The White House has faced criticism regarding some of the proposals it has put in place to battle climate change. On the eve of the Paris Climate Talks, we discuss how realistic and effective the proposals have been. We also talk about the crisis in Yemen and Catalina Maria Johnson shares some interesting bands from the Babel Med Festival on Global Notes.
Racism has long been an issue in soccer, but with Russia hosting the next World Cup, FIFA fears their history of violent segregation will harm the tournament. We also discuss a new WHO report which states the world is eating too much sugar and The Nile Project is featured on Global Notes.
Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society believes that Bashar al-Assad is lying about his denial in the use of barrel bombs. Louisa Chu joins us to talk about a banned French dish which is making a comeback, and ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat plays live from Studio 10.
Violence in Syria intensifies after a deadly chemical weapons attack. An artist and a lumberjack give nature a facelift. Beninese men and women protest a possible constitutional revision and we'll examine how conflict in the Middle East has impacted the music scene.
We discuss the conviction of former Turkish army chief and its reflection of Turkish politics. New research connects conflict around the world to climate change. Tony Sarabia and a U.S. Department of State official introduce us to the vibrant tunes born out of cold war jazz diplomacy.