PRI's The World: 10/02/2013 (Ethiopia, Yemen, Greece)

October 02, 2013

PRI's The World: 10/02/2013 (Ethiopia, Yemen, Greece)

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October 02, 2013

As the government shutdown continues, President Obama puts off visits to several Asian nations. Also, the rise and (possible) fall of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. And, for the South African students who live in shacks, prom night is a chance to feel glamorous.

Stories in this Edition

Arts, Culture & Media

Journalist Vladimir Voina on leaving Russia, buying beer, and the 'foolish' US government shutdown

Inspired by Philadelphia’s South Asian American Digital Archive, and its project that collects immigrants' stories about their first days in America, we’ve begun gathering similar stories from immigrants throughout the globe. This next installment comes from Vladimir Voina, a journalist from Moscow who has written for Russian and US newspapers. In 1989, he moved to Boston for a journalism fellowship and stayed. He spoke about his early memories of America with The World's Global Nation editor Monica Campbell.

Development & Education

Join our Facebook chat with Tandie and Sive

Tandie Nkosi is a senior at the Centre of Science and Technology in the South African township of Khayelitsha. Tandie just went to the prom and is anxiously awaiting the results of her college applications. Her junior classmate, Sivenathi Juqu recently traveled to the US as part of a prestigious leadership program. His mother passed away in June and he now lives with his older brother, while managing most of the family's responsibilities.