For the third time, presidential elections were put on hold in Haiti. The delay has led to street protests. Government officials said the Sunday vote was halted for “security reasons”, but the political opposition says it’s a ploy by the current government to keep its power.
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.