Tiny Guyana threatened by ‘oil curse’

Most people probably know little about the tiny South American nation of Guyana. In the U.S., it made headlines back in the late 1970s after an American cult leader named Jim Jones took his followers there –...

Brazil prison conditions fuel gang crisis

Back in January 2017, Brazil experienced a wave of massive and grisly prison riots. More than 130 inmates were killed in a few weeks in fighting between rival gangs. Many of the of the dead were decapitated or...

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. speaks out

On this special edition of Global Journalist, we take a step back from international news to hear from Leonard Pitts Jr., a Pulitzer-winning syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald. Pitts is well-known...

Photo editor Golon, author Engel speak on successes

On this special edition of Global Journalist, host Jason McLure speaks with two distinguished journalists about their road to success. MaryAnne Golon, the director of photography of the Washington Post,...

Trump’s Islam rhetoric tested NPR reporter Khalid

Those who listened to NPR's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign regularly heard the dispatches of political reporter Asma Khalid. During the race, Khalid distinguished herself for her ability to...

Robots: Should they be allowed to kill?

Advances in technology have transformed modern armies. But as robotics and artificial intelligence progress, so do the chances that militaries will be able to develop 'killer robots' to fight future...

Native Americans battle linguistic extinction

Globalization has brought huge benefits to billions of people. But one of the drawbacks to it has been the acceleration of the disappearance of many indigenous languages around the world as a few dominant...

Brazil engulfed by corruption probes

If you think the investigation into possible collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign has been a blow to the U.S. political system, consider Brazil.  There, President Michel Temer and every single...

Renewed threat from chemical, biological weapons

In April, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air force dropped bombs containing sarin nerve gas on a rebel area in northern Syria. Around 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured, including a number of...