WBEZ | weekend passport http://www.wbez.org/tags/weekend-passport Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A profile of Vladimir Putin, the life and work of J.D. Salinger and international art comes to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-13/profile-vladimir-putin-life-and-work-jd-salinger-and-international-art <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP565240171183.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We&#39;ll examine Russian President Vladimir Putin&#39;s political philosophies. Plus, Chicago becomes a hub for the international contemporary art scene and J.D. Salinger&#39;s life is explored on film.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F110261441&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-a-profile-of-vladimir-putin-the-life-and/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-a-profile-of-vladimir-putin-the-life-and.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-a-profile-of-vladimir-putin-the-life-and" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: A profile of Vladimir Putin, the life and work of J.D. Salinger and international art comes to Chicago" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-13/profile-vladimir-putin-life-and-work-jd-salinger-and-international-art On the ground in Israel, intervention in Syria and a modern spin on ancient artifacts http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-30/ground-israel-intervention-syria-and-modern-spin-ancient-artifacts <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP560039805754.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israelis have inundated gas mask distribution centers this week to prepare for potential retaliation should the United States intervene militarily in Syria. We&#39;ll find out about a photography installation that brings together modern figures and ancient artifacts.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F108042277&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/on-the-ground-in-israel-intervention-in-syria-and/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/on-the-ground-in-israel-intervention-in-syria-and.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/on-the-ground-in-israel-intervention-in-syria-and" target="_blank">View the story "On the ground in Israel, intervention in Syria and a modern spin on ancient artifacts" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-30/ground-israel-intervention-syria-and-modern-spin-ancient-artifacts On the ground in Egypt, Indonesia's death squads and a festival to empower women http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-16/ground-egypt-indonesias-death-squads-and-festival-empower-women-108442 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/WEEKEND PASSPORT_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Barbara Ibrahim discusses how Egypt&#39;s political crisis has affected daily life. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer takes us inside &#39;The Act of Killing.&#39; Global citizen Nari Safavi highlights weekend activities with international flair.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105762790&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-on-the-ground-in-egypt-joshua-oppenheim/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-on-the-ground-in-egypt-joshua-oppenheim.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-on-the-ground-in-egypt-joshua-oppenheim" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: On the ground in Egypt, Indonesia's death squads and a festival to empower women" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-16/ground-egypt-indonesias-death-squads-and-festival-empower-women-108442 A political assasination in Tunisia, 'The Attack' and cambalache music http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-26/political-assasination-tunisia-attack-and-cambalache-music-108203 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP542396426673.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Another opposition leader is murdered in Tunisia. &#39;The Attack&#39; offers a glimpse into Israeli-Palestinian relations. Nari Safavi shares where to go to experience son jarocho and art from an 80-year-old Chicano activist.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F102732617&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/a-political-assasination-in-tunisia-the-attack-and.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/a-political-assasination-in-tunisia-the-attack-and" target="_blank">View the story "A political assasination in Tunisia, 'The Attack' and cambalache music" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-26/political-assasination-tunisia-attack-and-cambalache-music-108203 Greek austerity update, 'Only God Forgives' reviewed and a world music festival http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-19/greek-austerity-update-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-world-music <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP57034231517.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We get an update on Greek austerity measures. Milos Stehlik reviews the French-Danish film &#39;Only God Forgives.&#39; Nari Safavi helps listeners plan a weekend full of international flair.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F101763523&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-internati.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-internati" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Greek austerity update, 'Only God Forgives' reviewed and a world music festival" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-19/greek-austerity-update-only-god-forgives-reviewed-and-world-music Worldview: Criminalization of youth and the best countries for motherhood http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-05-10/worldview-criminalization-youth-and-best-countries-motherhood-107123 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP06041704828.