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August 25, 2016
PRI's The World: 08/24/2016 We begin in Italy, where an overnight earthquake struck several towns and killed at least 120 people. We'll take you to one of the places devastated by the quake to bring you an eye witness account. We also hear why the tire company Michelin has decided to refuse to purchase rubber from suppliers who have engaged in deforestation. Plus, we take a trip to the Arctic for a journey through the Northwest Passage on a cruise ship. Climate change means that's now possible ? but it's still a risky proposition.
PRI's The World: 08/23/2016 Today, we explore the topic of race in the US with Nigerian American writer Teju Cole. His new collection of essays is called "Known and Strange Things." We also hear about a tech entrepreneur who thought he had a great idea to help improve living conditions in India and Africa. Things didn't go as planned, and now he's teaching his lessons of failure at MIT. Plus, there's a new craze for ramen noodles as currency in prisons.
PRI's The World: 08/22/2016 Goodbye Brazil. The Rio Olympics are now done and dusted. Japan, we'll see you in four years. Plus, we'll bring you the story of a Cameroonian musician named Moken. His life completely changed when he won American citizenship through the green card lottery. Also, the London Underground starts running 24/7... and it's kind of a grim scene.
Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 247 amid rescue efforts The death toll in the Italian earthquake rises to 247 as rescuers continue efforts to find survivors in the rubble of Amatrice and nearby small towns.
Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement Colombia's government and the Farc rebel group sign a historic peace agreement after nearly four years of negotiations.
Hope Solo: USA goalkeeper suspended for six months for 'cowards' comment United States goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months for describing Olympic opponents Sweden as "a bunch of cowards".
Graduate students win recognition as employees
A National Labor Relations Board ruling could trigger a wave of unionization.
TPP proponents face a tough crowd this election season
With both presidential nominees opposed to the TPP, focus shifts to the lame duck.
The U.S. military is kinda like Walmart, here's how
The military got big and it's hard to scale back.