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.

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  • Friday, October 12, 2018 10:36am
    Today, we look at hacking vulnerabilities in US weapon systems: Next-generation weapons being developed by the Department of Defense are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Plus, the complicated challenges surrounding foreign disaster relief. And, Harvard University is accused of discriminating Asian Americans — and the trial starts on Monday.
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:14pm
    The long and close relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia has become more complicated after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Plus, a suspected Chinese spy is in jail for stealing US trade secrets. And, we hear about Arizona's changing demographics.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:54am
    What happened to the missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi? A week ago, Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. No one has seen him since. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Borzou Daragahi about claims from Turkish media and government officials that a 15-person Saudi hit squad entered the country hours before Khashoggi disappeared. And we hear from Tamara Cofman Wittes, former deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs. She says President Donald Trump has given Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia a blank check, leading to repression in the country. Plus, with Hurricane Michael lashing the Gulf Coast, The World's Carolyn Beeler tells us about how US military installations in the region are preparing for the storm and for rising seas and more extreme weather in general.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:47am
    Nikki Haley announced her resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. The outgoing ambassador boasted that America is stronger now and more respected internationally than before Donald Trump's presidency. We look at Haley's record while at the UN. Also, most states ban felons from voting. How does that compare to other Western democracies? And, we caught up with an 8-year-old girl who found an ancient sword while she was swimming in a lake in Sweden.
  • Monday, October 8, 2018 1:13pm
    Jair Bolsonaro could be on his way to becoming Brazil's president, despite opposition from women outraged by his sexist views. And yet, many of Brazilian women still support him. We find out why. Also, a UN panel says urgent action is needed soon if we are to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Plus, we remember the late Juan Romero, who was haunted by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Romero was there. He was the busboy who was photographed cradling Kennedy's head after he was shot.