Our Global Economy-logo

Our Global Economy

PRI

Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

PRI

Description:

Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

Twitter:

@PRI

Language:

English


Episodes

'I don't want to miss any more': One woman tries to stay clean and out of jail

4/12/2018
More
Oklahoma has had the highest female incarceration rate in the nation. It's been that way for the last 25 years. The state imprisons 151 out of every 100,000 women, according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics — more than double the national rate. Cherise Greer is out of the system but is now faced with the challenges of life on the outside.

Duration:00:09:10

This migrant is done with the US. Instead, he's choosing to live undocumented in Mexico.

4/6/2018
More
After years of a migrant's life, Daniel Vega, from Guatemala, is ready to put down roots in Mexico. But being "undocumented anywhere is never easy."

Duration:00:04:12

How Alabama is becoming the auto capital of the South

4/3/2018
More
Just 25 years ago, Alabama used to be a place for textiles. Now it's a place to build cars.

Duration:00:08:24

Braces from home: The next stage in global dental care?

3/30/2018
More
As traditional business models continue to break down, entrepreneurs have their sights on one more area to disrupt: traditional orthodontics.

Duration:00:05:08

'Day Zero' has been postponed, but Cape Town is still scrambling to deal with its water crisis

3/28/2018
More
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is easing a bit, but the city and many of its businesses and institutions are forging ahead with expensive efforts to increase supply, including private desalination plants.

Duration:00:11:53

This Canadian First Nations group wants you to buy salmon raised on land

3/27/2018
More
A First Nations group in British Columbia is trying to counter the environmental and economic impact of sea-based salmon farming by starting a new kind of salmon farm — on land. But the enterprise is fraught with challenges.

Duration:00:06:16

Will Saudi women drive once ban is lifted? US car companies want to find out.

3/26/2018
More
Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree last year that lifted a decades-old ban on women driving in the Kingdom. The announcement caught many — including auto manufacturers — by surprise.

Duration:00:06:27

How France uses 'le testing' to combat hiring discrimination

3/21/2018
More
France doesn't collect comprehensive statistics based on race, ethnicity or religion. And that has something to do with its experience in World War II.

Duration:00:04:47

Undocumented workers fight for wages under the threat of deportation

3/20/2018
More
Advocates say that these immigration enforcement threats keep workers from telling their stories of wage theft to law enforcement. Wage theft costs Los Angeles workers $26 million a week, according to the University of California, Los Angeles.

Duration:00:05:10

On a Texas college campus, conservative Latinos explain their opposition to DACA

3/10/2018
More
Most Latinos in the US, about 90 percent, support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But in Texas and especially in cities that are the closest to the US-Mexico Border, about 24 percent say they would want to end the Obama-era program that provides work permits and deportation protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought the US illegally as children.

Duration:00:03:59

It’s Trump versus California, but immigrants and employers already feel the fallout

3/10/2018
More
Calls to hotlines to assist immigrants are skyrocketing, while employers brace themselves for more inspections.

Duration:00:05:41

Economists warn Trump's policies will start a 1930s-era trade war

3/6/2018
More
President Donald Trump is driving the global conversation on trade toward protectionism: the imposition of tariffs on imported goods. That may seem like a good idea on the surface, but most economists beg to differ. They point out that protectionism turned the economic chaos of the 1930s into a disaster.

Duration:00:05:14

Progressives in Congress side with Trump on trade

3/6/2018
More
NAFTA has governed the rules of trade between the US, Mexico and Canada since 1994. Today, many progressives who dislike NAFTA say President Trump is giving them the best chance in a generation to rewrite the rules of trade.

Duration:00:07:32

What turns some law-abiding Canadians into smugglers? The high price of imported cheese.

3/2/2018
More
Canada has tariffs and quotas on imported cheese, which results in higher prices and limited availability. So some Canadians resort to cheese smuggling.

Duration:00:05:50

Venezuela hopes new cryptocurrency is a 'silver bullet' for economic woes

2/23/2018
More
President Nicolás Maduro hopes it will help fix the country’s dire financial situation by sidestepping US sanctions and providing an alternative to cash, which is nearly worthless in Venezuela due to the soaring inflation rate.

Duration:00:05:14

Subsistence hunters adapt to a warming Alaska with new tools

2/22/2018
More
Alaska is warming up roughly twice as fast as the rest of the US and that means big new challenges for Native communities that rely on hunting for survival. Hunters are trying to adapt by changing both how and what they hunt.

Duration:00:05:32

The UK's offshore wind boom is great for the climate. But what about the fish?

2/15/2018
More
A big push into offshore wind power in the UK is pushing down the cost of the low-carbon energy source, but fishermen say it's also harming fish populations. Scientists say they're not so sure.

Duration:00:06:11

Europeans are embracing American craft beer. So, why are exports trailing off?

2/15/2018
More
In recent years, more and more overseas beer drinkers were trying out the bold, often hoppy experiments coming from America's craft brewers. Exports of US craft beers boomed. But now, exports are cooling off. We visit the New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, the nation’s fourth-largest craft brewer, to learn about the challenges becoming a global player.

Duration:00:06:00

Europe’s investment in offshore wind is paying off — for the US

2/14/2018
More
Europe's investments in offshore wind have fueled better technology, more competition and cheaper capital for new projects. That's driven down the cost of offshore power and now the US is capitalizing on the savings.

Duration:00:04:53

Is it ethical to vacation in places devastated by disaster?

2/12/2018
More
In December, three months after Puerto Rico was pummelled by Hurricane Maria, a spokesman for the island's tourism industry declared it was open for business. But much of Puerto Rico is still struggling to get back on its feet. So what's an island lover to do for spring break? Embrace the devastated destinations or give them space to breathe?

Duration:00:04:00

Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads