ISIS increases its grasp on the mass media of the Western World, with their recent act of violence in Libya followed by threats to Rome. Plus, Milos Stehlik is in the studio to talk about the Oscar nominated film Wild Tales, and Nari Safavi highights a voodoo flag exhibit at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago.
In 2010, a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti's capital, causing over half a million casualties and spurring a slew of international aid. Five years later and people are still struggling to stay on their feet with an unstable government.Niala Boodhoo, host of WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift, joins us from Haiti.
The battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani continues. Despite U.S. airstrikes, ISIS has been advancing. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called for more support for the rebels. We'll take a look at Turkey's role in the conflict with Henri Barkley of Lehigh University.
India has faced an uphill battle in fighting corruption. But several months ago it passed legislation to protect whistleblowers. Public interest attorney Prashant Bhusan joins us to discuss whether the new law is having an impact.
James Morgan is a physician who went to Haiti on a humanitarian mission. He was struck by the extreme poverty and privation he saw, particularly the residents of Cite Soleil. So in 2006, he co-founded Lamp for Haiti. For Global Activism, Morgan will share his group’s aim to provide medical and human rights services to the residents of Cite Soleil.
When we first met Global Activist and Chicagoan Kevin Adair, founder of El Fuego del Sol (FdS), his group primarily focused on eco-tourism in the Dominican Republic. Since then, FdS has branched out into humanitarian work in places like Haiti. For Global Activism, Kevin updates us on his work.