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    Deaths Per Kilowatt-Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 33:38


    In 2012 California shut down the San Onofre nuclear power plant after decades of anti-nuclear activism, leaving the state with only one remaining nuclear plant. This meant that California started producing more of its energy by burning fossil fuels. So was the closing of San Onofre a victory or a tragedy for the environment? The answer to this question hinges on another: how much danger is society willing to accept to fight climate change? In this episode of VICE News reports, VICE News correspondent Keegan Hamilton visits San Onofre and meets one of the people helping to tear the plant down—a nuclear engineer who previously helped diffuse North America's worst nuclear accident. Keegan also talks to an MIT professor who says that the Russian army's weaponization of nuclear plants in Ukraine proves that nuclear power is too dangerous.Special thanks to Sarah Svboda, Ben Bishop, Lou Baldanza, and Amanda Mccormick.This episode was produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell. Editing by Sam Greenspan. Mixing and sound design by Kyle Murdock.VICE News Reports is produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Julia Nutter and Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki.Annie Aviles is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our host is Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    ‘They're Playing Games': An Exclusive Interview with VP Kamala Harris

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 29:12


    Last Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris agreed to a sit down interview with VICE News chief political correspondent Liz Landers. But the day before they met, Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida sent a busload of migrants to VP Harris' house and Martha's Vineyard. ‘There were children, people being put on a bus or a plane who don't know where they're going or where they were being sent,' said Harris. This week, VP Harris responds to the Republicans latest ‘political stunt' and gives insight into what the Democrats are strategizing for in the upcoming election. This episode was produced by Steph Brown and Julia Nutter. Special thanks to Liz Landers, Simone Perez and Sebastian Walker.VICE News Reports is produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Julia Nutter and Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Our Executive Producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki.Annie Aviles is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our host is Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Undercover in Guyana

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 39:12


    Last year, VICE News Correspondent Isobel Yeung went undercover to understand how international business deals were being brokered in Guyana. This small country in South America has one of the fastest growing economies in the world right now. Newly discovered natural resources have attracted a lot of foreign investment from China and the U.S., placing Guyana in the middle of a tug-of war for soft power in the region. Recently, infrastructure contracts - roads, bridges, and a hydroelectric power plant - have been awarded to Chinese companies. In this episode of VICE News Reports, Yeung digs into how business is done in Guyana and uncovers allegations of corruption that reach far into the country's highest levels. This episode was produced by Steph Brown and edited by Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Special thanks to Belle Cushing, Daniel Vergara, Jika Gonzalez, Craig Thomson and Karishma Vyas. VICE News Reports is produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Julia Nutter and Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our Executive Producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki.For VICE Audio, Annie Avilés is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is our Senior Production Manager. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Translations by Summer Long. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our host is Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Dating In A Warzone

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 24:53


    Six months after Russia launched a full-scale invasion on Ukraine, we check in with Katia, a Ukrainian woman who we first spoke with back in February. Like many Ukranians who stayed in the country, Katia has had to find ways to live life in the midst of chaos—which includes dating. Katia tells us about fostering a new relationship in a warzone, and we also check in with VICE News Correspondent Ben C. Solomon about how life and war in Ukraine have been developing.This episode was produced by Adriana Tapia and Sam Greenspan. Edited by Julia Nutter and Annie Avilés. VICE News Reports is produced by Sophie Kazis (Kay-ziss), Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Julia Nutter and Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna (A-Dree-Anna) Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our Executive Producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki.For VICE Audio, Annie Avilés is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is our Senior Production Manager. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our host is Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    The Rise of the Moors: ‘We Want Our Own Nation'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 35:42


    Moors in America believe that they – and many Black Americans – are descendents of the Moroccan Empire, which they claim once extended all the way from North Africa to North America. This would make Moors indigenous to an America that far predates the United States.But beyond that shared credence, the movement is scattered. Some seek only to practice spiritual beliefs while others maintain that being a Moor means U.S. laws do not apply to them. A few even use their identity as Moors to justify violence, theft, and fraud. Vice News' correspondent Alzo Slade takes us inside the different facets of the Moorish movement, to try and understand the alternate history they believe in, and why the current social and political landscape is making Moorish nationalism more appealing.This episode was produced by Jen Kinney and Sam Greenspan. Special thanks to Alzo Slade and Amanda Pisetzner VICE News Reports is produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Julia Nutter and Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki. For Vice Audio, Annie Aviles is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is our Senior Prod Manager. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Roe Was Never Enough

