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May 25, 2016
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PRI's The World: 05/24/2016 Two soldiers turned authors look back at Vietnam and Iraq ? and ahead to how a nation heals in the aftermath of war. Meanwhile, we also noticed that President Barack Obama sat down with chef Anthony Bourdain Monday in Vietnam to try some bun cha. To find out more about this North Vietnamese dish, we called up a Vietnamese American chef who runs a restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Plus, we hear about a designer fish so coveted that people will pay up to $150,000 for one of them ? or even kill for them.
PRI's The World: 05/23/2016 President Barack Obama is in Vietnam, and he announced today that the United States would lift its five-decade-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam. Why the change in policy? It might have something to do with China. Also, we'll head to Austria to hear about a far-right candidate for president who fell just short in elections this weekend. It's part and parcel of a European shift to the right that resonates strongly with the rise of Donald Trump here in the United States. Plus, we hear about countries that want to give all of their citizens a guaranteed basic income: Switzerland is due to decide on the issue soon.
PRI's The World: 05/20/2016 President Obama heads to Vietnam this weekend. We'll find out what that visit means to a Vietnamese American. Plus, an update on the persistent problem of polluted water at several Olympic venues in Brazil. And Morocco serves as a stand-in for many Middle East locations in Hollywood movies, but many in Morocco would like their country to play itself more on the big screen.
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