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 .
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.