Mollenbeek, a largely immigrant neighborhood in Brussels, comes under scrutiny in the wake of the Paris attacks, and we talk about the scourge of food waste. Also, WBEZ Morning Shift Host Tony Sarabia introduces us to The Good Ones, a band from Rwanda.
Russia weighs limiting music with non-Russian lyrics, and Joe Kechichian weighs in on the Syrian crisis. Also, we look at the legacy of Ahmad Chalabi, the man credited with pushing the United States into war with Iraq.
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.