The city of Flint in Michigan, US, has a water crisis. It’s been going on since 2014 when residents were switched to a cheaper supply but it took a year before the authorities admitted there was a problem. As a result, thousands were exposed to lead poisoning, carcinogenic chemicals and legionella bacteria.
They joined the army driven by a desire to serve their country and its people. However, the wars they were sent to made them re-evaluate everything they believed in. Now, US veterans are trying to come to terms with their past and learn how to live among civilians again. It turns out, they’ve no one to rely on but each other.
50 years after the U.S. military intervention in the Vietnam War, the weapons it used continue to harm the local population. Unexploded mines still take lives and the consequences of “Agent Orange” claim new victims.
RT correspondent Harry Fear heads off to report about Israel's bombing of civilian infrastructure and discovers there’s more than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Manila Chan, a recent recruit at RT's Washington, D.C. office, goes on a tour of RT's US studios and talks about her job.
Can you tell truth from lies in mass media? RT Doc’s Miguel Francis-Santiago delves deep to try to understand the intricacies of information war. He meets media experts and puts together the Mosaic of Facts, showing how public opinion is manipulated, not just over the Ukrainian Crisis but throughout the world.
It’s 15 years since the 2001 terror attack on New York’s twin towers changed America forever. Thousands lost their lives or loved ones and many others lost their health. On that day though, everyone in the US lost something else; peace of mind. RT Doc asks how 9/11 transformed modern America’s world view.
All across the USA people are rising up against fracking. They don’t believe the process is safe and think it causes wide-scale land contamination. Ever more extraction sites are being approved and developed with new plant being built in once idyllic landscapes.
Aleksey Yaroshevsky joins the RT team in New York. After a long, tedious journey, he’s happy to settle in a small but cosy rented apartment and goes meet his new "family". Roman Kosarev talks about the dangers of reporting from Ukraine as one of RT's stringers goes missing there.
Unmanned drones are the modern weapons of choice in the fight against terrorism. The tribal areas of Pakistan where various militant groups seek a hideout have been hit by numerous CIA drone strikes. The attacks are far from precise and it’s claimed they have often killed or maimed civilians, including children.