Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Worldview: Drones, music in Mali, and sharing meals February 7, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "Worldview: Drones, drones, drones, music in Mali, and sharing meals to bring people together." on Storify]Worldview: Drones and the CIA, music in Mali, and sharing meals to bring people together.John O. Brennan may become the next C.I.A. director, but his connection to the drone program could be a problem. Malian musicians struggle after over as year of hard-line Islamist rule. One Chicagoan believes food can bring people together.Storified by · Thu, Feb 07 2013 08:14:54Drones and American foreign policyOn Wednesday, the NewYork Times and The Washington Postreported that the CIA has used a secret drone base located in Saudi Arabia tolaunch strikes in Yemen. The news comesa day before John Brennan’s Senate confirmation hearing. Brennan is President Obama’s nominee forC.I.A. director and the “chief architect” of the administration’scounter-terrorism policy, which includes the use of drones to carry out targetedkillings. News organizations had knownabout the location of the base but had not reported it at the request of theObama administration, claiming it could undermine our relationship with theSaudis. We’ll talk with Middle East scholar Joseph Kéchichian, a non-Resident Fellow at theWashington-based Middle East Institute and author of Legal and PoliticalReforms in Saudi Arabia. Kéchichian is currently writing a book onthe Gulf Cooperation Council.News Outlets Withheld Location Of Secret Drone BaseSeveral news outlets witheld information about a secret American drone base in Saudi Arabia for "more than a year" at the request of the ...Malian musicians and the Islamist uprisingPerhaps in no other country is music more entwined in everyday life than in Mali, often cited as the ancestral home of the American blues. When Islamists gained control of the north, they instituted sharia law and banned music. Artists who eked out a living by performing were suddenly out of work. Bamako-based musician Rokia Traore talks about what the unrest has done to artists in Mali and the country’s social fabric. Check out her music here. The Music of Mali: 9 Musicians and Bands to Check Out NowAndy Sheppard/Redferns/Getty Images Music is under fire in Mali. Hundreds of musicians from the country's culturally rich north have fled...Sharing meals and cultures, tooChicagoan Jason Savsani believes that sharing a home cooked meal with someone is one of the most intimate things you can do, because aside from learning new tastes, you also learn new cultures and people. While traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jason was hosted by a Cambodian family for a meal in their home. Jason will tell us how eating and sharing tales from their respective homelands inspired him to create “Meal Sharing,” to help people eat healthier, waste less and break down cultural barriers. Click on the link below for a few photos of their work.pic_01chicagopublicmedia Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories Mali, Previous post in Worldview Worldview: Intrigue in Iran, shale gas in Poland Next post in Worldview Global Activism: Sharing meals and cultures, too View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org The Best Albums of 2013: The Top 10 Looking back at 1970s Uptown Strange Brews Podcast The Best Albums of 2013: 20 to 11 The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?