The World

Weekdays 2-3pm, 9-10pm
  • Hosted by Marco Werman

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.

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  • Monday, August 6, 2018 11:37am
    Monday marks the 73rd anniversary since the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. We meet one of the survivors who dedicated his life to finding the truth about the number of people who died in the bombing. Also, was it a coup plot behind an attempted assassination of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro? And, we learn about the letter X. It's all part of a week-long series on language and social change.
  • Friday, August 3, 2018 1:07pm
    The UN warns that President Donald Trump's attacks on the media may trigger violence against journalists in the US. Also, climate scientists in Iceland venture out into some of the worst weather you can imagine, to learn more about a key part of our planet's climate system. Plus, we learn about "entre chien et loup," a unique French expression for "dusk."
  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 1:12pm
    Leaders in the US intelligence community say Russia is still trying to interfere in American elections. Also, the long process of identifying the remains of American service members lost during the Korean War. Plus, Google is making moves to re-enter the Chinese market.
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 11:54am
    We speak to the Swedish activist who tried to halt the deportation of an Afghan man put on a plane. She tells us there's more to the story the media hasn't picked up on. Plus, courts have put a stop to the release of blueprints for a 3D-printed gun. It's a temporary measure, but how easy it is to print a 3D gun and what is the possible impact? And, we find out about the story behind the music video "This Is Iraq."
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:46am
    Iran rejects the offer to meet with President Donald Trump. Plus, trade tensions impact soy farmers in Illinois. And, foreign spies at American universities.