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 45:17


    After Roe v. Wade was overturned, many wondered what living in a post-Roe America would look like. But for a lot of Native people, Roe has never been a reality. Though the federal government is obligated to provide tribes with healthcare, decades-old restrictions on federal funding have severely limited the provision of abortion. Organizations like Indigenous Women Rising have been advocating for reproductive rights and abortion in Native communities for years. VICE News Reports' Adreanna Rodriguez takes a dive deep into how IWR is filling the gap left by the government's long history of manipulating Native people's reproductive well being… and how Native people have specific needs when it comes to reproductive justice. Needs that are deeply holistic and embedded in their cultural history.VICE News Reports is produced by Sophie Kazis , Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Julia Nutter and Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki. For Vice Audio, Annie Aviles is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is our Senior Prod Manager. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    A Summer of Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 40:45


    After a bad breakup, our producer Steph Brown was on a mission to reflect, recover and get back out there. And what better time to jump into the dating pool than right now? After all, we all have been conditioned to believe in the romantic power of summer.But there is a new problem that summer is facing. Doom and gloom is surrounding us… so how exactly do you date when everything feels like it's on fire? This week, Steph Brown follows VICE host Taji Ameen as he tries to date in a changing world. Together they try something different to grapple with how we fall in love today.This episode was reported and produced by Steph Brown and edited by Stephanie Kariuki. Special thanks Taji Ameen and to everyone who sent in a voice memo. VICE News Reports is produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Julia Nutter and Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producers are Adizah Eghan and Stephanie Kariuki. For Vice Audio, Annie Aviles is our Executive Editor and Janet Lee is our Senior Production Manager. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Waiting for JFK

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 38:34


    Earlier this year, VICE News reporter David Gilbert took us behind the “JFK cult” headlines, and into the lives of those who were swept up by the QAnon offshoot movement that traveled to the fateful grassy knoll in downtown Dallas to witness one man's prediction: the return of the assassinated president. This week we are revisiting this story with a few updates on those still in Dallas, awaiting JFK. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Violence against Election Workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 29:41


    A Department of Justice task force — who has been reviewing threats of violence against election workers— announced their findings on Monday. Earlier this year, VICE News' Madeline May reported on how workers in Georgia were harassed and terrorized during the 2020 elections. This week, we revisit Madeline's investigation and give an update about how the U.S. is addressing the threat of violence as a form of protest in the lead up to the 2022 elections.Special thanks to Alexis Johnson, Brian Wheeler, Todd Zwillich, and Sebastian Walker who worked on this story which is part of VICE News' ongoing series “Breaking the Vote.”. Be sure to check out their coverage here.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    “These are our lands”: Maroons Fight Mining in Jamaica

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 32:46


    Last year, Alzo Slade took us to Jamaica, where residents are fighting against mining in the most ecologically sensitive part of the island: Cockpit Country. The Maroons who live there, descendants of indigenous people and formerly enslaved Africans who joined together to fight British colonizers, say mining would destroy their way of life.But this year, the government gave the go-ahead to start mining in Cockpit Country. And the Maroons have filed a lawsuit against the Jamaican government, trying not only to stop the mining, but also to finally get recognition of their sovereignty. This week, we're re-airing last year's episode with an update about the latest court battle.This episode was produced by Jen Kinney. Special thanks to Eric Weinrib, Andrea Davis and Patricio Matos who produced and reported a version of this story for VICE News. You can watch their film at Vice.com, or on Youtube. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How the Hell Do You Make Friends?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 39:54


    Last year, our producer Sam Eagan set out on a journey to find his circle of friends and he recorded the entire process – from the highs, to the lows, and everything in between. This week, we revisit the episode where Sam and fellow producer Sophie Kazis answer the question that many of us fail to think about until we reach adulthood: How the hell do you make friends as a grown-up? Stick around as we check back in with Sam to see how his friendships changed once the episode aired. This episode was produced by Sophie Kazis and Sam Eagan.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Fall of Sri Lanka's Most Powerful Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 17:39


    On Wednesday morning, Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country. This came after months of protesters filling the streets with chants and tents, ending in a storming of the Presidential residence over the weekend. The protests are a direct result of the economic crisis that Sri Lanka has been experiencing — but who are the Rajapaksas, and why are they being blamed for this crisis? VICE News' Pallavi Pundir takes us through what led to this moment. This episode was produced by Adriana Tapia.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. And the VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Young Thug and Gunna on Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 31:27


