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.


Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life."

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead. A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. So they teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.

Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

More than 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability. And in the last presidential election, almost a third of disabled voters reported having trouble casting their ballots.

Presidential Campaigns Blast AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Donald Trump said it put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" and Tim Kaine called for "less concentration, especially in the media."