PRI's The World offers a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Hosted by Lisa Mullins, it draws on a unique network of correspondents to report on international events in science, business, sports, art, culture, and music.
The US and the Taliban agree to hold peace talks. Also, the protests continue in Brazil over transportation costs and government expenses. Plus, Australia's prime minister tackles gambling advertising in primetime sports.
Iran's new president calls for engagement with other countries. We'll compare and contrast new leader Hassan Rouhani with outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Also, we hear about a project in Qatar seeking new ways to grow crops in the crops in the hot and arid desert. Plus, a scandal in Japan over "juiced" baseballs.
Election day in Iran as voters decide who should replace President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Plus, protests erupt in Brazil as price hike on buses irks riders. And, collecting sounds from the Eiffel Tower.
The United Nations ups the documented toll in Syria to nearly 93,000 since the start of the war. Also, "What's for Lunch" in Uganda? Scientists there hope to introduce a disease-resistant version of the staple crop, cassava - a genetically modified one. And Mozart's violin takes center stage in the Geo Quiz.
A sci-fi writer's take on revelations about government surveillance and concerns that we are living an Orwellian reality. Also, we examine the environmental impact of storing all that data the government is collecting. Plus, Greece abruptly shuts down its state broadcaster.