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 meet a Russian 19-year-old who has an unusual hobby: be breaks onto the roofs of buildings in his hometown to take pictures and enjoy the view. And he's not alone. Meet the "roofers." Then, we go to Russia where we learn about a soccer team that had to play in front of an empty stadium. Then we check in on the Colorado River, which will flow into Mexico for the first time in a while this year.
Was the FBI justified in killing a man who may have been connected to the Boston marathon bombings? Plus, a social worker talks about the emotions that surface whenever an anniversary of a major traumatic event draws near. And, how the latest US-Russia dust-up affects relations in outer space.
The times they are a-changing in Crimea, literally. Russia is set to move the Ukrainian peninsula it took over from Ukrainian time to Moscow Standard Time later this month. And we check in on Poland's burgeoning interest in Jewish culture. Plus we continue our series The Ninth Month with a story of one 16-year-old who became pregnant and had some serious complications.
We hear what makes Russia's President Vladimir Putin tick, from a journalist who sat down to dinner with him. Also, Russians take to social media to mock US sanctions against their country. Plus, a great way to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year: fire-jumping.
Malaysia's government continues to struggle under the glare of the global spotlight. Also, how American basketball players are doing, playing pro hoops in post-revolution Libya. Plus, an update on a 50-year-old Russian experiment to domesticate foxes.
There are voice mail retrieval systems, and then there's the NSA's MYSTIC program. Plus, Libyans like their drink. The homemade hooch is apparently a big, but somewhat dangerous issue in the nominally dry country. We also profile Oslo-born chef and blogger Paul Lowe, better known as Sweet Paul, about his tasty baked treats.