LISTEN | WIND OF CHANGE
What does the German rock band The Scorpions have in common with the CIA? Maybe nothing. Or maybe a song that presaged the fall of the Berlin Wall. The podcast “Wind of Change” explores a rumor that has persisted for nearly four decades, with a retrospective look at the culture of the era as well. The KGB is in there too. Wherever you get your podcasts.
WATCH | IMMIGRATION NATION
With unprecedented access to ICE operations, as well as moving portraits of immigrants, the docuseries takes a deep look at U.S. immigration today. The six-show series on Netflix shines light on the Trump administration’s expansion of ICE, the immigration court that’s managed out of the Department of Justice instead of the judicial branch and how asylum seekers are being held up from months to more than a year.
READ | LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST
By Chanel Cleeton
“In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys. For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. Over the course of the holiday weekend, the women’s paths cross unexpectedly, and the danger swirling around them is matched only by the terrifying force of the deadly storm threatening the Keys.”