Ebola epidemic continues

Since our last program on Ebola, the death toll from the disease has more than doubled to 4,800. U.S. and Spanish aid workers sickened by Ebola also transmitted it to medical workers in the U.S. and in...

Censorship in Turkey

After 11 years as prime minister, Recip Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey's first directly-elected president in August. Under Erdogan’s tenure, Turkey’s economy has grown significantly. The country’s main...

Scotland considers independence

In September, voters in Scotland will participate in a unique referendum. They will decide whether or not Scotland should secede from the United Kingdom and become its own, independent country. Supporters...

The situation in Ukraine

This week, our focus turns, once again, to Ukraine. Since the Euromaidan movement at the end of 2013, clashes between pro-Russian and anti-Russian groups have intensified throughout eastern Ukraine. The...
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Europe votes amidst discontent, rise of far-right

You're probably well aware that every country has a parliament or a legislature of some sort. But, did you know that Europe, as a whole, also has its own parliament? The European Parliament is part of the...

Gas politics in Eastern Europe

Note: this episode aired on 1 May 2014 and 31 July 2014. This week, we're looking at the increasingly complex state of energy politics in Eastern Europe. Conflicts between Russia, which supplies much of...

What’s next in Crimea?

This week, we take another look at the escalating conflict in Crimea, and what it means for the rest of Eastern Europe. If you're unfamiliar, in late 2013, pro-European protestors in Ukraine began...