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PRI's The World: 02/05/2016

Cargo ships are taking strange routes to European ports, passing through Syrian, Libyan and Lebanese waters and that's raising serious security concerns. Plus, we hear about the value of Parmesan cheese. It's so valuable that one Italian cheesemaker is issuing bonds backed by the giant aged rounds. Also, Maurice White, founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Died this week at the age of 74. The band blended soul, funk, jazz and a bit of everything else. White himself, though, was heavily influenced by the study of ancient Egypt.

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PRI's The World: 02/04/2016

Today we hear from reporter Jeanne Carstensen in Flint, Michigan, where she connects the dots between Flint and the Greek island of Lesbos. Also, in Syria, peace talks have broken down, even as aid groups work to secure more funding to help the country's beleaguered population. Plus, a young Pakistani woman who toured her country on a motorcycle — and documented every moment of it online.

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PRI's The World: 02/03/2016

Can the Zika virus be sexually transmitted? Since the Zika outbreak began, health officials have been looking to see if the virus can be spread by more than just mosquitoes. Now, a case in Texas seems to point to sexual transmission as a possibility. Also, we bring you a chat about Japanese spiritual beliefs, and how they influence the ways stories are told and understood. Plus, we follow the trail of Muammar Gaddafi's golden pistol.

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PRI's The World: 02/02/2016

Today we hear how one family in Wichita, Kansas, lives with microcephaly. The global health alarms raised by the spread of the Zika virus have put a spotlight on the disease, and we speak with the mother of two daughters with the condition. Plus, a refugee camp in Jordan is struggling to cope with recent arrivals from Syria. Also, host Marco Werman has a conversation with Yanni.

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PRI's The World: 02/01/2016

Let the caucusing begin. The 2016 race for the White House starts in earnest today in Iowa. Host Marco Werman, who has covered many a presidential race himself, admits he's still a bit fuzzy on the details of "caucusing." Marco turns to a foreigner who's had to get his head around it. Also, drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be behind bars again, but his name is set to adorn a variety of products. Guzman's daughter has trademarked his name. Plus, we hear how some professional cyclists are now doping their bikes.

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PRI's The World: 01/29/2016

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power talks Burundi. Power sounds an alarm about mass atrocities there and warns that "history could repeat itself" in central Africa. She tells host Marco Werman her recent visit there gave her a window into the "darker tendencies" of Burundi's government. Also, as the Zika virus continues to make headlines in the Americas, Brazil considers its preparations for the summer Olympics. Plus, we have a real Friday storytelling treat, courtesy of The World's Bradley Campbell. Bradley thinks his father killed Spanish — at least in his own family — so he travels back to his hometown in Oregon to speak with his Honduras-born dad about why he only spoke English to his children as they grew up.

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PRI's The World: 01/28/2016

First today, more dire warnings about the Zika virus. Health experts estimate that the next year might see three to four million cases of Zika in the Americas alone. The potential explosion in numbers has global health officials on alert. But what's the danger, really? Plus, a look back on the Challenger disaster, which happened 30 years ago today, from someone who witnessed the event from the former Soviet Union. And, we hear the story behind a rare Frida Kahlo painting on exhibit right here in Boston.

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PRI's The World: 01/27/2016

From Brazil, we hear how authorities are battling Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that's been linked to severe birth defects. It's all happening as the country prepares for Carnival and the Summer Olympics. Also, Italy is the last country in Western Europe not to permit civil unions or same-sex marriage, but tomorrow, the Italian senate debates legislation to change that. Plus, we hear from a Persian rug dealer in LA who's hoping for a boom in business with the end of sanctions on Iran.

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PRI's The World: 01/26/2016

First today, we head to Denmark, where lawmakers have passed a law that allows authorities to confiscate the property of migrants in order to help pay for their stay in that country. Also, we visit a local café that offers a safe haven for Kurdish migrants in the north of France. We also bring you a chat with the director of the Oscar-nominated film, "Mustang," about five Turkish girls forced into a rigid, pious lifestyle by their parents.

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PRI's The World: 01/25/2016

Today marks five years after the start of the Egyptian revolution. Cairo's Tahrir Square became ground zero in Egypt's version of the Arab Spring, so where do things stand today? We'll get a number of perspectives, including a chat with Charlie Sennott with our WGBH partners, The GroundTruth Project. He's in Cairo, learning the fates of five activists he profiled in years past. Also, as the East Coast of the US digs out from a deadly snowstorm, we head to Taiwan, which is also dealing with a bad bit of winter weather. Plus, the French computer keyboard gets a makeover.

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