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.
We go to Baghdad to take the pulse of the Iraqi public ahead of Obama's speech tomorrow. The President is expected to outline a strategy to combat a militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. Also, selling Toyotas in Tripoli — militants love to retro-fit Toyota's pickup trucks as weapons of war, and dealers are bound by contract to refuse to sell to anybody who might "use the products to cause chaos." Plus, life in the Darien Gap — the one stretch that's missing from the Pan-American highway, which stretches from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.
An American convert to militant Islam now favors peace, but explains why young Muslims feel drawn to jihad. Also, we begin an occasional series on the joys and challenges of translation. Plus, we go behind the scenes of a popular Nigerian radio soap opera.
NATO's plans for deterring Russian aggression are on the battlefield — and online. Also, Israelis look across their border with Syria and see al Qaeda. And a Canadian DJ takes on Disney in a fight over mouse ears.
Thursday on The World, we look at why the Ebola crisis isn't getting a full crisis response. Also, how multiple foreign crises are putting American power to the test. And, why chess fans worldwide are focusing on St. Louis.
President Obama pledges continued support for former Soviet countries. Also, how hospital operating rooms could get airline-style black boxes. And an amazing tale of undercover cops in London and their deceits and double lives.
We have the latest on the apparent beheading American hostage Steven Sotloff. Plus, NATO says it will send thousands of troops to eastern Europe in light of the crisis in Ukraine. Russia has countered by calling NATO a threat and vowing to change its military doctrine in response. And a photographer who grew up on a farm in Iowa and then moved overseas to ply his trade. He's now back after years away, photographing his own country with fresh eyes.