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.

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TSWI archives, categorized by subject and country.


NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
NPR

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

Our favorite 2016 news and stories of the day curated from NPR and around the web.
NPR

Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.