Special Coverage: Hiroshima Generations Episode 1In the first of four special podcasts marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a chance encounter in the city's Peace Memorial Park: a 87-year-old A-bomb survivor and a 22-year-old tourist guide discuss whether dropping the bomb was necessary and whether survivors' memories can be kept alive.
PRI's The World: 08/03/2015The Rio Olympics are about a year away, and all is not well. We profile a volunteer who's trying to clean up Guanabara Bay, a polluted body of water that's slated to be the venue for the sailing events next year. Plus, The World's Patrick Cox has the first report in his weeklong series on the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The series is called "Hiroshima: Generations," and will look at how different age groups remember the event and its aftermath. Also, it's always sunny in Philadelphia ? unless you're a Canadian-built robot trying to hitchhike your way across America.
PRI's The World: 07/31/2015Is this the beginning of the end of Ebola? We hear about an experimental vaccine that shows promise. We also hear how Latin America is becoming increasingly dangerous ? and deadly ? for journalists. Plus, an international supermodel is photographed visiting her plastic surgeon in Paris, dressed head-to-toe in a burqa.
Obama unveils clean energy planUS President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
Trader jailed over Libor rate-riggingFormer City trader Tom Hayes is found guilty at a London court of rigging global Libor interest rates, and sentenced to 14 years in jail, in the first trial of its kind.
Pakistan executes Shafqat HussainPakistan executes Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from campaigners and claims that he was a minor when found guilty.