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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Global protests for action on climate change

September 20th, 2019


Friday marked a day of worldwide protest around climate change. Children skipped classes and took to the streets ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit next week. Also, anti-government protests in Hong Kong have grown in …

Photos of Trudeau dressed in 'brownface'

September 19th, 2019


Photos have surfaced of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing brownface makeup. The World's Rupa Shenoy looks into the history of brownface and blackface in Canada, and puts the photos in social context. Plus, …

Saudis sort through the wreckage

September 18th, 2019


American and Saudi investigators are pouring through the wreckage from the strikes against the oil facilities this weekend, looking for clues to …

A referendum on Netanyahu?

September 17th, 2019


Israeli voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. The vote was a do-over and a referendum of sorts on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to …

The US-Saudi relationship is complicated

September 16th, 2019


We dig into the complicated US-Saudi relationship. Beyond oil, where does the US strategic interest lay in aligning with the Saudis? Plus, Arab Israelis comprise about 20% of the electorate in Israel, but they don't …

(Featured) Things That Go Boom: Was Trump right to walk away from the Iran deal?

September 16th, 2019


Time Magazine called Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster a “pre-eminent warrior-thinker.” President Donald Trump called him a pain. So when McMaster left the …

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