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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  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:25am
    President Donald Trump called it an "incredible offer" from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin offered to allow US investigators to question some Russians about US election hacking, and in exchange, the Kremlin would be allowed to question 11 Americans, including a former US ambassador to Russia. Host Marco Werman speaks with that ambassador, Michael McFaul. And sand mining is becoming a big business, but it can destroy ecosystems. Plus, Egypt's Jon Stewart had to flee his country. Now he's hoping for a second act and to make it big in Hollywood.
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30am
    We're putting the focus back on President Trump's immigration policy. Four members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council resigned this week. They cited the Trump administration's "morally repugnant, counter-productive and ill-considered" family separation policy. Also, some of the children who were separated from their parents at the border were housed inside a vacant Phoenix office building that lacked proper sanitation facilities. Plus, how China's new standards for processing recycled materials is forcing American communities to clean up their acts.
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:28am
    What's the fallout from US President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Is the word "treason" a fair way to describe Trump's performance? Plus, the arrest of a Russian national and friend to the NRA. And, protest music past and present with Joan Baez.
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 10:28am
    President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in Finland on Monday to discuss nuclear arms, energy and collusion — but it was their press conference that has people talking. Also, reaction to protests staged by the Russian group Pussy Riot during the men's World Cup final in Russia. And, we hear how France is celebrating its World Cup triumph, and the many players with immigrant roots who helped bring France its second trophy.
  • Friday, July 13, 2018 10:41am
    The US Department of Justice has announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 presidential race. Plus, we look back at a 1961 summit between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. It was a meeting that has some parallels to Monday's summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. And, musicians from Borneo and Easter Island tell us what its like to live on the frontlines of climate change.