Afghan president Ashraf Ghani spoke to Congress today as part of his four day visit to the United States. Back in his country, protests rage over the death of a woman who was beaten to death. We also talk about the controversy behind the names given to cheese produced outside of their home regions and Juanito Pascual joins us in the studio.
Volunteers are reading the names of the estimated 200,000 Syrian casualties of the bloody civil war in front of the White House. We talk to one of the lead organizers of the movement. Also, we discuss why the metric system just can't seem to be implemented in the States and a flamenco group performs on Weekend Passport.
Senior Obama administration officials told the Washington Post that they are beginning to see the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as unified. We'll talk to historian and security expert John Mearsheimer about how the conflicts are connected.
Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia revisit two "Musical Show and Tells," in-studio performance chats with local musicians who play a global instrument. Back in August, Iranian-American Mehran Jalili showed off his blend of flamenco guitar and Persian rhythms.
On this week's Global Notes, we return to our occasional series “Musical Show and Tell,” in which we learn about a global instrument: its history, sound and influence on music around the world.Iranian-American Mehran Jalili wrote us earlier this summer and offered to share his e
A group of musicians is creating a new style of flamenco. Their twist? A touch of Chicago. Catalina Maria Johnson has the story of El Payo. MUSIC: El PayoChicago is a long way from sunny Spain, but a local group is bringing the heat of flamenco to the Windy City.
Kathi’s quick to laugh and joke—we’ve established that already. But she’s also an incredibly astute observer of other people. A listener, like Evelin Santos. And the flamenco world has a lot to observe. Let’s face it: it sounds a little crazy.