Virunga National Park, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is Africa's oldest and most bio-diverse National Park. It is also home to about a quarter of the world's estimated 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild. With determination, hope, and grit, Virunga's rangers protect this UNESCO World Heritage site from rebel militias, poachers, the illegal charcoal trade, and, most recently, a high-stakes proposal to explore for oil.
DELPHI: A Tale of Two Cities
Two lives, two jobs, and two cities irretrievably linked by the geography of global economics.
The Loneliest War
"You get married with the idea of forever in mind. Thinking about losing each other…you don't plan on that." Two army wives, also good friends, had husbands deployed together in Afghanistan. While there, an attack took down their Blackhawk. Only one came home.
I Waited 96 Years
Velva Stone, whose mother was a suffragette, and who was born in 1913 -- seven years before women had the right to vote -- was thrilled to vote for the first woman president.
I Waited 96 Years
To Make Them Forget
Omar Wawieh, age 19, and his family fled Syria's civil war and arrived in the U.S. last month. Omar has rich memories of his childhood in Syria before the war; now he is dedicated to making sure his younger siblings have a good childhood.
Aid in Dying
Suffering from ALS, Angie Bloomquist wants to be able to die through doctor-prescribed medication, a controversial issue known as "aid in dying" or "assisted suicide."
Motherhood in the Time of Zika
Alessandra de Sousa Amorim says that she would have to stop buying food in order to afford bug repellent. In northeast Brazil, those living in poverty have been disproportionately affected by the Zika virus due to lack of running water, the absence of screens on doors and windows, and the inability to afford bug spray. When Alessandra was pregnant last summer, she developed telltale symptoms of a Zika infection. Her son was born with microcephaly in December.
Two years after returning from Afghanistan, three soldiers from Michigan National Guard's Charlie Troop, each affected by war in a different way, still struggle to fit back into the civilian world.
Not My President
The third night of demonstrations against the Trump election yielded close to 200 arrests in downtown Los Angeles.