The World

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.

Recent Episodes

PRI's The World: 03/12/2015

The overnight shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, has once again put the city in the spotlight. One German journalist shares his first-hand experience of Ferguson's police force. Later, we travel to a remote village in Malawi where there isn't enough farmland to feed the booming population, o the village chief is preaching family planning as the key to his people's long term survival and prosperity. Plus, we'll hear about the spat between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government over whether or not he'll be reincarnated.

PRI's The World: 03/11/2015

Four years after Japan's earthquake and tsunami, we meet a family still displaced by the Fukushima disaster — though they live outside the exclusion zone. Later, we'll take you to a health clinic in Manila that defied the city's ban on providing birth control. Finally, have you ever been tempted by those ads to visit Iceland? Beware. It might be more dangerous than you think.

PRI's The World: 03/10/2015

Tehran reacts to a group of GOP senators who warned Iran that a nuclear deal with the US may not last. Plus, our week-long look at reproductive rights for women continues from the Philippines, where our reporter gets a lesson in "natural family planning," the birth control method the Catholic Church supports. Also, find out what conservation scientists are doing to stop Van Gogh paintings from changing colors.

PRI's The World: 03/09/2015

A new law in the Philippines allows free contraception to be distributed in public clinics, despite years of fierce opposition from Catholic leaders. Plus, we mark the 20th anniversary of the UN's landmark conference on women. Also, an American photographer and a Turkish designer started building "sets" of domestic scenes on the streets of New York.

PRI's The World: 03/06/2015

We hear the latest on the effort by Iraqi forces to retake the city of Tikrit. We also check in with The Daily Beast's Clive Irving, who, like everyone else, has been wondering what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared a year ago. And climbing season is kicking into high gear on Mt. Everest. That means a lot of people headed up to base camp, and a lot of people at base camp means a lot of poop.

PRI's The World: 03/05/2015

With the recent controversy over measles vaccines here in the US, we look into vaccination in other parts of the globe. Officials in Pakistan have been arresting parents who refuse to have their kids vaccinated for polio. Then, we hear how in Mexico, vaccination is seen as a right. Also, a BBC documentary is causing a stir in India, because it features a convicted rapist who was sentenced to death for his part in a gang-rape in Delhi. In the film, the rapist expresses no remorse and criticizes the victim.