The Turkish Parliament began debate over proposals that would limit the powers of Turkish judges and prosecutors. Many observers believe it's an attempt to thwart an investigation into corruption within the government. We'll discuss the proposal.
Manos Unidas provides access to sign language education and learning resources to the deaf community in Nicaragua. Dr. Marie Coppola, founder and co-chair of Manos Unidas, updates us on what’s new with her organization.
The Cambodian government has defended its recent crackdown on striking garment workers. Several protesters were killed last week and the government has now banned protests, which have been occurring regularly since the summer. We'll get an update on the situation.
Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, known by soccer fans simply as Eusebio, died earlier this week from heart failure. He was named one of soccer's top ten greatest players. We'll remember his career with journalist Simon Kuper.
Last month the Egyptian government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a "terrorist organization." But despite the arrest of many of its leaders, the organization has pledged to continue its protests. Many are concerned about the potential for violence. We'll find out what's at stake.
In December, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution condemning the continued persecution of members of the Baha'i religion in Iran. We discuss the measure with a member of Chicago's Baha'i community.[View the story "Worldview: Senate resolution takes on persecution of Baha'i " on Storify]
Snow actually contributes directly to drinking water in communities that rely on surface water sources like rivers and streams for their water supply. We'll find out how big snowstorms can alter the supply.[View the story "Worldview: How snow impacts our water supply" on Storify]
Today for our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman explore whether there is anything redeeming about snow. Our guest is Tim Loftus, Water Resource Planner for Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.