    At the beginning of May, musical artists Young Thug and Gunna along with 26 others were arrested and indicted in Atlanta, Georgia. The core of the indictment accuses them of violating the state's RICO act and alleges that Young Thug's label, Young Stoner Life Records, is actually a cover for an Atlanta street gang. Entertainment and culture reporter Jewel Wicker takes us through the 56-count indictment, the prosecution's use of lyrics and social media, and what this all means for the hip hop capital of Atlanta, Georgia. This episode was produced by Steph Brown. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Rossand produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. And the VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Living in a Post-Roe America

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 25:12


    The anti-abortion rights movement has been strategizing a plan to overturn Roe v. Wade for years. Now what? Vice News Senior Correspondent, Gianna Toboni, has been investigating one organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, for seven months. This week, we reveal their strategy, what's next, and how their actions will impact millions of Americans.This episode was produced by Adizah Eghan, Stephanie Kariuki, Adriana Tapia, and Adreanna Rodriguez with additional reporting and support by Gianna Toboni, Madeleine May, Samantha Wender, Stacey Sommer, and Hendrik Hinzel. Be sure to check out VICE News Tonight's documentary that digs deeper into a post Roe America. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. And the VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ending America's Obsession With Gas Prices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 23:00


    Gas prices are high right now and people are feeling the squeeze. What does our relationship with the pump reveal about us? And can we do things differently? We spoke with Aaron Gordon, senior writer for VICE's Motherboard to break down the dead-end politics around gas prices and if electric vehicles really are the solution. This episode was produced by Adriana Tapia and edited by Stephanie Kariuki. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. And the VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is Globalization Good for Afrobeats?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 30:01


    Afrobeats artists like Burna Boy and Tems are all over the top charts right now, but this style of West African music is nothing new. Today on VICE News Reports, we're talking about Afrobeats, and how the genre has expanded to western audiences. Vice World News' Dipo Faloyin shares what to make of this newfound attention.This episode was produced by Adreanna Rodriguez and Stephanie Kariuki. Dipo's book, Africa Is Not a Country, is out now in the United Kingdom and will be out in the United States this September. This episode was also inspired by the book, A Quick Ting on Afrobeats by Christian Adofo. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. And the VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Social Media is Fueling Violence Against the Press

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 37:43


    Earlier this year, a sharp spike in killings of Mexican journalists captured headlines worldwide. One of those killed was Margarito Martinez — a longtime photojournalist who was murdered in his hometown, Tijuana. Margaritos's death shocked his colleagues, and as they demanded justice, many pointed to a relatively new source of danger for journalists in Mexico: anonymous Facebook groups. This episode was produced by Adriana Tapia. Special thanks to David Mora, Ani Ucar, and Gabriela Martinez, who originally reported this story for Vice News Tonight.This story was made in collaboration with our colleagues at El Hilo, VICE News and Radio Ambulante's weekly Spanish-language news show — you can find their version of this story, in Spanish, wherever you get your podcasts. Fan of VNR? Be sure to fill out our survey! Your feedback helps us gather valuable insights on how to continuously provide you with stories that you want to hear. And it only takes a few minutes. Visit www.survey.fan/vicenewsreports.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Our supervising producers are Ashley Cleek and Stephanie Kariuki. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Evan Sutton, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. And the VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. Fact Checking by Nicole Pasulka. Our theme music is by Steve Bone. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Getting More Guns in Florida Schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 38:32


    In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control laws, while others are calling for more guns on campus. So for the next week, we bring you a three-part-series from our archives that delves into what having more guns on school campuses looks like.ARMED PART 3: The Guardians – After the mass shooting at Parkland, a new law required that every school in the state of Florida had to have someone armed on campus at all times. The cheapest way to fill that requirement? For schools to let their teachers or other staff carry a gun. We take you to two schools — one that embraces arming staff as the only solution, and one that resists arming staff, only to find themselves boxed into a corner. Reported and produced by Jen Kinney. Fan of VNR? Be sure to fill out our survey! Your feedback helps us gather valuable insights on how to continuously provide you with stories that you want to hear. And it only takes a few minutes. Visit www.survey.fan/vicenewsreports.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Stephanie Kariuki and Ashley Cleek are supervising producers. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton.Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Inside a Training for Armed Teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 33:38


