Yearning for ‘peace,’ when a Greek refugee camp has become hell

Yearning for ‘peace,’ when a Greek refugee camp has become hell

Five years into Europe's migration crisis, the conditions in the notorious Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos are hellish. Refugee children are especially vulnerable, facing hunger, bad sanitation and the threat of violence.
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Yearning for ‘peace,’ when a Greek refugee camp has become hell

Yearning for ‘peace,’ when a Greek refugee camp has become hell

Five years into Europe's migration crisis, the conditions in the notorious Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos are hellish. Refugee children are especially vulnerable, facing hunger, bad sanitation and the threat of violence.
In these parts of Greece, crisis is building between residents and migrants

In these parts of Greece, crisis is building between residents and migrants

Amid growing unrest in Greece, the government there is temporarily halting construction of permanent detention centers for asylum seekers.
India’s effort to clean up sacred but polluted Ganga River

India’s effort to clean up sacred but polluted Ganga River

The Ganga River, known as the Ganges under British rule, is one of the most revered waterways in the world -- and also among the most polluted. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from India on the latest efforts to clean the river.
Author Sarah Broom on ‘The Yellow House’ and putting New Orleans East on the map

Author Sarah Broom on ‘The Yellow House’ and putting New Orleans East on the map

Jeffrey Brown sits down with Sarah Broom to discuss her book, her mother and an obsession with houses passed down two generations and the larger story she is telling about New Orleans East.
The long history of presidents as authors

The long history of presidents as authors

Journalist and historian Craig Fehrman down with John Yang to discuss the long history of presidential writing, the strategy of publishing a book before an important political campaign and behind-the-scenes glimpses at presidents’ personal stories.
Laila Lalami’s “The Other Americans” explores the experience of being an outsider

Laila Lalami’s “The Other Americans” explores the experience of being an outsider

Jeffrey Brown caught up with the National Book Award fiction finalist Laila Lalami at the Miami Book Festival. Her latest work of fiction, "The Other Americans" explores issues of immigration and identity, part of our ongoing arts and culture series.
As Taliban peace talks resume, what’s at stake for Afghan women?

As Taliban peace talks resume, what’s at stake for Afghan women?

The ability of the conflict-wracked nation to achieve peace is at stake -- but so is progress for women, who could not work, study or even leave home unescorted under Taliban rule.
What life is like for Afghans under Taliban control

What life is like for Afghans under Taliban control

The war grinds on, with attacks nearly every day. But what is life like for Afghans existing under Taliban control? Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
Kevin Wilson’s Novel “Nothing To See Here” makes fun of your child’s meltdown

Kevin Wilson’s Novel “Nothing To See Here” makes fun of your child’s meltdown

A new, acclaimed novel takes a young child's meltdown and turns it into a surreal satire of modern life. In "Nothing to See Here," author Kevin Wilson uses a universal experience of parenthood to explore some incendiary family dynamics.
After 23 years wrongly imprisoned, Ricky Kidd is free — and using his voice

After 23 years wrongly imprisoned, Ricky Kidd is free — and using his voice

As covered in our Broken Justice podcast, Kidd was freed largely due to pro bono legal efforts. Kidd and attorney Sean O’Brien join Amna Nawaz to discuss the overburdened public defender system and how Kidd is turning anger to action.
Why Millennials are increasingly choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle

Why Millennials are increasingly choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle

A movement known as “sober curious” is gaining popularity with these young adults, who are questioning both the physical effects of alcohol and the way drinking is ingrained in
In Afghanistan, Fighting The Taliban Increasingly Involves Covert Operations

In Afghanistan, Fighting The Taliban Increasingly Involves Covert Operations

The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan since shortly after 9/11, ousting the Taliban and their harsh interpretation of Islam from power that fall. But the insurgent group as which it reformed has plagued Afghanistan with violence ever since. Now, the w
This Wilderness Survival Program Offers A Chance To Live As The Cavemen Did

This Wilderness Survival Program Offers A Chance To Live As The Cavemen Did

For those tired of the stresses and excesses of contemporary civilization, a survival expert in the Italian Alps offers a training program in living as the Neanderthals did. Participants endure a rough existence in the wilderness, learning to kill prey fo
Why Cambodian Orphanages House So Many Children Whose Parents Are Still Alive

Why Cambodian Orphanages House So Many Children Whose Parents Are Still Alive

The concept of orphanages has long been considered outdated in developed countries. In the developing world, however, these institutions still house hundreds of thousands of children. But the surprising reality is that the parents of most of these childre
Blockbuster Da Vinci Exhibition Showcases The Master's ‘Endless Curiosity’

Blockbuster Da Vinci Exhibition Showcases The Master's ‘Endless Curiosity’

The blockbuster exhibit of the year celebrates Leonardo da Vinci, 500 years after his death. People are flocking to the Louvre Museum in Paris to see the work of the master, who was born in Italy, died in France and personified the expression Renaissance
David Rubenstein's Take On What American History Can Teach Our Politicians

David Rubenstein's Take On What American History Can Teach Our Politicians

In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan to moderate conversations with prominent historians before an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal: help members of Congress become more knowled
How Fiction Draws Pulitzer-Winner Elizabeth Strout Home To Maine

How Fiction Draws Pulitzer-Winner Elizabeth Strout Home To Maine

Olive Kitteridge is overbearing and hard to love, as well as complicated and compelling. The character at the center of Elizabeth Strout's 2009 Pulitzer-winning novel is also back -- in a new book called Olive, Again. Strout takes Jeffrey Brown on a tour
Why Millennials Are Moving Away From Large Urban Centers

Why Millennials Are Moving Away From Large Urban Centers

For years, rural areas and small towns consistently lost some of their most talented young people, who moved to urban centers. But recent census data indicates that this “brain drain” phenomenon is subsiding.
Why Flint Residents Are Still Dealing With Water Worries, 5 Years After Lead Crisis

Why Flint Residents Are Still Dealing With Water Worries, 5 Years After Lead Crisis

Since 2014, Flint, Michigan, has been synonymous with tainted water. Five years on, not all of the city's residents have access to safe water. Some wait for hours in line to obtain bottled water, while others deal with the physical and emotional fallout o
Firearms Museum Takes Aim At Understanding History, Culture Of Guns

Firearms Museum Takes Aim At Understanding History, Culture Of Guns

Wyoming is the least populous state in the U.S. but ranks near the top in per capita gun ownership. It's also home to the nation's most comprehensive collection of historical firearms. Jeffrey Brown reports from Cody, where a renovated firearms museum tra
Flint Fights Lead Poisoning With Farmers Markets And Cooking Classes

Flint Fights Lead Poisoning With Farmers Markets And Cooking Classes

After a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, triggered by high levels of lead in the drinking water, a number of programs are working to encourage good nutrition for children in order to prevent recurring effects of the neurotoxin on growing bodies. J
How This Community College Is Preparing Students For Careers In Aviation

How This Community College Is Preparing Students For Careers In Aviation

According to Boeing, 800,000 new pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years. In Bend, Oregon, a community college is preparing students to resolve this critical need -- and cultivate their own career success. Special correspondent Cat Wise rep
How These Employers Are Adapting To The Needs Of An Aging Workforce

How These Employers Are Adapting To The Needs Of An Aging Workforce

As the population ages and older workers are making up more and more of the labor force, some employers are taking notice and adjusting their own practices to retain valuable experience and skills. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story.
‘The Overstory’ Author Richard Powers Answers Your Questions

‘The Overstory’ Author Richard Powers Answers Your Questions

Richard Powers, author of our November pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “The Overstory,” and Jeff announces the December book selection.