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 go to a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina — with a sociologist from Turkey. We also speak with a radiochemist about measuring the fallout from Fukushima on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Plus, we remember Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, who brought the sounds of the natural world to contemporary jazz.
Today we take a look at the issues affecting Latino voters on both sides of the political divide, as well as the issue of the deportation of children back to Central America. Plus, we'll hear how a Russian sci-fi writer dreamed up the idea of 3-D printing decades before its time.
A high school student in Kansas, an immigrant from Central America, is being forced to balance attending his classes and working nights so he can pay off the debt he incurred paying smugglers to bring him to the US. Also, we bring you the story from a former women's pro soccer player about the reforms that FIFA is trying to enact, including getting more women involved in leadership. Plus, we'll hear about sounds from 17,000 feet below the surface of the ocean.
Retired Admiral John Kirby now serves as John Kerry's spokesman at the State Department. He talks about where the situation in Syria is going next. Plus, it's been two years since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared without a trace. A lot of time and money has been spent trying to locate the wreckage and find out what happened to the flight. Is the expense worth it? Also, don't be scared of the dogfish. Yes, it's ugly, but a lot of people around the globe think it's tasty, too — just not many Americans. We hear about efforts to rebrand dogfish to appeal to American taste buds.
Today we take a look at how Nancy Reagan got along with Raisa Gorbachev. Nancy Reagan's death over the weekend has many in Russia remembering the chilly relationships between the 'two alpha women' married then to the two most powerful leaders in the world. We also hear about a push to help refugees in Belgium through continuing education, and a bit of environmental good news: a rebound in the number of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico.
What is life like under the Syrian ceasefire? We hear from one woman still living in a rebel-held part of Aleppo who refuses to leave and has been busy distributing food, clothes and medicine to fellow residents. Also, floated at the GOP presidential debate last night was the idea of sending US ground troops into Libya. Both Senator Marco Rubio and Governor John Kasich say they would support such a move. Plus, long before the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the virus hit the island of Tahiti. Scientists are still studying what happened there, and trying to figure out what lessons Tahiti can teach us about stopping the spread of the Zika.