Last updated 11:37AM ET
April 21, 2015
Search NewsRoom
Search NewsRoom
go
Advanced Search
PRI's The World: 04/20/2015 In the two years since the Boston marathon bombings, towns and cities across the US have been reassessing what it takes to keep their citizens safe. We'll find out about security measures we see and CAN'T see. We'll also drop in on the marathon finish line to find out what spectators make of enhanced security measures. Plus, a young Pakistani man gave up his job in corporate law to dedicate his life to leading a citizen's movement against terrorism. He has received death threats from the Taliban and has to keep on the move for this own safety. He'll tell us why he's touring US colleges and universities. We'll also hear from Jason Motlagh about the tasty treats from Cuba's Coppelia ice cream shop in Havana.
PRI's The World: 04/17/2015 We head first to the Mediterranean to get the latest on a series of incidents this week involving migrants from the Middle East and North Africa trying to reach Europe. We also go to South Africa, where migrants from other sub-Saharan African countries have faced increased violence in recent days. Plus, there's plenty of great music in the show, including Tal National, an ensemble from Niger, and we play some wake-up music for astronauts.
PRI's The World: 04/16/2015 Today marks a self-imposed deadline for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to be Ebola-free. New cases are still cropping up, but the number of new infections has been dramatically reduced. Also, what questions did Russian President Vladimir Putin avoid answering during his marathon call-in program today? Plus, a Minnesota town called "America's Little Sweden" was recently forced to drop the umlaut from its name on the highway sign into town, but the governor ordered the umlaut be restored.
Tools
Tools
World Headlines
Med deaths in 2015 'may hit 30,000' The number of migrants dying in Mediterranean Sea crossings could hit 30,000 this year, migration officials warn.
Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.
Japan train sets new speed record A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
How Time Warner Cable and Comcast might reassure the feds
A look at the concessions that could keep the Time Warner Cable-Comcast merger aloft.
The afterlife of television
How new homes for old television are remaking the TV landscape.
The whistleblower's tale: How an accountant took on Halliburton
In 2005, Tony Menendez blew the whistle on Halliburton?s accounting practices. The fight cost him nine years of his life.
NPR Nation/World News