The World

A program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter.

Latvian basketball fans are rooting for ‘unicorn’ Porziņģis in the NBA finals

Sports

The Celtics are in the NBA finals, and one of the team’s most impactful players is Latvian center Kristaps Porziņģis. Fans in Latvia are rooting for him to become the first Latvian NBA champion. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports from Riga, Latvia.

Haiti’s new leaders vow to take on gangs

Conflict & Justice

Out of Eden Walk: Walking Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor 

Out of Eden Walk

This club in the Netherlands offers a much-needed break from technology

Internet

To prepare for college in the US, some South Korean students receive an international education close to home 

‘We are struggling’: Malawi’s farmers hit hard by fertilizer prices

Malawi is ranked one of the poorest globally, and now, soaring fertilizer costs are crippling farmers and traders, pushing residents into economic hardship.

Women fight for respect in Japan’s sumo rings 

Japan in Focus

Sumo wrestling in Japan is among the world’s oldest sports, dating back at least 1,500 years. The rules are simple: Square off with an opponent in a ring lined with sand, then try to push the other person out. Another rule: Japanese professional sumo is also off-limits to women. Japanese women wrestlers who achieve champion status at international sumo events are frustrated to face prejudice back home.

Mexico City’s bike culture is thriving

Lifestyle

Mexico City is the biggest city in North America, and like most big cities, it has a lot of cars and traffic. Yet, over the past 30 years, it’s gone from being considered the most polluted city in the world to ranking 999th among global cities for air pollution. A small part of that has been taming traffic and the development of a robust bicycling culture. John Burnett reports from Mexico City.

‘It’s a lifelong injury’: From Gaza to Doha, children bear the scars of war 

Israel-Hamas war

An estimated 17,000 kids have lost or been separated from their parents in Gaza, according to UNICEF. At least 3,000 have suffered a limb amputation. The small Gulf nation of Qatar has taken in more than 1,600 Palestinians in recent months, including dozens of injured children.

Meet the guy who single-handedly took down North Korea’s internet

Hacking

A US-based cyber security expert gets hacked by North Korea. He hacks back. Takes out the entire country’s limited internet for nine days. We get the story from Dina Temple-Raston, of the podcast Click Here.