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91611564&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Ahead of Mothers&#39; Day, Worldview asks: What is the best country in the world to be a mother? Then we compare the criminalization of youth in Palestine and Chicago. And Weekend Passport includes Afro beats, Balkan kebabs and a tour of Mexico through folkloric dance.<script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-comparing-the-criminalization-of-youth-a.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-comparing-the-criminalization-of-youth-a" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Comparing the criminalization of youth and the best countries for motherhood" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 10:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-05-10/worldview-criminalization-youth-and-best-countries-motherhood-107123 Weekend Passport: Images of hope and a Afro-Cuban dance party http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/segment/weekend-passport-images-hope-and-afro-cuban-dance-party-100534 <p><p><img adam="" alt="" boy="" class="image-original_image" malaria="" nadel="" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/00_0.jpg" style="float: left; width: 350px; height: 350px; " title="(Adam Nadel/Malaria Consortium)" under="" /><strong>Malaria: Blood, Sweat and Tears </strong><em>at the Field Museum. Opens Friday June 29. Doors open 9:00 a.m. Free for members.</em></p><p>In 2010, an estimated 655,000 people died of malaria, and 86 percent were children under five. <em>Malaria: Blood Sweat and Tears</em> is an exhibition of photographs following the impact of malaria in Cambodia, Uganda and Nigeria. Despite being a curable disease, 45 percent of the world&rsquo;s population remains at risk.</p><p>Photographer Adam Nadel designed the exhibition to educate the west about the history of Malaria. He traveled to those countries in the fall of 2009 and captured the effects of the disease on film.</p><p>Here is the story behind the picture at left:</p><blockquote><p><em>&ldquo;Allen Nanawewje does not have a mosquito net. But her brother does. Many families, due to extreme poverty, are forced to prioritize who will receive both malaria treatment and &nbsp;preventative devices such as mosquito nets. Those who receive mosquito nets, food and treatment are more likely to survive, and gender and age are often the determining factors when parents make these difficult decisions.<br /><br />&#39;I get bitten a bunch of times at night. I get sick five times a year, I think. When I get sick, I stay in bed. I am not lying in my bed; this is not my mosquito net. &nbsp;I do not have a mosquito net. My brother does, but I don&rsquo;t.&#39;&rdquo;</em></p></blockquote><p><strong><em>James Sanders and Conjunto featuring Papo Santiago</em></strong><em>&nbsp;at Katerina&#39;s, Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. $10 at the door. 21 and older.</em></p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/47LZ5yulYGY" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The perfect combination&nbsp;of African and Cuban music is the band Conjunto, lead by James Sanders, jazz violinist and world musician. The seven piece ensemble consists a unique mix of traditional afro-Cuban music with jazz idioms. Katerina Carson, owner of Katarina&#39;s says the featured vocalist, Papo Santiago is a trip. He&#39;s a sight to hear.&quot; Drinks and food are available through the end of the show, not to mention a lot of dancing. The intimate venue is the perfect place to click your heels to the congas.</p></p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/segment/weekend-passport-images-hope-and-afro-cuban-dance-party-100534 Weekend Passport: Puerto Rican comedy and a global dance party http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/weekend-passport-puerto-rican-comedy-and-global-dance-party-100339 <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/00_MG_7735.jpg" title="Elizardi Castro, creator and star of Made in Puerto Rico. (Photo courtesy of Ray Mejia of Jillian Art Photography) " /></div><p><a href="http://www.mikeyocomedy.com/june_23rd__made_in_puerto_rico_" target="_blank"><strong><em>Made In Puerto Rico</em></strong></a><em> at <a href="http://athenaeumtheatre.org/" target="_blank">The Athenaeum Theatre</a>. June 23, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25 online or at the door.</em></p><p>Elizardi Castro was a practicing lawyer in Florida before he decided to give it all up for performance theater. His one-man stand up show,&nbsp;<em>Made in Puerto Rico,</em> is a funny yet heartfelt account of Castro&rsquo;s experiences growing up Puerto Rican in America.</p><p>Blanca Rodriguez, the Manager and Publicity Director for Mike Oquendo Events, says Castro&#39;s comedy is &quot;clever and playful. It&rsquo;s physical and a little sarcastic, but he&rsquo;s always clean &ndash; he&rsquo;s writing for his grandmother.&rdquo;&nbsp; Rodriguez says Castro&#39;s show is relatable because his stories make you laugh at yourself. This clip is just a taste:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XjNMUhtxlIg" width="560"></iframe></p><p><strong><em>Global Dance Party</em></strong><em> at <a href="http://www.oldtownschool.org/" target="_blank">Old Town School of Folk Music</a>. June 22, at 8:30 p.m. $10 at the door.</em></p><div class="image-insert-image ">People of the ancient Andes had a unique way of celebrating the summer solstice, or &quot;Inti Raymi&quot; in Kichwa, the Incan language. They would dance the &quot;Chari Churay,&quot; a step unique to the Otavalo region, meaning &quot;stamping one&#39;s feet into Earth.