PRI's The World: 11/28/201411/29/14
The shopping frenzy that is Black Friday is catching on in more and more places around the world. Hunting for bargains is nothing new but copying Americans' day after Thanksgiving is a growing phenomenon. Plus, the Smithsonian gets a 2 billion dollar...
PRI's The World: 11/27/2014
How two former translators for US troops in Afghanistan ended up celebrating Thanksgiving together in Virginia. Also, historian Peter Firstbrook tells us the full story of Captain John Smith, of Pocahontas fame. Plus, celebrating Thanksgiving with...
PRI's The World: 11/21/2014
A day after the President announces his way forward on immigration, a lot of folks are asking, "OK, what next?" Plus, capturing the vibe at last night's Latin Grammy Awards. And, we check in with The World's Jeb Sharp has spent the last week and a...
PRI's The World: 11/24/2014
No nuclear deal with Iran -- as the deadline for an agreement is pushed back to March. Also, the story behind the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Plus, we dig into the life of musician Gil Scott-Heron, who coined the term "the revolution...
PRI's The World: 11/25/2014
A global perspective on the events unfolding in Ferguson with insight from a reporter in Jerusalem and an Egyptian protester during the Arab Spring. Plus, how the London police addressed racism after race riots there in the early 1980s. And, a...
PRI's The World: 11/26/2014
On this Thanksgiving eve, we want to know where food comes from. Not the stuff we literally put in our mouths — but the origins of the names of that food. Meanwhile, does the thought of flying give you the jitters? Composer Michael Hearst tries to...
PRI's The World: 11/11/2014
A veteran for the US military was deported back to Mexico after his service. Among other things, he lost his medical benefits. Now, a movement is afoot to ensure deported veterans get those benefits. Plus, family members of a private in the US Army...
PRI's The World: 11/12/2014
Climate change tops our show today with a focus on the deal inked today by two of the globe's biggest polluters — the United States and China. Also, the man behind a phone hotline to help African immigrants in New York deal with the stigma of Ebola....
PRI's The World: 11/13/2014
"Net Neutrality" is being batted around Washington lately, so we're going to have a primer on it and how America's approach to net neutrality compares to other countries around the globe. Plus, South Korea comes to a standstill as high school students...
PRI's The World: 11/14/2014
President Obama looks set to push through immigration reform; we hear from an undocumented immigrant who's lived here for 16 years and says the President's plan would keep her family together. Also, a week inside a madrassa in Pakistan where the...
PRI's The World: 11/17/2014
An American journalist tells us about his narrow escape from being abducted in Yemen. Also, the number of international students enrolled at US colleges hits an all-time high. Plus, a rock station in Cleveland switches to all Spanish-language music —...
PRI's The World: 11/18/2014
Israel vows a harsh response after two Palestinians burst into a synagogue in Jerusalem with guns and meat cleavers, killing four worshippers. Plus, while the barricades are going up in Ferguson, MO, some of them are coming down in Hong Kong. And, the...
PRI's The World: 11/19/2014
A former Guantanamo detainee explains his recent offer to help the British government gain the release of ISIS prisoners. Also, actress Diane Guerrero from 'Orange is the New Black' recounts how her parents were deported to Colombia when she was just...
PRI's The World: 11/20/2014
President Obama announces how he plans to sidestep Congress by ordering federal action on immigration. Plus, with more snow expected in Buffalo, New York one group in the New Hampshire helps immigrants from warmer climes deal with winter weather. And,...
PRI's The World: 10/20/2014
While Ebola panic flares in the US, a New York Times reporter finds resilience in her native Liberia. Plus, we'll have the latest from the Turkish border with Syria. And, "Eat your cauliflower!" A London-based chef could make you change your mind...
PRI's The World: 10/21/2014
An American ex-military man goes to fight with the Kurds against ISIS. Plus, in South Africa Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison, but may be eligible for parole in 10 months. Also, taking a ride with Haiti's ambulance service.
PRI's The World: 10/22/2014
Dramatic scenes at the Canadian parliament building today as at least one or more gunmen opened fire. Plus, efforts are underway to create a cheap, reliable and fast Ebola test kit for use in the field. And, translating Charles Dickens into Spanglish.
PRI's The World: 10/23/2014
Canada is still reeling after a gunman opened fire in and around the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. Also, the Liberian woman behind an online campaign called "I am a Liberian, Not a Virus." Plus, flashy electric lights or traditional oil lamps? How...
PRI's The World: 10/24/2014
How cell phone data could help track the next Ebola outbreak. Also, how Afghanistan's first and only astronaut ended up in space back in 1989. And, Happy Birthday Zambia! The African nation celebrates 50 years since independence today.
PRI's The World: 10/27/2014
Laura Poitras spent a week in Hong Kong interviewing Edward Snowden before he sought temporary asylum in Russia. Those interviews are the focal point of Poitras' new documentary on the man some consider a hero, and others a traitor. Plus, Mexico's...
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