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 on The World we hear about a Europe-wide manhunt, French air strikes against ISIS and a moment of silence in Paris. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks last Friday, Parisians are trying to come to terms with what's happened. Also, we trace the Syrian passport found at the scene of one of the attacks to Greece. And how prepared are we in the US?
Residents in Lebanon are trying to make sense of Thursday's bombings in Beirut. We'll speak with a blogger who witnessed the heroic action of a father of two who tried to stop the second suicide bomber. Meanwhile, conservationists in Mexico are predicting an uptick in the number of monarch butterflies headed south for the winter. And we'll send you into the weekend with some rare Brazilian music, courtesy of a Boston-based record collector who dug through a lot of crates of records to find just the right tracks.
We hear the latest on the push to retake Sinjar. US-led airstrikes and Kurdish fighters have launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq to retake the town. We also head about an attempt to stem the flow of migrants hoping to enter Sweden. Plus the Russian government may have mistakenly broadcast some of its top secret nuclear plans on TV.
Isaura Ramirez served as an Army captain in Iraq. She came home and battled depression and now she’s fighting that with stand-up comedy. Plus, the President’s top science advisor gets ready for the upcoming global climate talks in Paris. Those stories plus the environmental dangers of Diwali.
The World Anti-Doping Agency accuses Russia of widespread, state-sponsored doping of track and field athletes. We get the view from Russia and hear from an American athlete who might benefit from Russian athletes being stripped of their medals. Plus, we profile a British imam who is also a psychologist. Using a combination of Koranic teaching and standard therapy, he's helping Muslim couples in Britain with their sex problems. Also, host Marco Werman has a remembrance of legendary pianist, songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, who has passed away at the age of 77.
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet for the first time in more than a year. Plus, we hear the story of a Palestinian living in a mostly Jewish Israeli building in Tel Aviv. He's lived there for years, but one of his neighbors left a note in the building recently, saying there's an Arab living among us. Soon a selfie next to the note went viral. Also, a Russian performance artist sets fire to the door of the country's secret police.