The Islamic State has been recruiting young Muslims around the country, including the Chicago area where arrests have garnered national and even international attention. Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke reports on the tactics law enforcement has used to snare suspects...who in some instances could have developmental deficiencies and mental health issues.
A Kurdish leader was arrested then released in Northern Iraq, sidelining thousands of troops. We talk to Christine Van Der Toom from Kurdistan about the impact this can have on the war with ISIS. Les Roberts also joins us on the show to talk about his work on Ebola in West Africa and Nancy Tuchman talks to us about the efforts Loyola University is doing to stay green.
The Obama administration is between "a rock and a hard place" according to John Mearsheimer, when it comes to the situation with the Ukraine and ISIS. He joins us on the show to talk about how the U.S. can approach these difficult foreign policy dilemmas. Also, one year after Russia annexed Crimea, we get an update from the region from journalist Dimiter Kenarov.
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.
Although some in Liberia are now referring to Ebola in the past-tense, the epidemic looks likely to continue past its ninth month. Laurie Garrett just returned from Sierra Leone and Liberia. She'll give us an update on what the epidemic looks like now.