WBEZ's film contributor Milos Stehlik fills in for Jerome McDonnell as we discuss the role of film in French multiculturalism, and the state of documentary film. Also, on this week's Weekend Passport, we feature a kid's orchestra from Paraguay whose instruments are made of recycled materials.
Kurdish Pershmerga forces take back the town of Sinjar from ISIS, and we discuss the western world's strategy after the Paris attacks. Also, a panel of experts join us to discuss the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
New York has immigrants from around the world, including huge numbers who practice Islam. Many Muslim communities here faced heavy-handed law enforcement tactics after 9/11, but they've since worked hard to defuse tensions and improve relations with federal and local authorities. The rise of ISIS as some community advocates furious.
French authorities have zeroed in on two men they believe were responsible for planning and launching the terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead.Citing two sources close to the investigation in Paris, NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports that officials believe Salim Benghalem,
A French police official gave the preliminary death toll to the Associated Press. President Francois Hollande has declared a national emergency and ordered restrictions at the borders after a series of attacks in and around the capital.
Reports say at least one man opened fire with an automatic weapon at the Petit Cambodge restaurant, and there are reports of a hostage situation at the Paris Bataclan concert hall, located near the Charlie Hebdo office.