PRI's The World

Weekdays at Noon

'PRI's The World®' is your world revealed. It's about the events, trends, and personal tales that connect us around the globe. Marco Werman hosts an hour of surprising angles, unexpected insights, and engaging voices to illuminate what's going on in the world, and why it matters to you.

Ways to Connect


  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10:39am
    The Trump administration plans to cap the number of refugees admitted to the US. Meanwhile, the city of Detroit is laying out the welcome mat for immigrants — including refugees — so they can help support the city’s economic revival. Plus, what’s happened to one of China’s most popular movie actresses.
  • Monday, September 17, 2018 10:52am
    Nearly three million people are living in Idlib, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria. And as Hurricane Florence dumped historic rain in North Carolina, Typhoon Mangkhut roared through the Philippines, but there's a link between climate change and these kinds of major storms. Plus, Glasgow University has announced a program of “reparative justice” after a year-long study discovered that the university benefited from the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars in donations from the profits of slavery.
  • Friday, September 14, 2018 11:08am
    Paul Manafort's plea deal. Also, an Afghan filmmaker uses the power of the camera to stand up for women's rights. Plus, the future of the free world — can it survive?
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:12am
    While the Carolinas prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, millions of people on the other side of the planet are bracing themselves for a potentially deadly typhoon expected to make landfall in the Philippines. Also, millions of dollars in federal funds have been diverted from FEMA to ICE. And, it is becoming more popular to undergo plastic surgery in Afghanistan, but the reasons might come as a real surprise.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:37am
    The Global Climate Action Summit kicks off in California on Wednesday. Host Marco Werman speaks with The World's Carolyn Beeler, who is at the summit in San Francisco. We also learn more about one particular part of the globe that's already being hit hard by climate change — Somaliland. Plus, we continue our week-long series on Afghanistan and the lives of women there. Wednesday, The World's Shirin Jaafari brings us a story that focuses on Afghan fashion.