|New program explores the connections between U.S. and international news. Tampa, Fla (May 18, 2023) – As part of a mission to serve the residents of Florida with news and information happening here and abroad, next week WUSF Public Media will debut a new daily radio program, “The World,” focused on international journalism.|
The new program will begin airing at WUSF on Monday, May 22, and run daily 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., just before the National Public Radio program “All Things Considered.”
|“More and more often, events across the world and events in Florida are interacting with each other,” said WUSF General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “Whether that is politics, the environment, education or immigration, these international events are vital for our residents to know about and understand to make informed choices about our state. This new show is the perfect addition to our lineup in service to our residents.”|
Recent show segments included a report on how a Boston hospital transformed the life of a 6-year-old Ukrainian girl, Karolina, after both her legs had to be amputated below the knee due to a Russian artillery attack. Another segment explored how Cuba’s Communist government cancelled its International Workers’ Day parade due to an acute fuel shortage on the island. And another segment reported on steps the Indian government took to remove parts of Muslim history from school textbooks.
|“The World” is a news magazine format, airing live each weekday and designed to engage with a unique perspective on daily news, covering American issues and events through the eyes of foreign observers, and putting foreign affairs into context for American listeners.|
The show is hosted by renowned journalist Marco Werman who has been working in journalism since the age of 16 as a copy boy at the “News and Observer” newspaper in Raleigh, N.C. He discovered radio journalism while working as a freelancer north of Togo in Burkina Faso for the BBC World Service. In 1990, he launched a new public radio station in New York State’s Adirondacks region, and hosted a daily two-hour news and public affairs show, followed by a posting in Rome, Italy as a foreign correspondent.
When Public Radio International launched “The World” in 1995, Werman helped create the show, and later provided the Global Hit segment about musicians and music trends around the world linked to the news. He became full-time host beginning in 2013.
For more information on the new program, see www.theworld.org.
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