Beethoven has been an inspiration for musicians from many genres. A festival taking place in Chicago this week features the famous composer's work re-imagined and re-purposed. We hear some of those interpretations.
The Carnegie Endowment’s Andrew Weiss analyzes the state of U.S-Russia relations. The international film festival season is off and running. We take a look at which festival matters most these days. Plus, this weekend's local events take us to Latin America and Europe.
On Thursday's edition of Worldview, we discuss how Iran could determine the outcome of U.S. action in Syria. We get an update on education reform in Mexico. Plus, we meet a geneticist is helping expand health care in rural Africa.
Joseph Kéchichian joins us from Lebanon to talk about how various Arab states feel about potential military intervention in Syria. We explore how mixed-race children born during American occupation in Germany impacted racial discourse in both countries. We meet the Italian pop sensation, Il Volo.
We discuss how entrance exams for teachers is sparking a debate about whether or not these exams are ruining diversity among teachers. Also, as Rosh Hashanah approaches we look at the culinary spread for the Jewish New Year.
Chicago's "Breakfast Queen" serves her last plate this year and we celebrate her legacy built on pancakes and good ole fashioned hospitality. And, Congressman Mike Quigley his meeting with the President to discuss next moves in Syria.