With funding tight and a desire to innovate in digital, Public Radio International has agreed to be acquired by WGBH, in an effort to have greater scale and greater impact. PRI will remain operationally independent, but an affiliated company of WGBH.
Brazil's been hit with protests recently, and police are prepared for that. But when the World Cup and Olympics come to town, the problem won't be street protests, but rather the possibility of terrorism. Brazilian security forces are gearing up, so they're ready.
It’s nearly seventy years since World War II ended. In that time, many historians have documented what happened to Germany’s Jews under the Nazis. But less attention has been paid to what happened to Jewish survivors who stayed in Germany after the Holocaust – particularly the Jews who settled in the former East Germany, or the GDR as it was called. Now a new German play addresses some of that history.
Sonia Narang will be reporting from Pakistan in April as part of a fellowship sponsored by the East West Center. The trip has had special meaning for her, though, because she'll be the first member of her extended family to visit Pakistan since they left after the Indian/Pakistani partition in 1947.
The Tsugaru shamisen is a traditonal Japanese stringed instrument that looks like a remote cousin of the banjo, with a very long neck. Two Japanese brothers are investing their talent into keeping the Tsugaru shamisen alive and well.
China has a middle class of some 300 million people. And more and more of them are traveling internationally. As the World's Jason Margolis found out in Massachusetts, American states are increasingly trying to market themselves to Chinese tourists.