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WBEZ's global affairs program. Featuring in-depth conversations about international issues and their local impact. Also, foreign film reviews and human rights commentaries. Hosted by Jerome McDonnell. This podcast is free, in mp3, and updated weekdays.
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On today's show: Does the American condition of democratic governance with severe income inequality constitute oligarchy? We look to Indonesia for a comparison. On the show's last noontime broadcast, Worldview's producers discuss what putting the show together every day was like, and what it meant to them. As Worldview wraps up its last noontime br…
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On today's show: Gandhian scholar Prasad Gollanapalli joins us to explain what the philosophy of nonviolence really means and how it's relevant to us today. Author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, 'On Fire: The (Burning) Case For A Green New Deal.'WBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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On today's show: A peace deal that ended 50 years of civil war in Colombia is in jeopardy as FARC rebels accuse the government of not abiding by its terms. An alliance of cities worldwide has committed to reducing their carbon emissions by 80-100 percent by 2050. We hear from a Chicago-area engineer who left a successful career to start local peace…
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On today's show: Following the release of a rough transcript of President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Nancy Pelosi announces an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Vocalo's Catalina Maria Johnson takes us through hidden gems of Portugal's music scene.WBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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On today's show: President Trump reportedly asked Ukraine's President to re-open an investigation into Joe Biden. We recap the United Nations Climate Summit. A local Korean-American community organizer talks about growing up undocumented.WBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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On today's show: Illinois Fighting Inequality and Climate Change through Green Jobs Global Activism: 'LEAP' Hinsdale, Illinois and South Africa Teacher Exchange Chicago South Side Gardener, Brendon Fox, Growing food for Woodlawn CommunityWBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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On today's show: Israel is going back to the polls for the second time in five months after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to earn the support of enough parties to form a government. We chat with a scientist about how warming temperatures will affect fish populations in the Great Lakes. The indigenous movement to decommission the Enbridge…
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On today's show: Oil fields in the east of Saudi Arabia are on fire after a drone attack. The country has lost up to 5 million barrels of oil output as a result. Organizers from the grassroots groups Extinction Rebellion and the Sunrise Movement discuss their approach to addressing the threat of climate change.…
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On today's show: Democratic presidential candidates faced off on Afghanistan, Iraq and immigration during last night's debate. We talk to two nuns from an Arlington Heights-based order that applies Catholic principles to a mission of social justice. Two performers from Teatro ZinZanni's new show, "Love, Chaos and Dinner" join today's Weekend Passpo…
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On today's show: State repression of China's Uighur minority population continues, despite China's claims that it closed "re-education" camps that have detained between one and three million Uighurs. A global project aims to unite scientists, artists and students to raise awareness about environmental issues and climate change.…
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On today's show: President Trump announced via Twitter this morning that he had fired his national security adviser, John Bolton, over repeated policy disagreements. We’re joined by former Worldview producer Tom Gaulkin. He co-produced the show from 1999-2002 and in 2006. Fuego del Sol offers sustainable alternatives to charcoal burning and defores…
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On today's show: Despite Carrie Lam's withdrawal of the controversial Extradition Bill, protests in Hong Kong continue. We replay a conversation from 2002 on how Robert Mugabe destroyed Zimbabwe's wealth. Monica Eng chats with the first Mexican to win a Michelin star.WBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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On today's show: Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category Five storm on Sunday before staying over the island for three days. About 1.9 million people could be stateless after being left off of the northeastern Indian state of Assam’s finalized National Register of Citizens. Filipina poet Chris Aldana organizes a monthly series of open-mic ev…
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On today's show: The Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, is the largest mosque in the nation. Unfortunately, hate groups from across the country have used that visibility to turn the mosque into a site of Islamophobic protests. We learn more about Arab-American communities and the need for social services to understand Arab and immigra…
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On today's show: Last Sunday marked 80 years since the start of World War II. Despite almost a century passing, differing interpretations of history continue to influence national identities in Europe. The show's first-ever producer, Gretchen Helfrich, comes back to tell us about how the show influenced her own 'Worldview'.…
