The World : About
Airs weekdays at 3PM on AM 820
Get a fresh perspective of people, events and trends that shape our world. Host Lisa Mullins covers a wide range of topics, including science, business, technology, sports, art and music. A mix of news, features, interviews and music from around the world presents an engaging portrait of the global community. Produced by BBC World Service, Public Radio International and WGBH Radio Boston.
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Latest Stories from The World
Wednesday, June 19 2013 03:00 PM
Wednesday on The World: NSA surveillance programs may be a surprise to the Americans but European intelligence agencies have known about them and made use of the intelligence for years. Also, the debate over drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 02:00 PM
NSA surveillance programs may be a surprise to Americans but European intelligence agencies have known about them and made use of the intelligence for years.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 01:50 PM
Frank Ahearn knows a thing or two about privacy. He's made a career of finding people. Reverse-engineered, this has also made Ahearn something of an expert on disappearing. The World's Marco Werman speaks with Ahearn about how he helps people drop off...
Wednesday, June 19 2013 01:40 PM
As Brazil gets ready to host the Olympics and World Cup, the country won’t just be dealing with threats from civil unrest. There’s also the threat of terrorism. The World’s Jason Margolis has more on that angle from Rio de Janeiro.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 01:20 PM
Anchor Marco Werman takes an armchair trip to Nigeria, with author Chinelo Okparanta. The Nigerian-American writer recommends three books - 'Things Fall Apart,' 'Half of a Yellow Sun' and 'Love is Power, Or Something Like That' -- which take readers th...
Wednesday, June 19 2013 01:00 PM
More than 150 doctors and medical personal have published an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for permission to attend to the medical needs of more than 100 hunger strikers at the jail in Guantanamo Bay.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 01:00 PM
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 19, 2013 by the following artists: Salif Keita, Jamshied Sharifi, Mocean Worker, Toubab Krewe, Bombino, Fela Kuti.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:50 PM
Zaatari camp is the sprawling Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. It was set up last summer and it already houses 110,000 people. Some refugees say the camp lacks adequate policing and governance so they've taken it on themselves.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM
The first ever Tour of DRC kicked off this week. Cycling teams from nine mostly African countries are competing in the 500 mile race across parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo to promote national unity.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:30 PM
This story is about something many of us take for granted: our driver’s license. But if you live in the United States without proper documentation, getting one isn’t a given. And it’s an issue sparking debates nationwide.
Why German Musician Davide Martello Played his Grand Piano in the Middle of Taksim Square During the Protests
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM
German pianist Davide Martello brought his grand piano to Istanbul to play for protesters - and police - in Taksim Square.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:00 PM
Reporter Marlon Bishop reports on gypsy jazz from Bogota by the band Monsieur Periné.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 08:12 PM
Bradley Manning’s court-martial was already in weekend recess as of midday Tuesday, marking the third consecutive week the court has finished far ahead of schedule.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 03:00 PM
Tuesday on The World: The US and the Taliban agree to hold peace talks. Also, the protests continue in Brazil over transportation costs and government expenses. Plus, Australia's prime minister tackles gambling advertising in primetime sports.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 02:00 PM
The Taliban and the United States agreed Tuesday to hold peace talks, starting later this week. The aim is to negotiate an end to the fighting in Afghanistan.