PRI's The World: 10/01/201410/01/14
Halting the spread of Ebola — Nigeria seems to be getting it right. Also, as China celebrates its National Day, protesters fill the streets of Hong Kong. Plus, the story of a word that is either a source of Cajun pride or an ethnic slur, depending on...
PRI's The World: 09/30/2014
We take you to the streets of Hong Kong, where the World's Mathew Bell has been talking to protesters. Plus, on the front lines in the battle against Ebola in Liberia and what the US military is up to in the fight against the disease. And the...
PRI's The World: 9/29/2014
It's been a summer of upheaval and violence around the world, but Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argues that deadly violence is decreasing globally and has been for decades. Plus, we get the latest on the student protests in Hong Kong, and as well...
PRI's The World: 9/26/2014
We meet a group of Yazidi women who've managed to escape from their ISIS kidnappers. The women say they're happy to be free but remain uncertain for their future. And from the satire desk, a stand up comedian reveals what's behind the social media...
PRI's The World: 9/25/2014
Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down — we take a look at the legacy he will leave. Also, a Syrian resident worries American air strikes may drive other Syrians to support extremist groups. And we head to a London pub where Kate Bush mania is...
PRI's The World: 9/24/2014
In his speech at the UN, President Obama calls for an end to funding for extremists. Also, a visit to social clubs in 1930s Los Angeles for young Japanese-American women. And you've got to try the latest fitness craze, BollyX — it's aerobics with...
PRI's The World: 9/23/2014
A US-led coalition is bombing targets inside Syria, trying to beat back gains by the rebel fighters who call themselves the Islamic State. Also, the environment is front and center in New York City right now. We hear from the Marshall Islands poet who...
PRI's The World: 9/22/2014
A day after climate change activists took to the streets of New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announce they are divesting $50 billion worth of fossil fuel investments. Are marches and investments what we need to turn global warming around? Also,...
PRI's The World: 9/19/2014
Scotland votes down independence. What does it mean for the country's future? Plus, after arriving in the US, young migrants face a new challenge — starting school. And Chinese tennis star Li Na retires.
PRI's The World: 9/18/2014
Immigration courts are starting to decide the fate of tens of thousands of young Central Americans who entered the the US illegally. We wonder what has happened to migrants after they've been deported. Plus, the UK becomes one of the first western...
PRI's The World: 9/17/2014
The Obama Administration sends US troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Plus, passengers in Pakistan chase a former government minister off a plane after his late arrival kept them waiting at the gate for hours. And a fashion designer who's...
PRI's The World: 9/16/2014
The US carries out airstrikes near Baghdad where a tense sectarian mood is emerging and where the "fear of the other is seeping even to the people you know." Also, a Ukrainian-American author writes about the Ukrainian community in Brighton Beach and...
PRI's The World: 9/15/2014
A Minneapolis teen disappears and then surfaces in Syria. Her family fears she may have been recruited by militants. Also, a group of American doctors heads to the Ebola outbreak zone. And Grimms' fairy tales get a new English translation — darker,...
PRI's The World: 9/12/2014
How does the so-called "coalition" expect to tackle the ISIS threat and how exactly does ISIS recruit young Western women to their cause? Plus, a visit to a building in Venezuela that's been dubbed "the world's largest squat," and how the government...
PRI's The World: 9/11/2014
13 years after the Al-Qaeda attacks of September 11th, America once again braces for war. But President Obama says it's a different target and a different kind of war. This time, the target is the Islamic State — or ISIS — and the war, the President...
President Obama will outline his plans to combat the extremist group, ISIS. We'll assess ISIS's military capabilities. Also, we have the incredible story of the Green Prince. The son of a Hamas leader, he's recruited by Israeli intelligence to spy on...
PRI's The World: 9/09/2014
We go to Baghdad to take the pulse of the Iraqi public ahead of Obama's speech tomorrow. The President is expected to outline a strategy to combat a militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. Also, selling Toyotas in Tripoli — militants love...
PRI's The World: 9/8/2014
An American convert to militant Islam now favors peace, but explains why young Muslims feel drawn to jihad. Also, we begin an occasional series on the joys and challenges of translation. Plus, we go behind the scenes of a popular Nigerian radio soap...
PRI's The World: 9/05/2014
NATO's plans for deterring Russian aggression are on the battlefield — and online. Also, Israelis look across their border with Syria and see al Qaeda. And a Canadian DJ takes on Disney in a fight over mouse ears.
PRI's The World: 09/04/2014
Thursday on The World, we look at why the Ebola crisis isn't getting a full crisis response. Also, how multiple foreign crises are putting American power to the test. And, why chess fans worldwide are focusing on St. Louis.
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