    In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control laws, while others are calling for more guns on campus. So for the next week, we bring you a three-part-series from our archives that delves into what having more guns on school campuses looks like.ARMED PART 2: The Good Guys – In this episode, we take you inside a training that transforms school teachers into armed educators. Producer Jen Kinney follows Angie, an Ohio elementary school teacher with almost no firearm experience, as she learns to use a gun and roleplays shootings in a real school. If she passes, Angie will be able to carry a gun in her classroom.Reported and produced by Jen Kinney. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Stephanie Kariuki and Ashley Cleek are supervising producers. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton.Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Teachers Are Already Armed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 32:54


    In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control laws, while others are calling for more guns on campus. So for the next week, we bring you a three-part-series from our archives that delves into what having more guns on campuses looks like.ARMED PART 1: Soft Targets – For the past two years producer Jen Kinney has been looking into the movement to arm teachers in schools -- and what it means for students, teachers, staff and parents when teachers start to carry guns in the classroom. This is the first part of a three part series, part one follows student Cooper Caffrey, who was shot by a classmate in eighth grade -- then, a few years later, his Ohio school decides to arm its teachers. Cooper's school is one of many others in 19 states that have armed staff. We take you inside the fight that divided the school. Reported and produced by Jen Kinney. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Stephanie Kariuki and Ashley Cleek are supervising producers. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton.Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The VICE Guide to Spotting Union Busting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 31:44


    Union campaigns are way up this year. Workers at places like Amazon, Starbucks, and the Apple Store are fighting to unionize. But management is fighting back, trying to tamp down on labor organizing. They're union busting.You might even be seeing some of these anti-union tactics at your own job. So we made you a guide and a game! Now, if union busting shows up in your workplace, you'll be ready to see through the bullshit – with the help of our bingo card. Get your bingo card and play along here!This episode was produced by Jen Kinney, and reported by Jen Kinney and Lauren Kaori Gurley. Fan of VNR? Be sure to fill out our survey! Your feedback helps us gather valuable insights on how to continuously provide you with stories that you want to hear. And it only takes a few minutes. Visit www.survey.fan/vicenewsreports.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Stephanie Kariuki and Ashley Cleek are supervising producers. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton.Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Brittney Griner's Path Home

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 26:24


    Brittney Griner is one of the most well known WNBA players of all time – but for the last three months she has been sitting in a detention cell in Russia facing drug charges that are punishable for up to 10 years. On the heels of the prisoner exchange that released former marine Trevor Reed, the US government is accelerating the process to bring Brittney home. VICE News correspondent Alexis Johnson meets with Trevor's parents and Kimberly St Julian Varnon, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, to examine the possible fate of an American sports star stuck in the middle of the new Cold War.This episode was produced by Steph Brown. It was reported by Alexis Johnson, Katy Sheward and Lyle Kendrick for VICE on Showtime – you can see the documentary version on Showtime now. New episodes of VICE on Showtime air on Sundays at 8pm EST. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Stephanie Kariuki and Ashley Cleek are supervising producers. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton.Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of VICE Audio.Fan of VNR? Be sure to fill out our survey! Your feedback helps us gather valuable insights on how to continuously provide you with stories that you want to hear. And it only takes a few minutes. Visit www.survey.fan/vicenewsreports. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Inside Russia's Notorious Mercenary Group

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 35:46


    In the wake of the Ukrainian War, a private military company called the Wagner group has come into the spotlight. A wave of early reporting alleged that Wagner contractors were part of a hit squad tasked with taking out President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. But Wagner, which has close ties to Vladmir Putin and his allies, has been covertly spreading Russian influence by serving in proxy wars for years now. VICE News' Julia Steers takes us inside the notorious private military company that technically doesn't even exist as she gained unprecedented access to Wagner's leaders in their most successful mission to date, the Central African Republic. This episode was produced by Adriana Tapia. It was reported by Julia Steers and Amel Guettafti for VICE on Showtime – you can see the documentary version on Showtime now. New episodes of VICE on Showtime air on Sundays at 8pm EST.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producer is Sam Greenspan. Stephanie Kariuki and Ashley Cleek are supervising producers. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Mixing by Evan Sutton.Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Kai & Kimberly: A Texas Family's Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 28:07


