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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.








Puerto Rico's recovery, Facebook's election pledge, history of Tiki bars

Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery after being battered by Hurricane Maria. Also, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continue to trade insults and threats. Plus, a conversation with South African body positive activist Lesego Legobane.

Duration: 00:46:39

Trump tightens the economic noose on 'Rocket Man' and encourages his friends to go to Africa 'to get rich'

President Donald Trump announces a new set of sanctions on North Korea, while South Korea says it’s resuming aid to the North. We hear how Africans are reacting to Trump’s comment that his friends are going to the continent to get rich. Plus, the global effort to get more girls interested in shark science.

Duration: 00:46:43

Mexico City reeling from earthquake, Miami immigrants help neighbors after Hurricane Irma

Central Mexico is still reeling after Tuesday's major earthquake. We hear how immigrant communities are trying to put their lives back together after Hurricane Irma. And a new statue in Moscow pays tribute to the inventor of the AK-47.

Duration: 00:46:27

A new warning to North Korea, Mexico City quake, Modi's army of internet trolls

President Donald Trump uses his first speech to the UN General Assembly to send another strong warning to North Korea. Also, how Alaska sells its wild salmon in the global economy. And remembering the Russian engineer who may have saved us from an accidental nuclear war

Duration: 00:46:43

Trump's UN agenda, stubborn sexism in Germany and turning ice into music

Today, with President Donald Trump at the United Nations, we look at how UN ambassador Nikki Haley became the voice of Trump's foreign policy. Also, Ho Chi Minh's complex relationship with the US before the Vietnam War. Plus, how to record melting ice and turn into music.

Duration: 00:47:08

An attack in London, cruising the Northwest Passage and singing waitresses

The London subway once again comes under attack, and officials suspect its terrorist related. Plus, melting ice means the Northwest Passage is now open to cruise ships. We'll look at the pros and cons. And, sure, nuclear weapons are a big sticking point in any negotiations with the North Koreans. But so too are a group of singing waitresses. Those stories, plus some new music from Kronos Quartet — today on The World.

Duration: 00:45:55

Coming together after Harvey, decision time on North Korea and Russian war games get too close for comfort

In Houston, the cleanup effort is bringing divided communities together. Our reporter rides along with young Muslims who are volunteering throughout the city. Russia's military exercises in Belarus are a little too close for comfort in NATO countries. And, zero's our hero, and maybe a little older than we thought.

Duration: 00:46:45

Americans fighting ISIS in Syria, Britain's transgender debate, iPhone X security questions

Some Americans are traveling to Syria to join Kurdish fighters in the battle against ISIS. Plus, what the facial recognition feature on the new iPhone X means for user security. And a brief history of the US Virgin Islands.

Duration: 00:46:47

Undocumented minors and their relatives face crackdown, Australia's gun amnesty, bye bye Cassini

An uncle who agreed to take in his undocumented nephew becomes a target for federal immigration agents. That's our top story today. Also, why many in West Virginia are looking beyond coal to new jobs in the solar industry. Plus Cuba's most trusted meteorologist.

Duration: 00:47:18

Sept. 11 in the Trump era, hacking the power grid and bringing Jose Lopez Ramirez home

On the show today, the ways in which the 9/11 attacks shape President Donald Trump's world view and his administration's foreign policy. And, we remember the life and work of American historian Nancy Dupree, who spent years living in Afghanistan with her husband. Dupree passed away over the weekend. Plus, why Norway's gone back to paper ballots for their elections.

Duration: 00:48:12

Florida preps for Irma, Harvey's toll and plastics in your drinking water

Today, we look at the damage nature is doing. Florida is trying to get ready for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, while Mexico deals with an 8.2 magnitude earthquake. And, a Brazilian immigrant who was one of the inspirations for the DACA program. Plus, we take a deep dive on a Cuban rhythm called clave.

Duration: 00:47:52

Russia probe continues, Irma's island destruction, Jewish folk music in Japan

Donald Trump Jr. meets with Senate investigators to talk about Russia. Also, Hurricane Irma's devastating impact on Barbuda. Plus, how a Jewish folk song ended up in Japanese video games.

Duration: 00:46:33

Preparing for Irma, DACA disruption in California, North Korea's 'pink lady'

How Haiti and Cuba are preparing for a potentially devastating visit from Hurricane Irma. Plus, a Syrian refugee starts a shoe factory in Turkey. And the "pink lady" who delivers North Korea's propaganda on TV.

Duration: 00:47:02

Trump winds DACA down, New York statue linked to slavery, shouting names in India

Reaction to the Trump administration decision to rescind DACA, the program that protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. Plus, the debate over a statue in New York with links to slavery. And a campaign to get women in rural India to shout their husbands' names.

Duration: 00:46:58

North Korea's nuclear test, Northwest Passage, Syrian soccer hopes

A sixth nuclear test by North Korea sparks anxiety in Asia and stern warnings from the US. Also, the view from a former North Korean army officer, now a defector in South Korea. Plus, the economic cost of ending DACA.

Duration: 00:46:47

A new life in America, massive floods in India, Kenya vote nullified

A young Somali who came to America to start a new life, and discovered a new reality. Also, a former neo-Nazi in Norway who now works to keep kids out of white supremacist groups. Plus, the teacher from southern Spain who asked the Beatles to publish their lyrics.

Duration: 00:47:57

Limbo after DACA, Diana remembered and Aleppo zoo animals rescued

If President Donald Trump ends DACA, hundreds of thousands of young immigrants currently protected by the program would be in legal limbo. We start there today with a look at how some advocates are preparing. Also, a Martha's Vineyard innkeeper remembers meeting Princess Diana 23 years ago. Plus, the serious message behind a board game about arranged marriages.

Duration: 00:46:58

Dutch flooding tips, rogue pantsuits, and lost disco tapes of Somalia

Urban designers know how development and flood control can be done better. Also, we'll check in on another megacity that's struggling to cope with huge amounts of water after days of heavy rain: Mumbai, India. And, we'll get a taste of 1970s Somali disco music, thanks to a stash of old recordings that's just come to light after being hidden away for decades in a Mogadishu radio station.

Duration: 00:46:30

Mosques in Houston help Harvey victims, Lebanon is now ISIS-free, and testing the hyperloop

President Donald Trump is in Texas to look at the damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. We'll find out how mosques in Houston are opening their doors for people displaced by the catastrophic storm. Plus, a conversation with the author of "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency."

Duration: 00:45:35

Relief efforts in Texas, Sheriff Joe's pardon and plastic bags

We're giving our signature global take on the devastating floods affecting the Texas coast and the city of Houston. Find out how immigrants and refugees have been hit particularly hard by Harvey. Also, discover how the flooding in Texas compares with major weather events elsewhere in the world. Plus, Kenya bans plastic grocery bags. And, we find out what "back to school" shopping meant in 1980s Moscow.

Duration: 00:47:17

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