Storified by · Wed, Feb 13 2013 09:23:02
State of the Union, global-style
In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama stuck mostly to domestic issues. However, he did announce the withdrawal of 34,000 troops in Afghanistan. Worldview goes over these issues with Steve Clemons, Washingtoneditor-at-large for The Atlantic.
Happy World Radio Day
Put on by UNESCO, World Radio Day is intended to draw attention to the vital role that radio plays in keeping people safe, informed, and connected the world over. Worldview will speak to John Dinges, a veteran NPR journalist and professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, who is taking part in a panel discussion today at UN headquarters to celebrate the day. And, as a reminder of the vital role radio plays in less developed countries, we’ll speak with Jan McArthur of Internews, an organization that trains journalists overseas. She is their country director for Afghanistan, and she’ll tell us how she started Salam Watandar, a network of 53 radio stations throughout the country.