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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Two investigations, no justice

June 19th, 2019


Five years since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands have announced that they're putting three Russians and one Ukrainian citizen on trial for murder. …

A change at the Pentagon — again

June 18th, 2019


President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military. The announcement comes after the president promised to send additional …

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi dies in court

June 17th, 2019


Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed and died in court on Monday. Also, we discuss the tactics protesters in Hong Kong are relying on …

Protesters vs police in Hong Kong

June 12th, 2019


The standoff between protesters and police in Hong Kong escalated on Wednesday after demonstrators surrounded the Legislative Council building and …

The Vatican officially rejects gender fluidity

June 11th, 2019


The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the notion that gender identity can be fluid. It's being met with sharp criticism by some Catholics. Also …

A merger and the future of defense

June 10th, 2019


The proposed merger of two major defense contractors — Raytheon and United Technologies — prompts questions about the future of military weapons …

A reality check on border numbers

June 7th, 2019


We try to contextualize President Trump's claim that a record number of people are illegally crossing the border by looking at the data going back …

A tribute to the greatest generation

June 6th, 2019


On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we hear from one American veteran who tells us his story of returning to Normandy for what he expects to be his last visit. And, how the controversial legacy of Hugo Chávez splits one …

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