Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
War in space [rebroadcast]
By  • 23 November 2018
Earlier this year, 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, Russia…
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Starving Yemen
By  • 15 November 2018
The struggling nation of Yemen is on the brink of what could become the worst famine the world has seen in decades. The country’s economy has collapsed amid a three-year-old civil war involving a Saudi-led…
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Japan, U.S. face legacies of forced sterilization
By  • 25 October 2018
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at eugenics laws and forcible sterilization in both Japan and the U.S. – two countries with a surprisingly recent legacy of sterilizing people against their will. In…
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Militarization of space
By  • 17 August 2018
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, Russia…
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After ISIS, the Kurdish question
By  • 15 February 2018
The Kurds have played a key role in the Syrian war. With U.S. military aid, a Kurdish militia called the YPG has done a large share of the ground fighting that has led to the…
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Project Exile: After cartel kidnapping, Mexican cameraman fled to U.S.
By  • 9 February 2018
“What I prayed for was that if they killed me, they would leave my body in sight…That way I would not be a ‘desaparecido.’” The men from the Sinaloa cartel had made a mistake, and…
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Olympic diplomacy in Korea
By  • 8 February 2018
The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have kicked off with official luge, biathlon and ski jumping training sessions. But these games may be remembered for more than just who skied the fastest or skated…
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Art, feminism collide in 'gendercide' exhibit
By  • 18 January 2018
To help explain why her organization spent six years gathering more than 10,000 custom pairs of baby booties from more than 500 seamstresses in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda and 28 other developing countries,  Beverly Hill has a story.  [caption id="attachment_8946" align="alignleft" width="150"] Beverly…
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Pitts' career a journey from Top 40 radio to liberal columnist
By  • 11 January 2018
Leonard Pitts, Jr. called himself a writer at the age of five. Writing, for Pitts, was not something he decided to do – he followed something in his heart. “I'd told everybody that I was…
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An American in Seoul helps North Korean refugees
By  • 6 January 2018
Casey Lartigue Jr. took an unusual path to helping run an organization that aids North Korean refugees. After a stint teaching English in South Korea in the 1990s, the Texas native and Harvard grad went…
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