WBEZ | burundi http://www.wbez.org/tags/burundi Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Every Child is My Child Educates Kids in Rwanda and Burundi http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-every-child-my-child-educates-kids-rwanda-and-burundi-114719 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/ga-every child.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a>&nbsp;series, in 2012, we first spoke with former high school teacher, Elizabeth Powley. She believes that &ldquo;every child has the right to learn.&rdquo; She has a special love for the children of Africa&rsquo;s Great Lakes region (Rwanda and Burundi). Powley founded the NGO, <a href="http://everychildismychild.org/">Every Child is My Child</a>, because she envisions a world in which &ldquo;every girl and boy in Africa has access to secondary school.&rdquo; She is also executive director of Heartland Alliance International - part of Heartland Alliance, the Chicago-based group that &ldquo;helps endangered populations &mdash; particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced.&rdquo; Powley is back to update us on her goal for &ldquo;communities [to] see an entire generation of students educated &ndash; for the first time &ndash; beyond the elementary school level.&rdquo;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/240875260&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:41:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-every-child-my-child-educates-kids-rwanda-and-burundi-114719 Did North Korea Detonate a Hydrogen Bomb? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-07/did-north-korea-detonate-hydrogen-bomb-114413 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/North Korea small.jpg" title="People watch a TV news program showing North Korea's announcement, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The letters read ‘Will not use nuclear weapon if autonomy secured’ (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)" /><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/240872500&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><strong style="font-size: 24px;">North Korea Hydrogen bomb controversy</strong></p><p>The Republic of North Korea claimed on Wednesday that it set off a hydrogen bomb. Initial reports varied as to whether it was a hydrogen or atomic bomb, but now, many doubt there was any detonation of that magnitude. &nbsp;The White House was skeptical, stating that according to its analysis, North Korea&rsquo;s activity &quot;is not consistent&quot; with the claim. We&rsquo;ll talk about the mystery of DPRK&rsquo;s hydrogen detonation with Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago. He&rsquo;s author of numerous books on the Korean Peninsula including, <em>Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century</em> and <em>North Korea: Another Country</em>.</p><p><strong>GUEST</strong>: <a href="https://history.uchicago.edu/directory/bruce-cumings">Bruce Cumings</a> is&nbsp; professor of history at the University of Chicago and author of <em>Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century</em>, <em>The Korean War: A History</em> and <em>North Korea: Another Country</em></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/240874742&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><strong>Film looks at how U.S. recruits drone operators</strong></span></p><p>The documentary film &ldquo;Drone,&rdquo; takes an inside look at the CIA&rsquo;s drone program- exploring in depth how the government recruits drone operators. &nbsp;One of the places they recruit- video game conventions. We&rsquo;ll talk with the film&rsquo;s director, Tonje Hessen Schei.</p><p><em><strong><a href="http://www.facets.org/cinematheque/films/jan2016/drone.php">&quot;Drone&quot; is showing at Facets Multimedia through January 14, 2016</a></strong></em></p><p><strong>GUEST</strong>: Tonje Hessen Schei is a filmmaker and director of the documentary, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.dronethedocumentary.com/#top">Drone</a>&rdquo;</p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/240875260&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><strong>Global Activism: Every Child is My Child helps kids in Rwanda and Burundi</strong></span></p><p>For our <em>Global Activism</em> series, we first spoke in 2012 with former high school teacher, Elizabeth Powley. She believes that &ldquo;every child has the right to learn.&rdquo; She has a special love for the children of Africa&rsquo;s Great Lakes region (Rwanda and Burundi). Powley founded the NGO, Every Child is My Child, because she envisions a world in which &ldquo;every girl and boy in Africa has access to secondary school.&rdquo; She is also executive director of Heartland Alliance International - part of Heartland Alliance, the Chicago-based group that &ldquo;helps endangered populations &mdash; particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced.&rdquo; Powley is back to update us on her goal for &ldquo;communities [to] see an entire generation of students educated &ndash; for the first time &ndash; beyond the elementary school level.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>GUEST</strong>: Elizabeth Powley is founder of <a href="http://www.everychildismychild.org">Every Child is My Child</a> and executive director of Heartland Alliance International</p><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/240875472&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><strong>World History Minute: Founding of Liberia</strong></span></p><p>On January 7, 1822 the schooner <em>Elizabeth</em> arrived off Providence Island, Liberia with the first emigrants ready to colonize the country that would be named Liberia, meaning &ldquo;land of the free.