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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Britain's Theresa May resigns

May 24th, 2019


British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she is stepping down. And, President Trump's tough talk on China sounds a lot like his tough talk on Japan in the 1980s. Plus, how much does a kilogram weigh, really? The …

Challenging the White House view on Iran

May 23rd, 2019


Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran, we ask Sen. Chris Murphy of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to weigh in. Also, it was a landslide election victory for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his …

Kurdish town to be flooded

May 22nd, 2019


A hydrodam in Turkey will soon flood a Kurdish town. But water is only part of the story. Also, what are the effects of US sanctions on Iraq? And, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina was on the leading edge of gay rights …

Toxic recycling

May 21st, 2019


Recycled computers from America are poisoning people in Southeast Asia. Plus, why the US State Department granted citizenship to one child in a family, but not his brother. Also, why Britain's pro-Brexit party expects …

A moral code in war time

May 20th, 2019


What do US veterans think about the possibility that the president could issue pardons for service members convicted of war crimes? We reached out to …

Taiwan first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

May 17th, 2019


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


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


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


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


Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica has the potential to unleash radical changes in global sea levels. Reporter Carolyn Beeler shares the first of a …

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