2:05pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Station News & Events

PRI's The World Revisits Shirley Temple Black for 2-11-14

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

A global icon. We remember Shirley Temple Black and her long and storied career, both as a screen-legend known around the world, but also as a diplomat in Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Also, we'll check in with the UN refugee agency on the tense situation in Homs, Syria.  There has been a small window for humanitarian relief --  but also unsettling detentions of men and boys by government forces.

For your Olympic hit, we find out why so many athletes compete under passports from countries they don't live in.

And from your Russian business desk, why a chain of Russian coffee shops charge for time as well as food and drink.

And finally Marco sits down for a chat with Roddy Doyle, author of The Commitments. In his new book he brings back his music-loving protagonist Jimmy Rabbitte.  Don't miss it; it's a great listen.