PRI's The World: 10/31/2014The band Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars were on tour in America when the Ebola outbreak struck back home. The band is staying in the US and playing the waiting game while worrying about families and friends back home. Plus, Turkey's Prime Minister decided he needed a new residence, so he built himself a 1,000 room home that's got some Turks scratching their heads. And, Morrissey was the lead singer of the influential 80s group, The Smiths. His angst-ridden lyrics have struck a chord with teenagers across the world, but especially among Latin Americans
PRI's The World: 10/30/2014We speak with a nurse who has just finished her self-imposed 21-day quarantine after arriving back in the US. She had been working at a clinic in rural Liberia. Plus, American vets share their favorite words and phrases from their time of service. And, the German bicycle repair man who invented some of Coney Island's most iconic rides.
PRI's The World: 10/29/2014We focus on immigration ? both in the United States and in Europe. First stop is Italy, where the government is considering shutting down its rescue operation for immigrants at sea. Closer to home ? in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the clean-up job largely fell to undocumented immigrants. And what does a typeface say about a country? Find out about Sweden's "national font."