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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.

PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.
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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.








New Russia indictments, the limits of satire and Trump-Putin summit looms

The US Department of Justice has announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 presidential race. Plus, we look back at a 1961 summit between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. It was a meeting that has some parallels to Monday's summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. And, musicians from Borneo and Easter Island tell us what its like to live on the frontlines of climate change.


Trump and Putin summit preview, Paraguay's #MeToo, ditching plastic straws

President Donald Trump is not very popular in the UK, but there's a lot of support for him in the pro-Brexit, working-class town of Kent. Plus, Trump suggests he and Russian President Vladimir Putin could "be friends." But is Putin on board? And is phasing out plastic straws a big ecological victory or just a feel-good gesture?


Trump and NATO, illegal abortion abroad, and the World Cup via Tinder

President Trump starts off the NATO summit on a controversial note. Also, a Philadelphia company that exports its ice cream to China could be impacted by the current trade war. Plus, a hidden rainbow flag campaign in Russia.


Kavanaugh on the environment, ICE in Vermont, quesadillas without cheese?

Brett Kavanaugh is President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. We'll look at his record on climate change. Also, a task force is reviewing the records of thousands of immigrants who have become US citizens. They're looking for flaws, mistakes and fraud. Plus, we learn about an ICE call center in Vermont.


Thai cave rescue continues, vaccination in Italy, over-turning Supreme Court decisions

Divers rescue more boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Also, an 8-year-old girl and her mom, separated at the border, are finally reunited after almost two months apart. But the mother worries about the future. Plus, President Trump heads to London later this week and a giant balloon characterizing Trump as a baby is ready to greet him.


Thailand rescue, TSA housing for Puerto Ricans, summit diplomacy

The rescue to save 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand could take months. Also, changes to the law in France leaves tens of thousands of university applicants with no spot for the fall. And, Artificial Intelligence analyzes crowd reactions at Wimbledon.


Mexico's election results, Rebel Pepper, French singer Bertrand Cantat cancels tour

A leftist candidate scored a big victory in Sunday's presidential vote in Mexico. Also, the mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, grew up in Australia and tells us he's looking at last week's deadly shooting at their local newspaper from an outsider's perspective. Plus, the story of two friends, separated decades ago during China's Cultural Revolution, now unexpectedly reunited in Hong Kong.


Violence against journalists, EU migration heats up and France's Black Blanc Beur of 1998

Today, we start with a look at newsrooms around the globe, mourning journalists killed in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday. And, Vice President Mike Pence tells central American leaders to do more to stop migrants coming to the US. But what are the factors that are pushing people to leave the region in the first place? Also, we take you back to 1998 when France won the World Cup with a racially diverse team.


Ukraine's booming surrogacy market, travel ban waivers and abortion around the world post-Kennedy

Today, we ask what impact will the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have on the future of abortion rights in the US — and worldwide? Plus, we get an update on a wrenching audio recording of a 6-year-old Salvadoran girl who remains in immigration officials' custody without her parents. And, our series on the global surrogacy industry takes us to Ukraine where a booming surrogate baby business raises ethical questions for the surrogate mothers.


Abolish ICE? The impacts of toxic stress on kids, Wyoming harnesses the wind

Some critics of Donald Trump's immigration policies want to abolish ICE. We find out what dismantling the agency would mean. Also, how Algeria has been deporting thousands of sub-Saharan migrants, by dropping them off in the desert. Plus, how Wyoming, a state built on coal, now has an opportunity to promote wind power.


Travel ban upheld, Wyoming looks beyond coal, life without power in Puerto Rico

The US Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's travel ban, which includes five majority-Muslim countries, is constitutional. We explore the legal implications going forward. Also, Wyoming towns are rethinking their economic future beyond coal. And, we visit one of the hottest venues for live music in Mexico City: A small apartment on a residential block that hosts bands on Monday nights.


No due process, Erdoğan re-elected and your brain on improv.

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump suggested via Twitter that people who cross the US border without papers should be sent back "immediately with no Judges or court cases." So what due process protections are in place for undocumented immigrants? We'll take a look. Plus, why the Guatemalan government turned to an LGBTQ advocacy group to help train officials at the federal prosecutor's office in Guatemala City. And, a collaboration between brain scientists and improv comedians seeks...


Where things stand on immigration, Europe’s new migrant crisis, lifting Saudi Arabia’s driving band on women

We explore further what happens next to the children already separated from their families along the border. Also, the challenge that some immigrant families face with kids born in the US. And, an update on this week’s dramatic World Cup.


What's next for zero-tolerance, MIT's connections to slavery, Spinal Tap

Thousands of immigrant children already separated from their families are still in limbo. Plus, we look at the effects of government policies around the globe meant to deter migrants and asylum-seekers. And a young Somali man who won the visa lottery to come to the US years ago ended up settling in Maine. He has a new memoir about his escape from Mogadishu and his changing impressions of his new home.


Trump's reversal on family separation, a doctor consoles a migrant child, Britain's green energy might not be so green

After an outcry over family separations, President Donald Trump signs an executive order to reverse his own policy. Coal power will soon be a thing of the past in the UK, but one alternative source of energy might not be all that environmentally friendly. We hear the story of a Chinese immigrant who was separated from his family by US immigration authorities in the 1930s. And Iceland takes the lead, in a sense, as a haven for immigrants.


What are the facts around zero tolerance, Dakota ranchers on NAFTA, LA's immigration court

Figuring out the facts with help from an immigration attorney. Plus, a day in one of the country's busiest immigration courts. And, cattle ranchers in North Dakota share their views on NAFTA.


'Prison-like' migrant youth shelter, UK ditching coal, Germany surprised by Mexico

A closer look at the Trump administration's policy of separating children from parents of migrant families crossing the southern border. Also, coal in the UK: This winter the British government outlined a plan to stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. Plus, lost notes and the incredible story of Aisha Ali.