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.
The tiny nation of Nepal is struggling to recover from a major earthquake that hit the region over the weekend. More than 4,000 are dead, and thousands are without housing, water and power. We'll talk to people on the ground. Also, we begin a week of coverage about the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. Today, Valerie Hamilton tells us about the first Vietnamese language newspaper in the United States. Plus, we hear about efforts to use zoo animal waste as bio-fuel.
The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean: What's driving people to flee, and how could a European Union plan stem the flow of would-be refugees? Also, it's been two years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. We find out how some of the survivors are faring. There's also another anniversary today, though a much lighter one. Forty years ago "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" hit the silver screen.
The White House says two aid workers — one American, one Italian — were accidentally killed in a drone strike against al-Qaeda in January. We'll hear more about the American aid worker, Warren Weinstein, from a friend and former colleague. Plus, a Syrian filmmaker tells us about his cousin, a farmer who was forced to join President Bashar al-Assad's army. We'll also visit the University of Texas, El Paso where the student body is 80 percent Latino, but its buildings are 100 percent Bhutanese.
Saudi Arabia has resumed air strikes on Yemen, just hours after saying its bombing campaign was over. We'll get the reaction from a Yemeni human rights worker who's currently stuck in London. Also, why are scientists using hockey to track climate change? Plus, Norway is getting rid of FM radio. What are they thinking? Don't touch that dial...
European nations react to migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Just this week, an estimated 800 people died when a boat they were crammed into capsized off Libya. We'll hear a first-hand account from one Eritrean man who undertook a similar, terrifying trip. Plus, in a preview of a documentary on PBS Frontline, it's an investigation into the life of an American who played a key role in planning of the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. Later we'll hear about the passion behind the creators of the hashtag "#100sareepact." Their commitment to wearing traditional saris twice a week has become a social media phenomenon in India.
In the two years since the Boston marathon bombings, towns and cities across the US have been reassessing what it takes to keep their citizens safe. We'll find out about security measures we see and CAN'T see. We'll also drop in on the marathon finish line to find out what spectators make of enhanced security measures. Plus, a young Pakistani man gave up his job in corporate law to dedicate his life to leading a citizen's movement against terrorism. He has received death threats from the Taliban and has to keep on the move for this own safety. He'll tell us why he's touring US colleges and universities. We'll also hear from Jason Motlagh about the tasty treats from Cuba's Coppelia ice cream shop in Havana.