PRI's The World: 09/04/2015The sheer number of refugees and migrants trying to enter Europe right now is staggering, but behind the numbers are real people with compelling stories. Today we'll hear from a Syrian woman who tells how she and her family left the Syrian city of Homs, made their way to Lebanon, then to Greece, and are currently in Hungary hoping to get to Germany. Also, Guatemala-born writer David Unger gives us his views on former President Otto Perez Molina, who stepped down amid a corruption scandal. He also looks ahead to this weekend's elections, and whether those elections might signal real change in the country. Plus, a young Afghan rapper is now making a new life for herself ? in Utah.
PRI's The World: 09/03/2015The devastating photo of a dead Syrian child lying on a European beach has many asking that more be done to help those fleeing conflict. We take a closer look at what America's doing to help the large numbers of migrants coming out of the Middle East and Africa. Plus, one of the jurors from the trial of Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev speaks out. Also, can a single moment of sports serendipity launch a prize-winning writing career? Just ask Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.
PRI's The World: 09/02/2015We walk in the footsteps of migrants as they try to make their way from Syria to Europe. Plus, an exhibit of poster art will travel from the US to Cuba to Iran, featuring artists from all three countries. Also, what's the real story behind a train filled with Nazi gold that some treasure hunters say has been discovered in Poland?