PRI's The World: Latest Edition
PRI's The World: Latest Edition

Each weekday, host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour of radio that reminds us just how small our planet really is.

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46 min

New storm headed for the Bahamas

46 min

Central American migrants can be barred from seeking asylum in the US

46 min

Marking 18 years since 9/11 attacks

46 min

Trump fires John Bolton over disagreements

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After Dorian, who gets to come to the US?

47 min

Finding the missing after Dorian's devastation

As rescue efforts in the Bahamas continue, some are using social media and crowdsourcing to help locate missing people and those who need to be evacuated. Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe for 37 years, is dead at 95. We look at his troubled legacy, from liberator of a nation to tyrant. And we hear from the British folk group, The Young'uns, who sing about Brexit and patriotism.
46 min

Hurricane Dorian's devastation of the Bahamas

As Hurricane Dorian endangers the US East Coast, the full extent of the devastation in the Bahamas is emerging. Plus, former US Ambassador Ryan Crocker explains the complications surrounding peace talks in Afghanistan between the US and the Taliban. And the verdict is in for a French rooster that's been on trial all summer for crowing too loudly: not guilty.
22 min

(Featured) Things That Go Boom: How serious is the nuclear threat?

Prepping a fallout shelter might sound like an exercise from an era of soda fountains and hula hoops. But for Ron Hubbard, president of Atlas Survival Shelters, business is, well … booming. Ron says he sold a shelter a month when he started out in 2011. Now he sells about one a day — from a barebones hideout to a luxury model that doubles as a wine cellar. So, why are 60s-style underground fallout shelters no longer so, well, underground? On this bonus episode from The World's partners at the podcast, Things That Go Boom, Host Laicie Heeley speaks with nuclear expert Sharon Squassoni who says the threat of nuclear war is as grave now as the darkest days of the Cold War. One reason for the heightened concern is President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. But that decision also tells us a lot about how US foreign policy is shifting. Could the decision to withdraw render the US irrelevant? Did it make us safer? Or should we all be building fallout shelters in our backyards?
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