Being gay in Brazil has long been something of a paradox. Gay culture is openly celebrated at events like Rio’s Carnival. But being gay can bring taunting and ostracism. There’s one place though where it’s okay to be openly gay: the beach.
New York City-based composer Kevin James’s Vanishing Languages Project explores the musicality in four endangered languages.
How the scandals rocking the Obama Administration look to the world outside the US. Also, the push to improve conditions for domestic workers, many of whom are immigrant women. Plus, protests over Berlin’s new Barbie Dreamhouse Experience.
US military leaders were summoned to the White House on Thursday for a crisis meeting about sexual assault in the Armed Forces.
Over the past few weeks the Obama Administration has been rocked by a series of scandals and legislative failures, from the failure of gun control legislation to accusations of politics at the IRS.
There’s a new attraction in Berlin: Barbie – The Dreamhouse Experience. It’s a massive pink building with a giant pink high-heeled shoe out front. Even though it just opened on Thursday, it’s been drawing protests for weeks now. Protesters say Barbie’s Berlin Dreamhouse represents a backward image for women in Germany. Susan Stone reports on the controversy.
Language news with Cartoon Queen Carol and Patrick. We discuss the future of Yoruba, wine flavors in Chinese, some great subtitled TV dramas that Americans are missing out on and much more.
Immigrant domestic workers — nannies, housecleaners, and caregivers — are sometimes called the world’s largest invisible workforce. Odette Yousef, of WBEZ in Chicago, reports on nationwide efforts to improve employment conditions for these workers. Many are female immigrants – and they can face special challenges too as they try to improve their work life.
The sounds of the fighting in Syria can be heard clearly and often from Alonei Habashan. Residents are more careful about hiking in the area. They are sure to coordinate with the Israeli army when they go on long walks. They are also applying for permits to keep weapons in their homes.
Many of the moon rocks brought back to Earth by Apollo space missions and given to foreign countries as gifts are missing. University of Phoenix law professor Joe Gutheinz has been investigating missing moon rock cases for years and tells The World us about his latest investigation involving an eastern Mediterranean island nation.
For some diehard soccer fans, the news that David Beckham is retiring is not a huge deal. But for those who don’t follow soccer, Beckham may have been the one and only name they knew about the sport.
Brooklyn band The National reached back into the Soviet past for their latest video, channeling a punk band called Zvuki Mu.
The struggle between press freedom and national security, also, wrestling puts the US, Iran and Russia all on the same page for a change. And, is it normal to pay $21 for an ice cream? It is, apparently, if you’re a tourist visiting Rome.
The leaders of a House panel told Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday that they had serious concerns about the Justice Department’s gathering of phone records at The Associated Press.
The American diplomat detained in Russia this week and accused of being a spy wasn’t exactly carrying the latest spy gadgets. His props — including a blond wig — seemed very old school. Anchor Marco Werman finds what’s old and what’s new in the spy business from Peter Earnest, executive director of the International Spy Museum in Washington.