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August 27, 2016
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PRI's The World: 08/26/2016 The World's Global Nation team has been investigating conditions at facilities where the government holds migrants ? most of them from Central America ? who are awaiting court dates or deportation. We've been looking specifically at what it's like for women and children. We've found instances of mothers and their very young children locked up for up to a year. Then, as we mark the centennial of the US National Parks System, we'll hear how China is building its own park system. Plus, we'll hear from the French consul general in New Orleans about the support that his country is giving to Louisiana in its efforts to recover from recent flooding.
PRI's The World: 08/25/2016 Several French cities have outlawed full body swimsuits, known as burkinis, for being un-French. Now, those bans are being challenged in the French courts. Also, an Asian American journalist writes about being attacked ? and then spared ? because of his race at a Black Lives Matter protest. He joins us on the program to give his very personal perspective on that experience. Plus, there's a debate raging in Thailand right now about whether it's better to squat or sit when using the toilet.
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.
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Italy holds day of mourning for quake dead Italy begins a day of national mourning for the 278 people known to have died in Wednesday's powerful earthquake.
France 'burkini': Mayors urged to heed court's ruling French mayors are warned they must heed a court ruling suspending a ban on the controversial full-body "burkini" swimsuit, as some say they will oppose it.
Canadian couple forced to live apart after 62 years An elderly Canadian couple who have been married for 62 years are forced to live in separate care homes.
There might be a way to eliminate traffic jams
Just in time for the holiday weekend.
Tech Intervention: There's such a thing as too many Ks
If people aren't buying 4k TVs, why would they go for 8k?
Americans are eating more cheese than ever
Then why is the government buying surplus of the dairy staple? The global market is saturated.
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