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.
How do you hack an election? We talk to one man who says he's manipulated LOTS of elections in Latin America and you'll never guess who's his biggest client. We also hear how the easing of sanctions on Iran is affecting the supply of pistachios. Plus, we go to the edge of a canyon in northern Mexico to hear an American piano virtuoso play.
Today we hear from where abortion is a crime, and women are punished for seeking them: Looking at women's reproductive rights in parts of Latin America. We also take a look at leveling the playing field in soccer and the pay disparity between male and female players. Plus, South Africa's highest court says President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he outfitted his house with a swimming pool and an amphitheater using public money.
Today on The World, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders say free trade deals are bad for US workers. But are they really? We'll hear the flip side of how America benefits from free trade. Also, a corruption scandal and a possible impeachment threatens to sink Brazil's government, but the markets don't think it's such a bad idea. And, why a Malaysian artist is depicting his country's prime minister as an evil clown.
Today on The World we get the latest round in the FBI versus Apple. Also, our partners at Frontline managed to get cameras into the hands of some prominent Saudi activists. The results give an amazing, at times horrific, picture of what daily life is like in the Saudi Kingdom. Plus, we hear music from Guatemalan rapper Rebeca Lane and Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.
Lahore and Brussels: Two cities a world apart are now feeling the pain of terrorist attacks. First, we hear from Lahore, the Pakistani city where a suicide bomb attack killed dozens of people at a park where Christian families were celebrating Easter. A Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility. Then we head to Brussels, where one father struggles to make sense of the attacks last week and explain them to his young sons. He's Belgian, but of Moroccan background like some of the suspected bombers. Plus, Marco chats with Texas musician Carrie Rodriguez about her new album, Lola. It was inspired by her great aunt, Mexican-American singer Eva Garza, who was popular in Mexico and Latin America. The album has songs in Spanish and English, and sometimes Spanglish.
Belgian authorities launched more anti-terror operations in Brussels today following the attacks there earlier this week. We also hear about the centennial of an Irish rebellion against British rule known as the Easter Rising. Plus, we stick a song in your head that will probably be with you all weekend. Hint: It's a tune with roots in Cuba, but is popular all over the globe.