February 28, 2015 00:31 UTC

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.

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12:19 AM - 12:27 AM February 28, 2015

N. Korea Seeks to Increase Number of Nuclear Weapons


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM February 27, 2015

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


7:42 PM - 7:46 PM February 27, 2015

What Can Help Jakarta's Huge Traffic Problem?


12:21 AM - 12:25 AM February 27, 2015

Pakistani Literary Festival Stands Up to Violence


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM February 26, 2015

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


9:34 PM - 9:38 PM February 26, 2015

US West Coast Ports Working Again

US West Coast Ports Working Again


8:12 PM - 8:16 PM February 26, 2015

Capturing CO2 is Costly and Difficult


3:50 PM - 3:53 PM February 26, 2015

Will North Korea Follow Vietnam, Myanmar?


11:04 PM - 11:07 PM February 25, 2015

Indonesia Pushes Back on Foreign Executions Pressure


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM February 25, 2015

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


8:01 PM - 8:06 PM February 25, 2015

China Investing Heavily in Latin America


4:19 PM - 4:23 PM February 25, 2015

Financial Literacy Skills Last a Lifetime

Financial Literacy Skills Last a Lifetime


10:30 PM - 10:39 PM February 24, 2015

As It Is

As It Is takes a daily look at issues in the news in the United States and around the world.  On Saturday and Sunday, the program explores developments in health and medicine, economic news, education, technology and other subjects.


10:10 PM - 10:20 PM February 24, 2015

As It Is 02-27-15


9:23 PM - 9:30 PM February 24, 2015

Lebanese Artists Fight Back Against Censorship


8:08 PM - 8:14 PM February 24, 2015

Geothermal Drilling Is a Threat to Kenya's Wildlife

Geothermal Drilling Is a Threat to Kenya's Wildlife


7:31 PM - 7:36 PM February 24, 2015

Former Muslims Break Their Silence


6:59 PM - 7:03 PM February 24, 2015

Dogs Can Recognize How You Feel


10:55 PM - 11:05 PM February 23, 2015

As It Is 02-26-15


10:41 PM - 10:51 PM February 23, 2015

Politics Share The Stage At The Oscars

    Video US West Coast Ports Working Again

    A labor dispute had slowed operations at more than 29 ports on the West Coast of the United States. Negotiators reached a deal that permitted work to restart. But, they are still working on details of the agreement. The work stoppage has slowed U.S. trade with Asian countries.

    Video Pakistan Literary Festival Stands Up to Violence

    The Pakistani city of Lahore recently held a three-day literary festival. The event looked a lot like literary festivals in many other cities. But for some Pakistanis, its importance went beyond works of poetry and prose. For them, the show symbolized a fight against violent extremism.

    Video Pakistan Tightens School Security after Peshawar Attack

    More than 150 people, mostly children, were killed in the attack at a school in Peshawar last year. Pakistan authority tightens security to protect the schools. One method is to train teachers at Peshawar’s Frontier College for Women in a week-long class on using weapons.

    Audio Will North Korea Follow Vietnam, Myanmar?

    South Korea has called for North Korea to follow the reform model of two other Asian countries. But observers say North Korea will likely reject the idea. President Park Geun-hye proposed the idea earlier this month. She said North Korea should carry out reforms like Vietnam.

    Audio China Investing Heavily in Latin America

    China said last month it plans to invest $250 billion in Latin American and Caribbean countries over the next 10 years. A Chinese company plans to build a canal in Nicaragua. Chinese and Argentine leaders signed several agreements, including one to cooperate on two new nuclear power stations.

    Video Former Muslims Break Their Silence

    A former Muslim created a support group for others in the US and Canada who have left the faith. He wants former Muslims to meet, talk about their experiences and know that nothing is wrong with the decision to leave their religion -- some say it is a crime that can be punished by death.

    Audio Goma Aims for Healing, Peace through Music

    The Amani Music Festival took place in Goma earlier this month. For years, the city has been linked to one crisis after another. But some young people believed that Goma could be different. They turned to music to make that happen. This year, some of Africa’s top musicians decided to attend.

    Audio Indonesia Pushes Back on Foreign Executions Pressure

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo is pushing back at foreign pressure over plans to execute drug traffickers. Since 2013, Indonesia has carried out at least 10 executions of drug dealers. In January, Indonesia put to death five foreign nationals, including a Brazilian citizen.

    Audio Dogs Can Recognize How You Feel

    So you think you know your dog. But how well does your dog know you? She probably recognizes you when she sees you. But can a dog tell by simply looking at you whether you have a happy or an angry expression on your face? Researchers in Austria have taught pet dogs to know the difference.

    Video Geothermal Drilling Is a Threat to Kenya's Wildlife

    Kenya’s Rift Valley is rich in geothermal energy. Some Kenyans believe geothermal resources are the answer to their nation’s energy needs. But most of the drilling sites – areas of exploration -- are in the national park system. Many foreigners go to the parks just to see Kenyan wildlife.

    Audio Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers Online

    An increase in cyber-attacks makes the Internet seem like a scary place these days. The hacking of Sony Pictures led the news for some time. Even the White House was a target of cyber-attack.How can individuals protect or make it more difficult for hackers to access their information?

    Audio Will Synthetic Vaccine Stop Polio?

    Polio used to be a disease that paralyzed or killed half a million people a year. Because of vaccination programs, only a few hundred people a year, mostly in Africa, get the disease. Researchers are developing a synthetic vaccine they hope will eliminate any future risk of infection disease.

