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New leader Kim Jong Un, in black, stands with his late father Kim Jong Il at a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Jan. 13, 2012

Before Kim Jong-il's death the United States offered to provide food aid to North Korea if it halted its uranium enrichment program. North Korea has indicated it may be open to negotiations on such a deal. And, the Obama administration says it plans to shift its military policy toward Asia. Worldview talks with University of Chicago professor Bruce Cumings about what it all means.  And WBEZ's Alison Cuddy tells Worldview about a host of French film initiatives in Chicago, including “The Tournees Festival of New French Cinema,” at the University of Chicago. The latest film in the series, A Screaming Man, shows Friday night. The film explores the personal and political fall-out of civil war in Chad.