Just about everyone playing with the Boston Hurricanes has roots in China, which is no coincidence — it’s the rules. The game started in the city parks and alleyways of Chinatowns, but it’s reached the suburbs as Chinese American communities change.
Using “witch hunt” to decry purportedly baseless allegations reflects a misunderstanding of American history. Witch trials didn’t target the powerful. They persecuted society’s most marginal members — particularly women.
Some 4,000 Liberians will lose their legal status due to the Trump administration’s termination of a program that granted them temporary reprieves from deportation. This week, they got their day in court.
In the wake of a ruling Tuesday that Harvard University's race-conscious admissions policy does not violate the rights of Asian Americans, both opponents and supporters of the lawsuit say the conversation around affirmative action and its role at American universities is just beginning.
The slew of tropical storms that tore through the Caribbean have exacted a much higher toll on Haiti than neighboring nations. Dr. Paul Farmer, vice president of Partners in Health, says deforestation and poverty are responsible for much of the suffering.
As Wall Street tumbles, is it taking nascent clean industries with it? Matthew Nordan of Lux Research Inc. says it depends on the industry. Nordan talks with host Bruce Gellerman about green winners and losers and the future of clean technology.
PRI's "The World" is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Hosted by Lisa Mullins in Boston, it is the first global radio news program developed specifically for an American audience.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with musician Senti Toy. Her latest album, "How Many Stories Do You Read on My Face," is a collection of her own material. But as a PhD candidate in ethno-musicology, she also records the traditional music of others. She's from the Indian state, Nagaland. Nagaland is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.
The World's Katy Clark reports on the challenges faced by female veterans after they return from Iraq and Afghanistan; many of them face mental health issues, but little is known about how they are coping.
The World's Marco Werman profiles two musicians who are taking part in the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Dutch blues guitarist Joep Pelt and blues guitarist Lobi Traore from Mali recorded a CD together.