PRI's The World
Weekdays at Noon
'PRI's The World®' is your world revealed. It's about the events, trends, and personal tales that connect us around the globe. Marco Werman hosts an hour of surprising angles, unexpected insights, and engaging voices to illuminate what's going on in the world, and why it matters to you.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:46amTravel ban versus Muslim ban, catfish in the middle of a trade war, and Madeleine Albright's warning on FascismFormer Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tells us what keeps her up at night. She discusses her new book, "Fascism: A Warning." Plus, the Supreme Court considers legal challenges to President Trump's travel ban, which critics say unfairly targets Muslims. And we'll tell you about a 17-year-old trade war between the US and Vietnam ... over catfish.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 10:49amTuesday, we explore the history of migration between the United States and Mexico and ask what it means in the context of President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown. Also, the story of Lisa Howard, an American journalist who found herself in the middle of back-channel communications between Washington and Havana in the 1960s. Plus, a closer look at the diplomatic pouch — and why it's still in use today.
Monday, April 23, 2018 10:24amFrench President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Washington on a state visit — that's where we start today. Macron and US President Donald Trump seem to have a special rapport, and many in Europe are hoping Macron can use that skill to talk Trump into moderating some his views on trade, climate change and the Iran nuclear deal. Also, protests over social security reforms in Nicaragua have left several people dead. And, we'll take a tour of some of the 200 public green spaces in the City of London.
Friday, April 20, 2018 10:25amAn update on the migrant caravan in Mexico, tackling global loneliness, and creating empathy with poet Kwame DawesToday on the show, we explore a global problem that you may not even realize is a problem: loneliness. Also, we have an update on the caravan of migrants moving through Mexico that Trump tweeted about so much a few weeks ago. And, host Carol Hills talks about race in America with Kwame Dawes, who was born in Ghana, raised in Jamaica, and now teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:49amNew president but same government in Cuba, Iceland's astounding prison break, and Marvel comics with an Arab American twistMiguel Díaz-Canel is sworn in as Cuba's president but says Raul Castro is still "leading the Cuban revolution." And, a prisoner in Iceland manages a jailbreak and ends up on the same plane as the country's prime minister. Plus, host Carol Hills has a conversation with Marvel comics writer Saladin Ahmed, who grew up in an Arab American neighborhood in Dearborn, Michigan.