    Eleven year-old Kai Shappley has had a tough time just being a kid. Her whole life, the state of Texas, where she lives, has been policing what bathrooms she can use, what name she can go by—and a myriad of other basic personal freedoms afforded to kids who are not transgender, like Kai. Last April, a new directive from Texas Governor Greg Abbott asserts that gender-affirming care provided to minors is tantamount to child abuse. And now Kai—and countless other trans kids in Texas—is in danger of being taken from her family. For the past six years, VICE News correspondent Gianna Toboni has been spending time in Texas with Kai and her mother, Kimberly Shappley, documenting the family as they weave in and out of the state's crosshairs. This week's episode was produced by Sam Greenspan and Steph Brown, in collaboration with Gianna Taboni, Nicole Bozorgmir, and Hendrik Hinzel.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross, and is produced by Ashley Cleek, Sam Eagan, Stephanie Kariuki, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Sound design and music composition by Pran Bandi, Steve Bone, Kyle Murdock, and Evan Sutton. Operations support by Ashley Vega. VNR's executive producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of Vice Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    “Unfit for a Sick Society”: Living With Climate Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 25:57


    Opening your eyes to the immensity of the climate crisis can be incredibly frightening. So it's no coincidence that climate-related anxiety and distress are on the rise. Turns out there's a term for these feelings: eco-anxiety. In this episode, Arielle explores how naming, accepting, and understanding our eco-anxiety – and all sorts of eco-emotions for that matter – may be a critical component of making it through ecological catastrophe.They speak with Britt Wray, author of the forthcoming book, Generation Dread: Finding Purpose In An Age of Climate Crisis, climate activist Jennifer Uchendu, and climate psychotherapist Caroline Hickman. This episode was produced by Sophie Kazis, Sam Greenspan, and Arielle Duhaime-Ross.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Sam Greenspan, and Stephanie Kariuki. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of Vice Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    “I Will Not Leave:” A Crackdown on Journalists in India

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 20:58


    Last fall, many journalists across India found themselves cornered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest crackdown on the media. The government had tightened restrictions on India's Foreign Direct Investment Laws and forced the shutdown of entire news websites, like the India Huffington Post and Yahoo India. Senior Staff Writer for VICE World News, Pallavi Pundir, speaks with one of the most targeted journalists in India, Rana Ayyub. Together they grapple with the question at the forefront of many minds: Is India still a democracy? This episode was produced by Steph Brown. Special thanks to Aditya Mattoo.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Sam Greenspan, and Stephanie Kariuki. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of Vice Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    When Ghana's Renaissance Got Controversial

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 20:22


    Ghana has become one of the latest tourism hot spots. And yet recently a string of celebrity visits has sparked debate about the Ghanaian government's ongoing campaign encouraging Black people around the world to “return” to the motherland. This story was reported by Gameli Hamelo for OkayAfrica and produced by Sayre Quevedo and Adizah Eghan. You can read Gameli's article here. Special thanks to Ama Ofeibea Amponsah and Nadia Neophytou.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Sam Greenspan, and Stephanie Kariuki. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. Our Executive Producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of Vice Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Perfect Recruits: How US Marines led a Massive Human Smuggling Ring

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 21:19


    With their closely trimmed hair, clean-cut look, and Marine Corps stickers on their cars, young Marines made the perfect smugglers precisely because no one would ever suspect them. It's a billion dollar business that many Americans are a part of. Emily Green takes us inside a Marine-led smuggling ring, and how it fell apart.This episode was reported by Vice News senior reporter Emily Green and produced by Jen Kinney and Ashley Cleek. Check out Emily's article here.Special thanks to reporter Matthew Gault and editors Michael Learmonth and Deborah Bonello VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer is Adizah Eghan. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. And Kate Osborn is VP of Vice Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    From Musician to Explosives Expert: Myanmar's Jungle Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 28:59


    A little over a year ago, Ko Aung (not his real name) was living the life of a typical thirty-something musician in Yangon, Myanmar. Today, he is a self taught explosives expert taking shelter in a safe house with other pro-democracy dissidents and resistance fighters. In 2021, a military coup toppled Myanmar's democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, millions of Burmese people began protesting—and then, many became resistance fighters. This is Ko Aung's story.This episode was reported by VICE News correspondent Ben Solomon and produced by Sophie Kazis and Sam Greenspan. Check out more of Ben's coverage here. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Update from Kyiv

