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September 5, 2015
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PRI's The World: 09/04/2015 The sheer number of refugees and migrants trying to enter Europe right now is staggering, but behind the numbers are real people with compelling stories. Today we'll hear from a Syrian woman who tells how she and her family left the Syrian city of Homs, made their way to Lebanon, then to Greece, and are currently in Hungary hoping to get to Germany. Also, Guatemala-born writer David Unger gives us his views on former President Otto Perez Molina, who stepped down amid a corruption scandal. He also looks ahead to this weekend's elections, and whether those elections might signal real change in the country. Plus, a young Afghan rapper is now making a new life for herself ? in Utah.
PRI's The World: 09/03/2015 The devastating photo of a dead Syrian child lying on a European beach has many asking that more be done to help those fleeing conflict. We take a closer look at what America's doing to help the large numbers of migrants coming out of the Middle East and Africa. Plus, one of the jurors from the trial of Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev speaks out. Also, can a single moment of sports serendipity launch a prize-winning writing career? Just ask Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.
PRI's The World: 09/02/2015 We walk in the footsteps of migrants as they try to make their way from Syria to Europe. Plus, an exhibit of poster art will travel from the US to Cuba to Iran, featuring artists from all three countries. Also, what's the real story behind a train filled with Nazi gold that some treasure hunters say has been discovered in Poland?
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Migrants reach Munich after ordeal The first group of what is expected to be some 10,000 migrants is greeted by crowds in Munich after an arduous journey through Hungary and Austria.
Japan reopens radiation-hit town Japan permanently lifts an evacuation order for a town hit by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Ska band Specials trombonist dies Rico Rodriguez, the trombonist in ska band The Specials, has died at the age of 80, the group announces.
Real vs. nominal wages
Average hourly pay for Americans increased an anemic 0.3 percent in August.
Does 5.1 percent = full employment?
Maybe not until we see employers bidding up wages.
What can candidates for president do for Puerto Rico?
Clinton and Rubio visit the territory, whose debt is worse than most states.
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