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PRI's The World: 08/26/2016

The World's Global Nation team has been investigating conditions at facilities where the government holds migrants — most of them from Central America — who are awaiting court dates or deportation. We've been looking specifically at what it's like for women and children. We've found instances of mothers and their very young children locked up for up to a year. Then, as we mark the centennial of the US National Parks System, we'll hear how China is building its own park system. Plus, we'll hear from the French consul general in New Orleans about the support that his country is giving to Louisiana in its efforts to recover from recent flooding.

PRI's The World: 08/25/2016

Several French cities have outlawed full body swimsuits, known as burkinis, for being un-French. Now, those bans are being challenged in the French courts. Also, an Asian American journalist writes about being attacked — and then spared — because of his race at a Black Lives Matter protest. He joins us on the program to give his very personal perspective on that experience. Plus, there's a debate raging in Thailand right now about whether it's better to squat or sit when using the toilet.

PRI's The World: 08/24/2016

We begin in Italy, where an overnight earthquake struck several towns and killed at least 120 people. We'll take you to one of the places devastated by the quake to bring you an eye witness account. We also hear why the tire company Michelin has decided to refuse to purchase rubber from suppliers who have engaged in deforestation. Plus, we take a trip to the Arctic for a journey through the Northwest Passage on a cruise ship. Climate change means that's now possible — but it's still a risky proposition.

PRI's The World: 08/22/2016

Goodbye Brazil. The Rio Olympics are now done and dusted. Japan, we'll see you in four years. Plus, we'll bring you the story of a Cameroonian musician named Moken. His life completely changed when he won American citizenship through the green card lottery. Also, the London Underground starts running 24/7... and it's kind of a grim scene.

PRI's The World 08/19/16

Haiti had never had a case of cholera until a group of UN peacekeepers arrived from Nepal and introduced the disease. Six years later, the UN is finally accepting responsibility. Also, the Clinton Foundation says it will stop taking foreign donations if Hillary Clinton wins in November. But is there still a conflict of interest? Plus, one of London's oldest gay bars is closing.

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PRI's The World: 08/16/2016

Tuesday on The World, reporter Arun Rath is just back from the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and he tells us what's behind the Obama administration's decision to release 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates. President Barack Obama has pledged to close the Guantanamo facility, but has so far come up short on delivering. Plus, we speak with writer Shireen Ahmed about the Muslim women who are competing at the Olympics in hijabs. And, we hear how refugees living in a United Nations camp in Iraq are dealing with the soaring temperatures, way above 100 degrees most days.

PRI's The World: 08/15/2016

A Muslim community in Queens, New York, is reacting to the shooting death this weekend of a local imam and an aide. Also on Monday, we learn about the expansion of California's so-called maker movement to China. And, we'll have reaction from Puerto Rico to the island's first Olympic gold medal.

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