The World

Weekdays 2-3pm, 9-10pm
  • Hosted by Marco Werman

The World is international news for an American audience. 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. Produced by WGBH Boston and the BBC.

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  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:54pm
    What happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? A week ago, Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. No one has seen him since. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Borzou Daragahi about claims from Turkish media and government officials that a 15-person Saudi hit squad entered the country hours before Khashoggi disappeared. And we hear from Tamara Cofman Wittes, former deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs. She says President Donald Trump has given Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia a blank check, leading to repression in the country. Plus, with Hurricane Michael lashing the Gulf Coast, The World's Carolyn Beeler tells us about how US military installations in the region are preparing for the storm and for rising seas and more extreme weather in general.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 11:47am
    Nikki Haley announced her resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. The outgoing ambassador boasted that America is stronger now and more respected internationally than before Donald Trump's presidency. We look at Haley's record while at the UN. Also, most states ban felons from voting. How does that compare to other Western democracies? And, we caught up with an 8-year-old girl who found an ancient sword while she was swimming in a lake in Sweden.
  • Monday, October 8, 2018 2:13pm
    Jair Bolsonaro could be on his way to becoming Brazil's president, despite opposition from women outraged by his sexist views. And yet, many of Brazilian women still support him. We find out why. Also, a UN panel says urgent action is needed soon if we are to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Plus, we remember the late Juan Romero, who was haunted by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Romero was there. He was the busboy who was photographed cradling Kennedy's head after he was shot.
  • Friday, October 5, 2018 11:48am
    It's been a year since the public learned of the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. We take a look at the global #MeToo movement one year later. Plus, there's an online war against Brazil's presidential frontrunner. And, playwright Eve Ensler talks with us about this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 1:14pm
    Russia has again been accused of cyberattacks around the world. Also, Vice President Mike Pence warns China that the US will not back down from Chinese intimidation. And, Facebook's effort to combat disinformation in Brazil's election campaign.