PRI's The World

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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service. 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.


The New Horizons mission is coming down to the wire.

NASA's mission to the outer reaches of our solar system launched in 2006 and has travelled billions of miles in the past nine years. The probe is about to have a very close encounter with the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its moons.

“The last couple of days have been really phenomenal, seeing all these blobs, black-and-white, resolving to geologic features on the surface so now we can actually do science.”

Marine Olivesi

Every night during Ramadan, hundreds gather for the reciting of the Quran at the Zaytuna mosque, the second oldest in North Africa. They sit and pray around 160 columns brought from the ruins of the ancient city of Carthage, on Tunisia’s coast.

Pessimism and optimism in Greece after the latest bailout deal

Jul 13, 2015
Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

The mood in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, after the announcement of the latest European bailout deal, is one of palpable relief. That’s the judgement of reporter, Lilah Raptopoulos.

“Of the 50 or so people I’ve spoken with over the last 10 days,” says Raptopoulos, “all of them say a Grexit from the eurozone and the return of the drachma (the old currency), would be a catastrophe.”

“But nobody is celebrating,” she adds.

After 16 months in maximum-security prison, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord is at large yet again.

An incredible tunnel escape by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, has left the Mexican government scrambling to save face.

This is the second time Guzmán has escaped from prison. After his first escape, in 2001, it took Mexican police 13 years to track him down.

Chaim Topol is still fiddling after all these years

Jul 13, 2015
Daniel Estrin

Some actors go down in history for one starring role, Chaim Topol among them. Topol played Tevye in the classic American musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Topol, who is Israeli, received the Israel Prize this year, Israel’s highest honor for lifetime achievement. He has performed in Fiddler more than 3500 times on stages across the world.