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.
Why Russians put up with widespread government surveillance. How security experts try to stay one step ahead of al-Qaeda bombmakers. And World Cup soccer gets a new ball.
How scientists are training for the task of moving Syria's chemical weapons through a war zone. Also, the editor of The Guardian newspaper in Britain is grilled by lawmakers about publishing the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Plus, a fungus eating away at coffee crops in Central and South America has coffee shops in New England worried.
What the protests on the streets of Ukraine mean to the US, the EU and Russia. Also, how China's push to make Mandarin the national language could mean the end for the country's many minority languages. Plus, the many forms and global influences of yoga.
America's "Black Friday" phenomenon spills over the border. We hear about shopping traditions in Mexico, China and Morocco. We also head to the Philippines to hear about a community that seemed to get some storm protection from mangroves. And Canada's Olympic curling trials get some special coverage this weekend, Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell) is co-hosting the commentary.
We join the celebration of an Afghan interpreter and his family who have just arrived in America. They're being hosted in the home of a US intelligence officer who credits the interpreter with saving his life. Also, we ask the 'original pilgrims' about the first Thanksgiving. Hear William and Alice Bradford, as portrayed by historical interpreters at the colonial village of Plimoth Plantation.
Why the US is defying China's newly-declared "air defense identification zone" in the East China Sea. Also, how North Korean meth may be headed for the US. And how the NFL hopes to make American football more popular in China.