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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A historic week for Yemen, a safe city for women, another rough day for Theresa May

December 14th, 2018

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died hours after she was taken into Border Patrol custody, apparently of dehydration. She and her father were with a …

Friendship between women in El Salvador's prisons, a 'Crazy Rich Indian' wedding, a far-right advent calendar

December 13th, 2018

A second Canadian citizen has been detained in China. We find out what these two arrests have to do with the previous detention in Canada of a top Chinese business executive, and with ongoing trade disputes between the …

History of Trump's business with Russia, the fashion and power of yellow vests, Australia's new encryption law

December 12th, 2018

We learn more about President Donald Trump's business ties to Russia. Plus, the latest on Maria Butina, the first Russian who is expected to plead guilty on charges related to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 US …

Recognizing climate migrants, transgender rights in the Philippines, can Brexit be funny?

December 11th, 2018

Journalists who have risked their lives to report on authoritarian rulers and their abuses of power are named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." …

Elvis lights up in Germany, Congress takes on invasive insects, Brexit vote postponed

December 10th, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May delays a vote in Parliament on her Brexit plan — an indication of how the move to separate Britain from the European Union continues to tear the nation apart. And in France, "yellow …

Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador, potential for peace in Afghanistan, the secret shelters for Iraqi women

December 7th, 2018

President Donald Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador does not have a lot of experience in diplomacy. How much does that matter? Plus, there's both optimism and anxiety whether the Taliban and the Afghan government will …

'Friends' gains popularity with Syrian millennials, an arrest at Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Gaelic singer Christine Primrose

December 6th, 2018

The surprising arrest of an executive at a Chinese telecom giant. The reason for the arrest remains a mystery. Also, an Italian radio station is running a competition to find the next big stars of TV and movie dubbing. …

Russians swept up in the Mueller probe, drama for Dolce & Gabbana, Bangladesh building remote Rohingya island

December 5th, 2018

There are a lot of Russians who've surfaced in the long-running inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller. We learn who the main Russian characters in the probe are, and where they are now. Also, there was a time …

A 360-degree music video, Canada's monument debate, the fallback of cutting climate pollution

December 4th, 2018

A friend of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit against an Israeli company that he says provided the spyware that allowed the Saudi government to spy on their conversations. Plus, Canada's debate …

President George H.W. Bush's legacy in the Middle East, dogs of diplomacy, truce in the trade war with China

December 3rd, 2018

The role former President George H.W. Bush played in the Middle East and the legacy of the Gulf War. Also, a look at OPEC, following Qatar's …
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