Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is a Hindu nationalist. Since he came to power last May there have been signs of rising tensions between India's Hindu and Muslim communities. The BBC's Sunita Thakur takes a look at what it means to be a Hindu in India today.
Mohammed Yousuf survived polio. It led him to care deeply about empowering people with disabilities in the U.S. and abroad. He started the Equally Able Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing services in India and other countries to give assistive equipment, education and employment opportunities to disabled individuals. Yousuf joins us to tell us about the foundation and what it's doing to try to help change the lives of the disabled in India.
Tension in Eastern Ukraine is escalating as NATO reports Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine. Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, gives us an update.
Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany continues to be influenced by the former division. We'll find out how attitudes toward childcare and women in the workforce differ between East and West Germany with researcher Elizabeth Heineman.[<a
India's school drop-out rate is high. Bhuvana Foundation was created “to provide three nutritious meals, timely and regular primary care and a well rounded education” for children in India, especially in Tamil Nadu State. We’ll speak with neurologist Subramaniam Sriram, founder and president of Bhuvana Foundation and Mridu Sekhar, a Bhuvana trustee, about their work.
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.
Chicago's City Council has approved a "sweatfree" ordinance. It means city resources, things like police uniforms, will no longer be purchased from sweatshop labor. We'll talk with Alderman Ameya Pawar and Katherine Bissell Cordova.