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PRI's The World


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.








Harassment in Bangladesh, Chumash firefighter and mince pie madness

Garment workers in Bangladesh describe sexual harassment on the job. That's our top story today. Also, a Chumash firefighter helps battle the Thomas blaze in California while also preserving his tribal heritage. Plus, Marco Werman's digital voice clone.

Duration: 00:47:16

A platform for Putin, Malta's murder mystery, Korean War love story

Russian President Vladimir Putin's year-end press conference covered many topics, from US President Donald Trump to North Korea. Also, utility workers from New York have been helping fix Puerto Rico's power grid. Plus, we hear a new track from rapper MC Afrikan Boy.

Duration: 00:46:58

Gary Younge on Alabama, digital civic life in Estonia, comfort women statue

British journalist Gary Younge has traveled extensively in the American South, and gives us his take on the outcome of the Alabama Senate election. Plus, how a Chinese city monitors everyone using artificial intelligence. And storing surplus solar energy in an old coal mine.

Duration: 00:46:00

Inspired by ISIS, chain migration, transgender Navy veteran

How the suspect in yesterday's pipe bomb attack in New York City was reportedly inspired by ISIS. Also, Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on movie theaters after 35 years. Plus, a Holocaust survivor who says painting kept him alive in the concentration camps.

Duration: 00:47:34

Fake news goes global, impact of California fires and Germany's soft exit from coal

Taking a page from the US, leaders in other countries are blaming the "fake news" media for their troubles. We hear how that's playing out in Poland. Also, how other nations have fared when they've tried "trickle down" economics. Plus, an unlikely friendship forged following an act of hate in Connecticut.

Duration: 00:47:11

Swap don't shop, locked down in Yemen and the end of ‘bonjour-hi’?

We conclude our week-long series on the garment industry, with a look at how recycling clothes could help the environment. Also, a resolution in Quebec asking shopkeepers to drop the "hi" from their customary bilingual "bonjour-hi" greeting. Plus, the soundtrack for the Netflix series "The Crown."

Duration: 00:46:10

The women in Bangladesh who make your clothes, Russia's intranet plan and when green might not be green enough

Today, we head to Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the next installment of our series "Wear and Tear." All this week we've been meeting women across the globe who make our clothes. Today, making sweaters in this garment factory is a family affair. Also, we introduce you to a model for green construction in the face of climate change. Plus, why the United Nations is weighing in on Neapolitan pizza.

Duration: 00:46:47

Trump recognizes Jerusalem, checking in on Puerto Rico and remembering Johnny Hallyday

President Donald Trump today formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. We'll dig in. Also, we revisit the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, and hear from a survivor. And we remember French rocker Johnny Hallyday.

Duration: 00:47:24

US embassy move near, net neutrality in India and Golden Krust's founder is remembered

We look back on a raid in El Monte, California, 22 years ago that had a dramatic impact on the garment industry. Also, Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Plus, growing up in Mugabe's Zimbabwe.

Duration: 00:46:11

The women who make your clothes, sexual harassment in China and Venezuela's new crypto-currency

Today we launch "Wear and Tear," our week-long series on the women who make your clothes. Today we hear from a woman who worked in a North Carolina mill town. Plus, we visit a city built by the Soviet Union just for academics and scientists. And what Chinese women are saying about sexual harassment.

Duration: 00:46:45

Steinle verdict, getting aid to Yemen and Josephine Baker's biography

There's a mixed verdict in a case often cited by Donald Trump to support his call for a crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Also, life inside the gilded prison also known as the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh. And we learn about a graphic biography of Josephine Baker.

Duration: 00:47:36

DACA uncertainty, Trump's far-right retweets and Canada's apology

Today, we start with a look at the story of one DACA recipient in Florida facing possible deportation. Also, we head to Britain, where there's a backlash after US President Donald Trump retweeted videos posted by a British far-right group. Plus, meet a woman making new Choctaw musical traditions.

Duration: 00:48:37

Trump vows to 'handle' North Korea, State Department worries and drones fight malaria

President Donald Trump promises to "handle" North Korea after another missile test. One Korea watcher thinks it's time for talks with Kim Jong-un. Also, South Korea tries to wipe out corruption. And a company wants to use drones to fight mosquito-borne diseases like malaria.

Duration: 00:46:54

Trump brand trouble, Kenya inauguration, pot licenses in Jamaica

A hotel complex in Panama wants to dump the Trump name. Also, Jamaica issues licenses to let farmers grow marijuana legally under certain circumstances. And, why Russia's fake news machine doesn't work so well in Germany or Britain.

Duration: 00:47:48

Rescued migrants, Pope Francis in Myanmar, Malian blues

Hundreds of migrants risking their lives in the Mediterranean are being rescued, but many others are being sent back to Libya. Also, the former wife of an American ISIS fighter renounces extremism. Plus, "The Problem with Apu."

Duration: 00:46:56

Mugabe's fall reverberates, Bosnian war survivor and a vampire takes on fossil fuels

The fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power has led people in other African nations to question their longtime leaders. We'll take a look. Also, a Bosnian war survivor tells us that, for him, the conflict isn't really over. Plus, how East Germans fell in love with Frank Zappa during the Cold War.

Duration: 00:47:49

Rohingya return deal signed, Hmong American chef and languages vs. dialects

Happy Thanksgiving. Today we head to the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, where a just-announced deal should allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar. But will those refugees be safe from the kind of violence they fled from in the first place? Plus, we explore some tricky terrain: the similarities and differences between languages and dialects.

Duration: 00:13:54

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

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