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Each weekday, The World guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda. The result is an award-winning hour of breaking news, in-depth features, hard-hitting commentaries and thought-provoking interviews found nowhere else in U.S. news coverage. The World is international news for an American audience.
PRI's The World: 10/24/2014
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.
PRI's The World: 10/23/2014
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
PRI's The World: 10/22/2014
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.
PRI's The World: 10/21/2014
An American ex-military man goes to fight with the Kurds against ISIS. Plus, in South Africa Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison, but may be eligible for parole in 10 months. Also, taking a ride with Haiti's ambulance service.
PRI's The World: 10/20/2014
While Ebola panic flares in the US, a New York Times reporter finds resilience in her native Liberia. Plus, we'll have the latest from the Turkish border with Syria. And, "Eat your cauliflower!" A London-based chef could make you change your mind about this misunderstood vegetable.
PRI's The World: 10/17/2014
Cuba's medical brigades and their contributions to the international response on Ebola. Plus, the story of a Sikh-American who has dealt with stigma and prejudice by engaging people with humor. And from the far north, how the people of Nunavut keep the polar bears at bay so their children can trick or treat on Halloween.
PRI's The World: 10/16/2014
We continue our coverage of the West Africa Ebola crisis and we explore the fictional world of medical thrillers with the screenwriter of the 2011 film "Contagion." Also, a conversation with Pakistani writer Bina Shah about the depiction of her homeland in the new season of "Homeland." And, Sing Peak in Yosemite honors the national park's Chinese past.
PRI's The World: 10/15/2014
One thing Ebola means for Liberians — daily life without touching, hugging or shaking hands. Plus, how protesters in Hong Kong are using art to support their calls for more democracy. And a reality check on President Obama's strategy for dealing with ISIS.
PRI's The World: 10/14/2014
A Sierra Leonean soccer player takes on Ebola with a fundraising campaign called #KickEbolaintheButt. And a photographer captures the surreal landscape of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Plus, we ponder untranslatable words today in the next installment of our series, "In Other Words."
PRI's The World: 9/13/2014
Ebola is a dangerous epidemic — not just for those who are hit with the virus, but also for those trying to care for them. We'll learn how caregivers are protecting themselves and answer some basic questions. And the US military still has a ban on transgender people serving. But a lot of them still do. One estimate puts it at 150,000 who now serve or have served in the military. We have one transgender veteran's story. Also, the music of Brazilian singer-songwriter Moreno Veloso, son of the legendary Caetano Veloso. And, can we just say, like father like son.