An award-winning daily show, “PRI's The World” brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. "The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists, including access to 250 BBC correspondents.
As the "polar vortex" puts large parts of the US on ice, we check in with Yellowknife, Canada, where -30 degrees is pretty standard winter fare. Also, French entrepreneurs head to Silicon Valley frustrated by the lack of IT ambition and opportunities in their native France. All that, plus remembering one of soccer's truly great competitors, Eusebio, who died this weekend at the age of 71.
We have a conversation with Glenn Greenwald, one of the journalists who first sat down with Edward Snowden to begin the cascade of revelations about the NSA's surveillance practices. Also, what went wrong at a garment workers' demonstration in Cambodia where police shot and killed some of the protesters. Plus, a profile of a New York-based gem artist who is a key player in the diamond industry.
A civil war intensifies in South Sudan - we hear the latest. Also, why millions of TV viewers in China are hooked on to the BBC's "Sherlock." And, how the survival of some coral reefs in the Pacific is providing hope for endangered corals around the globe.
Lebanon's precarious politics reminds one BBC correspondent of her life during the civil war there. And, what lies ahead in 2014 for women in India after a year of soul-searching about gender equality. Plus, chef Andy Ricker shares his thoughts about his love affair with Thailand.
Arrest warrants have been issued in the Tazreen garment factory fire case in Bangladesh. Plus, a new rule in China that forbids government officials from smoking in public. And, Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem where some of the best acts come from outside the US.
The bombings in Russia have security experts focused on what the terrorism threat might be at the upcoming Sochi Olympics. And, after a long legal battle and fight for inclusion, women ski jumpers will be flying again at the Winter Games. And, we'll play some of our favorite global music from 2013.