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.
We hear about the talking points issued by the NSA to the US officials defending its surveillance activities. Also, Iraq's prime minister asks President Obama for more US security aid. Plus, "The Story of Film" highlights global contributions to celluloid history.
Boston wins the World Series, but it's not just Boston celebrating. We hear from a fan in Ireland who went to great lengths to follow the post-season games. Also, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden gets a new IT job in Russia. And, what's the spookiest place in Israel? It could be the Tel Aviv bus station.
Reaching America's uninsured immigrants in their own language. How to describe Obamacare in Bengali. Also, how the conversation over gay rights in Chile is changing, after a brutal hate-murder last year in the nation's capital. And, we meet a Norwegian engineer who bought $24 worth of bitcoins a few years ago that have now soared in value.
President Obama considers a ban on eavesdropping on allied leaders. And media regulation in Britain following the UK's own phone hacking scandal. Plus, 75 years ago, Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" didn't just freak out people in the US - the reach was global.
A year after Sandy, how storm preparedness and disaster cleanup vary in other countries, including Japan and China. Also, the battle of billboards between Iran's hardliners and reformists. Plus, recalling Lou Reed's Berlin.
The latest NSA spying revelations rattle America's European allies. Also, a look back at another case of friend-spying-on-friend, this one involving Britain and the US, in the lead-up to World War I. Plus, a chef's quest to make Japan's soba noodles here in the US.