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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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 …

Iran pulls back from nuclear deal

May 8th, 2019

45:38

Are the US and Iran heading into a confrontation? We answer those questions on the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration's decision to …

Journalists released from prison in Myanmar

May 7th, 2019

45:51

Approximately 6,000 prisoners were released on Tuesday in Myanmar, including two Reuters journalists who were arrested in 2017 after reporting on a massacre of ethnic Rohingya. Plus, the documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" …

A million species are on the brink

May 6th, 2019

45:29

A new UN report says human activity has pushed one million species to the brink of extinction. Also, the rise and fall of Richard Holbrooke — one of …

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