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Full episode - November 26, 2021
A sign reading 'Stay safe' in Regent Street, in London, as a slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa over the new omicron COVID-19 variant
The World Health Organization has announced after a meeting on Friday that the new omicron variant of COVID-19 “has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning.” Also, a major resurgence in vinyl is putting a strain on the few record plants left to press them, as well as the chemical used to make the vinyl. And, many people are wondering where their purchases are as they get stuck in the backlogs of global supply chains.
Full episode - November 25, 2021
Green herbs used in Van Otlu Peyniri mixed in a green bowl.
Chef Eric Ripert of the famed New York restaurant Le Bernardin doesn't just prepare food, he has a spiritual experience with it. Ripert tells host Marco Werman about how his Buddhist practice influences his cuisine. French winegrowers are feeling the impact of heat, drought, and other changes in weather patterns. The taste of water is often glazed over, but a growing group of professional water sommeliers is hoping to bring the world's attention to the different kinds of H2O. And, a columnist in The Washington Post met a firestorm of online protest this summer when he dismissed Indian cuisine by describing it as "based entirely on one spice."
Full episode - November 24, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Nov. 4, 2021, in Washington.
Thursday is Thanksgiving, a time for families to gather, but COVID-19 is surging across the US, and many parts of the world. So, is it OK to let our guards down for a meal? To answer that, and give us the latest on all-things-COVID, we turn to the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Also, kids here in the US were always taught to say "thank you." But a well-intentioned thanks is not always the same in other languages and cultures. And, when you think of samosas your mind might go to India or the Middle East. But in East Africa, they are a popular treat from Kenya, to Somalia, to Uganda.
Full story - November 24, 2021
Rows of fresh Wau Eats samosas waiting to be packed and delivered to eager customers, Nairobi, Kenya
Aleya Kassam, one of the founders of Wau Eats in Nairobi, said her family has enjoyed making samosas for generations. As they experiment with different fillings, Americans living in Kenya are even ordering apple pie samosas for Thanksgiving.
Full story - November 24, 2021
A sign reading 'Stay safe' in Regent Street, in London, as a slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa over the new omicron COVID-19 variant
"Thank you" can be perceived as an expression of gratitude, or as transactional or even as distancing, depending on where you are in the world. Elaine Hsieh — a professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she studies language and culture — explained the various nuances to The World's host Marco Werman.
Full story - November 23, 2021
A National Park Service boat navigates the waters in Biscayne National Park, Florida, July 8, 2014. Federal officials are seeking to ban commercial fishing in the park which is offshore from suburban Miami. Officials say cutting off commercial fishing wil
The World’s Southeast Asia correspondent Patrick Winn spoke with marine bioloigst Dr. Daniel Pauly, asking him what can be done to reverse the crisis around overfishing and creating "dead zones" in the oceans.
Full story - November 23, 2021
Los Gatos live in concert, 1968. 
The birth of Argentine rock coincided with a turbulent time in Latin American history when many countries fell under military dictatorships. 
Full episode - November 23, 2021
In this Sept. 10, 2019, workers are shown in the kitchen of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Tacoma, Washington, during a media tour. 
Many immigration rights advocates want an end to detention at facilities. But proponents and current immigrants under surveillance say alternative methods, like ankle monitors or cell phone tracking apps, have taken a toll on their health. Also, when the Beatles swept the world in 1964, it didn't take long before Argentina’s local bands began imitating its sounds. Argentine rock musicians, inspired by the Beatles, started to speak up against human rights violations taking place in the ‘60s and ‘70s. And, we hear from Afghanistan’s first female commercial airline pilot, Mohadese Mirzaee, who is now living in exile in Bulgaria.
Full story - November 23, 2021
A protest by mothers in the Polish eastern town of Hajnowka over the deaths of migrant children in the forest. 
Humanitarian groups and media have been banned from entering the area near the border with Belarus.
Full story - November 22, 2021
A manager at the Christian Aid Ministries headquarters, left, speaks with a worker at the door of the center in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.
Monique Clesca works with the Commission for a Haitian Solution to the Crisis. As Haiti tries to rebuild from successive catastrophes, Clesca talks with The World's host Marco Werman about what Haitians need to rebuild.