PRI's The World
Generation Putin

Rap is now mainstream in Russia. The sound is everywhere: in clubs, on the radio and in stores. But despite a culture of speaking out on issues in the West, why do many rappers in Russia avoid talking about the country’s big problems?

Not everything revolves around politics for young Russians — life is more than being pro- or anti-Putin for the vast majority — but for some, politics dominates their lives and what they hope is their future.

Global Security
Across Women's Lives

In Argentina, a mostly Catholic and conservative country, discussion around sex education has been heated. That’s why a law passed in 2006 to give kids comprehensive sexual education has been sporadically implemented. Until recently, it was ignored and put on the back burner.

Global Nation
Livable Planet
Studio 360

The mystery and mastery of singing, with Billie Holiday’s “Lady Sings the Blues,” Eric Whitacre and the Silver Lake Chorus.

The most popular living composer of choral music doesn’t need the world’s best singers in his choir — he just wants thousands of amateurs from all over the world.