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April 21, 2015
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PRI's The World: 04/21/2015 European nations react to migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Just this week, an estimated 800 people died when a boat they were crammed into capsized off Libya. We'll hear a first-hand account from one Eritrean man who undertook a similar, terrifying trip. Plus, in a preview of a documentary on PBS Frontline, it's an investigation into the life of an American who played a key role in planning of the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. Later we'll hear about the passion behind the creators of the hashtag "#100sareepact." Their commitment to wearing traditional saris twice a week has become a social media phenomenon in India.
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.
World Headlines
Saudi Arabia ends Yemen air campaign A Saudi-led coalition ends its month-long bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, saying its aims have been achieved.
US DEA head Leonhart to step down US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down after allegations that agents attended sex parties in Colombia funded by drug cartels.
Powerful storms continue in NSW Australian emergency services rescue nearly 100 people from floodwaters in New South Wales as powerful storms continue to hit the state.
Trade agreements, then and now
Congress is turning its attention to trade this week.
Knock it off! A step-by-step guide to make a bag
Saddleback Leather addresses copycats in a step-by-step YouTube video
Iowa farm the latest to suffer bird flu's toll
Up to about 5 million hens will have be euthanized due to the outbreak.
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