PRI's The World

Weekdays at 3

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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Podcasts

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:49pm
    A new documentary focusing on China's dismal air quality is getting a lot of attention there. Also, we take you to an all-female mosque in Los Angeles. Finally, the Pan-Arabia Enquirer — the Arab world's answer to The Onion — takes on ISIS.
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:26pm
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on Capitol Hill, and warns the US not to make what he called a "bad deal" with Iran. Also: To cover or not to cover? Two Muslim women living in the US share their perspective on whether to wear a hijab or not, and what that says about their faith. Plus, a legendary "Lost City of the Monkey God" has been found in the rainforests of eastern Honduras.
  • Monday, March 2, 2015 5:05pm
    We'll take a peak inside the newly reopened Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. It's been closed for 12 years, following looting that took place after the US invasion. Plus, we'll hear how some Israelis are viewing Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to the US, and why some Italians are getting tired of politicians using too much English.
  • Friday, February 27, 2015 5:17pm
    There's an update on the search for those 43 missing students in Mexico. We'll also hear an essay from a Mexican student who was raised in Denver but is back in Mexico for college. He talks about what it's like to be openly gay there. We've also got the story of a new, and very dangerous drug that's caught on in Russia. It's known as "The Spice," and the main ingredient is, believe it or not, bath salts. And we'll say farewell to Leonard Nimoy, who inspired millions as the logical — and different —character of Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek.'
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:27pm
    Today, we'll tell you more about "Jihadi John," the masked man who's been seen in numerous ISIS assassination videos. Now, officials in Britain think they've identified him as Mohammed Emwazi from London. Then, a Libyan in New York City has set up something called "Benghazi Skype School" to bring some level of instruction to kids in Benghazi, who haven't been able to attend classes now for months. And we'll hear about the push to ensure Sanskrit remains a living language.