Worldview: State of U.S. security and fair trade farming

May 6, 2013


Worldview: The state of U.S. security and fair trade farming

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The United States is relatively safe, but what exactly does that mean?
In March, United States Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued the 2013 Worldwide Threat Assessment report. The good news is that the U.S. looks pretty safe and threats are relatively minor. Could it be time to reduce spending on security issues? Worldview discusses this question and more with contributor Aaron Freeman and Michael A. Cohen, co-author of the Foreign Affairs article, Clear and Present Safety: The United States is More Secure than Washington Thinks
Clear and Present SafetyU.S. officials and national security experts chronically exaggerate foreign threats, suggesting that the world is scarier and more danger...
Report surveys over 38,000 Muslims worldwide on political and personal beliefs
From 2008-2012, the Pew Research Center surveyed over 38,000 Muslims around the world about their personal and political beliefs. James Bell, director of international survey research for the Pew Research Center, joins Worldview for an overview of the findings. What questions do you have for Mr. Bell? Send us questions ahead of time on our facebook page!
The World' s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society - Pew Forum on Religion and Public LifeA new survey report looks at attitudes among Muslims in 39 countries on a wide range of topics, from science to sharia, polygamy to popul...
Fair Trade gives Ghanaian cocoa farmers more than just income

Jerome McDonnell will host World Fair Trade Day celebrations on Daley Plaza this Tuesday, May 7th. Ahead of the festivities, he'll talk with Ghanaian cocoa farmers AfriyeKwesi Boateng and Christina Adusei about how fair trade gives them more than just income, but a sustainable and dignified way of life. Amanda White from Divine Chocolate, a fair trade company, also joins the conversation.
Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver? : NPRWhat does it take to find guilt-free coffee? Much of our coffee comes from places where the environment is endangered and workers earn ve...
Chocolatier Mondelez Pledges to Aid Women FarmersMondelez International Inc., (MDLZ) the world's biggest chocolatier, has agreed to work to improve the well-being of women cocoa farm...

Chicago's Global Artists

We start a new series exploring artists from around theworld who live or work in Chicago, either temporarily or on a more permanentbasis.


Tsitsi Dangarembga is a filmmaker, playwright and writerfrom Zimbabwe. Her first novel, Nervous Conditions, was written whenDangarembga was only 25, but is considered one of the great African novels ofthe 20th century. Dangarembga is currently finishing up a residency atNorthwestern University's Center for the Writing Arts. WBEZ's Alison Cuddytells us more about Dangarembga's work, and what the artist has been up to inChicago.