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.
American and Iraqi Yazidis are in Washington D.C. lobbying for more U.S. intervention in Northern Iraq, but President Obama has said he will not re-introduce American ground troops. We'll hear more in a BBC special report.
This week is the centennial of the beginning of World War I. We'll reflect on the impact of the war with Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918," and WBEZ's Alex Keefe, who just back from a tour of WWI battlefield sites.
We first met Global Activist, Fran Leeman, in 2009. He founded New Life for Haiti (NLH) in 2005. They do sustainability and development work in a river valley in the country. An NLH team of adult leaders and teens just returned from Haiti. Pastor Leeman, NLH Youth Pastor, Scott Derengowski and teenager, Katy Deenihan, will us more about their trip.