WBEZ | weekend passport http://www.wbez.org/tags/weekend-passport Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en James Bond and the 'Spectre' of global surveillance http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-13/james-bond-and-spectre-global-surveillance-113786 <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/ClaraDon.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/ClaraDon)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232946882&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-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">&#39;Spectre&#39; reflects attitudes on global surveillance</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik has long seen James Bond films as a great barometer of our times. The latest installment in the Bond series, &ldquo;Spectre&rdquo; opened to mixed reviews, but a pretty decent box office. With a global surveillance operation at the heart of the story reviews have drawn analogies and conclusions about what &ldquo;Spectre&rdquo; says about today&rsquo;s surveillance controversies. Spectre&rsquo;s also been called the most feminist Bond film ever, and has something to say about sadism and torture. The film has also received rave reviews in Great Britain. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and British Bond expert James Chapman from the University of Leicester, join us to dissect the messages in the latest Bond flick.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-7dd20769-0292-e18e-49d5-c3d75e04b14d"><a href="http://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is WBEZ&rsquo;s film contributor and director of <a href="http://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Multimedia</a>. </span></em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>James Chapman is a professor of film studies at the<a href="http://twitter.com/@uniofleicester"> University of Leicester</a></em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232947181&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-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Laurie Anderson&#39;s &#39;Heart of a Dog&#39;</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">In her new documentary, Heart of a Dog, Glen Ellyn native and filmmaker Laurie Anderson, chronicles poignant moments of her life through stories of her deceased rat-terrier, the 9/11 terror attacks and the death of her husband, musician Lou Reed. Anderson sat down with Milos Stehlik earlier this week to talk about the personal challenges of making such an introspective film and what her dying, blind dog taught her about growing old. Heart of Dog opens today at the Music Box Theatre.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-7dd20769-0297-496d-c50b-aaac3f941dff"><a href="http://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is WBEZ&rsquo;s film contributor and director of <a href="http://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Multimedia.</a> </span></em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><a href="http://twitter.com/@OnlyAnExpert">Laurie Anderson </a>is an experimental performance artist and filmmaker. Her new documentary is<a href="http://twitter.com/HeartOfADogFilm"> &#39;Heart of a Dog&rsquo;.</a></em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232948118&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-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Weekend Passport: &#39;A Journey Inside&#39;</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week he&rsquo;ll tell us about a photo exhibit, 16 months in the making, that looks at life inside Iran.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-7dd20769-029b-471a-43d1-1b6ebeefec4a">Nari Safavi is one of the founders of<a href="http://twitter.com/pasfardaarts"> Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange</a>. </span></em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>Maryam Athari is the project assistant for &#39;A Journey Inside&#39; and one of the organizers of the exhibit.</em></li></ul><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:33:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-13/james-bond-and-spectre-global-surveillance-113786 Psychologists and the U.S. interrogation program http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-07-17/psychologists-and-us-interrogation-program-112418 <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/torture.jpg" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215178229&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></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Report finds psychologists and APA colluded with CIA and DOD</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">A 542 page report examining the involvement of psychologists in the Bush administration&rsquo;s interrogation programs (which included the use of torture) and their professional organization, the American Psychological Association, found that senior staff of the organization colluded with the CIA and the Pentagon and that psychologists were complicit and helped provide justification for the use of torture. The report found, among other things, that the APA &ldquo;prioritized the protection of psychologists &mdash; even those who might have engaged in unethical behavior &mdash; above the protection of the public.&rdquo; The report raises many questions about the collaboration between the APA psychologists and the CIA and the Pentagon. The investigation was conducted at the request of the APA. Since the findings were published, the APA has announced several policy changes it plans to take in response and its current chief executive has also retired.&nbsp; Steven Reisner, a psychologist and founding member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology and member of the APA Council of Representatives discusses the investigation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Guest: Steven Reisner is a psychologist and foun</span></em><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">ding&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology and&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">member of the APA Council of Representatives.</span></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215178438&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></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Woody Allen&#39;s &#39;Irrational Man&#39; and &#39;Tangerine&#39;</span></font></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Film contributor Milos Stehlik joins us to discuss two new films, <em>Irrational Man</em> and <em>Tangerine</em>.&nbsp; <em>Irrational Man</em> is Woody Allen&rsquo;s latest film, it stars Joaquin Phoenix as a tormented philosophy professor who gets involved with two different women. <em>Tangerine</em> tells the story of the friendship of&nbsp; two African American transgender prostitutes named Alexandra and Sin De.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Guest: Milos Stehlik is the director of <a href="http://www.facets.org/">Facets Multimedia.