Suroosh Alvi reports on the origins, acceptance and defiance of Sharia law in the Indonesian province of Aceh; Isobel Yeung examines the proliferation of plastic products in the world’s oceans and what one 22-year-old Netherlander plans to do about it.
As the debate continues over which bathroom transgender people should use, a more complex question is emerging about how early the medical transition begins for trans kids. Families and doctors are rewriting the rules as they decide when and how to start medical intervention before transgender youth hit puberty. Gianna Toboni explores this emotionally charged and rapidly evolving issue with trans youth and their parents in the midst of that intense process.
In the Season 5 premiere, Isobel Yeung reports from Syria on the tenuous cease-fire brokered in 2016 after six years of civil war; and Shane Smith examines the first effects of climate change and projections of trillions of dollars in potential damage.