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.
What's it like to fly into the eye of the strongest storm ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere? We speak with an officer from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, who flew right into the storm Thursday night. We also get a European take on Donald Trump. Italians see shades of their former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Plus, host Marco Werman has a conversation with Canadian author Margaret Atwood.
We bring you the latest from Benghazi — not the hearings in Washington, but the city in Libya, where people are still coping with the chaos that followed the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. We also hear about China's latest crackdown on corruption — the Communist Party is banning its members from joining golf clubs. Plus, scientists peer 30,000 years into the past — through a tunnel in the Alaskan permafrost.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad makes an unannounced visit to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. Also, a BBC reporter tells us what it was like to cover an Ebola outbreak happening all around his hometown in Sierra Leone. Plus, a religious studies professor listens to 1,500 cassette tapes found in a home once belonging to Osama bin Laden.
Canada's next prime minister is more than just handsome and smart and liberal. A Canadian reporter fills in the details. Also, Dutch authorities welcome the so-called 'child brides' of Syrian refugee men already in the country, but many in the Netherlands aren't happy about it. And a 16th century church in Mexico emerges from a lake. It's because of a drought, but its appearance brings a flood of tourist dollars.
The path to Western Europe is getting harder and harder for migrants. Large numbers are stuck on the Croatian side of its border with Slovenia. Rain and colder temperatures are making the wait nearly unbearable. Also, we find out why the United States has decided to withhold part of its funding for the drug war in Mexico. Plus, a Canadian college soccer player at West Virginia University is one of 10 candidates for soccer's prestigious Women's World Player of the Year award.
Two new suspects have been named in the Lockerbie bombing case, but can prosecutors get to them in Libya? Also, we hear about the funny side of the upcoming Canadian elections with comedian Rick Mercer in Toronto. He and Marco also chat about the Blue Jays making the playoffs, and Canadians' on-again/off-again love affair with baseball. Plus, we find out what Conan O'Brien was doing in Armenia earlier this week.