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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.







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The 'Butcher of Bosnia' is guilty, France confronts sexual harassment and parade floats made in Nebraska

It's life in prison for the man known as the "Butcher of Bosnia." We hear how former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide. And, we meet Bosnians who have been waiting a very long time for justice. Also, we explore changing attitudes in France toward sexual harassment. Plus, how one war photographer is using virtual reality to make his point.

Duration: 00:46:06

Mugabe resigns, candymaker Mars's climate investment, and King Tut's treasures get a new home

Today on the show, we hear what the end of Temporary Protected Status will mean for Haitian immigrants here in the US. Also, Robert Mugabe has resigned as Zimbabwe's president. And, as millions of Americans get ready to travel this Thanksgiving, we go back to the time when record companies promoted travel destinations through their vinyl album covers.

Duration: 00:46:55

Stubborn Mugabe, wind turbines versus reindeer and line-dancing in Rio

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won't quit, so his own ruling party is planning to impeach him. Also, a big political setback for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Plus, how American hip hop is fueling a dance craze under a highway overpass in Rio de Janeiro.

Duration: 00:46:38

Special edition: Gun culture around the world

In this special edition of The World we explore gun culture around the globe. From Yemen and El Salvador, two countries where guns are a big part of the culture, to Norway and its mass shooting trauma. Plus, a visit to a gun range, historical context for the 2nd Amendment, and faith leaders chime in.

Duration: 00:47:11

Harassment in the tomato fields, Fiji Water's impact on Fiji and a scrabble scandal in Britain

As the list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment grows, a group of women have managed to stop harassment in the tomato fields of Florida. We hear how. Also, poet Jennifer Kronovet talks about rediscovering the Yiddish poetry of Celia Dropkin. And the Trump administration prepares to lift a ban on importing hunting trophies from Africa.

Duration: 00:46:12

Coup or no coup, Mugabe's history, Germany's coal problem

Zimbabwe's military appears to have staged a coup, but insists that it hasn't. Also, why the Paris Agreement is only the start if we want to dial back climate change. Plus, two Somali poets meet on a commuter train here in Boston.

Duration: 00:45:59

Different US messages, how to help Iran quake victims and small businesses in Puerto Rico

The official US delegation at the climate talks in Germany toes the Trump Administration line, but another US contingent in Bonn offers up a different message. Also, we launch our Livable Planet desk for coverage of the environment. And our own editor feels the pain as Italy fails to qualify for soccer's World Cup.

Duration: 00:46:10

Quake hits Iran-Iraq border, ISIS gets hacked, Fiji leads at climate summit

A powerful earthquake with an epicenter in northern Iraq killed hundreds across the border in Iran on Sunday. Also, beauty pageant contestants in Peru are raising awareness about sexual harassment. And, a French town has built a bandstand to honor a local musician lost in the Bataclan terror attacks two years ago.

Duration: 00:46:06

Trump's promises to vets, America First trade policy and HIV-positive chefs

President Donald Trump promised to do better by America's military veterans. How's he doing? We take a look today. Plus, two sides of the Iraq war: A vet and a refugee share their memories. And, a Toronto pop-up restaurant where all the chefs are HIV-positive.

Duration: 00:46:08

Fentanyl and the dark web, China's social 'trust score,' Cambodian dance in Lowell, Massachusetts

President Donald Trump wants to stop the deadly flow of synthetic opioid fentanyl from China to the US. The dark web will make that hard. Also, we hear what it's like to be an American at a climate conference right now. Plus, textile workers in Turkey say Zara owes them back wages.

Duration: 00:46:38

From refugee to mayor, Beirut taxis still popular, art after the Russian Revolution

Local US election results that seem to push back against anti-immigrant sentiment. Also, new Trump administration rules on travel to Cuba. Plus, two Japanese American families who've grown closer over time thanks to vegetable seeds.

Duration: 00:46:30

100 years since the Russian Revolution, Saudi prince crackdown, kayaking the Bosphorus

A century after the Russian Revolution, many Russians aren't sure how to remember the Soviet Union. Also, what epidemics can teach us about preventing gun violence. Plus, the blind Turkish kayaker who dreams of crossing the Bosphorus.

Duration: 00:46:15

Paradise Papers leak, Saudi royal purge and where Japanese cars are made

The Paradise Papers report sheds light on how the global rich stay that way. We'll take a look. Also, questions about Russian investment in Facebook and Twitter. Plus, how one Syrian woman uses SpongeBob cartoons to teach her child formal Arabic.

Duration: 00:46:10

Trump heads to Asia, vacancies at State, reclaiming 'Allahu Akbar'

We preview President Trump's 12-day, five-country trip to Asia. Also, writer Wajahat Ali on how the common Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar" has been hijacked by extremists. Plus, the African artists of Zaire 74, the musical side of the famous "rumble in the jungle."

Duration: 00:47:50

A global take on tax overhaul, climate refugees, Disney's 'Lion King' remake

Republicans in Congress unveiled their tax overhaul. How do the recommended changes compare to tax systems in other countries? Also, New Zealand is proposing special visas for climate refugees. Plus, Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a robot.

Duration: 00:46:29

New York attack aftermath, Kenya on the brink, Germany's wood detectives

President Donald Trump vows to shut down diversity visa program after New York attack. Also, Congress probes Russian election meddling via social media. And putting the suffering of Australia's Stolen Generations into poetry.

Duration: 00:47:40

Manafort's Ukraine dealings, Albania's war on weed, major league mud

Reactions from Russia and Ukraine, two nations that feature prominently in the Russia campaign meddling investigation. Also, how President Donald Trump's "global gag rule" on abortion threatens funding for health clinics in Kenya. Plus, London's version of the Day of Dead.

Duration: 00:46:44

Former Trump campaign chair indicted, OxyContin goes global and Italy's fake news hunters

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is indicted as Bob Mueller's investigation Russia meddling in the US election escalates. Plus, a visit to a village in Albania once known as the pot-growing capital of Europe. And, a look at how OxyContin is trying to take its opioid brand global.

Duration: 00:46:44

Catalonia declares independence, new screening measures for flights to the US and 'Never Mind the Bollocks'

Today on The World: how passengers on flights bound for the US will face new screening measures. Plus, how the Spanish government in Madrid plans to stop Catalonia from splitting from Spain. And, why a meteorologist in Miami makes climate change part of his TV weather reports.

Duration: 00:45:55

How other countries manage opioids, a British banker who fought ISIS, Prince retrospective

President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency today. We hear why the crisis isn't as bad in other countries. Also, a British banker who joined the fight against ISIS in Syria faces arrest if he goes home. Plus, we consider the legacy of slain Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara.

Duration: 00:46:38

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