WBEZ | Peru http://www.wbez.org/tags/peru Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Is there too much junk in earth's orbit? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-10-08/there-too-much-junk-earths-orbit-113248 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/4476357891_6b376f55f7_z.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Amber Case)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227529544&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Space Junk</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>In the late 1970s, Don Kessler, an astrophysicist working for NASA, predicted that leftover parts of satellites in the earth&rsquo;s orbit might one day collide, causing a ripple effect that might destroy everything in the earth&rsquo;s near orbit. Nowadays the International Space Station (ISS) makes regular collision avoidance maneuvers, and it seems Kessler&rsquo;s theory, now known as &lsquo;Kessler&rsquo;s Syndrome&rsquo; is slowly coming true. We&rsquo;re joined by Don Kessler today, to discuss the problem of &lsquo;space junk&rsquo; and the burgeoning industry that promises to resolve it.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-b49aa281-48f0-c453-8020-a3ad99c59559"><a href="http://www.twitter.com/DonJKessler">Don Kessler</a> is an astrophysicist and former NASA scientist. He is father of the &lsquo;Kessler Syndrome&rsquo; theory.&nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227530139&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">The World Bank and IMF meet in Peru</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>The 2015 World Bank and IMF meetings begin tomorrow in Peru. It&rsquo;s been nearly 50 years since the last time the joint meetings were held in Latin America. Some agenda items will center on issues like climate change, global poverty and refugees. But some critics of World Bank/IMF policies believe choosing Peru for the gathering was a cynical decision. Ahead of the meetings, the research NGO, Oakland Institute, released a new report on the failures of World Bank/IMF policies in Latin America. We&rsquo;ll talk with Frédéric Mousseau, policy director at the Oakland Institute. He believes World Bank/IMF policies have increased poverty and led to the deaths of farmers and other indigenous activists who opposed World Bank-supported entities like the extraction industries. Mousseau will tell us why he calls Peru the &ldquo;Poster Child of World Bank Policies in Latin America&rdquo;.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-b49aa281-48f2-ce19-d10e-97f17d691192">Frédéric Mousseau is policy director at the <a href="http://twitter.com/@oak_institute">Oakland Institute</a>. </span></em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227531360&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: A scientific push for peace in the Middle East</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>Zafra Lerman is an award-winning Chicago-area professor, chemist and peace advocate. She has dedicated her life to inspiring students, institutions and governments through the collaborative power of scientific endeavor. Lerman&rsquo;s passion drove her to create the Malta Conferences Foundation. Its main work centers on a bi-annual peacebuilding gathering of scientists from across the Middle East. Malta VII is scheduled for November 2015 in Rabat, Morocco. For our Global Activism segment, Lerman will tell us about the challenges and triumphs of bringing together Jews, Muslims and Christians to create peace in the Middle East, through science. This week, Lerman was awarded the 2016 Andrei Sakharov Prize that recognizes &ldquo;outstanding leadership and/or achievements of scientists in upholding human rights&rdquo;.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-b49aa281-48f4-c047-7fe6-9b70738d4f7c"><a href="http://twitter.com/zafralerman">Zafra Lerman</a> is president and founder of the Malta Conferences Foundation and is distinguished professor emeritus and former head of the Science Institute at Columbia College-Chicago. </span></em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-10-08/there-too-much-junk-earths-orbit-113248 Last day of Lima climate talks http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-12/last-day-lima-climate-talks-111227 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP288975775932.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The second round of climate talks are wrapping up in Lima, Peru. We talk to Jack Cushman of Inside Climate News about what still needs to be accomplished before the final round of talks in Paris next year.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-lima-climate-talks/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-lima-climate-talks.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-lima-climate-talks" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Last day of Lima climate talks" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-12/last-day-lima-climate-talks-111227 Activist killed in Peru http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-16/activist-killed-peru-110801 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP070604017635.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Edwin Chota, an anti-logging activist, was killed in Peru earlier this month in a remote Amazon region near the border with Brazil. We&#39;ll discuss the illegal logging industry in Peru, indigenous land rights, and the late Edwin Chota with his friend, David Salisbury.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-activist-killed-in-peru/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-activist-killed-in-peru.