Pakistan is stepping in to facilitate reconciliation between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Filmmaker Nate Kohn joins us to discuss the iconic film “Zulu Dawn,” which depicted the famous Zulu nation battle victory over British Soldiers on this day, 137 years ago. For Weekend Passport, we turn to travel guru, Rick Steves.
We look at the growing diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia with Ahmad Sadri of Lake Forest College. Also, India withstood militant attacks at a military base in Pakistan and at a consulate in Afghanistan. Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University-Bloomington tells us about current relations between the countries. And Ukraine will ask the United Nations (UN) for a peacekeeping mission in the country’s war-torn East. Russia and Ukraine have also begun a trade war. We’ll ask Anders Aslund from the Atlantic Council if there can be compromise.
GOP presidential hopefuls square off on foreign policy, Tanzania's new leader seeks reform, and we talk to Chicago Pakistani Consulate General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi on the anniversary of the Peshawar attacks.
We get an update on the Sonia Shah Organization from the late Sonia Shah's mother and organization co-director Iram Shah, and Daniel Alarcon joins us to discuss his latest graphic novel. Also, historian John Schmidt teaches us about the events behind Guy Fawkes Day.
Pakistani-American and Winnetka, Illinois teenager, Sonia Shah, started Kulsoom Foundation for Girls to build a girls school in Pakistan. But before the school was completed, Sonia tragically died in a 2012 auto accident at age 18. Since then, her mother, Iram, carries on her daughter's work, renamed as the Sonia Shah Organization. For today's Global Activism, she'll update us on the school and how it was rebuilt after a 2014 bombing.
A comic book is a surprising source for the anti-extremist debate in Pakistan, Obama speaks at the UN, and we discuss solutions to India's lack of plumbing. Also, we learn about penicillin on the anniversary of it's creation.