    Video Hawaii Scientists Study Threatened Shark Species

    Sharks are important top-level hunters. They help keep a balance in ocean ecosystems. Now Hawaii scientists are getting a close look at the shark environment. They want to better understand the threats this important animal faces. Also, humans are more of a risk to sharks.

    Audio Farmers Use Creative Methods to Grow Crops

    Many areas of cropland in Bangladesh are becoming unfit for farming. The land is becoming salty, and it is a big problem. Farmers in the country are learning to grow vegetables in so-called “vertical gardens.” The soil in these gardens is better because heavy rains have removed much of the salt.

    Video Boatbuilding Tradition Still Strong in US Northwest

    Some of the earliest boats have been found in the Aleutian Islands, in the northwestern US. People who lived there long ago ate sea mammals to survive. They used a small kayak to hunt animals. Russians would later name the kayak a “baidarka.” This kind of boat is only built in the Aleutian Islands.

    Audio Thailand Hoping for More Chinese Visitors

    For years, Thailand has been a popular country for tourism. Many foreigners went to Thailand to enjoy its culture, natural beauty and warm weather. But reports about martial law and attacks on foreigners have harmed its image as an inviting tourist destination.

    Video Kenyan Birth Control Method May Put Women at Risk for HIV

    Kenyan researchers say women using a popular birth control method are at risk of being infected with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. The study found that women who used an injection known as Depo Provera had high levels of a chemical that made them vulnerable to HIV infection.

    Audio UN Sees Sharp Rise in Civilian Deaths, Injuries in Afghanistan

    The United Nations says conflict-related deaths and injuries among Afghan civilians rose last year. The UN says the number of civilian deaths and injuries was 22 percent higher than in 2013. UN officials are blaming the Taliban and other rebel groups for most of the casualties.

    Audio Rights Groups: N. Korean Leader Abused His People

    North Korea honored its former leader Kim Jong Il this week on what would have been his 73rd birthday. He had ruled North Korea for 17 years. Human rights groups want the man to be remembered for how he abused his people, including starving millions to death.

    Audio US Proposes Rules for Commercial Use of Drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration says drone operators would have to be at least 17 years old and pass a written test. The aircraft would be kept away from airports. At the same time as the rules are released, President Obama releases a memorandum on use of drones by federal agencies.

Learn with The News

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    Audio Growing Support in US for Campaign Against Islamic State

    The Pew Research Center has released a new public opinion survey. It shows a growing number of Americans support the military campaign against the group known as Islamic State. Americans also increasingly support the idea of sending U.S. ground troops to fight the group in Iraq and Syria. More

  • Video US West Coast Ports Working Again

    A labor dispute had slowed operations at more than 29 ports on the West Coast of the United States. Negotiators reached a deal that permitted work to restart. But, they are still working on details of the agreement. The work stoppage has slowed U.S. trade with Asian countries. More

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    Video Pakistan Literary Festival Stands Up to Violence

    The Pakistani city of Lahore recently held a three-day literary festival. The event looked a lot like literary festivals in many other cities. But for some Pakistanis, its importance went beyond works of poetry and prose. For them, the show symbolized a fight against violent extremism. More

  • Kurdish fighters

    Audio Islamic State Kidnaps More than 200 Assyrian Christians

    Also, news reports say the Islamic State militant who appeared under face cover in several videos of hostage beheadings has been identified by his friends. And, the US Navy says it is now flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea. More

  • Video Pakistan Tightens School Security after Peshawar Attack

    More than 150 people, mostly children, were killed in the attack at a school in Peshawar last year. Pakistan authority tightens security to protect the schools. One method is to train teachers at Peshawar’s Frontier College for Women in a week-long class on using weapons. More

Featured Stories

  • Audio Young Writer’s Plays Explore Race, Identity in America

    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' latest play 'An Octoroon,' is showing at a theater in New York City. It is based on a 19th Century work by Dion Boucicault. It tells about a white man who falls in love with a woman who is part black. At the time, mixed race marriage was banned in southern US states. More

  • Audio Understanding the Misunderstood Teenage Brain

    A common battle cry of teenagers to adults is, "You just don't understand me!" Well, they might be right. A brain scientist (neuroscientist) and mother to two teenagers says the teenage brain is quite different from the adult brain. She "debunks," or clears up three common myths about teenagers. More

  • Audio Politics Share the Stage at the Oscars

    Racial equality was not the only political or disputed issue performers discussed last night. Some used their acceptances speeches to talk about immigration, women’s rights, illness, suicide and government surveillance. And the movie of an American sniper continues to fuel the debate. More

  • Video Technology Increases Chances of Surviving Aneurym

    Each year, half a million people die from brain aneurysms, -- when a blood vessel burst in the brain. For survivors, physical disabilities are often servere. They may include memory problems, loss of balance, trouble speaking and even blindness. But new technologies are increasing survival rates. More

  • Director Alejandro Inarritu accepts the Oscar for Best Director for his film "Birdman" at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, Feb. 22, 2015.

    'Birdman' Takes Oscars for Best Picture, Director

    The movie won four Academy Awards in all. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' also earned four Oscars. The Best Actress award went to Julianne Moore for 'Still Alice' and Eddie Redmayne was honored with the Best Actor Oscar for his work in 'The Theory of Everything.' 'Whiplash' took home three Oscars. More

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