World Cafe: Next
Apr 18, 2014 — David Greene talks to "Weekend All Things Considered" host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. That's where troops train for deployment in mock villages. Now that the war in Afghanistan is ending, the future funding of those training facilities is uncertain.
Apr 18, 2014 — Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died on Thursday. Nowhere is his death felt more keenly than in his native Colombia. Many know this country for its drug trafficking. But Garcia Marquez also made Colombia synonymous with literature — particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.
Apr 18, 2014 — Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred. Infamous for cases of torture and prisoner abuse, the Iraqi government announced this week it had temporarily closed the prison out of fears it could be taken over by insurgents.
Apr 18, 2014 — David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.
Apr 18, 2014 — Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China." It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.
Apr 18, 2014 — A high-speed trading firm known as Virtu Financial has decided to put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their stock market debut this week and all ten received a rougher than expected reception.
Apr 18, 2014 — Russia's president held his annual televised call-in program during which he takes questions from viewers. The event was dominated by the crisis in Ukraine and questions about whether Russia planned to invade. Putin said he hoped he didn't have to but reserved the right to do so if he felt he needed to protect Russian interests there.
Apr 18, 2014 — Morning Edition recently spent a lot of time reporting on the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. With so many deportations, it's hard to tell if that number is accurate.
Apr 18, 2014 — The rescue and recovery mission is continuing off the southern coast of South Korea after a ferry capsized earlier this week. More than 200 people are missing. Bad weather is hampering the efforts.
Apr 18, 2014 — President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.