The World

Weekdays from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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, airs weekdays on over 300 stations across North America. is an online home for the radio content where you can also find additional multimedia offerings such as blogs, photo galleries, and podcasts produced by The World’s team.

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Ryan Vasquez
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  • Friday, May 1, 2015 4:10pm
    Tesla debuts a battery system for the home that would be powered by renewable energy and hopefully help people get off the grid altogether, but will the price be right for consumers? And what happens when the battery runs out? Plus, staying on the tech front, we hear how drones are being used to help recovery and relief efforts in Nepal. Also, a Vietnamese refugee tells us his story, and remembers coming to terms with such American things as Scooby Doo cartoons and Halloween.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:50pm
    Ten men in Pakistan received 25-year prison sentences for the shooting of Malala Yousafzai. Also, from Nigeria, more than 100 children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram have been rescued by authorities, but the kidnapped girls who sparked the #BringBackOurGirls campaign over a year ago remain missing. Plus, a daughter goes in search of her mother, who was North Vietnam's first female war correspondent.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:47pm
    We continue to follow developments in Nepal following Saturday's earthquake, where in many cases, basic needs such as shelter, food and water are still not being met. We also continue to follow developments in Baltimore. Today, the Orioles game is being played in an empty stadium. Major League Baseball says it's a first for them, but it's happened plenty of times in the world of soccer. Plus, in Ecuador, residents love the two dollar bill. In fact, they can't get enough of them.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:44pm
    We'll hear the latest on the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal, including students at UMass Boston who are trying to organize help for their families back home. Plus, a reporter from London is in Baltimore reporting on the riots following the death of Freddie Gray and seeing parallels between the racial tensions in Baltimore and what he witnessed during the Tottenham riots in 2011. We'll also hear the amazing story of one Vietnamese family's escape as Saigon fell 40 years ago.
  • Monday, April 27, 2015 4:01pm
    The tiny nation of Nepal is struggling to recover from a major earthquake that hit the region over the weekend. More than 4,000 are dead, and thousands are without housing, water and power. We'll talk to people on the ground. Also, we begin a week of coverage about the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. Today, Valerie Hamilton tells us about the first Vietnamese language newspaper in the United States. Plus, we hear about efforts to use zoo animal waste as bio-fuel.