PRI's The World
PRI's "The World" brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. Each weekday, host Lisa Mullins guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda.
"The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists. The program also has access to the 250 BBC correspondents located around the world. Unique in public radio, this network works in concert with the program's multinational team of producers and editors, and brings an exceptional depth of understanding and freshness of perspective to the program content.
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. PRI's "The World" — international news for an American audience.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:51pmMore planes shot down over eastern Ukraine — military ones, and the separatists are taking credit this time. Also, an airline pilot offers a primer on flight safety. And why guinea pigs are catching on in New York - not as pets, but as dinner.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:57pmMalaysian officials meet with pro-Russia rebels from Eastern Ukraine to receive the flight data recorders from the downed Malaysia airliner. Also, a Somali radio show that helps Somalis separated by conflict find their lost loved ones. And finally, we introduce you to a 7th century monk who documented the beginnings of the English language.
Monday, July 21, 2014 4:30pmWe look at the unfolding investigation into the Malaysian Airlines tragedy, the accusations against Russia, and the uncertainty faced by the victims' families as they try to get answers. Also, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won the British Open golf tournament in commanding fashion over the weekend, but the one of the bigger stories is the rise of Chinese players. And, what ocean tides have to do with millions of Legos washing up on the beaches of Cornwall, England?
Friday, July 18, 2014 4:48pmWe're following up on the disaster in eastern Ukraine where Russia-backed rebels are accused of shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, killing everyone on board. Also today, an update on Israel's ground invasion into Gaza. Plus, John Cleese tells us about his battles with the British tabloids and what it's like to be back on stage with the surviving members of the Monty Python cast. "What I like is the laughter," he says.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:17pmPRI's The World is gathering information on the Malaysian airliner crash, and will bring you the latest news. Plus, what life is like in a war zone when a 5-hour humanitarian ceasefire is called? And, the US government broadcasts messages to kids in Central America urging them to stay home instead of coming north to cross the US border.