PRI's The World

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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service. The World's coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists. The program also has access to the 250 BBC correspondents located around the world. Unique in public radio, this network works in concert with the program's multinational team of producers and editors, and brings an exceptional depth of understanding and freshness of perspective to the program content. The result is an award-winning hour of breaking news, in-depth features, hard-hitting commentaries, and thought-provoking interviews found nowhere else in U.S. news coverage. PRI's The World -- international news for an American audience.

Last week, we published a story about US families hiring searchers to help reunite their adopted, Guatemalan-born children with their birth parents. It's a process that can be emotionally taxing for both the adoptive and birth families.

Jude Joffe-Block

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, when Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

It was a key point in the brutal ethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. Two decades later, refugees from the region have built new lives in Phoenix.

Groups that had once been at war at home — Serbian Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Croatian Catholics — started their lives over in the same adopted city.

How the cash crisis in Greece is affecting ordinary people

Jul 9, 2015
Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Lettuce farmer Andonis Vezyroglou is suffering from the effects of the Greek debt crisis, first hand.  

“We expected some drop in sales,” he says. “But we did not have a clue what it would mean.”

So far, his sales have dropped between 20 and 25 percent in the past week, and he has no idea how much further they will go. “You’re not sure you’re at the bottom of the sea, until you can start going up.”

Gary Cameron / Reuters

Hey, President Barack Obama: Want to really unnerve Nigeria's president when he visits the White House on July 20?

Leave the rainbow lights on.

Ever since the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage throughout America, Nigerians fear that Washington will move more aggressively for gay rights worldwide.

Carnival Corporation

Yes, you will soon be able to take a cruise to Cuba.

Just don't call it, um, tourism.

The travel industry is celebrating ahead of the formal restoration of US-Cuban diplomatic relations on July 20. Although Americans have been banned from visiting Cuba as tourists, the travel industry is finding ways around it.