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May 30, 2016
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PRI's The World: 05/30/2016 Today, we ask why Memorial Day can sometimes feel awkward for veterans. We also get an update from Guantanamo where pre-trial proceedings begin for the self-described 9/11 mastermind and his alleged co-conspirators. Plus, we hear music from a New Zealander whose work could be described as "Americana," but he says this kind of music doesn't belong just to Americans.
PRI's The World: 05/27/2016 President Obama visited Hiroshima today, making him the first sitting US president to do so. While Obama didn't apologize for the nuclear attack on the city more than 70 years ago, he did call for an end to all nuclear weapons. We ask our community of veterans their reactions to the president's trip. Plus we learn about a new generation of Japanese students who are trying to make political protests more a part of everyday life, and a Russian trying to save an endangered indigenous language in Japan called Ainu.
PRI's The World: 05/26/2016 As President Obama gets ready to visit Hiroshima, we'll look back at his nuclear record. We also hear how Bill Cosby's recent fall from grace resonates with people in South Africa. Plus, the Somali online community set the record straight when a food journalist tweets a photo of a banana with his plate of rice and meat.
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