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 2:18


    This month we have brought you audio diaries from people who are living in Ukraine. While we are planning to continue to cover the war in Ukraine, many of you have gotten in touch to ask how they are doing. We've recently heard from Katia, a 31 year old in Kyiv. She sent us this update on Wednesday, March 23. For more reporting from the war in Ukraine follow VICE World News on Youtube, Instagram or Tiktok. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Has the US Nabbed Honduras' Narco-presidente?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 21:23


    Just shy of two months since leaving office, former President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez will soon be extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking and weapons charges in federal court. Hernandez is accused of helping traffic drugs in order to, as one witness alleges, “shove the drugs right up the noses of gringos.” Once a US ally in the war on drugs, now stands accused of overseeing a narco-state. VICE World News' Deborah Bonello digs into what the arrest of this powerful player could tell us about drug trafficking in Central America. This episode was reported by Deborah Bonello and produced by Sayre Quevedo and Stephanie Kariuki.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Adriana Tapia, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is a Crypto-Utopia Possible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 26:06


    The dream of a crypto-powered utopia is nearly as old as Bitcoin itself. Motherboard reporter Edward Ongweso Jr. takes us through the wild visions for Cryptoland, pitched as the world's first crypto-society, supposedly bound for an island in the Pacific. And explains why some are calling it colonialism 3.0.This episode was reported by Motherboard's Edward Ongweso Jr. and produced by Jen KinneyVICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Life During War

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 40:52


    A 31-year old woman named Katia in Kyiv—who we met last week—continues her audio dispatches from a city bracing for an onslaught. We also hear from those on the other side of the war - Russian citizens dealing with the fallout. Plus: continued on-the-ground coverage from VICE correspondent Alec Luhn. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    On the Ground in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 37:13


    As Russian forces advance further into Ukraine, we hear from those in the midst of the unfolding war. Reporting from VICE News correspondent Matthew Cassel in Kyiv, with VICE News's Sean Stephens. Audio diaries from Katia in Kyiv, Saya Kadyan and Patel Saharsh in Sumy. Reporting help from Dipo Faloyin, Festus lyorah and Maya Rostowska. Special thanks to Erik Herron and Olha Vorozhbyt. This episode was reported and produced by our entire VNR team. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Introducing: Authentic: The Story of Tablo

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 39:02


    Korean hip hop star, Tablo, was at the height of his career in 2010. His group, Epik High, was beating out Jay-Z and Kanye on the international charts while rapping mostly in Korean. Then, his whole life came to a screeching halt when a viral rumor ballooned out of control. Host Dexter Thomas Jr. and the team reported this story for a year, traveling to the US and Korea to investigate these allegations. And what they found is this wild story about the internet, disinformation, music and what happens when a whole country tells you that you aren't who you say you are. We're so excited to share with you Authentic: The Story of Tablo. Be sure to click over to the feed, here, to subscribe to the rest of the series. Authentic: The Story of Tablo is a production of VICE Audio and iHeart Podcast Network. Produced and reported by Stephanie Kariuki, Min Ji Koo, Kate Osborn and Dexter Thomas with Janet Lee, Stephanie Brown, and Sam Eagan. Sound design and original music composition by Kyle Murdock with additional support from Natasha Jacobs. Our Supervising Producer is Janet Lee. Editing from Lacy Roberts. Fact-checking by Min Ji Koo and Nicole Pasulka.Our Executive Producer and VP of VICE Audio is Kate Osborn. From iHeart Podcast Network, Executive Producers Nikki Ettore and Lindsay Hoffman.Episode 1 features Epik High music from their albums Swan Songs, High Society, and Pieces Part One- distributed by CJ Music. There's also epik high music from the album 99, distributed by YG Entertainment. Music also from Kim Gun Mo, Bobby McFerrin. Special thanks to Isne Bobo Nuyent for Epik High's original concert footage. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    He Asked a 9/11 Plotter About Flight Lessons. What Now?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 27:37


    Twenty-five year old Arkeuntrez Washington was recently released from federal prison for arms trafficking. His re-entry comes with a lot of supervision including tracking his activity online, in part because when he was arrested, authorities found evidence that he wrote a letter to an imprisoned 9/11 plotter. VICE News' Keegan Hamilton spends time with Washington, to figure out how he fits into the bigger picture of extremism and deradicalization, trying to answer the questions: What should happen to you if you're fascinated by terrorists, curious about them to the point that you even reach out to them, but have never commited a single act of terror? And what's the appropriate punishment for that and how do we decide what happens after?This episode was reported by Keegan Hamilton. It was produced by Sayre Quevedo and edited by Adizah Eghan. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Will Russia Invade?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 29:31


