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 focus on immigration — both in the United States and in Europe. First stop is Italy, where the government is considering shutting down its rescue operation for immigrants at sea. Closer to home — in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the clean-up job largely fell to undocumented immigrants. And what does a typeface say about a country? Find out about Sweden's "national font."
We look at Turkey's reluctance to join the fight against ISIS, and a TV documentary that examines how and why ISIS rose to power. Plus, a prominent online activist during the Arab Spring is now fighting for political asylum in Norway. And battlefield slang coined by British soldiers during their time in Afghanistan.
Laura Poitras spent a week in Hong Kong interviewing Edward Snowden before he sought temporary asylum in Russia. Those interviews are the focal point of Poitras' new documentary on the man some consider a hero, and others a traitor. Plus, Mexico's other border, the one with Guatemala. Heightened security along THAT border is causing headaches for people living more than 100 miles away. And, can a wedding dress designer help build a better Ebola HazMat suit?
How cell phone data could help track the next Ebola outbreak. Also, how Afghanistan's first and only astronaut ended up in space back in 1989. And, Happy Birthday Zambia! The African nation celebrates 50 years since independence today.
Canada is still reeling after a gunman opened fire in and around the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. Also, the Liberian woman behind an online campaign called "I am a Liberian, Not a Virus." Plus, flashy electric lights or traditional oil lamps? How to celebrate Diwali, the Hindi Festival of Lights
Dramatic scenes at the Canadian parliament building today as at least one or more gunmen opened fire. Plus, efforts are underway to create a cheap, reliable and fast Ebola test kit for use in the field. And, translating Charles Dickens into Spanglish.