Today we take the political community's temperature in regards to President Obama's speech on Syria. Also, what cultural traditions do you keep, and what do you abandon, when assimilating to a new culture?
George Lopez joins us to talk about a potential diplomatic path forward with Syria. We talk about women's issues in India. Plus, we get to know Nicole Brandon, founder and president of Project Y.E.S. (Youth Earth Savers).
The U.S. Congress takes up the resolution on Syria. A boat draws attention to the West Papuan independence movement. The U.S. Department of Defense agrees to sell attack helicopters to the Indonesian military.
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.