PRI's The World: 09/02/2015
September 02, 2015
We walk in the footsteps of migrants as they try to make their way from Syria to Europe. Plus, an exhibit of poster art will travel from the US to Cuba to Iran, featuring artists from all three countries. Also, what's the real story behind a train filled with Nazi gold that some treasure hunters say has been discovered in Poland?
Stories in this Edition
President Barack Obama is traveling in Alaska, the base for any effort by the US to have a larger presence in the Arctic. One to-do on his bucket list is to make sure the US has more than just two working icebreakers in the region. Russia currently owns 40 functioning icebreakers with 11 more in the works.
Poland's been struck with a case of gold fever as rumors swirl about the discovery of a Nazi-era gold train, hidden somewhere underground.
In Britain, there is a growing demand for sperm donors. So the government came up with a solution: Set up a national sperm bank. Problem is, the bank is almost empty.
China will mark the anniversary of the end of World War II with a massive military parade through Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Thursday. But the government wants people to stay home and watch it on TV.
Scientist and designer Skye Moret spends between three and four months each year sailing and doing research in Antarctica. Here's what that looks like.
A murder case in India is getting wall-to-wall coverage. The wife of a top media mogul has been accused of murdering her sister, but it now turns out the victim was actually her daughter.
Balancing the needs of refugees and local residents in Europe's immigration crisis can be all but impossible. Some criticize the media for over-simplifying the problem.
We're always taught to be wary of street animals. But in Istanbul, they're a fixture in the city, whether locals like it or not.
Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst said in an interview with Russian media that he wants to become a Russian citizen. With the band touring through Russia for a month for their 'Money Sucks Tour,' Durst might just be in a good position to look at some real estate.
A design show featuring poster artists from Seattle, Havana and Tehran opens Labor Day weekend at the Bumbershoot Festival. The show will later travel to Tehran and then Havana. The curators have jokingly titled the collection of posters, the “SHT show” because, they write, when the get together it’s fun — "no politics, no prejudices — just an appreciation of our common interests."