PRI's The World

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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.

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Kurdish town to be flooded

May 22nd, 2019

46:08

A hydrodam in Turkey will soon flood a Kurdish town. But water is only part of the story. Also, what are the effects of US sanctions on Iraq? And, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina was on the leading edge of gay rights …

Toxic recycling

May 21st, 2019

46:32

Recycled computers from America are poisoning people in Southeast Asia. Plus, why the US State Department granted citizenship to one child in a family, but not his brother. Also, why Britain's pro-Brexit party expects …

A moral code in war time

May 20th, 2019

47:23

What do US veterans think about the possibility that the president could issue pardons for service members convicted of war crimes? We reached out to …

Taiwan first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

May 17th, 2019

46:30

Taiwan becomes the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Switzerland faces the question of gun control in a national referendum on …

Why 5G matters to you

May 16th, 2019

44:51

The Trump administration announced plans to ban the use of Huawei's 5G technology in the US citing a threat to national security. Also, schools in …

Global perspectives on abortion

May 15th, 2019

45:13

The nation's most restrictive abortion law passed the Alabama statehouse and awaits a signature by the governor. We explore how this compares to similar laws in different countries. Also, the Trump administration says …

What's up with WhatsApp?

May 14th, 2019

46:30

WhatsApp discovered a governmental spyware had been remotely installed on smartphones using their app. And, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a lot to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on …

Racing to understand Thwaites Glacier

May 13th, 2019

45:53

Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica has the potential to unleash radical changes in global sea levels. Reporter Carolyn Beeler shares the first of a …

New tariffs prolong trade war

May 10th, 2019

45:09

The US just raised new tariffs on Chinese imports overnight, extending a trade war that many thought was coming to an end. Also, this year's Eurovision Song Contest is in Tel Aviv, Israel, where there are calls for a …

Venezuela's opposition under pressure

May 9th, 2019

45:50

North Korea tested more weapons Thursday hours after a top US envoy arrived in Seoul, South Korea. Also, the Iran nuclear deal is on life support as …

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