</a></span></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215178866&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></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Weekend Passport: Healing through music</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Every week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week we&rsquo;ll tell you about an event that uses music to help the survivors of torture. It&#39;s called Musicians Against Torture. The <a href="http://action.heartlandalliance.org/site/Calendar?id=106021&amp;view=Detail&amp;_ga=1.251677833.1421379006.1432062480">event</a> takes place F</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">riday July 24th from &nbsp;7-8:30pm at the&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">PianoForte Foundation.</span></p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Guest: Nari Safavi is one of the founders of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange.</span></em></p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Guest: Dan Armstrong&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra bass section.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Guest: Judith Weinstein is Associate Director of Development for the <a href="http://www.heartlandalliance.org/kovler/?referrer=https://www.google.com/">Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center.</a></span></em></p></p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-07-17/psychologists-and-us-interrogation-program-112418 Ethiopian elections http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-06-05/ethiopian-elections-112150 <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/R%20Hagel%20flickr.jpg" style="width: 497px; height: 375px;" title="(Photo: Flickr/R Hagel)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208999630&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><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Ethiopia appears set to remain a one party country</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);">Ethiopia&#39;s ruling party appears to have won a landslide victory in the country&#39;s parliamentary elections. Opposition leaders accused the party of trying to intimidate and harass supporters of their parties. Girma Birru, the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States, joins us to discuss the elections and the state of Ethiopian politics.<br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.ethiopianembassy.org/AboutEmbassy/AboutEmbassy.php?Page=Biography.htm">Girma Birru</a> is Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208999631&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">International films to see this weekend</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);">Film contributor Milos Stehlik reviews two films showing this weekend&nbsp;<em>Rebels of the Neon God&nbsp;</em>by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, and <em>A Wolf At the Door</em>, the debut film by Brazilian writer-director Fernando Coimbra.<br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is the director of <a href="https://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Chicago</a> and the WBEZ film contributor.&nbsp;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208999632&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: inherit; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Weekend Passport: International storytelling fesitval and food truck social</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);">Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week he&rsquo;ll tell us about the Black Ensemble Theatre&rsquo;s first ever International Cultural Festival and a food truck event in Pilsen.<br /><br /><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);"><em><a href="http://www.lindagorham.com/">Linda Gorham</a> is a performer and storyteller.&nbsp;</em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);"><em>Nari Safavi is one of the co-founders of the <a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/default.aspx">PASFARDA Arts &amp; Cultural Exchange</a>.</em></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-06-05/ethiopian-elections-112150 Worldview: U.S. ambassador attacked in South Korea http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-06/worldview-us-ambassador-attacked-south-korea-111667 <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/AP574427761985.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="South Korean Vietnam War veterans shout slogans during a rally denouncing the attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194593005&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">U.S. ambassador attacked in South Korea</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-060ba4fa-f0fa-63f2-70bf-6de06295444b">On Thursday, Mark Lippert, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, was attacked by an anti-american extremist wielding a knife. Lippert&rsquo;s injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. North Korea called the attack &ldquo; &quot;knife slashes of justice.&rdquo; &nbsp;Police are investigating the suspect, Kim Ki-jong, who claims he acted alone and was spurred on by the the initiation of annual, South Korea-American military drills. Pyongyang has claimed the drills are a precursor for war. We&rsquo;ll talk about the mysterious attack &nbsp;and other regional issues with Bruce Cumings, professor of History at the University of Chicago.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-060ba4fa-f0fa-d386-d973-c40c8ac0fa5b"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Bruce Cumings is a</em></span><em> professor of history at the <a href="https://twitter.com/UChicago">University of Chicago</a>, author of the books &quot;Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century,&quot; &quot;The Korean War: A History&quot; and North Korea: Another Country&quot;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194592496&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Milos Stehlik on &#39;Maps to the Stars&#39;</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-80849089-f0fd-9ce9-4c48-5acd112712b8">Director David Cronenberg&rsquo;s latest film &ldquo;Maps to the Stars&rdquo; is set in Hollywood. It follows the story of &nbsp;</span>Havana Segrand, a fading B-List Hollywood actress played by Julianne Moore. Film contributor Milos Stehlik gives us his take on the film. He&rsquo;ll also tell us about on of America&rsquo;s most well known avant garde film programmers, Amos Vogel. There&rsquo;s a film series being shown at the University of Chicago called, &ldquo;Film as a subversive art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is the director of <a href="https://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Chicago</a> and the WBEZ film contributor.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194591399&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Weekend Passport: &#39;The Mecca Tales&#39; at Chicago Dramatists</span></p><p>Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week he&rsquo;ll tell us about The Mecca Tales, a play about five American Muslim women who travel to take part in the Hajj.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>Nari Safavi is one of the co-founders of the <a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/default.aspx">PASFARDA Arts &amp; Cultural Exchange</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://rohinamalik.weebly.com/">Rohina Malik</a> is the playwright for <a href="http://www.chicagodramatists.org/production-the-mecca-tales">&quot;The Mecca Tales.&quot;</a></em></p></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-06/worldview-us-ambassador-attacked-south-korea-111667 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