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Friday, March 14, 2014 3:25pmThe US and Europe keep pressing to delay Sunday's Crimean referendum on joining Russia. Also, how our driving habits have changed -- or not -- in the 40 years since the Arab Oil Embargo jolted American wallets. Plus, the six-piece Marine Corps Jazz ensemble performs live in The World's studios.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:26pmThe Syrian War, now three years on, has left thousands of Syrians dead or displaced. How did Syria come to this? Also, what changes were made to America's energy use after the Arab Oil Embargo ended 40 years ago this month? Plus, an Israeli musician reclaims his Arabic roots.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:49pmThe protests in Venezuela continue, we hear from a Venezuelans student who says students are taking the lead in anti-government protests. Then we'll give you a recipe for fish burgers. But not just any fish — invasive Asian carp that are threatening the Great Lakes. And we check in on the state of affairs for disabled people in Russia, in light of the country hosting the Paralympic Games.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:25pmOn today's PRI's The World, we go back to Ukraine and meet the man who is overseeing the country's pivot to Moscow. And, we head to the UK, where a local photographer has been taking a Lego minifigure with him on all of his assignments — shooting his picture in all sorts of unexpected situation. Then, we meet an Israeli techie who's one of his country's leading cyber security experts — and he's not even 30.
Monday, March 10, 2014 4:11pmThree years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the head of an independent investigation commission says Japan has yet to really learn the lessons of what led to the disaster: not failures of technology but failures of a culture of secrecy and insularity within Japan's "nuclear village." And, we come back to The Ninth Month, where we head to Russia, where pregnant women are often confined to stark maternity hospitals — places with little privacy and where medical practices can be outdated. Then, have you seen the new Cadillac ad? It's filled with American bravado — and it's not playing well overseas.