Puerto Rico faces an island-wide blackout after Hurricane Fiona caused serious flash floods and mudslides. Health experts weigh in on President Biden's statement that the pandemic is over. Johnson and Johnson is in federal court, over its attempt to use bankruptcy to avoid an onslaught of lawsuits.
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Thursday, September 29, 2022
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13:03Hurricane Ian roared ashore in Southwest Florida bringing historic flooding and winds more than 140mph. Some European leaders are blaming Russia for explosions that damaged two gas pipelines in the Baltic sea. And the Bank of England steps in to prevent economic turmoil in the UK.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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12:45Hurricane Ian is making its presence known on Florida's Gulf Coast after knocking out power all over Cuba. Two and a half million people are under evacuation orders across the state. There are a lot of questions about leaks at two offshore pipelines that transport Russian gas to Europe. Several nations have called the leaks suspicious and point the finger at Moscow. And what's the Biden administration's plan to get Americans better access to healthy food?
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
13:00The founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group will stand trial for his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Why this case could have far-reaching implications for other January 6 defendants. A gunman opened fire at a military recruitment center in Russia's Siberia region yesterday. It's part of a growing resistance in Russia against a military mobilization to support the ongoing war in Ukraine. And protests in Iran over the killing of 22-year-old woman intensify.
Monday, September 26, 2022
13:03A far-right nationalist is on track to become Italy's first female prime minister. What led Italians to back a candidate who is accused of spreading white supremacist ideas? Also, thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country to avoid military service under President Putin's mobilization order. Plus, why NASA scientists are getting ready to slam one of their spacecrafts into an asteroid.
The Black Gate: A Uyghur Family's Story, Part 2
30:55In the second and final part of our series "The Black Gate: A Uyghur's Family's Story," a Uyghur man returns to China to find his children who've been sent to "boarding schools" and his wife who's spent two years in prison. In the Xinjiang region of western China, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups have been arrested and detained. Many are still desperately searching for their families.
Friday, September 23, 2022
13:07Referendums are taking place in Russian occupied regions of Ukraine on whether to become part of Russia. Some health experts warn of a particularly hard flu season ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes. Energy and climate leaders are in Pittsburgh for a forum on green energy solutions ahead of the UN climate summit this fall.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
13:23The legal troubles of former President Trump continue to mount, as federal judges rule against him in the DOJ investigation, and a new lawsuit is filed. In an ongoing effort to tackle inflation the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again. Protests in Iran continue after a young woman died while in police custody.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
13:22Russian President Putin announces a partial military mobilization of army reservists. Migrant advocates have sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over his political stunt that relocated migrants from Texas to Massachusetts. One community in Puerto Rico faces a daunting recovery after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. **This episode has been updated with an accurate pronunciation of Yesenia Nazario.