For our Global Activism series, catch up with, Elizabeth Powley. She founded the NGO, Every Child is My Child, because she envisions a world in which “every girl and boy in Africa has access to secondary school.” She is also executive director of Heartland Alliance International - part of Heartland Alliance, the Chicago-based group that “helps endangered populations — particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced.”
North Korea claims it set off a hydrogen bomb. We’ll talk about the mystery of DPRK’s detonation with Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago. Also, the documentary film “Drone,” explores how the U.S. government recruits drone operators. We’ll talk with the film’s director, Tonje Hessen Schei. And for our ‘Global Activism’, we get an update from Elizabeth Powley, founder of Every Child is My Child, helping kids in Rwanda and Burundi.
Mollenbeek, a largely immigrant neighborhood in Brussels, comes under scrutiny in the wake of the Paris attacks, and we talk about the scourge of food waste. Also, WBEZ Morning Shift Host Tony Sarabia introduces us to The Good Ones, a band from Rwanda.
For Global Activism, we’ll talk with Geri Donenberg, a dean of Research at UIC's School of Public Health. She works in HIV prevention and understanding the effects of early violence on Chicago’s African American community. Donenberg also, through the Kigali Imbereheza Project, utilizes trauma-focused intervention to get Rwandan youth access to HIV drugs and help them deal with depression. Joining her is Mojdeh Stoakley, a Chicago artist and Donenberg’s research assistant. They’ll tell us about fighting HIV in Chicago and Africa.
Twenty years ago today marks the beginning of one of the worst genocides of the 20th century. Estimates put the dead from the 100-day slaughter at close to one million people. We deconstruct what happened with former General Romeo Dallaire, head of U.N.
President Viktor Yanukovych returned to work in Ukraine on Monday after taking a four-day sick leave. Despite his absence, protesters continued to demand his resignation. We'll get an update from Kiev.
DER SPIEGEL senior Washington correspondent Gregor Peter Schmitz elaborates on the magazine's recent reports on NSA spying. Friends of the Congo's Kambale Musavuli discusses what impact UN troops can have in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It’s time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday, we hear about a person who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.And former high school teacher, Elizabeth Powley, believes that “every child has the right to learn.”