threatened by sea level rise in the whole of Africa." As the ocean gradually swallows historic fishing villages, the fishermen of Saint Louis are leaving on the boats they once used to bring in the catch. The destination? Europe. Where they hope to earn money to send home to their families.This past fall, NPR's All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro and a team of producers embarked on a journey to understand the connections between climate change, global migration, and far-right extremism. Along the way, they checked in with Up First Sunday host Rachel Martin to share stories they heard from the people they met.This is the first episode of a multi-part series focused on Ari's reporting. Part 2 publishes next Sunday.
Saturday, January 14, 2023
13:37Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the U.S. debt limit will be reached next week but she will take "extraordinary measures" to stave off default. An investigation into why classified documents landed in President Biden's home and private office may complicate his relationship with the Justice Department. Parts of Alabama turn to recovery after damage caused by severe weather.