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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, PRI, and the BBC World Service.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00amSouth Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00amWhy Russians put up with widespread government surveillance. How security experts try to stay one step ahead of al-Qaeda bombmakers. And World Cup soccer gets a new ball.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:00amHow scientists are training for the task of moving Syria's chemical weapons through a war zone. Also, the editor of The Guardian newspaper in Britain is grilled by lawmakers about publishing the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Plus, a fungus eating away at coffee crops in Central and South America has coffee shops in New England worried.
Monday, December 2, 2013 12:00amWhat the protests on the streets of Ukraine mean to the US, the EU and Russia. Also, how China's push to make Mandarin the national language could mean the end for the country's many minority languages. Plus, the many forms and global influences of yoga.
Friday, November 29, 2013 12:00amAmerica's "Black Friday" phenomenon spills over the border. We hear about shopping traditions in Mexico, China and Morocco. We also head to the Philippines to hear about a community that seemed to get some storm protection from mangroves. And Canada's Olympic curling trials get some special coverage this weekend, Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell) is co-hosting the commentary.