WBEZ | global notes http://www.wbez.org/tags/global-notes Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Confronting homophobia in Lebanon through music http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-02/confronting-homophobia-lebanon-through-music-114029 <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/Kepa.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Kepa)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235791011&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);">Global Notes: Lebanese indie band Mashrou&#39;Leila</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;">Lebanese indie band Mashrou&rsquo;Leila is taking the Arab music scene by storm, and revolutionizing it in the process. Mashrou&rsquo;Leila is one of the first bands on the Arab music scene to have an openly gay frontman, and to regularly sing about issues of sexuality. For this week&rsquo;s Global Notes, Morning Shift and Radio M Host Tony Sarabia brings us the sounds and stories of this game-changing group.</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>&nbsp;<em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>&nbsp;and Radio M.</em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235791718&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);">How to solve Puerto Rico&#39;s debt problems?</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;">Puerto Rico was able to make a payment on its bond debt this week, avoiding, at least for the moment, a default. But in order to maintain certain basic services and do things like make payroll payments, the government was forced to use funds that were earmarked for other future payments due next month. Puerto Rico has been in a recession for more than a decade and even as he made this week&rsquo;s payment, the governor said &ldquo;This is a distress call, from a ship of 3.5 million people that is adrift at sea&rdquo;. Presidential candidates have weighed in on how best to solve the territory&rsquo;s fiscal crisis. We&rsquo;ll take a look at what has led to the island&rsquo;s economic problems with University of Connecticut Professor Charles Venator.</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:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-ee2f8bc3-648c-0177-b83d-99cc0d1057ea"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5b3d2707-648c-5816-3341-ba6cf6b0818c">Charles Venator is a professor of political science with the Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at the <a href="http://twitter.com/UConn">University of Connecticut​.</a></span></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/235792248&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);">The Paris climate talks as a turning point</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>The UN climate talks are in day three. Howard Learner is the founder and executive director of the Environmental Law Policy Center.He thinks the Climate Change talks are a big step in the right direction. The Clean Energy Fund set up by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others, makes clean energy investments a solid bet. Midwest renewable businesses are poised to grow in technology transfers to the developing world. We&rsquo;ll consider the positive momentum coming out of the Paris talks.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Howard Learner is founder and executive director of the <a href="http://twitter.com/ELPcenter">Environmental Law Policy Center</a>.</em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:04:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-02/confronting-homophobia-lebanon-through-music-114029 Mollenbeek: A look at Brussels' immigrant neighborhood http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-18/mollenbeek-look-brussels-immigrant-neighborhood-113842 <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/AP_628937859283.jpg" title="(Photo: Associated Press/Virginia Mayo)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/233666094&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);">Belgian immigration after the Paris attacks</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;">The investigation into the terror attacks in Paris has focused attention on Belgium. Investigators believe the attacks were planned there. Belgium has sent the largest number of foreign fighters in Europe to join ISIS. The country&rsquo;s been linked to several other terror attacks in recent years, and several with ties to a neighborhood in Brussels called Molenbeek. The area has a large Muslim and immigrant population. Brussels, like France, has struggled to integrate its immigrants. We&rsquo;ll take a look at Belgium&rsquo;s immigrant communities and the Molenbeek neighborhood in particular with Marco Martiniello, a professor of sociology at the University of Liege in Belgium.</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:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1e7164c0-1c54-a2b3-d8cb-bbc59ec84ac9"><a href="http://twitter.com/MarcoMartiniell">Marco Martiniello</a> is a professor of sociology at the <a href="http://twitter.com/UniversiteLiege">University of Liege</a>.&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/233666594&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);">EcoMyths: Is food waste unavoidable?</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;">According to the Worldwatch Institute, Americans waste three times more food between Thanksgiving and New Year&rsquo;s than the rest of the year. Globally, we waste one-third of all food produced for us to eat (1.3 billion tons), according to the UN&rsquo;s Food and Agriculture Organization. For our EcoMyths segment, Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance joins us with Dr. Barbara Willard of DePaul University, to bust the myth that large holiday food bills and waste are inevitable.