Halting India’s witch hunts [rebroadcast]

For many, witch trials may seem like a relic of early colonial America. But in fact witch-hunting is still a feature of rural life today in many parts of the world. One place where it's prevalent is India....

The market in human organs

The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the U.S. waiting list for kidneys, livers and other...

Militarization of space

In early August, Vice President Mike Pence renewed a call by the Trump Administration for the U.S. military to create a “Space Force.” The White House’s effort comes in response to advances by China,...

Saudi Arabia’s turbulent prince

Just over a year ago, Saudi Arabia’s 82-year-old King Salman replaced his nephew as heir to the throne with his 32-year-old son Mohammad bin Salman. M.B.S., as he’s known, was already the country’s...

Nicaragua’s standoff

The situation in Nicaragua has taken a dark turn in recent months. President Daniel Ortega's growing authoritarian streak has led to months of protests against his rule - and a violent response from...

Press freedom in Macedonia and Mexico

On this edition, part two of our look at press freedom and how journalists do their jobs in countries where just reporting the news can be a big challenge. For this, we'll talk to a reporter working in...

Arab women’s rights

In late June, the first Saudi women to legally drive a car in the kingdom started their engines and took off down the road. The lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers was a step forward for...

Ethiopia’s new hope

The East African nation of Ethiopia has spent much of the last three decades as an authoritarian one-party state. Political opponents of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front were...

India’s girl shortage [rebroadcast]

In the next decade, India may pass China to become the world’s most populous country. But there’s something odd about India’s population. The country has tens of millions fewer women and girls than...