Practically Speaking is an hour-long program that explores the views and experiences of Chicagoans whose stories may be familiar, but whose perspectives are rarely heard.In this episode, hosts Audra Wilson and Ayana Contreras take us on a journey through education, language, culture, and
Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who yesterday returned to his island nation from exile, was just taken into custody by police in Port-au-Prince, the cable news networks are reporting.The Associated Press writes that:"The former dictator known as 'Baby Doc' was led through th
One year ago today, just before 5:30 p.m. ET, the news broke: a devastatingly strong earthquake had rocked Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of lives would be lost.The almost unimaginable tragedy would unfold over the hours, days and weeks after -- and spark an outpouring of aid from the U.S.
A group of Haitian-American leaders, including Evanston alderman and president of The Congress to Fortify Haiti Lionel Jean-Baptiste, have urged the Obama administration to deepen their commitment to Haiti in the aftermath of last year’s devastating earthquake.
Radio M host Tony Sarabia joins Jerome for another edition of Global Notes, Worldview’s weekly look at what’s happening in the world of music.Tom Clowes is a graduate student at Roosevelt University's Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts. For the past several summ
Boby Duval is a Haitian native with an interesting and varied career. During the 1970s he made a name for himself playing soccer and basketball. Later, he became an outspoken defender of human rights.Now, he’s best known for his youth sports organization Athletics of Haiti.
In Haiti, campaigning for next month's presidential elections is under way. Nineteen candidates are vying to lead the earthquake-ravaged nation.And with Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean out of the race there's no clear front-runner.