2:16pm

Fri January 24, 2014
Station News & Events

PRI's The World for January 24th

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

We start today with Putin's Russia and life post-punk rock protest. Reporter Julia Barton met with the (now globally known) Pussy Riot activists in Moscow after their release from prison and we'll hear what's on their agenda ahead of a US appearance in February. Plus Stephen Lee Myers of the New York Times goes to Sochi and likens it to a Soviet-era mega-project.  

Staying on the winter sports theme, don't miss our preview of tomorrow's famed World Cup downhill race in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

Our own Matthew Bell was in Beijing recently where he met with documentary filmmaker Hu Jie, who spends his days shining a light into the darkest corners of Communist Party history.

And we'll meet a husband and wife team who document tigers in the wild, an Iranian girl who dreams of being an astronaut, and the sharp-dressing 'sapeurs' of Brazzaville and Kinshasha who are featured in a new Guinness ad.