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.

Ways to Connect


  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:10pm
    British authorities stop sharing intelligence with their American colleagues after leaks in the Manchester bombing case. And, a Ugandan woman who thought she was being recruited for a teaching job in Kuwait found herself practically enslaved by her host family there, forced to do domestic work. Plus, the little-known story of how a cycling champion helped save the lives of hundreds of Italian Jews during World War II.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:49pm
    Britain increases its threat level to "critical." Also, from Uganda, the story of a nun who spent years helping girls escape abduction. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe taught the girls to sew — a project so successful that she's now opening another vocational center. Plus, the beautiful interiors of Mumbai's taxis.
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:15pm
    British Prime Minister Theresa May calls the terrorist attack that killed at least 22 people in Manchester "cowardly" and "callous." Also, how ISIS uses such attacks to attract new recruits. Plus, our Across Women's Lives series on human trafficking continues from Uganda.
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 12:22pm
    Today, we start with a look at President Trump's efforts to jump-start the Middle East peace process. Also, the US extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. And we tell the story of a young woman from Nigeria who was the victim of human trafficking, and managed to escape.
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 12:23pm
    What's in store for Donald Trump's first foreign trip as president? We try to answer that question. We also launch our series about women who've been the victims of human trafficking around the globe. Plus, we profile a botanist who is learning about trees by listening to the sounds they make.