FROM Scott Carrier
The Refugee Trail In November of 2015, independent producer Scott Carrier followed the refugee trail backwards to Lesbos, and asked, "Why did you leave home? Where are you going? What has happened along the way?"
Outrage and Despair in Europe's Refugee Camps Iranians, Pakistanis and Moroccans are among those trapped in a migrant bottleneck since Europe abruptly changed the rules for admission. Until two weeks ago, anybody who survived the trip from Turkey up through Balkans was allowed to migrate the rest of the way into Europe. That’s still possible for refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. For everyone else, the door has been slammed shut on the border between Greece and Macedonia. Photo by Camilla Q. Madsen There, reporter Scott Carrier found a hellish camp, where he talked to a man from Iran. Scott Carrier is a contributor to This American Life and has won a Peabody Award for reports from the US-Mexican border. His podcast is called, Home of the Brave .
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.