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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Boris Johnson heads to the G7 stage

August 23rd, 2019

45:58

Britain's new prime minister makes his debut on the world stage this weekend in France. Boris Johnson will meet a host of world leaders at the G7 summit, but lots of eyes will be watching closely for the dynamic between …

Massive wildfires in the Amazon rainforest

August 22nd, 2019

46:58

There's been a record number of fires in Amazon this year. What does it mean for Brazilians and the global climate? Plus, the final story in our series marking 400 years since the first enslaved African arrived in the …

Deportations complicate Ghana's 'Year of Return'

August 21st, 2019

45:50

Ghana's government is calling on people from the African diaspora to return to the country, marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to America. Complicating the anniversary, the US and Ghana are …

Acquitted in El Salvador

August 20th, 2019

46:18

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

44:31

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

46:56

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

46:53

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

46:26

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

46:23

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

47:50

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 …

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