PRI's The World

PRI's The World

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Global perspectives for an american audience


Are manufacturing jobs coming back to the US?
Aug 16 • 46 min
President Donald Trump again touted how he has brought manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But has he? We dive into the numbers. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security funds programs to steer children away from radicalization, but it’s not…
Global markets take a nosedive
Aug 15 • 46 min
What’s going on with the world economy? Markets are up, they’re down, they’re way down and up again. We explore the worrying signs of a potential looming global recession. Six European countries agree to take 150 refugees aboard two migrant rescue boats…
Protesters and social media in Hong Kong
Aug 14 • 46 min
How does the social media campaign in Hong Kong compare with other recent pro-democracy movements? Also, hackers make money for North Korea — but there’s no easy way to stop them. And, the changing nature of Christian evangelicals in America, and the…
A big breakthrough on Ebola
Aug 13 • 46 min
Scientists announced this week for the first time that there are effective treatments for the deadly Ebola virus. Plus, what exactly happened with Russia’s nuclear missile accident? And we continue our series looking at the changing face of Christian…
Cut off in Kashmir
Aug 12 • 47 min
Kashmir remains cut off from the outside world. Should the US intervene? Also, protests in Hong Kong continue to escalate as protesters shut down the Hong Kong airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. And, we kick off a series on the changing…
20 years of Putin in power
Aug 9 • 46 min
Friday marks 20 years of Vladimir Putin at the helm in Russia. We look at how Putin acquired, consolidated and held onto power for two decades. Plus, we examine the communication clampdown in Kashmir and the apparent uptick in hate speech in the United…
ICE picks up hundreds in Mississippi raids
Aug 8 • 46 min
ICE has arrested hundreds of immigrants in Mississippi. What is the impact of the ICE raids on families? Plus, in the final story in our series from Tijuana, Mexico, The World’s Monica Campbell introduces us to a young man from Honduras who’s following…
Mexico’s ambassador to the US speaks about El Paso
Aug 7 • 45 min
The Mexican ambassador to the US speaks about Mexico’s response to the El Paso shooting rampage and how it can work with the US to reduce gun violence. Also, Jorge Ramos, anchor for the Spanish-language Univsion, is in El Paso. He talks about his…
From mourning to action in El Paso
Aug 6 • 47 min
As more details of the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso come out, host Marco Werman speaks with Fernando Garcia, founder and executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights about how families, including his, are reeling from the…
Mass shooting challenges the core US national identity
Aug 5 • 46 min
Police say the suspect in the El Paso shooting appears to be the author of a racist screed that claimed, “This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” What happens when a country’s core national identity no longer matches its demographic…