</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:&nbsp;</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-1e7164c0-1c59-a303-7f74-b2f2c0330ca6">Dr. Barbara Willard is an environmental science communications expert, and an associate professor at <a href="http://twitter.com/DePaulU">DePaul University</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><span id="docs-internal-guid-1e7164c0-1c59-b7be-6864-fa958186bd2a">Kate Sackman is the founder and president of <a href="http://twitter.com/EcoMyths">EcoMyths Alliance</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/Bkosson">Beth Kosson</a> is the education and outreach director for EcoMyths Alliance.</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/233667033&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);">Global Notes: &#39;The Good Ones&#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;">Tutsi, Hutu and Twa. The three tribes from the African country of Rwanda have come together in the form of the band The Good Ones. The quartet is led by subsitance farmer Adrien Kazigira who went looking for the best musicians around, ergo the name of the band. The band consists of acoustic guitar, tight harmonies and minimal percussion ( boots). This week on Global Notes, Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia brings us music from the band&rsquo;s lastest effort, the album Rwanda is My Home.</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>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1e7164c0-1c5d-39ba-85f5-96dd9865d025"><a href="http://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia </a>is the host of <a href="http://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">Morning Shift</a> and Radio M.&nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-18/mollenbeek-look-brussels-immigrant-neighborhood-113842 Russia contemplates limiting music (again) http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-04/russia-contemplates-limiting-music-again-113640 <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/Marc%20Wathieu_0.jpg" title="Russia mulls music quotas Legislators in Russia are considering music quotas for Russian FM stations. The quotas would require that only 25 percent of " /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/231570232&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);">Russia mulls music quotas</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;">Legislators in Russia are considering music quotas for Russian FM stations. The quotas would require that only 25 percent of all music played on the stations could contain non-Russian lyrics. It&rsquo;s not the first time Russia&rsquo;s considered limitations on Western music. And Russia is not the only country to contemplate protections for its culture. Radio M and Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia joins us to talk about music quotas in Russia and beyond.</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>&nbsp;<em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/231569852&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);">Remembering Ahmad Chalabi</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;">Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi political leader who helped make the case for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, died yesterday at his home in Baghdad. He&rsquo;s remembered for his role in supplying intelligence, later deemed false, that indicated Saddam Hussein&rsquo;s arsenal included weapons of mass destruction. We&rsquo;ll take a look at his legacy with Cherif Bassiouni, professor emeritus of law at DePaul University.</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>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-29ee7648-d453-54fb-263d-022ad17491fc">Cherif Bassiouni is a professor emeritus of law at DePaul University.</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/231569351&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);">Should the US and Russia leave Syria?</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>Last week in Vienna, multinational talks commenced on the Syria crisis. Iran was also included but now the Iranians are threatening to withdraw from the talks, scheduled to resume in a couple of weeks. Russia has been somewhat positive. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the &quot;Vienna format was almost a perfect format for multilateral efforts for Syrian settlement and we want to anchor that.&rdquo; Some observers see the talks as a failure, no matter the result. National Security heavyweight, Henry Kissinger, wrote a scathing critique of the Obama administration&rsquo;s Syria policy in a Wall Street Journal editorial. Another security expert, who agrees with Kissinger&rsquo;s suggestions for stability in Syria is Joe Kechichian, a Gulf States scholar and senior writer for Gulf News. His latest article is &ldquo;The Vienna Fiasco&rdquo; He&rsquo;ll tell us why he thinks &ldquo;that both Washington and Moscow ought to get out of the Syrian kitchen&rdquo;. Kechichian&rsquo;s latest book is &#39;Iffat al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen&#39;.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-29ee7648-d454-df40-bce7-2ee5c5f85e72">Joe Kechichian is a senior writer for the Dubai-based <a href="http://twitter.com/@gulf_news">Gulf News</a>. His latest article is &#39;The Vienna Fiasco&#39;. He&rsquo;s also the author of numerous books on the Gulf region, including his most recent release,&#39; </span>Iffat al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen&#39;.</em></p><div>&nbsp;</div><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;">&nbsp;</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-04/russia-contemplates-limiting-music-again-113640 Great Britain joins United States in drone warfare controversy http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-09/great-britain-joins-united-states-drone-warfare-controversy-112878 <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/Defence%20Images.