An award-winning daily show, “PRI's The World” brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. "The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists, including access to 250 BBC correspondents.
Today we hear about ISIS's Most Wanted. A BBC radio documentary follows the story of four young men from Syria who dared to defy ISIS. Also today, on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, we'll get the view from both Kiev and Moscow. Plus, we get a bit of the US Wild West in the middle of the British countryside.
We bring you stories from Nepal, one year after a devastating earthquake and related aftershocks devastated parts of the country. Today we'll try to get a handle on how the country is recovering. Also, we visit a new health center being built post-earthquake in a remote part of Nepal. For the first time ever, the community will have a functioning maternity ward. Plus, we remember African musical powerhouse Papa Wemba.
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.
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. Also, as Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, we head for Jamaica to find out why some people there don't want her as head of state. And we say goodbye to Prince.
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. Plus, the Koh-i-Noor diamond is one of the British crown jewels on display at the Tower of London. Some say it was stolen from India in colonial times; others claim it was a gift. Either way, some in India want it back.
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. Plus, we'll bring you the hunt for authentic Mexican food beyond the beaten path in the resort town of Playa del Carmen in Mexico.