Author: Bill Kubota

The Registry

The Registry profiles veterans who served in the secret Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S.). Thousands of Japanese Americans volunteered for join the M.I.S. to serve and interpreters and interrogators.

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The Constitution Free Zone & the Mexican Repatriation explained in the age of Trump

If you’re born in the United States you’re a U.S. citizen, right? One Detroit’s Will Glover explains the “Constitution Free Zone” with a local case of racial profiling on a commuter train while Detroiter Elena Herrada explains how the Mexican Repatriation happened, sending an estimated one million people of Mexican descent to Mexico, the majority of them U.S. citizens.

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One Detroit | Raising Voices to Silence the Violence

The Church of the Messiah’s pews were packed this last Saturday morning in June. Pastor Barry Randolph prepared the crowd for the eleventh annual Silence the Violence march through Detroit’s east side Islandview neighborhood to fight gun deaths.

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  • News Wrap: U.S. shoots down Chinese balloon over the Atlantic

    In our news wrap Saturday, the U.S. Air Force downed a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina, dangerously cold temperatures descended on the northeastern part of the country, the mayor of Memphis asked the DOJ to evaluate the city's police department, the DNC approved a new 2024 presidential primary lineup, and scientists discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter.

  • Fear, violence and chaos grip Haiti as gangs seize control

    The island nation of Haiti has moved closer to the brink of collapse. Heavily armed gangs have taken over the capital and are targeting police after the country has been without a single elected official since early January. Jacqueline Charles, the Miami Herald's Caribbean correspondent, joins John Yang to discuss what she saw on a recent trip to Haiti.

  • Security expert warns of AI tools' potential threat to democracy

    Artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically alter how we gather information, communicate and work. Experts are also raising questions about how it will affect governance and what it will mean for the future of our democracy. Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, joins William Brangham to discuss.