PRI's The World

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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.

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  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 4:52pm
    The White House announced talks will begin soon to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States. Meanwhile, USAID contractor Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison in a swap with three Cuban prisoners in the US. And, we head back to Pakistan a day after a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar left scores of people dead, many of them children. Pakistan-based writer author Bina Shah talks to us about the politics of the attack. Plus, meet a Latvian filmmaker who is simultaneously obsessed with sex and depression.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:45pm
    A military school in Pakistan came under attack from Taliban forces, leaving more than 120 dead, many of them students. We hear from a resident of the city where today's attack occurred. Plus, the violence comes on a day when human rights groups launched a new project called Safe Schools. We'll speak with Human Rights Watch about the effort to get nations around the world to agree that schools should be off limits when it comes to war and political violence. And, the Russian ruble is tanking, interest rates are through the roof, and Russians are left to deal with it all through dark humor.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 4:42pm
    Police storm the chocolate shop where an Iranian-born gunman held dozens of people hostage in Sydney, Australia. We'll have the latest from Sydney and we'll also tell you about a Twitter hashtag that sprang up as the hostage situation unfolded: #illridewithyou. Australians were using the hashtag as a way to reassure Muslims that they wouldn't be harassed on the streets as retaliation for the hostage-taker's actions. Plus, solving the scientific riddle about melting polar ice... And, we end today with a comic-book detective who solves crimes in 1950s America. Blacksad was written by a Spaniard who's never visited the United States and the detective is actually a giant black cat.
  • Friday, December 12, 2014 5:10pm
    The social media battleground in the battle with ISIS. Also, a former drone operator talks about her trade-off between saving American lives and killing innocent civilians abroad. And what happens when British airspace is shut down, as it was today.
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:34pm
    CIA Director John Brennan answers questions in the wake of the release of the Senate's executive summary on the agency's interrogation practices. A veteran Middle East commentator tells us how some of the most notorious practices have inspired copycats — think orange jumpsuits. Plus, part four of our SafeMode series, our ongoing look at a new generation living on the front lines of technology and security. Today, we look at a "Digital Diplomat" from Kosovo. And a music playlist that honors the 43 missing student-teachers in Mexico.