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.

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  • Friday, November 17, 2017 1:01pm
    In this special edition of The World we explore gun culture around the globe. From Yemen and El Salvador, two countries where guns are a big part of the culture, to Norway and its mass shooting trauma. Plus, a visit to a gun range, historical context for the 2nd Amendment, and faith leaders chime in.
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:18pm
    As the list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment grows, a group of women have managed to stop harassment in the tomato fields of Florida. We hear how. Also, poet Jennifer Kronovet talks about rediscovering the Yiddish poetry of Celia Dropkin. And the Trump administration prepares to lift a ban on importing hunting trophies from Africa.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:16pm
    Zimbabwe's military appears to have staged a coup, but insists that it hasn't. Also, why the Paris Agreement is only the start if we want to dial back climate change. Plus, two Somali poets meet on a commuter train here in Boston.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:46pm
    The official US delegation at the climate talks in Germany toes the Trump Administration line, but another US contingent in Bonn offers up a different message. Also, we launch our Livable Planet desk for coverage of the environment. And our own editor feels the pain as Italy fails to qualify for soccer's World Cup.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 12:17pm
    A powerful earthquake with an epicenter in northern Iraq killed hundreds across the border in Iran on Sunday. Also, beauty pageant contestants in Peru are raising awareness about sexual harassment. And, a French town has built a bandstand to honor a local musician lost in the Bataclan terror attacks two years ago.