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: 02/26/2016

What would a President Trump mean for US-Mideast policy? We ask a veteran of Middle East diplomacy. Then, we head to Iran to hear about the parliamentary elections there — the first since the nuclear deal between Tehran and the West was sealed. Plus, in one last check-in with our Across Women's Lives team in Brazil, we hear about efforts to clean up water pollution ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

PRI's The World: 02/25/2016

Where does ISIS get its explosives? Investigators at a British think tank called Conflict Armament Research have just published a report that traces how ISIS gets the material to make its bombs. It turns out many of the components are made legally, and for civilian purposes — by small companies in some 20 different countries. Plus, we hear a preview of tomorrow's parliamentary elections in Iran, and we'll follow that with another of Marco's Tehran Stories. During his recent visit, he met an Iranian-born, Brooklyn-raised food blogger. She now calls Tehran home, and writes a blog about Persian food called "Fig and Quince." We also have more coverage from our Across Women's Lives team in Brazil. Today we bring you a profile of a woman who's been protesting a huge hydropower dam near her house for nearly 30 years, and she's hoping to inspire a new generation of activists.

PRI's The World: 02/24/2016

Apple's legal tussle with the FBI has Americans once again debating the merits of "privacy versus security" when it comes to their electronics, and countries in Europe are having similar conversations. Plus, one day after President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to close the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, we check on the fate of several former detainees who were released a year ago and ended up in Uruguay. And we head back to Brazil for another story from our Across Women's Lives team. Carolyn Beeler profiles a woman in São Paulo who's teaching others to build rain barrels, so they can collect the water they need.

PRI's The World: 02/23/2016

There's a new plan to close the prison camp at Guantanamo. This morning, President Barack Obama said it's time to close the US detention facility "once and for all." He said he doesn't want to pass the problem on to the next president. We get reaction from a veteran Guantanamo reporter. Also, in the Brazilian city of Recife, a group of mothers with microcephalic babies have found support through a mobile phone app. Plus, we bring you a story about members of Iran's film community; they've just made a movie that pays tribute to classic Hollywood cinema.

PRI's The World: 02/22/2016

Today we visit a lab full of mosquitoes. Researchers in Brazil are studying the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, and yes, that means plastic containers full of captured insects. Also, two young women in Tehran have started their own woodworking shop. They talk about their work, their friendship, and their failed attempt to move to the US. Plus, we hear a different sort of story from Iran: One woman's personal experience trying to avoid the "morality police," the units responsible for cracking down on behavior that's deemed immoral or inappropriate by Iran's Islamic authorities.

PRI's The World: 02/19/2016

January 2016 was the hottest January on record, but what do those high temperatures mean for the Arctic? We'll help you understand. Also, Marco Werman gets a violin lesson from some Iranian musicians — and almost manages to keep up with them. Almost. Plus, remember the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, two years ago? The event is over, but one thing is still going on: An effort to rescue the city's stray dogs.