The World

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.

Recent Episodes

PRI's The World: 5/07/14

We look at the challenges involved in searching for the abducted Nigerian school girls. Could all of the media publicity drive up the price of ransom? Also, Stanford University divests its coal portfolio in the name of slowing climate change. And how Balkan Beat Box's song "Hermetico" became the hook for Jason Derulo's triple platinum "Talk Dirty."

PRI's The World: 5/06/14

The White House has released the results of a four-year survey on the impact of climate change across the country, including extreme weather and rising seas. Climate change is a global problem, but the impact of it will be very local and will leave no one untouched. Plus, a Scottish researcher is voting "yes" for Scottish independence in the fall, but her alter-ego is a performance artist who croons songs about voting "no" on independence. Also, the global world of circus performers who routinely cross borders to train and perform.

PRI's The World: 5/05/14

Escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine have spread to the port city of Odessa. A former US Ambassador to Russia says from his vantage point, it looks like war. Also, the vast majority of gun owners in the US are white and male. But In Southern California, a group of Filipino-Americans have built a community around their shared love of guns. And 60-years-ago Tuesday, Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile. We explore why a barrier long since broken still has a hold on the imagination of runners around the world.

PRI's The World: 5/02/14

Ukraine's interim government ordered an assault on pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in Eastern Ukraine. We'll get the latest from the ground. Plus, the annual song contest Eurovision was designed to try to bring Europe together. This year, though, both Ukraine and Russia will be fighting over the call-in votes from Crimea. And we ask the co-founder of Twitter what he thinks his company's responsibilities are when it comes to overseas users and governments.

PRI's The World: 5/01/14

Twenty-five years ago, students began protesting against the Chinese government in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. We speak to a reporter who was there and why his reporting led to him being expelled from China. Plus, we explore the local Boston connections to the unfolding story of the questioning of Irish political leader Gerry Adams in a 1972 IRA murder. And, what's causing Islamabad's pollen count to be off the charts?

PRI's The World: 4/30/14

It was election day in Iraq, and that means the return of the purple fingers — signs that someone has voted. Surprisingly, elections went off with little or not violence. Meanwhile, in Malawi, doctors are trying a new technique to treat malnutrition: antibiotics. But it's not exactly going smoothly. Plus a Canadian town is dealing with a very stinky whale.