During the ‘Orange Revolution’, Worldview frequently checked-in with Kiev-based investment fund manager, Natalie Jaresko. Since then the Wood Dale, Illinois native has become Ukraine’s finance minister. Media reports say many want her to become Prime Minister. We’ll sit down with Jaresko to talk about her journey from suburban Chicago to becoming one of the most powerful technocrats in Eastern Europe, tasked with pulling Ukraine out of economic catastrophe.
Journalist Askold Krushelnycky, was recently embedded with Ukraine’s 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion. He’ll tell us why he believes hostilities will escalate between Ukraine and Russia. Milos Stehlik talks with the producer of the film Estonian film, 'Tangerines' and we’ll tell you about a Spanish language poetry festival and a celebration of Asian American writers.
The Obama administration is between "a rock and a hard place" according to John Mearsheimer, when it comes to the situation with the Ukraine and ISIS. He joins us on the show to talk about how the U.S. can approach these difficult foreign policy dilemmas. Also, one year after Russia annexed Crimea, we get an update from the region from journalist Dimiter Kenarov.
The violence in Eastern Ukraine is not restricted by borders. We talk to two immigrants in Chicago who are affected by the conflict. Then Milos Stehlik talks to Gabe Polsky, director of the new film Red Army. Also, Nari Safavi tells us about an environmental film festival in Evanston.
Protesters are calling for the resignation of Mexican President Peña Nieto. They're angry about how the government has handled the case of 43 students who went missing earlier this year. We'll talk with Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy.