Today on the show, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel evaluated the likely impact of Super Typhoon Haiyan had it hit the U.S.
Is high-end hotel development a good thing for Haiti?
Reporter Amy Bracken is answering your questions and responding to your comments on pri.org: http://ow.ly/ramV8
Half a century after the assassination of JFK, what do young people outside of America know about our 35th president?
Google’s the most popular search engine in the world, but can it solve one of history’s more intractable problems? A new ad from the company’s India branch tries to show the power of the search engine by showing two old friends divided by the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan — reunited, sort of, by Google.
Vieux Farka Touré of Mali visits The World in Boston, and performs a solo rendition of his song Ay Bakoy, the final track off his latest album Mon Pays, or “My Country.”
Video by Amanda Kowalski, Sonia Narang, and Annie Shreffler. Audio engineering by Jane Pipik.
What do you do when there’s plenty to sell but no money to buy? A Kenyan slum started making their own paper vouchers to jump start the local economy. Then they got arrested for bank fraud.
Introducing the Hövding: an airbag for your head. Mounted in a collar, it blows up on when you crash and surrounds your skull with an inflated hood. http://ow.ly/qNgw1