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-activist-killed-in-peru" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Activist killed in Peru" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-16/activist-killed-peru-110801 Peru adopts legislation that poses new risks to environment http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-28/peru-adopts-legislation-poses-new-risks-environment-110564 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP636418911594.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A new law in Peru greatly weakens the ability of the Ministry of Environment to stand up to the powerful mining industry there, even as the country is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference in December. We&#39;ll discuss the impact of the legislation with journalist Frank Bajak.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-environmental-issues-in-peru/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-environmental-issues-in-peru.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-environmental-issues-in-peru" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Peru adopts legislation that poses new risks to environment" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-28/peru-adopts-legislation-poses-new-risks-environment-110564 Israeli troops in Gaza http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-18/israeli-troops-gaza-110523 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP423508536818.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israel sent ground troops in to Gaza on Thursday in an expressed effort to secure tunnels it says are used by Hamas fighters to smuggle arms and gain access into Israel. We&#39;ll get an update on the humanitarian situation inside Gaza.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israeli troops in Gaza" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-18/israeli-troops-gaza-110523 Possible U.S. sanctions on Venezuela http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-11/possible-us-sanctions-venezuela-110482 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP227227024155.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Delta and American Airlines are cutting back flights to Venezuela amidst a water shortage there and possible U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-possible-us-sanctions-on-venezuela/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-possible-us-sanctions-on-venezuela.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-possible-us-sanctions-on-venezuela" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Possible US sanctions on Venezuela" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-11/possible-us-sanctions-venezuela-110482 Intervention in Syria, comfort women demand apology and a Peruvian tribe emerges http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-27/intervention-syria-comfort-women-demand-apology-and-peruvian-tribe <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP502228822147.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The U.S. contemplates military action in Syria. Korean &#39;comfort women&#39; ask for an official apology from the Japanese government. A Peruvian tribe makes contact with the outside world.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107522841&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-intervention-in-syria-comfort-women-dema/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-intervention-in-syria-comfort-women-dema.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-intervention-in-syria-comfort-women-dema" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Intervention in Syria, comfort women demand apology and a Peruvian tribe emerges" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-27/intervention-syria-comfort-women-demand-apology-and-peruvian-tribe Afro-Peruvian dance group spurs musical renaissance http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-04/segment/afro-peruvian-dance-group-spurs-musical-renaissance-99781 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/3432122053_c11ede41fd.jpg" title="De Rompe y Raja, an Afro-Peruvian music and dance group. (Photo by Bay Area Discovery Museum)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>This segment of Worldview was originally broadcast on June 4th, 2012.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Monday on <em>Worldview</em> features this fascinating segment from <em>WorldVision Report </em>and producer Cynthia Graber about an Afro-Peruvian dance troupe called Peru Negro. Here&#39;s what <em>WorldVision </em>has to say about the group:</div><p><em>When Peruvian troupe Peru Negro performs, audiences are in for a treat of music and dance from almost two dozen performers. But the group represents much more than a night out. They are part of a musical renaissance, reclaiming the history and culture of Afro-Peruvians.</em></p></p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-04/segment/afro-peruvian-dance-group-spurs-musical-renaissance-99781 Worldview 6.11.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-11/worldview-61112-99984 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP110907073172.jpg" title="Indian children in Allahabad listen to their teacher on International Literacy Day. (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)" /></div><p>Monday on <em>Worldview</em>:</p><p>We have a special broadcast as part of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center">Front and Center&#39;s</a> series on literacy.</p><p>First, we look into India&#39;s booming book industry. English-writing authors are treated like Bollywood celebrities, complete with lines for autographs and coverage by the paparrazi. But the glamorous book festivals, attended by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, are taking place in a country where more than a quarter of the population is illiterate. Authors <a href="http://www.vikramchandra.com/Default.aspx?tabid=129" target="_blank">Vikram Chandra</a> and <a href="http://www.tajmahalfoxtrot.com/?page_id=7" target="_blank">Naresh Fernandes</a>, former Editor-in-Chief of <em>Time Out Bombay</em><em>,</em> fill us in on the state of literacy in India.