America Abroad

Explore today's critical international issues and U.S. foreign policy in this award-winning series.


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America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

Anchored by public radio host Madeleine Brand, this monthly program covers global issues ranging from the challenges in Iran and North Korea, to the European debt crisis and the rise of the Arab Spring.

The hour-long broadcast combines original reporting, expert analysis, and historical pieces that incorporate archival audio and eyewitness accounts. No other public radio program devotes the same amount of time, depth of coverage, and level of analysis to a single issue in international affairs.

America Abroad Media’s mission is to promote the free exchange of ideas, foster critical thinking, and empower self-governing citizens worldwide.

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LATEST SHOW | Monday, December 26, 2016

Darko Vojinovic / AP

U.S.-Russian Relations in the Trump Era

How will America's relationship with Russia change under the Donald Trump presidency? And what are the prospects for greater cooperation, or for confrontation?

Friday, August 19, 2016

International Spy Museum

Espionage In The Age Of Terror

Espionage is the world’s second oldest profession but with countries facing new security threats and an ever-evolving technology landscape – they have to adapt. We discuss the current state of human intelligence gathering and its future.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Civil Resistance: The Power Of The People Friday

The 20th century was dominated by the rise of totalitarian regimes and new levels of destructive warfare and violence. At the same time, from Gandhi, to the American South, to the Solidarity movement in Poland, a different force also gathered steam.

Friday, March 25, 2016

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Online Data, Information, & Privacy

The fight between Apple and the FBI over whether or not an iPhone should be unlocked to better solve the San Bernardino shooting, underscores a larger international debate over the trade-offs between national security and individual privacy rights.

Monday, February 15, 2016

How Drones Are Reshaping The World

We look at how drones are revolutionizing the skies, and how this technology has so quickly moved from science fiction to ubiquitous reality. Airs in place of Insight on Monday, Feb 15 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, June 5, 2015

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America Abroad: Understanding Islamic Feminism

A look at Muslim feminism in the Middle East and its importance of elevating the role of women in the region. Learn how an influential center of Islamic study is squaring its teachings on the changing status of women. 9 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Friday, August 1, 2014

America Abroad: Combating Drought

Travel to different parts of the world to hear how unrestrained drilling threatens groundwater supplies, and how some have found solutions by working together. 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the News Station, in place of Insight.