Projects

Launched November 22, 2017 Amy Martin
Season two of Threshold takes listeners to the homes, hunting grounds, and melting coastlines of Arctic peoples, where climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a part of daily life.
Launched November 21, 2017 Tomasz Cebrat
As Polish Jews moved to Israel after the Second World War, they brought with them memories of the old country to confront the political reality of creating a new, Israeli identity.
Launched November 17, 2017 Janelle Richards
Kenya is on a fast-track to becoming a leader of the technology industry in Africa over the next decade. This project examines the challenges women face in this burgeoning sector.
Launched November 16, 2017 Siyona Ravi
This project follows transgender activist Sintu Bagui to explore how legal debates around LGBTQKH rights India extend into the daily lives of many queer populations living in poverty.
Launched November 10, 2017 T.R. Goldman
Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.
Launched November 4, 2017 Alvaro Ortiz, Rocco Fazzari
ICIJ's global investigation that reveals the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.
Launched November 1, 2017 Max Duncan
Three children in a remote corner of China are among millions getting by while their parents work far away in wealthier cities.
Launched October 31, 2017 Nate Tabak
The residents of Lazarat, Albania, once grew $6 billion of marijuana per year under the nose of the state. What happens when that pot empire goes up in smoke?
Launched October 31, 2017 Richard Stone
During the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, chemical weapons killed or sickened tens of thousands of Iranians. Studies of the survivors are helping to prepare for—or even deter—future attacks.
Launched October 31, 2017 Uri Blau, Akela Lacy
Together, more than 148 non-profit Jewish federations hold assets of $16 billion in the United States and Canada. Investigative journalist Uri Blau examines how the money is spent.
Launched October 25, 2017 Lauryn Claassen
In El Salvador abortion is illegal, violence against women common, and sex ed extremely limited. Did the Zika virus provide an opportunity for the country to talk about these culturally taboo topics?
Launched October 25, 2017 Erin McGoff
Erin McGoff is producing a full-length feature independent documentary titled "Little Land of Mines" about the resilience of the Lao people as they live among and work to clear 80 million unexploded ordnance from the U.S. Secret War in Laos. 
Launched October 25, 2017 Lisa Palmer
Much is riding on the race to identify and distribute the biological diversity of areas occupied by civil war that the government of Colombia will be receiving as part of the peace deal.
Launched October 23, 2017 Saul Elbein, Jim McAuley
Up Canada's West Coast in search of the world's biggest unreported land conflict.
Launched October 18, 2017 Ryan Michalesko
Weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island continues its battle for food, water and electricity. Ryan Michalesko reports on the fate of this U.S. territory and its people.
Launched October 18, 2017 Emily Codik
Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?
Launched October 13, 2017 Lila Franco
Venezuela is facing its biggest crisis yet: a high inflation rate, shortage of food and medicine, and abuse of power by authorities. And that's only part of the picture.
Launched October 12, 2017 Yasmin Bendaas
Although Algeria is a low emitter of greenhouse gasses, environmental changes like lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and longer cycles of drought have slashed profits for Algerian sheepherders.
Launched October 11, 2017 Reza Sayah, Gelareh Kiazand
In a multi-part series for PBS NewsHour, Reza Sayah and Gelareh Kiazand look at Iran’s influence in its war-torn neighbor.
Launched October 6, 2017 Anita Hofschneider, Cory Lum
Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?
Launched October 5, 2017 Ty McCormick, Cameron Abadi
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
Launched September 26, 2017 José Antonio Iglesias, Mario J. Pentón
The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.
Launched September 26, 2017 Kenneth R. Rosen
Iraqi Kurdistan wants to split from Iraq's central government. But a group of young Kurds have joined controversial Baghdad-backed militias of Iraq. They provide a unique window on where the country may be heading.
Launched September 25, 2017 Anna Marsibil Clausen
Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.