Big agribusiness companies claim their genetically modified seeds offer effective solutions to feeding the planet. But there’s growing concern over such technological trade-offs. The situation is especially desperate in India, where an epidemic of farmer suicides has claimed over a quarter-million lives in the last 17 years.
We preview the upcoming Egyptian elections now that the field of candidates has been narrowed down to two, then discuss the power of music in this political campaign. Finally, we explore India's rash of farmer suicides with documentary filmmaker Micha X. Peled.
Cinco de Mayo is here at last! Entice your senses with Lucha VaVoom’s Cinco de Mayo Spectacular. This Saturday, Lucha VaVoom puts on a comedy-burlesque-wrestling show at the Park West Theatre, 332 W. Armitage Avenue. The show is for adults over 18 only. It begins at 9:30pm.