    The whole world holds its breath, wondering: will Russia invade Ukraine? In some regards, they already have. Over the past eight years, despite numerous cease-fire agreements,Russia and Ukraine have been locked in an on-going conflict. But now, Russia is moving even more military equipment and personnel to its border with Ukraine, ramping up tensions in an already tenuous—and complex—situation. VICE News' Hind Hassan was on the ground in Ukraine, and helps unpack what's at stake in Eastern Europe. This episode was reported by Hind Hassan and Maya Rowstowska, with additional reporting by Ruby Lott-Lavigna, and was produced by Jen Kinney, Ashley Cleek, and Sam Greenspan. Special thanks to Erik Herron at the University of West Virginia. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Waiting for JFK

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 38:03


    The QAnon conspiracy theory has long been fixated on certain dates, most recently on the anniversary of President John F Kennedy's assination. In November, hundreds of followers of a QAnon offshoot movement traveled to the fateful grassy knoll in downtown Dallas to witness one man's prediction: the return of the assassinated president. VICE News reporter David Gilbert brings us behind the “JFK cult” headlines and into the lives of those who have been swept up by the movement, including those still in Dallas awaiting JFK. This episode was reported by David Gilbert and produced by Adreanna Rodriguez, Jen Kinney and Sam Greenspan. Special thanks to Karma, who helped with research for this report.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Gangs, Disappearances, and the ‘World's Coolest Dictator'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 32:11


    President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador, came to power as a millennial anti-politician in 2019. Riding high on what is billed as his single handed success at cracking down on crime, he recently gave himself the title of the “world's coolest dictator.” Reporter David Noriega investigates the real story behind the reduction of the homicide rate in El Salvador and what it tells us about the relationship between the gangs, the police, and Bukele's government. This episode was produced by Sayre QuevedoVICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    “Where Does This End?”: The Rise of Ultra-Fast Fashion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 25:36


    E-commerce clothing hub Shein is now one of the world's biggest fashion companies, beating out Amazon as the most popular shopping app. Connecting Chinese clothing manufacturers directly to shoppers on the other side of the globe, Shein has nearly single handedly invented “ultra-fast” fashion. But where did they come from? And where is this all going? Reporters Louise Matsakis and Meaghan Tobin, for the website Rest of World, have been investigating how this company is transforming a generation's consumption habits.This episode was produced by Sophie Kazis.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Election Workers Under Threat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 27:19


    The seemingly unstoppable conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump, “The Big Lie,” has led to direct threats on the lives of U.S. elections workers. VICE News politics reporter Madeleine May investigates who is behind it and how the threat of violence has become a form of protest in the lead up to the 2022 elections. This episode was reported by Madeleine May and produced by Steph Brown, Sam Greenspan and Sophie Kazis. Special thanks to Alexis Johnson, Brian Wheeler, Todd Zwillich, and Sebastian Walker who worked on this story which is part of VICE News' ongoing series “Breaking the Vote.” Be sure to check out their coverage here.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    God, Guns, and January 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 30:37


    Among the thousands of people who participated in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 2021 was Pastor Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon and some of his followers: members of the Rod of Iron Ministries. It's a fringe church that worships guns, believes Jesus was an assault weapons manufacturer, and loves former president Donald Trump. A year after the insurrection, reporter Tess Owen explains the little known history and political ambitions of this church, and what they can tell us about the trajectory of the far right today.This episode was reported by Tess Owen and produced by Jen Kinney and Sam Eagan. Special thanks to Elgin Strait, Roberto Daza, Jika Gonzalez and Joe LoCascio VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Weekend World (ReAir)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 40:30


    For the holidays we're re-airing some of our favorite episodes from this year. Weekend World is an audio portrait of one weekend across planet Earth.An audio portrait of one weekend across planet Earth. Experience the last weekend in July through the eyes of young people from around the world: a rodeo cowgirl, a South Korean soldier, a group of rappers in Kabul seeking refuge in their studio, a British radio host, and many others. Welcome to Weekend World.This episode was produced by Sayre Quevedo and Sophie Kazis.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek and Adizah Eghan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Monaea, a 2020 Diary (ReAir)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 47:00


