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.
Today, we explore the topic of race in the US with Nigerian American writer Teju Cole. His new collection of essays is called "Known and Strange Things." We also hear about a tech entrepreneur who thought he had a great idea to help improve living conditions in India and Africa. Things didn't go as planned, and now he's teaching his lessons of failure at MIT. Plus, there's a new craze for ramen noodles as currency in prisons.
Goodbye Brazil. The Rio Olympics are now done and dusted. Japan, we'll see you in four years. Plus, we'll bring you the story of a Cameroonian musician named Moken. His life completely changed when he won American citizenship through the green card lottery. Also, the London Underground starts running 24/7... and it's kind of a grim scene.
Haiti had never had a case of cholera until a group of UN peacekeepers arrived from Nepal and introduced the disease. Six years later, the UN is finally accepting responsibility. Also, the Clinton Foundation says it will stop taking foreign donations if Hillary Clinton wins in November. But is there still a conflict of interest? Plus, one of London's oldest gay bars is closing.
Tuesday on The World, reporter Arun Rath is just back from the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and he tells us what's behind the Obama administration's decision to release 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates. President Barack Obama has pledged to close the Guantanamo facility, but has so far come up short on delivering. Plus, we speak with writer Shireen Ahmed about the Muslim women who are competing at the Olympics in hijabs. And, we hear how refugees living in a United Nations camp in Iraq are dealing with the soaring temperatures, way above 100 degrees most days.