We discuss tipping customs around the world, and the ongoing trials of journalists in Egypt. Also, Professor John Schmidt tells us about the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon in this week's World History Minute.
A violent attack in a university in Kenya continues the destabilizing trend in the Horn of Africa. With neighboring states also facing internal conflicts, questions remain around the political future of the region. We also talk about two international films opening in Chicago and a new medieval Cairo exhibition at the Oriental Institute.
Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We'll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the conviction by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists is a threat to press freedom. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us to discuss the verdict.
Last week Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the hospital room of a woman who was assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir square during an election celebration. We'll talk to an Egyptian sociologist about why such public sexual assaults are on the rise in Egypt.
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.
Barbara Ibrahim discusses how Egypt's political crisis has affected daily life. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer takes us inside 'The Act of Killing.' Global citizen Nari Safavi highlights weekend activities with international flair.