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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Acquitted in El Salvador

August 20th, 2019


Evelyn Hernández gave birth to a stillborn baby and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, convicted of inducing an abortion that killed her baby. But on Monday, Hernández was acquitted in a new trial that …

ISIS violence in Afghanistan

August 19th, 2019


A wedding was the scene of political violence in Afghanistan on Sunday. ISIS targeted a minority group, the Hazara, who have been trying to get their …

Are manufacturing jobs coming back to the US?

August 16th, 2019


President Donald Trump again touted how he has brought manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But has he? We dive into the numbers. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security funds programs to steer children away …

Global markets take a nosedive

August 15th, 2019


What's going on with the world economy? Markets are up, they're down, they're way down and up again. We explore the worrying signs of a potential looming global recession. Six European countries agree to take 150 …

Protesters and social media in Hong Kong

August 14th, 2019


How does the social media campaign in Hong Kong compare with other recent pro-democracy movements? Also, hackers make money for North Korea — but there’s no easy way to stop them. And, the changing nature of Christian …

A big breakthrough on Ebola

August 13th, 2019


Scientists announced this week for the first time that there are effective treatments for the deadly Ebola virus. Plus, what exactly happened with …

Cut off in Kashmir

August 12th, 2019


Kashmir remains cut off from the outside world. Should the US intervene? Also, protests in Hong Kong continue to escalate as protesters shut down the …

20 years of Putin in power

August 9th, 2019


Friday marks 20 years of Vladimir Putin at the helm in Russia. We look at how Putin acquired, consolidated and held onto power for two decades. Plus, …

ICE picks up hundreds in Mississippi raids

August 8th, 2019


ICE has arrested hundreds of immigrants in Mississippi. What is the impact of the ICE raids on families? Plus, in the final story in our series from Tijuana, Mexico, The World's Monica Campbell introduces us to a young …

Mexico’s ambassador to the US speaks about El Paso

August 7th, 2019


The Mexican ambassador to the US speaks about Mexico’s response to the El Paso shooting rampage and how it can work with the US to reduce gun …

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