PRI's The World: 04/01/2016
April 01, 2016
How do you hack an election? We talk to one man who says he's manipulated LOTS of elections in Latin America and you'll never guess who's his biggest client. We also hear how the easing of sanctions on Iran is affecting the supply of pistachios. Plus, we go to the edge of a canyon in northern Mexico to hear an American piano virtuoso play.
Stories in this Edition
The groundbreaking New Delhi center supports survivors medically, legally, emotionally and financially.
These three artists are working to get the continent's graffiti community more visibility.
Saudi Arabia ordered more than $100 million worth of weapons and defense services on Friday, underscoring its commitment to military spending, even in a time of depressed oil revenues.
A new book looks at the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of Americans who took up arms to fight there. Many viewed the conflict as a preluder to World War II.
In northern Mexico, there's a place called Copper Canyon. It cuts six slits into the Earth and hidden between the cliffs and valleys is where an American concert pianist has decided to settle with his one-ton grand piano.
The supercars and their super-rich owners are back. Every spring, certain exclusive neighborhoods of London change. Usually quiet backstreets fill with the roar of revving engines and screeching tires. Parking bays fill with exotic creations. A Rolls in bright purple. A Merc encrusted with thousands of Swarowski crystals. And this year, a fleet of supercars with a matching gold finish.
Israel and Iran disagree on almost everything — except the deliciousness of Iranian pistachios. With US-Iran nuclear agreement, Americans now can get them. But Israelis? Not officially.
She is the child of immigrants. She adopted two Vietnamese children. And this self-deprecating farmer and blogger is a key to understanding the rise of anti-refugee sentiment in the United States.
Elections throughout Latin America have been rigged for almost a decade, according to a hacker who is making alarming allegations about smear tactics and election rigging.
Preliminary evidence suggests the seafaring Vikings may have ventured farther south into North America than previously thought.
China's state news agency, Xinhua, apparently decreed a ban on April Fools' Day this year calling it "inconsistent with core socialist values." This hasn't hampered Chinese netizens from joking about the ban on joking.
Concrete doesn't get a lot of love in the modern world. You don't hear people admiring the beauty of concrete building work, or small children wanting to grow up to be cement salespeople. Probably the only time that concrete gets a mention in popular culture is as a form of footware for unlucky gangsters. That's wrong.