The State We're In

Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Dutch public broadcasting service, has partnered with WAMU 88.5 to produce this award-winning weekly program about how we treat each other around the world. The program features first-person stories about life-altering experiences – experiences that ultimately connect us all. It’s hosted by Jonathan Groubert and takes contributions from journalists all around the globe, including the WAMU 88.5 news department.

TSWI archives, categorized by subject and country.


'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story

"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict β€” and deter β€” attacks.