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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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DACA Diaries — DACA recipients and their uncertain future, #MeToo in the military, remembering anti-AIDS crusader Mathilde Krim

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in the eye of the storm in Washington right now. We begin a series of stories featuring DACA recipients who face an uncertain future. Also, we meet an Army veteran who says there's room for the #MeToo movement in the military. And, we remember Mathilde Krim, the AIDS research pioneer and activist who died on Monday.

Duration: 00:45:33

The US embassy that Donald Trump hates, France and the end of love, remembering Dolores O'Riordan

It cost more than a billion dollars, and took years to build, but the US now has a brand new embassy in London. So, why does President Donald Trump hate it so much? And, a visit to British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, where hunting of grizzly bears has just been banned. Plus, how an IRA bombing led the late Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries to write the hit song "Zombie."

Duration: 00:45:45

Missile scare in Hawaii, a Haitian artist silences Trump, and learning to speak accented English

Hawaiians received a text message over the weekend saying a ballistic missile was headed their way. It was a false alarm, but frightening all the same. Plus, Watson Mere's image of Martin Luther King, Jr. silencing Donald Trump has gone viral. Host Carol Hills speaks to the artist, a son of Haitian immigrants. And our World in Words team delves into what it means to learn, or lose, a particular accent in English.

Duration: 00:47:10

One word heard around the world, DACA update and NYC to divest from fossil fuels

Global reaction to President Trump's reported use of vulgar language to discuss immigration. We hear from a DACA recipient whose future remains in limbo, an entrepreneur living and working in Haiti, and a former top UN official.

Duration: 00:46:01

Lobbying for a DACA deal, corporate giants reduce water usage, satirical responses to #MeToo

Undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children and have been protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, want the program to continue. The Trump administration has signaled it does not. Also, we hear how big companies like Pepsi and Levi's are working to save water. Plus, readers and listeners weigh in on our coverage of the #MeToo movement.

Duration: 00:44:59

#MeToo's latest chapter, breaking sexual taboos in Iran, and protecting climate data online

A letter published in France and signed by 100 prominent women condemns the #MeToo movement as having gone too far and calls it a witch-hunt. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari profiles a program that aims to increase sexual health awareness in Iran. And will Britain really be able to phase out coal entirely by 2025?

Duration: 00:46:13

The two Koreas are talking, TPS ends for Salvadorans, and a potential cancer vaccine in Cuba.

North and South Korea are talking face-to-face for the first time in more than two years, but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome. Also, what losing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) could mean for one Salvadoran family in California. And, we'll tell you what you can do with a number that's 23 million digits long.

Duration: 00:46:53

Demanding equal pay in the UK, Haiti's real chicken-and-egg problem and mariachi meets metal

Today, we look at the issue of equal pay for men and women in Britain and Iceland. Plus, DACA recipients are at the center of the spending bill debate in Washington. Haiti tries to figure out how to feed itself. And, what happens when you combine heavy metal music and mariachi? Epic awesomeness, of course. Only on The World.

Duration: 00:47:25

US suspends aid to Pakistan, telenovela actors organize, nuevo mariachi

The Trump administration is suspending about $900 million in aid to Pakistan, saying the country isn't doing enough to fight extremist groups on its soil. Also, we ask why nobody's talking about Saudi Arabia's detained "Twitter prince." Plus, we follow one artist's quest to create a new kind of mariachi music in Fresno, California.

Duration: 00:48:43

Bomb cyclone, US visa changes, Venezuela's shrinking oil industry

A so-called "bomb cyclone" is blasting the northeast United States with too much snow. But in Moscow they're wishing for more of the white stuff. Plus, there's a surge of interest in Puerto Rico for solar power. And we visit New Jersey to find out how the state became a global food hub.

Duration: 00:46:52

Trump's nuclear button tweet, North Korea reopens hotline and tracking mosquitoes with cellphones

President Donald Trump brags on Twitter that his nuclear button is bigger than North Korea's. We'll discuss. Also, a Nigerian doctor who survived Ebola shares her story. And cellphones are used to track disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Duration: 00:46:34

Taekwondo diplomacy, migrants stuck in Greece, Thai street food

Sports diplomacy may help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula. North and South have tried it before, with taekwondo. Also, the role of technology in Iran's protests. Plus, cooking crispy noodles on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand.

Duration: 00:46:54

Protests in Iran, China's new recycling rules, what it means to be Danish

Happy New Year! A fifth day of anti-government protests in Iran. Plus, how new regulations in China could affect the way we recycle here in the US. And how a business owner helped resettle 50 Syrian refugee families in Canada.

Duration: 00:47:47

Climate vs. weather, Thatcher vs. giant panda and Russian New Year celebrations

Bitter cold has set in across much of the US, and a presidential tweet about it prompts us to, once again discuss the difference between climate and weather. That's first today. Then, where the showdown with North Korea is headed in 2018. Plus, that time when Britain's Iron Lady refused to share a flight with a giant panda.

Duration: 00:47:06

Russia investigation update, America's new UN friends, China's beautifying selfies

Where are we with all the various strands of the Russia investigation? Also, refugees are trying to build new lives amid the violence that plagues a public housing project in Pittsburgh. Plus, we take a look at China's obsession with beautifying selfies.

Duration: 00:47:25

#MeToo in Colombia, Finland's street harassment law and Benazir Bhutto's legacy

Today, a Spanish writer in Colombia offers her perspective on the global reckoning over sexual harassment. Also, why some are calling the mayor of a small town in southern Mexico the "Trump of Oaxaca." Plus, a healthy musical dose of Chicano Batman.

Duration: 00:47:22

Call for Russia election boycott, a Yazidi family's journey, pen pals bridge divide in India

Opposition figure Alexei Navalny calls for a boycott of next year's election in Russia, after he was barred from running. Also, a Yazidi family from Iraq resettles in France. And Vietnamese monks help keep a Missouri monastery up and running.

Duration: 00:47:00

The fortune cookie thief, the history of Trivial Pursuit, and making good use of Manischewitz

On a special Christmas edition of The World, we have the story of a man who went to great lengths to succeed in the cutthroat world of fortune cookie fortunes. Plus, the Canadians who created one of the most popular board games of all time, Trivial Pursuit. And the Caribbean immigrants in the US who have found all kinds of uses for a Kosher wine called Manischewitz.

Duration: 00:47:13

Airport face scans, Catalan results and a Christmas tree for Shirin

Travelers getting ready to board international flights at some US airports are getting their faces scanned. Also, a special election in Catalonia did not clarify the Spanish region's future. Plus, sipping sweet hot wine at a Swedish glogg-fest.

Duration: 00:46:18

Puerto Rico's tax problem, support for NAFTA in Arizona, Polish punk band

The GOP tax bill could be bad news for Puerto Rico. Also, Puerto Ricans celebrate the holidays without power and plantains. Plus, today's the longest day of the year if you're in Rio de Janeiro.

Duration: 00:47:40

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