&rdquo;&nbsp; Historian John Schmidt recalls how it all began.</p><p><strong>GUEST</strong>: <a href="https://chicagohistorytoday.wordpress.com/">John Schmidt</a>, historian and author of <em>On This Day in Chicago History</em></p></p> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 09:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-07/did-north-korea-detonate-hydrogen-bomb-114413 Global Activism: Elizabeth Powley delivers secondary education to kids in Burundi and Rwanda http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-elizabeth-powley-delivers-secondary-education-kids-burundi <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Every%20Child%20little%202.jpg" title="(Courtesy of Elizabeth Powley/Every Child is My Child)" /></div><p>It&rsquo;s time for our&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> series. Each Thursday, we hear about a person who&rsquo;s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>And former high school teacher, Elizabeth Powley, believes that &ldquo;every child has the right to learn.&rdquo; And she has a special love for the children of Africa&rsquo;s Great Lakes region. Elizabeth is founder of <a href="http://www.everychildismychild.org/">Every Child is My Child</a>, an all-volunteer non-profit organization that funds education for children in Burundi and Rwanda. And she envisions a world in which &ldquo;every girl and boy in Africa has access to secondary school.&rdquo;</p></div><p>Elizabeth is also very busy as executive director of Heartland Alliance International, and they&rsquo;re part of <a href="http://www.heartlandalliance.org/">Heartland Alliance</a>, the Chicago-based group that for well over a century has helped endangered populations &mdash; particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced.</p><p><strong>Elizabeth Powley shares how her group is making a difference:</strong></p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">More than 70% of the students we&rsquo;re working with are the first in their families to go beyond 6th grade. When they graduate, more than 90% of them will be first in their families to graduate from high school.</p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">By guaranteeing that all qualified students from a partner community can get a secondary education, we are changing the way children and their families plan for and envision their future. Families can redirect limited resources to other needs (housing, food, agriculture). Children can relax and study, knowing that their scholastic efforts will bring results. Communities will see an entire generation of students educated &ndash; for the first time &ndash; beyond the elementary school level.</p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">We&rsquo;re creating a community-based model that we hope will advance the policy conversation about education in Africa from &ldquo;universal primary&rdquo; to &ldquo;universal secondary.&rdquo; Rwanda is already headed in that direction; it recently made &ldquo;basic 9&rdquo; the new standard. We&rsquo;d like to be a part of a movement that sees all of Africa adopt &ldquo;basic 12&rdquo; as the new standard.</p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">Since 2007, we&rsquo;ve funded hundreds of years of secondary education. Graduates of Ngenda, Nyacyonga, and Mageyo are now studying at secondary schools (boarding schools) all over Rwanda and Burundi. In just a couple years, the first class from Mageyo School that Every Child started with will be graduating high school.</p></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-elizabeth-powley-delivers-secondary-education-kids-burundi Jefferson Mok discusses his humanitarian work and new radio show ‘Imagine Burundi’ http://www.wbez.org/node/88784 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-06/burundi.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>As Director of Heartland Alliance’s <a href="http://www.heartlandalliance.org/international/wherewework/project-pages/great-lakes-initative.html" target="_blank">Africa Great Lakes Project</a>, Jefferson Mok worked with vulnerable populations such as former child soldiers, victims of human trafficking and LGBT populations, especially in Burundi. But he’s decided to leave his work at Heartland to full-time produce and host a radio project called <a href="http://imagineburundi.com/" target="_blank">Imagine Burundi</a>. The show gives both locals and expatriates a forum to exchange ideas, bridge divides, share stories and lend new perspectives on their country. We talk to Jeff about his humanitarian work and what the future may hold for his new radio career in Burundi.</p><p>And as <strong>bonus material</strong> we’ve put up a hilarious story from <em>Imagine Burundi</em> co-host, Seth Chase, about how a 20 minute flight back to Burundi turned into an hours-long odyssey aboard Kenya Airways. <strong>Take a listen below!</strong></p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332483547-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/wv-Imagine Burundi-Coming Home.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p></p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/node/88784