Global Politics

Norman Borlaug's life and legacy

PRI's The World speaks with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute, about the life and career of Norman Borlaug, a scientist whose work developing high-yield crops earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He died this past weekend.

Conflict & Justice

President Obama's impact in China

While China's state-run media have given President Obama high marks on his visit to China, civil rights lawyers and human rights activists there are disappointed in the president's conciliatory tone. The World's Mary Kay Magistad takes a look.

Conflict & Justice

Asylum rules to change

Asylum seekers in the US sometimes have to spend up to a year in an immigration detention facility. But the policy is changing. Asylum seekers could be immediately eligible for supervised release. Correspondent Monica Ortiz Uribe has the story.