We discuss politics and issues in Ethiopia with Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States, Girma Birru. Film contributor Milos Stehlik has two international films not to miss. And, internationally inspired storytelling on Weekend Passport.
The fight for Yemen continues as United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that demands that Houthi rebels immediately relinquish control of the government. With political unrest growing in the region, is Western involvement too little, too late? Also, we talk to Dinaw Mengestu about his new book All Our Names.
On May 15, The Wild Hare, one of Chicago’s few reggae-only music clubs, will shut its doors after 25 years. Owner Zeleke Gessesse is moving back to his native Ethiopia, where he’s building a Wild Hare in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Most kids love the circus but not everyone gets the chance to actually learn how to juggle or ride a unicycle. So a former Ringling Brothers clown decided to start an organization called CircEsteem that would use circus arts to help kids from diverse backgrounds build better self-esteem.