PRI's The World

Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.

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PRI's The World: 04/13/2016


A daughter and her father speak about a controversial immigration debate that could affect millions of people in the US. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about the legality of DACA, President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. At the heart of this is whether to let four million immigrants without legal status stay in the US. We also hear from two Americans with immigrant backgrounds who are lighting up the world of poetry and literature...


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 2016-04-13  47m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/12/2016


Today, we hear how to deal with Americans who have gone to fight with ISIS, but have come back to the US. Plus, Brazil's political soap opera continues, with President Dilma Rousseff one step closer to being thrown out of power. Also, we head north to try to find out why there's been a spate of suicide attempts among the people of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario. And then, did Led Zeppelin rip off a US rock band when they wrote Stairway to Heaven?


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 2016-04-12  47m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/11/2016


Today we hear about new research on the diversity of life on Earth. It turns out that on the so-called "Tree of Life," humans occupy a branch that scientists say keeps getting smaller and smaller. It's a world of one-cell organisms and we're just living in it. Also, are revelations that British Prime Minister David Cameron is mentioned in the Panama Papers enough to bring down his government? Plus, it's "maps full of monsters" Monday.


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 2016-04-11  47m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/08/2016


Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Baghdad this week and vowed the US would do more in the fight against ISIS in northern Iraq. We speak with the Kurdistan Regional Government's representative to the United States about how that fight is going. Also, Pope Francis calls for the Catholic Church to be more compassionate toward "imperfect" Catholics, such as those who have divorced and remarried. Plus, Venezuela tries out Furlough Fridays.


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 2016-04-08  48m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/07/2016


Today, we head to Panama to find out how the country is reacting to the revelation that one Panama-based law firm there helped leaders, billionaires and celebrities all over the globe hide their money in offshore accounts. Also, continental Europe launches an effort to get the British excited about staying in the European Union. A group called "Please Don't Go UK" is launching a campaign this month called #hugabrit...


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 2016-04-07  46m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/06/2016


Today we hear what Mexicans think of Donald Trump's latest idea: Cutting off remittances to Mexico. Also, the division and hate that linger in one Nigerian town, even after extremists are pushed out. Plus, London's famed Savile Row gets a new tailor — the first woman to have her own name above the shop door.


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 2016-04-06  48m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/05/2016


Today we talk about the Panama Papers and what it's like to play the offshore shell game. Plus, how do Latinos vote, and is there such a thing as one Latino identity? The answer is complicated. We also take a road trip to a part of eastern Canada where the locals speak Chiac, a French dialect that includes a bunch of English words.


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 2016-04-05  47m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/04/2016


Documents from a Panamanian law firm and leaked to a coalition of news organizations allegedly show how offshore financial centers are used by the rich and powerful to hide their fortunes. The scandal touches everyone from Russian President Vladimir Putin to global soccer superstar Lionel Messi. We also follow up on a story involving women freed from Boko Haram slave camps. For many of them, freedom doesn't mean the end of their nightmare...


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 2016-04-04  47m
 
 

PRI's The World: 04/01/2016


How do you hack an election? We talk to one man who says he's manipulated LOTS of elections in Latin America and you'll never guess who's his biggest client. We also hear how the easing of sanctions on Iran is affecting the supply of pistachios. Plus, we go to the edge of a canyon in northern Mexico to hear an American piano virtuoso play.


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 2016-04-01  47m
 
 

PRI's The World: 03/31/2016


Today we hear from where abortion is a crime, and women are punished for seeking them: Looking at women's reproductive rights in parts of Latin America. We also take a look at leveling the playing field in soccer and the pay disparity between male and female players. Plus, South Africa's highest court says President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he outfitted his house with a swimming pool and an amphitheater using public money.


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 2016-03-31  48m