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April 19, 2015
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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.
PRI's The World: 04/15/2015 We take a global look at pay equity for female managers and CEOs, and also see how Finland manages its prison population ? without locks and bars. Plus, survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing still hear the explosions ringing in their ears two years later ? literally.
World Headlines
Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
Hundreds held over S Africa violence More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with the wave of violence against immigrants, the home affairs minister says.
Turin Shroud goes back on display The Turin Shroud, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display in Italy after a break of five years.
Weekly Wrap: Inflation, Greece and IPOs
Kai's weekly chat about the week in business news.
German luxury carmakers make a mass-market push
Global sales for BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are at a record high.
"Jeopardy!" tried to sponsor a mustache
Leaked emails show Sony was looking for "Official Razor of Alex Trebek's Mustache"
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