Angela Lyonsmith is an artist and art therapist. She works for the Therapeutic Arts Program (TAP), an initiative of Global Alliance for Africa, to give aid and comfort to children in Kenya and Tanzania who were left orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Angela’s passion also led her to open ‘Gather’, a community art studio and playspace in Evanston. For Global Activism, we’ll ask Angela about how her work has inspired family and friends.
After a 27-year rule, Burkina Faso's president sought to extend his term through a constitutional change. The resulting protests in the country forced Blaise Compaore to step down. We'll discuss the state of democracy in Africa with Richard Joseph, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Today Scots will decide whether or not to be independent from Britain. With more than 95% of eligible voters registered to vote, it is expected to be a close call. We'll discuss what this could mean for Scotland, with Scottish-Chicagoan Euan Hague.
NATO has accused Russia of illegally sending its troops into Ukraine. NATO says it has proof that Russian troops are fighting alongside Ukrainian separatists. We'll discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Andrew Weiss. Weiss served as a Russia and Ukraine expert in the Clinton White House.
There are about one million Chinese citizens living in Africa at the moment. They are a major force of development on the continent. Author Howard French tells us how China is changing Africa.[View the story "Worldview: China's African empire" on Storify]
We discuss what President Obama's trip to Africa could mean for US relations with the continent. Then, Milos Stehlik offers a glimpse of new action thriller "White House Down." Plus, we explore weekend events with an international theme.