Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations, who made a recent trip to Syria and spoke with American troops.
New Yorker writer Evan Osnos visited North Korea to understand what they really mean when they talk about nuclear war. He found that nuclear weapons are an essential part of their society.
Haiti's capital city doesn't have a sewer system. Instead, so-called nightsoil, or human excrement, is largely removed by hand by workers who toil at night under cover of darkness.
What went wrong with Haiti's sanitation plan? The story involves the queen of Spain, the "sanitation champion" and the man with the worst job in the world.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is known for its terrible traffic, partly caused by lack of reliable street lights. So drivers there have come up with their own complicated language.
Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.
A man of science quickly becomes an irrational anti-vaxxer the minute he sees a doctor with a needle near his son.
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Ben Taub about the reporting process for a story on human trafficking across the Sahara and the Mediterranean.
A rare known paralytic disease konzo has inflicted polio-like symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other African countries.
When there's no therapist, how can citizens in India recover from different forms of depression and mental illness?
It's estimated that about 90 percent of people in India in need of mental health treatment go without. A new program is looking to change that by training locals to be mental health counselors.
Mental illnesses hit rich and poor alike, all around the world. In India, there's also a revolutionary and successful approach to treatment that was abandoned in the US decades ago.