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: 04/07/2015

Protective suits have obscured the faces of those working with Ebola patients. Now, a Los Angeles-based artist has come up with a solution that's already making a difference and putting a face on Ebola health workers in West Africa. Plus, we explore a new way to solve a common problem regarding the future of renewable energy in Germany: How to store the excess renewable energy and pave the way for more wind and solar energy projects. Also, we check in with "El Maestro," the Los Angeles tailor who makes the suits worn by mariachi musicians.

PRI's The World: 04/06/2015

Why isn't the US government evacuating US citizens from Yemen? That's the question we're asking today on The World. Also, from our environment desk, Peter Thomson discusses with us the future of renewable energy, and we also hear from a German inventor who has come up with a new way to store electricity generated by solar panels. Plus we hear the story about a legal battle over a Jay Z song that sampled from a 1960 tune by an Egyptian singer.

PRI's The World: 04/03/2015

"A new page in relations:" That's how Iran's president described this week's nuclear deal. We'll hear more from Iranians looking forward to the day when sanctions might be lifted. Also, in the Rio Grande Valley, just on the other side of the border, there are hundreds of small communities, and many of them don't have street lights. Residents have launched the aptly-named Right to Light campaign, and it seems to be working. Plus, we'll tell you about the mystery and intrigue surrounding a giant emerald in Brazil that keeps on disappearing.

PRI's The World: 04/02/2015

First we'll give you the latest on the tentative deal regarding Iran's nuclear program. We've also got reports on Yemen, where the southern port of Aden is seeing the worst clashes so far. Meanwhile in China, where homosexuality is taboo, some gay men and women have started to get married — to each other.

PRI's The World: 04/01/2015

A day after Nigeria's incumbent president conceded defeat at the polls, tensions have smoothed over between the winner and the loser. Also, we take a look at how Germany's privacy law came into play in the investigation of the Germanwings co-pilot. Plus, Martin Luther isn't just the father of the Protestant Reformation — he's the father of the modern German language.

PRI's The World: 03/31/2015

Just hours remain for Western nations and Iran to strike a nuclear deal. Plus, Ben & Jerry's has developed a new ice cream flavor specifically for Passover. Also, listen to the story of a six-second drum solo that has been sampled on more than 1,500 songs. Now, some DJs want to ensure that creator of the original song gets his due ... and some cash.