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A one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI’s The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service, airs weekdays on over 300 stations across North America.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:06pmIt's an historic agreement on Iran's nuclear program. We'll get a wide range of reactions to the nuclear accord, including from two Iranian brothers — one in Tehran, the other in California. Both are excited about a possible warming of relations between the US and Iran. Plus, we hear reaction from Israel, where skepticism about the Iran deal is high and the prime minister is flat out opposed to the agreement. Also, South African comedian Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. South Africans find him funny, but they wonder if his brand of humor might rub some Americans the wrong way.
Monday, July 13, 2015 3:59pmA deal has been reached that keeps Greece in the eurozone, but at what price? Plus, we'll hear how the escape has added to the myth of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, including a whole host of new narco-corrido tunes glorifying his latest exploits. We'll also hear why Israel has honored actor Chaim Topol, an actor known mostly for his role as Tevye the milkman in "Fiddler on the Roof."
Friday, July 10, 2015 3:50pmIt's going to be a nail-biter of a weekend for Greeks, as they await word from Brussels on a proposed debt deal. Also, on the day when the Confederate battle flag has been officially removed from outside South Carolina's state capitol, we have a story out of Madrid, Spain, where a new mayor is trying to erase all mention of right-wing dictator Francisco Franco. Plus, Marco Werman and The World's studio director April Peavey share their summer music picks.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 4:19pmThe UN released some staggering figures today about the number of people who've been displaced since the start of Syria's civil war in 2011. We'll speak with a young Syrian activist living in Chicago who tells us the story of a friend back in Syria who decided not to leave, with possibly dire consequences. Plus, the upcoming one-year anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still remains shrouded in mystery. Also, Paris is taking a page out of Boise, Idaho's playbook — cyclists no longer have to stop at red lights. It's all in a bid to keep traffic flowing in the French capital.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 4:09pmRefugees and migrants continue streaming into Europe, many of them on boats crossing the Mediterranean. Some of those migrants are landing on the Greek islands, finding themselves suddenly thrust into the epicenter of Europe's financial crisis. While all eyes are on Greece, is it China that we should really be worried about? We'll head to Shanghai to hear about the sinking of the Chinese stock market, and what it means for the global economy. Plus, talks to secure a nuclear deal with Iran continue in Vienna. A reporter for The Boston Globe is in Vienna, and he writes, "The US negotiating team here over the past five weeks has gone through 10 pounds of Twizzlers (strawberry flavored), 20 pounds of string cheese, 30 pounds of mixed nuts and dried fruit, and more than 200 Rice Krispies Treats."