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The World is international news for an American audience. Each weekday, The World guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda.
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. Produced by WGBH Boston and the BBC.
Monday, January 15, 2018 1:37pmHawaiians received a text message over the weekend saying a ballistic missile was headed their way. It was a false alarm, but frightening all the same. Plus, Watson Mere's image of Martin Luther King, Jr. silencing Donald Trump has gone viral. Host Carol Hills speaks to the artist, a son of Haitian immigrants. And our World in Words team delves into what it means to learn, or lose, a particular accent in English.
Friday, January 12, 2018 11:30amGlobal reaction to President Trump's reported use of vulgar language to discuss immigration. We hear from a DACA recipient whose future remains in limbo, an entrepreneur living and working in Haiti, and a former top UN official.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:36amUndocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children and have been protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, want the program to continue. The Trump administration has signaled it does not. Also, we hear how big companies like Pepsi and Levi's are working to save water. Plus, readers and listeners weigh in on our coverage of the #MeToo movement.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:38amA letter published in France and signed by 100 prominent women condemns the #MeToo movement as having gone too far and calls it a witch-hunt. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari profiles a program that aims to increase sexual health awareness in Iran. And will Britain really be able to phase out coal entirely by 2025?
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:16amNorth and South Korea are talking face-to-face for the first time in more than two years, but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome. Also, what losing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) could mean for one Salvadoran family in California. And, we'll tell you what you can do with a number that's 23 million digits long.