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Defence Images)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/223113022&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><div class="image-insert-image "><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">UK kills 3 British citizens in Syrian drone strikes</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">The UK government has revealed that two British men were killed by a Royal Air Force drone in Syria. The strikes have ignited a heated political debated in the UK. There are also reports that unmanned Royal Air Force drones have been on the hunt in Syria for members of the Islamic State and that a &quot;kill list&quot; of British members of IS was devised shortly after recent elections. We&#39;ll talk about British policy on drones with Jennifer Gibson, an attorney who works with the UK-based huma rights organisation, Reprieve.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><strong>Guest: </strong><em>J</em></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><em>ennifer Gibson is an attorney who works with the UK-based human rights organisation, <a href="http://twitter.com/reprieve">Reprieve</a></em>.&nbsp;</span></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/223115997&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><div class="image-insert-image "><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Upcoming climate talks aim to curb global emissions</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Diplomats have spent years creating the architecture for a global agreement on emisions targets that starts in 2020. The Paris climate talks this December aim to lock in those commitments and provide aid to smaller countries affected by climate change. In spite of all the effort the Paris accord on climate change is no sure thing. Some countries haven&#39;t submitted emission targets that were due in March. Recent talks in Bonn didn&#39;t resolve major issues like compensating smaller countries affected by cliamte change. With only five negootiating days scheduled before the Paris summit, President Francois Holland admits the talks could fail. &nbsp;</span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="http://twitter.com/jschmidtnrdc">Jake Schmidt</a> is the International Director of the <a href="http://twitter.com/NRDC">Natural Resources Defense Council</a></em></span><em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13.3333px; line-height: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><font face="Arial">. </font></span></em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/223116307&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><div class="image-insert-image "><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Notes: Chicago&#39;s World Music Festival</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Chicago&#39;s 17th annual World Music Festival gets udnerway on September 11th and runs through September 22. Some popular features return such as &quot;Ragamala: A celebration of Indian Classical Music&quot;. There are new features as well like a &#39;Global Peace Picnic&quot; to mark the UN&#39;s International Day of Peace. </span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;"><strong>Guest: </strong><em><a href="http://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of Radio M and Morning Shift.</em>&nbsp;</span></div></p> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-09/great-britain-joins-united-states-drone-warfare-controversy-112878 Will the next leader of the UN be a woman? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-26/will-next-leader-un-be-woman-112736 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221023835&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);">New campaign targets a female UN Secretary General</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>UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon&rsquo;s term as UN Secretary General will end in December 2016. He&rsquo;s said he will not serve another term. The process for selecting the secretary general has generally been done behind closed doors. There are lots of calls to reform the way the position gets filled. Along with calls to change the process, there&rsquo;s been mounting pressure to make the next head of the UN a woman. Many UN observers say it&rsquo;s unclear whether a woman has ever even seriously been considered for the job. Jean Krasno is chair of the &ldquo; Campaign to Elect a Woman UN Secretary-General.&rdquo; She&rsquo;s been a vocal advocate of having a woman lead the UN. Krasno joins us to discuss her campaign and the reason she believes it&rsquo;s time for a woman to have a leadership role at the UN.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-6a62d090-6ba5-d653-1492-a9a518088ebe">Jean Krasno is a lecturer at Yale University and a tenured lecturer at the City College of New York. She is also </span>chair of the &ldquo; Campaign to Elect a Woman UN Secretary-General.&rdquo;</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/221024932&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);">Venezuela&#39;s crisis continues</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>Venezuela is facing a serious economic crisis. There are long lines for basic foodstuffs and with oil prices expected to stay low there is no recovery in site for the resource rich country. The government has declared a &ldquo;state of exception&rdquo; that suspends human rights guarantees. Nicolas Maduro&rsquo;s socialist party government wants to maintain its dominance in the National Assembly with elections scheduled for December 6th. They&rsquo;ve disqualified opposition candidates. We&rsquo;ll discuss their strategy to maintain power and the country&rsquo;s ongoing economic problems with Javier Corrales, a professor of political science at Amherst College and co-author of the book Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Chavez and the political economy of revolution in Venezuela.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-6a62d090-6ba9-c95c-afb1-9ffa8e49c1a0">Javier Corrales is a professor of political science at Amherst College and co-author fo the book </span>Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Chavez and the political economy of revolution in Venezuela.</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/221026385&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 Notes: Modern indigenous and aboriginal music</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>On this week&rsquo;s Global Notes, music journalist and host of Beat Latino, Catalina Maria Johnson, will play some us some of her favorite tunes from indigenous and aboriginal artists around the globe- ranging from everything from Inuit throat singing to First Nation Canadian hip-hop.