NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt gave taxi rides to locals for free to better understand the evolving political climate in China. WUNC

Everything everywhere all at once: The threats to global democracy

Frank Langfitt has witnessed some of the defining events of our time, from the rise of Xi Jinping and the democracy protests in Hong Kong, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and, most recently, the war in Gaza. NPR’s Global Democracy correspondent joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how these seismic shifts upend the lives of everyday people – and about how they challenge American power around the world.