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State of the World from NPR

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Immerse yourself in the most compelling and consequential stories from around the globe. The world is changing in big ways every day. State of the World from NPR takes you where the news is happening — and explains why it matters. With bureaus spanning the globe, NPR reporters bring you facts and context from the ground so you can cut through the noise of disinformation. NPR's State of the World , a human perspective on global stories in just a few minutes, every weekday. State of the World was previously State of Ukraine. You'll continue to hear Ukraine coverage here, along with other international stories.
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A Remote Island Outpost that is Part of a Geopolitical Fight

9m · Published 11 Apr 20:29
Ownership of the Spratly Islands are in dispute. This has been the case for decades, but tensions have been raised recently as China has tried to expand its claims in the remote area. We get a rare glimpse of one of the islands that has a Filipino community living on it.
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Why are Young Men and Women in South Korea Drifting Apart Politically?

5m · Published 10 Apr 20:36
While the ideological gender gap among young people is widening across the developed world, it is particularly alarming in South Korea. Experts are concerned about what it means for the country's future. Our reporter in Seoul examines the phenomenon.
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How is the Movie "Oppenheimer" Being Received in Japan?

4m · Published 09 Apr 20:11
Understandably, a movie about the man who steered the development of atomic bombs is seen differently in a country where some 200,000 people were killed by those bombs. "Oppenheimer" opened in Japan 8 months after premiering in the U.S. Our reporter talks to movie goers in Nagasaki, Japan.
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Held Hostage by Hamas for 51 Days

8m · Published 08 Apr 16:16
Aviva Siegel was among the more than 200 Israelis taken hostage by Hamas on October 7th. She was held 51 days before being released. Her husband, Keith, who is a U.S. citizen, is still being held in Gaza. We hear about Aviva Siegel's time in captivity and her advocacy for the release of Keith and the remaining hostages.
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The Connection Between Chinese Money and Labor and U.S.-Grown Marijuana

8m · Published 05 Apr 21:05
Chinese-funded marijuana farms are popping up across the United States. Many of them exploit workers from China. We go to New Mexico, which has seen the rise of such farms and explore the reasons why this is happening.
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A Milestone for a Major International Alliance and an Olympic Music Controversy

8m · Published 04 Apr 22:15
NATO, the alliance formed to protect Europe from the Soviet Union is marking 75 years. It the focus is still on Russia.
And a controversy in France over a singer selected to perform at the opening ceremony of the Olympics, raises questions about French identity.
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The Aftermath of a Major Battle in Gaza

6m · Published 03 Apr 18:50
Israel's military laid siege to Gaza's largest medical complex for two weeks because, they said, Hamas fighters had regrouped inside. Following the Israeli withdrawal from the hospital, Palestinians were able to get a glimpse of the results of the raid.
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Understanding the Worsening Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

5m · Published 02 Apr 20:45
Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is increasing and has caused over a million people to flee their homes. It is threatening to become a regional war. Many of the displaced end up next door in Rwanda and we hear about the conflict from some Congolese in a refugee camp.
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Israelis Return to a City that was Attacked

7m · Published 01 Apr 20:44
Sderot, Israel, near the border with Gaza, was the biggest city attack by Hamas on October 7th. At the beginning of the war, Israel evacuated nearly everyone. Our correspondent visits Sderot and finds that people are returning.
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What a Hit Chinese TV Show Tells Us About China Today

5m · Published 29 Mar 21:59
"Blossoms Shanghai" is A 30-part TV series directed by acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, set in the 1990's that has become a huge hit in China. Our China correspondent tells us the nostalgia unleashed by the show tells us a lot about how people in China are feeling these days.
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State of the World from NPR has 665 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 69:55:26. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on February 22nd 2023. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 12th, 2024 04:42.

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