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.
It's been a summer of upheaval and violence around the world, but Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argues that deadly violence is decreasing globally and has been for decades. Plus, we get the latest on the student protests in Hong Kong, and as well as the view from Beijing. And we take the pulse of the Indian-American community in New York City as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at Madison Square Garden.
We meet a group of Yazidi women who've managed to escape from their ISIS kidnappers. The women say they're happy to be free but remain uncertain for their future. And from the satire desk, a stand up comedian reveals what's behind the social media hashtag #muslimapology. Also, this might be the best time to be a beer lover as America's craft beer boom is getting more popular in far-flung places around the world
Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down — we take a look at the legacy he will leave. Also, a Syrian resident worries American air strikes may drive other Syrians to support extremist groups. And we head to a London pub where Kate Bush mania is flourishing.
In his speech at the UN, President Obama calls for an end to funding for extremists. Also, a visit to social clubs in 1930s Los Angeles for young Japanese-American women. And you've got to try the latest fitness craze, BollyX — it's aerobics with Bollywood moves and music.
A US-led coalition is bombing targets inside Syria, trying to beat back gains by the rebel fighters who call themselves the Islamic State. Also, the environment is front and center in New York City right now. We hear from the Marshall Islands poet who opened the UN climate summit today. Plus, American puppeteers perform to a standing ovation in Tehran.
A day after climate change activists took to the streets of New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announce they are divesting $50 billion worth of fossil fuel investments. Are marches and investments what we need to turn global warming around? Also, as sea levels rise, American coastal cities are looking for ways to avoid flooding. Who better to turn to for ideas than the Dutch? Plus, the language of food and why so many food items seem to get lost in translation.