Retro Report is a growing series of over 100 short documentaries that tell the history behind the news.
Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
The United Nations says that fighting in Syria is responsible for the destruction of up to 140,000 doses of vaccines. This includes the vaccine for polio, which is especially concerning because Syria has recently experienced a polio outbreak. A few months ago we reported on the uphill battle to rid the world of polio. Watch “Politics and Plagues.”
Producer Scott Michels stops by The Takeaway to discuss how California turned blue. “Anti-immigrant feeling, at least in California, didn’t last very long and it led to to something that the people behind Prop 187 didn’t expect.”
Wildfires in California have killed at least 41 people and burned more than 217,000 acres. We take a look back at 1998, when nearly one third of Yellowstone National Park burned down – shaping how we fight fires in the process. Watch “Summer of Fire.”