With “top 10” and “best places to live” lists popping up all over the web, we’ve been wondering which suburbs are the best to buy a house and raise a family. We examine the motivations behind such “listicles” and give a little love to the ‘burbs.
A historic Summit of the Americas will host both President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro, as the leaders break over 50 years of Cold War tensions. We discuss the impact these talks will have with Alberto Coll from DePaul University. Milos Stehlik joins us on the show with Carla Oritz and director Carlos Bolado to talk about the Bolivian film Olvidados, screening in Chicago this weekend. Finally we get a taste of Proseco with Enrica Rocca on Weekend Passport.
With relations between Cuba and the United States looking to normalize, the island has become a hot new travel destination. Airbnb already has listings up but the lack of reliable internet has brought some complications. We also talk to Richard Joseph about how Nigeria has coped with the historic elections and our Global Activism takes us back to India to talk with S.R. Hiremath.
We continue our gentrification series, "There Goes the Neighborhood" and look at the role artists play in gentrifying communities. Also, we look at what the new U.S. policy on Cuba will mean for tourism. Plus, we learn about what it takes to become a nun and who's making that leap.
A federal judge has issued a timetable for when the government needs to release video recordings showing how a Guantánamo detainee was extracted from his cell and force-fed. We'll discuss the implications of the decision with attorney Brian Foster. He currently represents 16 detainees.
Liberia is now "Ground Zero" of the current Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, but the country received good news yesterday in the form of an experimental drug shipment to come from the U.S. We'll talk to a Chicagoan who is working to send other humanitarian supplies to Liberia.
Russia has announced a ban on imports of certain food and agricultural products from Europe, the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia. The ban is a response to sanctions being imposed by the West on Russia. We'll take a look at how the tit-for-tat sanctions will impact the crisis in Ukraine.