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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Two investigations, no justice


Five years since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands have announced that they're putting three Russians and one Ukrainian citizen on trial for murder. Also, a United Nations report into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi reminds us of what we largely knew: that there is credible evidence linking Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level Saudi officials to the journalist's killing...


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A change at the Pentagon — again


President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military. The announcement comes after the president promised to send additional troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate with Iran. Also, the death of Egypt's Mohammed Morsi recalls his brief but turbulent presidency after the Arab Spring...


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Egypt's Mohammed Morsi dies in court


Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed and died in court on Monday. Also, we discuss the tactics protesters in Hong Kong are relying on to avoid being identified by the government's facial recognition technology. Plus, efforts to expand movie audio descriptions to Spanish at movie theaters around the US.


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Protesters vs police in Hong Kong


The standoff between protesters and police in Hong Kong escalated on Wednesday after demonstrators surrounded the Legislative Council building and forced the city government to delay a key vote. Also, the booming business of home-delivered meal kits is a $6 billion industry worldwide. Some of those kits arrive swathed in plastic, but the pre-portioned ingredients also cut down on food waste...


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The Vatican officially rejects gender fluidity


The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the notion that gender identity can be fluid. It's being met with sharp criticism by some Catholics. Also on Tuesday, we meet the host of a radio show in Los Angeles that's geared toward the Iranian American community there. Plus, how the city of Amsterdam is dealing with too many tourists.


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A merger and the future of defense


The proposed merger of two major defense contractors — Raytheon and United Technologies — prompts questions about the future of military weapons systems and role that private companies play in national defense. Also, what lessons are Hongkongers drawing from the large weekend protests over extradition arrangements with mainland China? Plus, we profile the Chilean women's soccer team as the Women's World Cup enters its first week.


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A reality check on border numbers


We try to contextualize President Trump's claim that a record number of people are illegally crossing the border by looking at the data going back almost two decades. Also, we hear from two high schools seniors — in California and Illinois — who missed the cutoff for protection under DACA. Plus, the Women's World Cup soccer tournament gets underway in France, with the US defending its 2015 title.


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A tribute to the greatest generation


On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we hear from one American veteran who tells us his story of returning to Normandy for what he expects to be his last visit. And, how the controversial legacy of Hugo Chávez splits one family, just as it divides the whole of Venezuela. Plus, how gaming and student procrastination in the 1980s took on a new purpose with the advent of Tetris— arguably one of the Soviet Union's greatest exports — on the game's 35th birthday.


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