Last updated 8:58AM ET
February 7, 2016
PRI's The World: 02/05/2016 Cargo ships are taking strange routes to European ports, passing through Syrian, Libyan and Lebanese waters and that's raising serious security concerns. Plus, we hear about the value of Parmesan cheese. It's so valuable that one Italian cheesemaker is issuing bonds backed by the giant aged rounds. Also, Maurice White, founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Died this week at the age of 74. The band blended soul, funk, jazz and a bit of everything else. White himself, though, was heavily influenced by the study of ancient Egypt.
PRI's The World: 02/04/2016 Today we hear from reporter Jeanne Carstensen in Flint, Michigan, where she connects the dots between Flint and the Greek island of Lesbos. Also, in Syria, peace talks have broken down, even as aid groups work to secure more funding to help the country's beleaguered population. Plus, a young Pakistani woman who toured her country on a motorcycle ? and documented every moment of it online.
PRI's The World: 02/03/2016 Can the Zika virus be sexually transmitted? Since the Zika outbreak began, health officials have been looking to see if the virus can be spread by more than just mosquitoes. Now, a case in Texas seems to point to sexual transmission as a possibility. Also, we bring you a chat about Japanese spiritual beliefs, and how they influence the ways stories are told and understood. Plus, we follow the trail of Muammar Gaddafi's golden pistol.
UN emergency talks after N Korea rocket The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting to discuss its response to North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.
Rubio assailed by Republican rivals Senator Marco Rubio is on the receiving end from several Republican rivals seeking the party's presidential nomination, in a fractious TV debate.
Man rescued from Taiwan quake rubble Rescuers pull 20-year-old man from the rubble more than a day after an earthquake in Taiwan, but at least 124 people remain missing
Day After Deadly Quake In Taiwan, Survivors Still Emerging From Rubble More than 170 people have been saved from a collapsed high-rise building, and rescuers believe more survivors are trapped inside. At least 26 people are confirmed dead after Saturday's earthquake.
Cultural Appropriation In Pop Music ? When Are Artists Are In The Wrong? When Coldplay and Beyoncé released the music video for their new song, they were immediately accused of cultural appropriation. What does that mean? And how pervasive is it in the music industry?
Super Bowl 50 Tightens Cybersecurity This year's Super Bowl will be held in the most technologically advanced stadium in the world. FBI special agent John Lightfoot talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the threat of cyber attacks.