PKK Kurdish fighters are on the U.S.'s list of terrorist organizations, but the U.S. supports its fight against the jihadist Islamic State. Ali Ezzatyar, lawyer and scholar on the Middle East, joins us to discuss the Kurds' changing role in the region.
A Just Harvest, a Rogers Park non-profit that fights hunger, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of families seeking food assistance this holiday season. It attributes the spike, in part, to cuts this month in the federal food stamp program.
We discuss the conviction of former Turkish army chief and its reflection of Turkish politics. New research connects conflict around the world to climate change. Tony Sarabia and a U.S. Department of State official introduce us to the vibrant tunes born out of cold war jazz diplomacy.
We take a look at the California prison hunger strike and mass incarceration. Then, we get an update on the Brazilian government's response to last month's protests. And protesting continues in Turkey.
Spain, Italy and Greece all the the weakest economic links of the EU. Compare them to Turkey, which embraced its African-Mediterranean relationships and now emerges as an economic model for Europe. Any regrets, EU?