The World: Latest Edition

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.

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PRI's The World: 04/22/2016

Today we hear how the music of Prince helped a newly-arrived Vietnamese immigrant find his place in America. There's also a debate in Mexico over a proposal to legalize marijuana. Plus, President Barack Obama makes some waves on his visit to London: Brexit? He hopes not.


 2016-04-22  47m

PRI's The World: 04/21/2016

Today we hear about the car companies that are cheating on emissions tests. Two major companies — Mitsubishi and Volkswagen — are dealing with major consequences after they admitted cheating on anti-pollution tests. Plus, we go to Nepal, one year after the devastating earthquake there. We meet a 12-year-old girl who lost her home in the quake, but has managed to stay in school...


 2016-04-22  46m

PRI's The World: 04/20/2016

Today, we explore freedom of speech issues in different parts of the globe. We start with the trial of a far-right leader in Germany. We'll also hear about a controversy in a part of Boston that's home to many Latino immigrants — they're unhappy that a local business owner has put up a large Trump sign. Also, in Brazil, many women say the debate over the possible impeachment of the country's president has been rife with sexism...


 2016-04-20  46m

PRI's The World: 04/19/2016

Inshallah. That, of course, is the Arabic expression that means "God willing." But it's also part of what got an Arabic-speaking college student in the US thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight recently. A fellow passenger apparently found his use of the phrase threatening. Also, we hear about reports from Paris on a makeshift camp for migrants that French officials keep trying to dismantle — but it keeps coming back...


 2016-04-19  47m

PRI's The World: 04/18/2016

We check in with journalists in both Ecuador and Japan, two countries dealing with the aftermath of strong earthquakes over the weekend. Also, because today is Marathon Monday in Boston, we chat with a counter-terrorism expert about how security has been ramped up at the event since the bombings three years ago. Plus, what do you ask the oldest man in Canada? He's 110 and has plenty of life advice to offer.


 2016-04-18  47m

PRI's The World: 04/15/2016

A former CIA agent discusses his days undercover in Afghanistan and Syria, and the demons those days left behind. Also, efforts to fight climate change in Florida, and what's happening to the Antarctic ice shelf. The two are not unrelated, by the way. Plus, some bomb-sniffing dogs who would rather eat sausages.


 2016-04-15  47m

PRI's The World: 04/14/2016

It's been two years since more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok. Now, a video has surfaced that seems to show some of the girls alive and well. Plus, we have a conversation with actress Milana Vayntrub. You probably know her as the woman in the blue oxford shirt in the AT&T ads, but she also runs an organization called "Can't Do Nothing," which is working to help raise awareness of refugee issues worldwide...


 2016-04-14  47m

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...


 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?


 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.


 2016-04-11  47m