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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.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:11pmThree Americans in North Korean detention, Trump wants to get to Mars, El Chapo hates his American prisonAmid all the threatening nuclear talk from North Korea, the detention of three Americans by North Korea is not getting much attention. Also, Mexican drug lord El Chapo isn't too happy with his prison digs in New York. Plus, a perspective on climate change from the point of view of a mussel.
Monday, April 24, 2017 1:10pmToday: Could the battle over who pays for President Trump's border wall with Mexico lead to a government shutdown? Plus, a twist on studying abroad in Minnesota. And the web series "Almost Asian."
Friday, April 21, 2017 1:13pmToday, we talk about why scientists are taking to the streets on Saturday in a global series of protests dubbed the first March for Science. And, will Thursday's attack in Paris affect the way people vote in the country's too-close-to-call election? Also, a new online magazine in France is designed to give voice to Muslim women. Plus, an Iranian American astronomer whose passion for the stars was sparked when she was just 7.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:13pmWe hear reaction to news that the Trump administration for the first time has deported a DACA recipient. Also, what's behind the downward trend in illegal border crossings at the US-Mexico border? Plus, we find out how some trash pickers in Morocco went from poverty to well-paid employees. And, the strange case in London of some stolen giraffes. Just how do you steal a giraffe?
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:12pmOn the front lines of the Iraqi Army's battle against ISIS in Mosul. Also, a hand-dug tunnel in Lithuania that served as an escape route for Jews during the Holocaust. Plus, the giant icebergs that are bringing traffic to a halt in Newfoundland.