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What It Feels Like on Guam, Caught Between Trump and North Korea

Charles Bethea interviews a resident of Guam whose home is situated within viewing distance of a U.S. naval installation.

A Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville

Kristin Adolfson tells Charles Bethea about the moment a car plowed through a group of counter-protesters at an alt-right march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The View from Houston, as Harvey’s Flood Waters Rise

As Hurricane Harvey turns into a tropical storm, Charles Bethea talks to a doctor near Houston who is sheltering in place amid devastating floods.

What the Latest North Korean Nuclear-Test News Looks Like from Seoul

E. Tammy Kim talks to Dae-Han Song, a teacher and community organizer who lives in Seoul, about how South Korean citizens view North Korea’s nuclear tests.

A Dreamer Describes Hearing the News That Trump Will End DACA

Jonathan Blitzer talks to a Dreamer, one of almost a million people who will be left in legal limbo if the Trump Administration cancels the DACA program.

The View from Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma Arrived

Charles Bethea interviews a resident of Puerto Rico as he and his family ride out Hurricane Irma.

Weathering a Hurricane in Prison

Daniel A. Gross listens to a inmate’s account of weathering Hurricane Harvey in a two-person cell in Connally Unit, a maximum-security prison in Kenedy, Texas.

Riding out Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida

Charles Bethea talks to a resident of Naples, Florida, as Hurricane Irma arrived in the city.

An Eighty-Nine-Year-Old Escape Artist Trapped by Hurricane Irma

Daniel Gross speaks to James Randi, an elderly South Florida resident who rode out Hurricane Irma in a warehouse in Broward County.

The Artist JR Lifts a Mexican Child Over the Border Wall

Alexandra Schwartz speaks with the artist JR about his latest work, a massive photograph of a smiling toddler, placed beside the U.S.-Mexico border fence.

Survival, Frustration, and Resilience in St. Martin After Hurricane Irma

Natalie Meade talks to a resident of St. Martin, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

A Survivor’s Account of the Las Vegas Shooting

Charles Bethea speaks to a survivor of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The Tragic Legacy of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

David Remnick talks with a member of the group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, whose underground citizen journalists have documented life under ISIS rule.

Tending to the Wounded After the Mass Shooting in Texas

Charles Bethea talks to a San Antonio anesthesiologist who treated seriously injured victims of the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

A DACA Recipient Describes the Feeling of Watching Her Legal Status Expire

Jonathan Blitzer interviews a young woman whose legal status under DACA expired, due to an error, not long after President Donald Trump cancelled the Obama-era program.

What It Felt Like in Hawaii When Warning of an In-Bound Missile Arrived

Charles Bethea talks to a resident of Oahu, Hawaii, about experiencing a false-alarm ballistic-missile warning.

What’s Scary About Shutting Down the C.D.C.

Charles Bethea talks to an employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about what happens during a government shutdown.

A Kurdish Family in Syria, Feeling Betrayed by the U.S., Tries to Survive a Turkish Bombing

Charles Bethea speaks with Hussein Othman, a father of four who lives in Afrin, Syria, which has received the brunt of Turkey’s recent attacks on Kurdish militias.

How a Congressional Black Caucus Member Plans to Protest Trump’s State of the Union Address

Doreen St. Félix talks to Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman about the Congressional Black Caucus’s plans to protest President Trump’s first State of the Union address.

The Heartbreak and Frustration of Covering One Mass Shooting After Another

Charles Bethea interviews Lulu Ramadan, a Florida-based reporter who has covered three mass shootings in her short career, including the recent Parkland high-school shooting.