    This week we're re-airing our award-winning episode, Monaea, a 2020 Diary.2020 was a YEAR. To try and make sense of it, we handed over the mic to Monaea Upton in North Minneapolis. At the time, she was 17 years old, and she kept audio diary of her senior year of high school -- during online learning, the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, and a spike in neighborhood gun violence. We take you inside her world.Reporting from Monaea Upton. Produced by Jen Kinney. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bloody and Broke: Fighting the UFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 31:56


    Once considered a sideshow, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now one of the world's most popular sporting organizations. Today, the UFC rakes in hundreds of millions yearly and hosts events at some of the largest venues in the world. But former and current fighters allege they have been vastly underpaid for years, held to predatory contracts, and trapped in a monopoly controlled by the UFC. A labor battle is now brewing in one of the least likely arenas.This episode was reported and produced by Sam Eagan and Adizah Eghan. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Boys' Love, Censored

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 28:55


    One of the most popular shows in China was, Word of Honor, a supernatural martial arts epic that most fans watched not for the fighting, but for the heavily implied, homoerotic relationship between the two young, male leads. This is a boys' love drama, a genre that has swept East Asia and managed to flourish even under China's strict censorship against LGBT content. Somehow, for years, boys' love skirted the censors. But then, Word of Honor disappeared off the Chinese internet.Reporter Viola Zhou takes us inside the often fantastic, super-romantic world of boy's love dramas, and the political and cultural crackdown that's threatening their existence.This episode was reported by Viola Zhou and Koh Ewe. Special thanks to Alan Wong. VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    No End in Sight

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 30:52


    After a year of violent conflict, an intensifying civil war in Ethiopia has no end in sight. Now the conflict threatens to destabilize the entire Horn of Africa. Few international journalists have been granted permission to travel into Ethiopia, but VICE News' Julia Steers bring us to the frontlines.This episode was reported by Julia Steers and Amel Guettatfi and produced by Sophie Kazis.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Adizah Eghan, and Sam Greenspan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lessons from a Supertaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 22:34


    Smell is flavor. And getting any pleasure out of eating can be pretty hard without a sense of smell. For many, COVID19 has radically altered their senses. Italian sommelier, food critic and professor Michelle Crippa is trying to do something about that - using his lifetime of gastronomic expertise to coach people into regaining their smell.This episode was produced by Steph Brown.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek and Adizah Eghan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    White Nationalists on Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 18:52


    The leaders of the deadly 2017 ‘Unite the Right' rally are on trial in Charlottesville, Virginia this month for allegedly conspiring to incite racially motivated violence. VICE News' Senior reporter Tess Owen brings us inside the federal court and explains how this unique lawsuit is hoping to hold the broader white nationalist movement accountable. This episode was produced by Sam Eagan.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek and Adizah Eghan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Introducing: A Show About Animals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 36:37


    Today we are sharing an episode from one of our newest series -- A Show About Animals. This season, we tell the strange and wonderful story of the wildly famous Koko the “talking” Gorilla. In the early 1970s, a grad student named Penny Patterson set out to investigate a big question: is language unique to humans? So she begins an ambitious experiment -- with the help of a young gorilla named Koko. Pretty soon, Penny says Koko is learning sign language. But, of course, that's not the whole story. You can listen to our weekly series, A Show About Animals, in all the places you get your podcasts. A Show About Animals is hosted and reported by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Julia Nutter and Pete Lang-Stanton. Our associate producer is Leily Rezvani. Sound design and original score by Pran Bandi, with additional support from Steve Bone. Annie Aviles is our executive editor. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Special thanks to Maximo Anderson for fact-checking. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    ‘It's Rough Out Here': A VICE Guide to Making Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:04


    After an emotional break up, our producer Sam Eagan discovers that his circle of friends has pretty much disappeared. Eager to prevent another weekend from going by with no plans, Sam sets out to find a best friend. In this episode, Sam and fellow producer Sophie Kazis answer the question that many of us fail to think about until we reach adulthood: how the hell do you make friends as a grown-up? And along the way, Sam begins to question what his approach to making friends actually reveals about himself. This episode was produced by Sophie Kazis and Sam Eagan.VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Janice Llamoca, Julia Nutter, and Sayre Quevedo. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek and Adizah Eghan. Our associate producers are Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, and Adreanna Rodriguez. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, Natasha Jacobs and Kyle Murdock. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. Janet Lee is Senior Production Manager for VICE Audio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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