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On today's show: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working majority in the Parliament’s House of Commons after an MP joined the Liberal Democrats. West Town Bikes celebrates 15 years of providing youth programs in Humboldt Park. Bob Quinn was the son of a conventional wheat farmer in Montana. That is, until he started growing org…
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On today's show: Prominent pro-independence and pro-democracy activists were arrested over the course of a day in Hong Kong as months-old protests there continue. Noted Chicago architecture firms like Studio Gang and bKL Architecture have signed onto Greta Thunberg's campaign and upcoming climate strike. A six-hour outdoor theatre project attempts …
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On today's show: As the climate changes, the U.S. is exposed to stronger weather extremes. A policy analyst argues Hurricane Dorian exemplifies the trend. Abdalla Hamdok took office as Sudan's new Prime Minister last week as the country transitions from military to civilian rule. Over 1.5 million Americans work for Wal-Mart. We bring you a conversa…
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On today's show: The head of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research was fired after revealing dramatic increases in deforestation in the now-burning Amazon. As the U.S. federal government resumes enforcing the death penalty, we take a global look at execution and euthanasia-related practices worldwide. Celebrated Mexican accordion and cumbi…
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On today's show: Following the Standing Rock protests, many states have passed laws effectively criminalizing similar protests at oil infrastructure on public lands. Iran's Foreign Minister came to this weekend's G7 Summit to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, surprising other leaders including President Trump. A USDA scientist quit the agency …
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On today's show: An ISIS-affiliated bombing killed at least 63 people in Kabul. We'll talk about what this means for Afghan government-Taliban peace talks. The "Gilets Noirs" or Black Vests movement in France is campaigning to force a regularization of all undocumented migrants and an end to deportations. Monica Eng chats with award-winning Chicago…
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On today's show: And while women can now drive and travel internationally in Saudi Arabia, many women who called for these reforms are still in jail. We'll talk about one who refused a deal to go free if she would deny being tortured. Then, when the team was in Michigan last month, they caught up with Joe Linstroth, former Worldview producer and cu…
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On today's show: Separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates seized a Yemeni from Saudi-backed government forces, potentially causing a rift between the two allies. Jonathan Spence, former Professor of History and Yale University joined us in 1999 to talk about the history of protest in China. Following a mass shooting that claimed 22 lives in E…
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On today's show: The Trump Administration is in the process of implementing changes to the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Companies will be able to argue that lost profits justify taking animals off of the endangered species list. Meanwhile, the government is trying to eliminate public comment periods on mineral e…
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On today's show: Several months of escalating of anti-government protests in Hong Kong took a new turn when protesters overran and shut down Hong Kong airport over the weekend. There’s a new article in Foreign Policy called “Turkey’s Deportation Policy Is Killing Syrian Refugees. In the past couple of decades, the United States has gone crazy for r…
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On today's show: Alizana Americas founder Oscar Chacon gives us an update on President Trump's agreement with Guatemala to limit asylum seekers. Indiana University at Bloomington's Sumit Ganguly discusses what India's revoking of Kashmiri autonomy could imply for the future of South Asia. Culture contributor Nari Safavi introduces us to an evening …
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On today's show: Theodore Fontaine, a survivor of Canada's Indian Residential Schools, unpacks trauma, historical memory and the way forward for the relationship between Canada and First Nations peoples. A group of Chicago high-schoolers are learning about Canadian indigenous communities and climate change on a voyage through northern Canada.…
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On today's show: Juan Cole discusses the differences between white nationalist terrorism and other forms of terrorism, as well as flaws in gun control policies. David Hemenway unpacks a public health approach to tackling gun violence, and takes listener calls.WBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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On today's show: Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation following weeks of mass protests. Theresa May delivered her last question time as Prime Minister to the United Kingdom's Parliament. We bring you an interview from our archives on children in U.S. immigrant detention.WBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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On today's show: Worldview's Ashish Valentine chats with South Asian-Canadian visual artist Maria Qamar, also known as Hatecopy. We go back into the Worldview archives to bring you a tape from the very first episode of the show.WBEZ Chicago tarafından oluşturuldu
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