&quot; Dancer <a href="http://pachacamak.org/" target="_blank">Carmen Edith Pachacama</a>, explains that the dance step, which is a combination of various stomping motions, was meant to prepare the land for harvesting.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Chicago/Equadorian band <a href="http://runaroots.wix.com/home#!runa" target="_blank">Runa Roots</a> joins Carmen Pachacama for an evening fit for the Incans. Dance lessons will be available during music breaks.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Check out their moves:</div><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hWyRNsOmFXA" width="560"></iframe></p><p><strong><em>International Fest 2012</em></strong> <em>at the Korean Cultural Center. June 23, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free.</em></p><p>T<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/0aaaaaaFinal%29Logo_WIF2012.jpg" style="float: left; height: 152px; width: 200px;" title="(Courtesy of International Fest 2012)" />he Korean Cultural Center and the <a href="http://www.wphchamber.com/" target="_blank">Wheeling Chamber of Commerce</a> bring you International Fest 2012. The day is full of performances from Ireland to the Philippines, as well at 30 food vendors with everything from Polish cuisine to Korean food and wine. The kids area features face painting, library readings and pony rides. A family-friendly way to get exposed to international culture.</p><p>The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago celebrates the road to discovery and helps preserve Korean immigrant&rsquo;s history and cultural legacies in Chicago.</p></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/weekend-passport-puerto-rican-comedy-and-global-dance-party-100339 Worldview 6.22.12 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/worldview-62212-100338 <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/AP060731015123.jpg" title="People who work cutting timber in the northwestern state of Choco, Colombia, in 2006. (AP/ Luis Benavides) " /></div><p>Friday on <em>Worldview</em>:</p><p>Allan Gomez has been training health practitioners in the Choco area of Colombia. The Choco is the poorest region of Colombia. It&rsquo;s remote and difficult to access due to &nbsp;constant flooding. Gomez tells <em>Worldview</em> about his experience and explains why the area has been plagued by constant poverty.</p><p>Then, global citizen Narimon Safavi plans your global weekend. We&rsquo;ll be learning Ecuadorian folk dance and heading to an international festival in Wheeling where you can sample Korean wine and watch Serbian dance.</p><p>And finally, <em>Worldview</em> film contributor Milos Stehlik gives us his take on <a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/person/112099/Todd-Solondz?inline=nyt-per" title="">Todd Solondz</a>&rsquo;s latest film,&nbsp;<em>Dark Horse.</em> Director Todd Solondz joins the conversation and tells us what inspired the film.</p></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/worldview-62212-100338 Scottish festival, flamenco and Brazilian art http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-14/segment/weekend-passpost-scotland-brazil-and-spain-100119 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/0David Coria.jpg" style="height: 414px; width: 620px;" title="David Coria, a dancer for Flamenco A3. (Photo courtesy of the artists)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></div><p><strong><em>Flamenco A3</em></strong><em> at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:00 p.m.</em> <span style="font-style: italic;">Tickets $25 at the door</span><em>. </em></p><p>Traditional Flamenco usually involves groups of up to 20 members. But, Justine Bayod, creator and producer of Flamenco A3 (pronounced ah-TRES), felt there must be a more economic way for a Flamenco troup to tour internationally. She and three artists &mdash; David Coria, Flavio Rodrigues and Ismael de la Rosa &mdash; teamed up to create an intimate program of dance, singing and guitar. While flamenco can sometimes be very taxing to the ear, Flamenco A3 kept their international audince in mind to bring you a taste of this 100-year-old art form.</p><p>Check them out, as guitarist Flavio Rodrigues strums poetic:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VC0SW_47JNA" width="420"></iframe></p><p><strong><em>The Scottish Festival and Highland Games</em></strong><em> at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, Ill. Opens Friday June 15 at 4:00 p.m. &lsquo;till 10:00 p.m.; continues Saturday June 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets $20 at the gate.</em></p><p>Open the gates and let the Scot inside you free! <a href="http://www.chicagoscots.org/">The Chicago Scots</a> present the 26<sup>th</sup> annual Scottish Festival and Highland games &ndash; a weekend of traditional Scottish food, dance and of course, highland games. According to legend, the highland games originated when King Malcom of Scotland challenged men vying to be his body guards. He chose the men who stood up against the uphill races, log tosses, hammer throws and many other physically challenging tasks. Fortunately, attendees of this festival will only be challanged by the large selection of whiskey and haggis.</p><p><strong><em>Denise Milan</em>: <em>Mist of the Earth</em> <em>Exhibition </em></strong><em>at the Chicago Cultural Center. </em><em>Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.</em></p><p>Denise Milan is an environmental activist as well as artist. She is currenly working on a public art project in the favelas of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Her exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center expolores the definitions of humanity, failure and triumph. Her peices take you on a journey to Brazil through sculpture, photo-collage and stone work.</p></p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-14/segment/weekend-passpost-scotland-brazil-and-spain-100119