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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The story behind a tragic image

June 26th, 2019


A single photo with the power to focus the world's attention on the migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border this week. We analyze the impact of the image depicting a father and his toddler drowned while trying to cross …

A mixed message to Tehran

June 25th, 2019


Iran is calling new US sanctions "idiotic" and says the door for negotiations with Washington is now permanently closed. So, what happens next? Also, an update on the case of an Iranian-British dual national jailed by …

New US sanctions target Iran's supreme leader

June 24th, 2019


A former State Department official who worked on Iran sanctions during the Obama administration tells us his thoughts on the latest round of tough economic sanctions on Iran. Plus, the risks we face from the melting of …

Airstrikes averted

June 21st, 2019


What happens next after President Donald Trump's last-minute decision to call off a US military airstrike on Iran. Also, Istanbul prepares for a …

Iran's 'very big mistake'

June 20th, 2019


US President Donald Trump says Iran made a "very big mistake" by shooting down a US drone on Thursday in the Middle East. It's the latest escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran, and we'll hear reactions …

Two investigations, no justice

June 19th, 2019


Five years since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands have announced that they're putting three Russians and one Ukrainian citizen on trial for murder. …

A change at the Pentagon — again

June 18th, 2019


President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military. The announcement comes after the president promised to send additional …

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi dies in court

June 17th, 2019


Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed and died in court on Monday. Also, we discuss the tactics protesters in Hong Kong are relying on …

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