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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: 03/07/2014
Carnival wraps up in Brazil this weekend. This year, some in Rio are using the parties and parades to protest government spending on the upcoming soccer World Cup. And, our Geo Quiz asks which European country recently got a new prime minister, who then named an equal number of women and men to his cabinet? Also, we catch up with Suzanne Massie, who from 1984 to 19878 advised President Ronald Reagan on the Russian world view.
PRI's The World: 03/06/2014
Crimea's parliament says it wants to split from Ukraine and join join Russia. And it's putting the issue to a vote in 10 days. Also, a look at how energy supply, demand and transport are playing into the geo-politics of the current crisis in Ukraine. Plus, the State Department has confirmed that the movements of Syria's ambassador to the United Nations are restricted to a 25-mile radius.
PRI's The World: 03/05/2014
The crisis in Ukraine causes a high school in Canada to call off its annual trip that's been part of a long running exchange program. And what happens when hip-hop collides with the war on terrorism? Also, the upside of failure: a new exhibit in Dublin showcases spectacular human failures that ultimately led to great success.
PRI's The World: 03/04/2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been speaking out, defending his actions. And, Secretary of State John Kerry showed up in Kiev with a billion dollar aid package. Also, how Russians and Americans misunderstand each other over their differing answers to a simple question: How Are You? Plus, amid protests and a crime wave, why Venezuelans are connecting to the music of Caracas-based band La Vida Boheme.
PRI's The World: 03/03/2014
In Crimea, neighbors fear Russian troops will inflame ethnic tensions. Also, a culture of silence in Malawi where women don't speak openly about their pregnancies. And, gamers around the globe unite to play a video of Pokeman all at the same time.
PRI's The World: 02/28/2014
It's been a tumultuous week in Ukraine. From protests in Kiev to remarks made Friday in Russia by ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. We'll have a review of Ukraine in a week that was. Also, Sunday marks Losar, the Tibetan New Year. We're celebrating with a Tibetan treat, including a very special cookie, and a sweet rice drink called Chaang. And, Sunday marks the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. We handicap the contenders for Best Foreign Film.
PRI's The World: 02/27/2014
Armed men seize the government headquarters in Crimea and raise a Russian flag. And, more on the hunt for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Also, Venezuelans in the US are using innovative social media methods to track the story of protests back home. Plus, the first Cambodian film nominated for an Oscar.
PRI's The World: 02/26/2014
Unexpected victims in Syria's civil war: Residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Also, three years after the start of the Fukushima disaster, Japan's leader pledges to revive nuclear power. And, some major league baseball players in the US tweet for peace in Venezuela.
PRI's The World: 02/25/2014
The current drama in Ukraine reads like a fast-paced novel, so we turn to Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov to get a sense of what events look like close up. There's political turmoil in Egypt, too, after the surprise resignation of the prime minister on Monday. Plus, learning the home cooking secrets of cultures around the world from immigrant cooks in New York City.
PRI's The World: 02/24/2014
A former leader released from jail, while a sitting president flees the palace and now faces an arrest warrant. The Ukraine story continues to play out in unbelievable twists and turns. Plus we launch "The Ninth Month," our new multimedia series on pregnancy and maternal health around the world. We begin the series with a profile of a woman in rural Nepal and the strenuous work she does in the fields throughout her pregnancy.