Worldview: Roger Ebert and global film, the AP and immigration, and a possible new pandemic

April 5, 2013


Worldview: Roger Ebert and global film, the A.P. and immigration, and a possible new pandemic

A Serbian director discusses Roger Ebert's global significance. The Executive Editor of the Associated Press discusses their how they will the word "illegal" in the future. Nari Safavi helps plan your international weekend. In Foreign Policy magazine, disturbing signs of a possible new pandemic.

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Roger Ebert’s impact abroad

Chicago and the United States are still reeling from the loss of revered film critic Roger Ebert, but he is more than just an American phenomenon. Film contributor Milos Stehlik,  Serbian filmmaker Dusan Makaveyev and filmmaker BertrandTavernier join us to talk about Roger Ebert’s impact on the world of filmbeyond the United States.  

Interview with Dusan Makavejev | Interviews | Roger EbertDon't Stop Believing: Everyman's Journey "Don't Stop Believing: Everyman's Journey" is one of those "stranger than fiction" true-life doc...
Associated Press changes use of "illegal"

Earlier this week, the Associated Press announced a change to their hallowed Stylebook that had major political ramifications. Associated Press Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll talks with Worldview about the AP’s decision to stop using the term “illegal immigrant.” 
'Illegal immigrant' no moreThe AP Stylebook today is making some changes in how we describe people living in a country illegally. Senior Vice President and Executiv...
Weekend Passport: Mexican dance, smooth jazz, and the Global Activism Expo

Global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. WBEZ’s Don Hall also drops by to preview highlights from WBEZ’s sixth annual Global Activism Expo, which takes place this weekend at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.

Delfos Danza Contemporanea

When: April 4, 5 & 6, 2013, 8:00 pm

Where: The Dance Center at Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago

Hailing from Mazatlan, Mexico, Delfos Danza Contmporanea is considered one of the premiere contemporary dance troupes in Mexico. Winners of numerous awards, they will bring their brightly-colored magical realist compositions to Columbia College this weekend.
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Madeleine Peyroux with Rebecca Pidgeon

When: Friday, April 5, 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Where: Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

From busking on the streets of Paris to touring the world in support of her new album from Decca, what sets Madeleine Peyroux apart from the other jazz singers out there is her sultry voice and unique style of phrasing, which many compare to Billie Holiday. This weekend, see her at the Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall and and experience it for yourself.
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WBEZ’s Global Activism Expo
When: Saturday, April 6, 12 pm-6 pm
Where: UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

It's that time of year again. Tomorrow, WBEZ's 6th Annual Global Activism Expo takes place at the UIC Forum, with over 90 groups showcasing their important work both at home and abroad. WBEZ's Don Hall joins Nari and Jerome in the studio to preview the event.
Pigs and pandemics

In a recent article in Foreign Policy, Laurie Garrett suggests that the mysterious deaths of people, pigs and ducks could all be connected, signaling the possibility of a new pandemic. Garrett, a  senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, explains what this could mean.
Is This a Pandemic Being Born? - By Laurie GarrettHere's how it would happen. Children playing along an urban river bank would spot hundreds of grotesque, bloated pig carcasses bobbing do...