How the world looks through American eyes, and the myriad and unexpected ways that the world influences the United States. This weekly podcast highlights the political, social, cultural, and economic factors that shape the US's view of the world. Presented by Marco Werman, it is produced by the Boston-based team responsible for the weekday US public radio news magazine, The World.
Sun, 1 Dec 13
22 days remaining
“Urban foraging” is the practice of harvesting food that grows naturally in the city where you live. Once a fringe activity, urban foraging is gaining acceptance in some US cities as a hedge against increasing food insecurity. We’ll go harvesting with some foragers in Seattle. We’ll also hear how coffee powers America’s soldiers … and why it’s okay to leave one Japanese restaurant in New York City without tipping. We’ll also sample some New Orleans gumbo. It’s the dish that defines the city, or is it the city that defines the dish?
Sat, 23 Nov 13
14 days remaining
How a play about the struggles of illegal immigrant youths in the United States is trying to humanize the national debate over immigration reform. We hear from the author of “Citizenship: American Identity after Globalization” about how the value placed on US citizenship has changed through the years. Also, how Filipinos in the US who already send a lot of aid back home are trying to do more in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. An American architect’s ambitious vision for a new public park in Russia’s capital moves ahead. And, what Fidel Castro said when he heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas 50 years ago this week.
Sat, 16 Nov 13
7 days remaining
An American reporter living in Egypt says that after being sexually harassed on the streets of Cairo day after day, she’d had enough. Find out what happens when she asks one of her harassers for an interview. Also, Marvel Comics unveils its first Muslim superhero – the Pakistani-American Miss Marvel. A tech support worker in the Philippines who answers help requests from abroad finds something to laugh about in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. A Young Asian-American woman embraces the cultural tradition of multi-generational living. And, tragedy strikes the members of an Iranian rock band in New York City.
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