Americans aren't known for their knowledge of global issues. In fact, we're downright dumb about many things which occur beyond our borders but which can affect us immensely. To find out what is happening, from front-page stories to recent pirate attacks in the South China Sea, listen to this one-hour program at 2 p.m. weekdays. Offering in-depth coverage of issues along with balanced headlines from the BBC, The World provides a review of topics not usually mentioned by a U.S. media wrapped in its straightjacket of 10-second sound bites. The American map of the planet may have the United States at its center, but those from other countries see things differently. To find out more about their perspective, listen to The World.