</p><p>Then, in Peru, books are a luxury. People wait for hours to get a book signed, in something that resembles the opening night of a blockbuster film in the United States. Peruvian writer <a href="http://www.danielalarcon.com/" target="_blank">Daniel Alarcon</a> explains what all the fuss is about.</p><p>And, <em>Worldview </em>explores how literacy rates have impacted the training of Afghan security forces. In a country estimated to be only 28 percent literate, Afghan soldiers can&rsquo;t even read ID badges to determine who should be allowed through security checkpoints. Now, the training of Afghan forces includes a literacy component. <a href="http://www.stripes.com/reporters/heath-druzin?author=Heath_Druzin" target="_blank">Heath Druzin</a>, a reporter for <em>Stars and Stripes</em>, tells <em>Worldview </em>about the new program.</p></p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-11/worldview-61112-99984 Rainforest Rescue Coalition aims to protect global forests http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/segment/rainforest-rescue-coalition-aims-protest-global-forests-99688 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/founders%20RRC%20web.jpg" title="Founding members of Rainforest Rescue Coalition, from left: Marykate Sperduto, Adam Bauer-Goulden, Ross Sullivan, and Willie Heineke. (Photo by RRC)" /></div><p>Each Thursday, we turn to our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism"><em>Global Activism</em></a> segment to hear about someone working to make the world a better place. This week we&#39;re spending time with the<a href="http://rainforestrescuecoalition.org/"> Rainforest Rescue Coalition</a>.</p><p>Adam Bauer-Goulden, Marykate Sperduto, William Heineke and Ross Sullivan are met as students at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Now as college students they all study some aspect of environmental science. Last year the friends formed a nonprofit called the Rainforest Rescue Coalition with a mission to &ldquo;conserve and protect rainforest land around the world and to support sustainable relationships between humans and nature.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Us8F9Lidr6o" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Baur-Goulden shared some of the journey with us:</p><p><em>We felt bombarded with the constant news of environmental and socio-cultural destruction, like so many of today&#39;s youth. So we decided to found RRC and get directly involved in conservation efforts. We teamed up with the Rainforest Conservation Fund, a Chicago based not-for-profit organization working successfully on rainforest conservation issues in the Peruvian Amazon since 1988.</em></p><p><em>We all love biking, so we decided to raise money and awareness for conservation initiatives with the &quot;Ride for the Rainforest.&quot; This month [May 2012] we rode 325 miles from Sturgeon Bay, Wis. to Chicago. Lots of people&hellip;sponsor[ed] our dedicated riders&hellip;[T]he trip was a great success!...Not only did we raise much needed monetary support for two great causes, we also spread awareness of environmental issues to hundreds of people, who will hopefully tell hundreds more people. I think that environmental education is one of the most important aspects of conservation. One of the best parts of this experience was seeing the posters that a middle school green club made to raise awareness for rainforest conservation and knowing that we helped to support young budding environmentalists.</em></p><p><em>Fifty percent of contributions will purchase and protect land in the endangered <a href="http://rainforestrescuecoalition.org/?page_id=78">Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest</a> on the island of Borneo, home to hundreds of the last wild orangutans on the planet. Orangutan populations have plummeted 50 percent in just the last ten years and 90 percent of all remaining orangutans on Earth live in the besieged forests of Borneo.</em></p><div class="image-insert-image "><em><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/orangutans%202%20WEB.jpg" style="float: left; height: 251px; width: 300px;" title="Baby and mother Orangutan (Photo by Orangutan Foundation International)" />The Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest is a 6,400 acre (ten square miles) remnant peat swamp forest that is currently owned by a family of indigenous Dayaks. The land owner, Pak Kukuh, is constantly pressured by timber and palm oil companies to sell his land, but he has decided to sell it to the Orangutan Foundation International instead so it can be preserved forever.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>The land is home to a variety of amazing animals, such as some of the last wild orangutans, clouded leopards, sun bears, proboscis monkeys, and gibbons. Some of these animals are found nowhere else in the entire world! The forest is also an extremely important carbon sink and its extensive peat holds thousands of metric tons of carbon&hellip;Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, &quot;To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded.&quot;</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>The other fifty percent of contributions will fund a sustainable agroforestry program for the native communities living in the buffer zone of the <a href="http://www.rainforestconservation.org/archives/1140">Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo</a> communal forest reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.</em></div></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 09:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/segment/rainforest-rescue-coalition-aims-protest-global-forests-99688