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-6a62d090-6baf-f403-a2f2-fdd84f4fa32a">Catalina Maria Johnson is a music journalist and the host of Beat Latino on Vocalo. </span></em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-26/will-next-leader-un-be-woman-112736 Christianity under threat in the Middle East http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-05/christianity-under-threat-middle-east-112574 <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/Martin%20O_ob.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Martin O_ob)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217940692&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);">Is the end nigh for Christianity 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>Amid the violence in the Middle East, tolerance for other religions, such as Christianity, continues to wane. In fact, many fear that Christianity will soon vanish from the region where the faith was born. We talk about the difficulties Eastern Christians face with Jamil Khoury, an Arab Christian and Silk Road&rsquo;s artistic director and Nairee Haopian, an Armenian-American Christian.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><span id="docs-internal-guid-9823c8a9-ff6c-a717-9d59-243324ab34f8"><a href="http://twitter.com/KhouryJamil">Jamil Khoury</a> is the artistic director of Silk Road Rising and an Arab Christian. </span></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/nhagopian">Nairee Hagopian</a> is an Armenian-American and Orthodox Christian.</li></ul><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/217941567&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);">A look at life in the Donetsk People&#39;s Republic</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>Reporter Amie Ferris-Rotman traveled to the self-declared Donetsk People&rsquo;s Republic (DPR), located on Ukraine&rsquo;s eastern fringe, more than a year into the war between forces loyal to the government in Kiev and pro-Russian rebels. Her article about what life is like there now, &#39;How to Disappear a Country&#39; appears in The Atlantic. Ferris-Rotman joins us to talk about her on-the-ground experiences in Donetsk.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9823c8a9-ff71-f28d-d24d-9a2fff540d1f"><a href="http://twitter.com/Amie_FR">Amie Ferris-Rotman</a> is a contributor to the </span><a href="http://twitter.com/TheAtlantic">The Atlantic</a> and a freelance journalist. She is also a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.&nbsp;</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/217942170&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 Notes: The Cuban salsa of Los Van Van</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>This week on Global Notes, we look at the staying-power of the Cuban band, Los Van Van. The band was formed in 1969 by Juan Formell. He passed away last year, but while their leader may be gone, the band plays on. Formell once described the music of Los Van Van as a sound with influences from pop, rock, and jazz - from a lot of different sources, but without abandoning his Cuban roots. Los Van Van plays in Chicago this Sunday for the first time since 1997. WBEZ&rsquo;s Tony Sarabia joins us to talk about the history and sound of this seminal Cuban band.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9823c8a9-ff75-95eb-d601-518dc7d37615">Tony Sarabia is host of WBEZ&rsquo;s </span>Morning Shift and Radio M.</em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-05/christianity-under-threat-middle-east-112574 Worldview: White House climate change proposals face criticism prior to COP 21 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-08/worldview-white-house-climate-change-proposals-face-criticism-prior <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/AP980301639017.jpg" style="height: 403px; width: 620px;" title="In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, gentoo penguins stand on a rock near station Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica. The melting of Antarctic glaciers as a consequence of global warming is concerning scientists as this contributes to rising sea levels which will eventually reshape the planet. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199888546&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: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">White House pledge on climate change</span></p><p>In late March, the Obama administration rolled out its targets to combat Climate Change ahead of the Paris Climate Talks (COP21-CMP11) due to commence at the end of 2015.&nbsp; The White House&rsquo;s goals have met with harsh criticism for either going too far or not far enough. We&rsquo;ll talk about the announcement and other climate related news with Jack Cushman. He&rsquo;s an environmental journalist and contributing editor to&nbsp;<em>Inside Climate News</em>. Cushman will critique the U.S. climate pledge and compare it to what other countries are promising. He&rsquo;s author of the book,&nbsp;<em>Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change</em>.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cda60aca-9ab2-8403-10d3-2665e5220770"><a href="https://twitter.com/jackcushmanjr">Jack Cushman</a> is an</span> environmental journalist and contributing editor with <a href="https://twitter.com/insideclimate">Inside Climate News</a>.&nbsp;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199888814&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Yemen intervention</span></font></p><p>Saudi fighter jets have been hitting Houthi rebel positions around Yemen. The intervention comes as Iran is accused of giving military support to the Houthis.&nbsp; And the continued fighting between the rebels and government is creating a security gap that militants are trying to fill, according to military observers. U.S. Defense&nbsp; Secretary, Ashton Carter, says that Al-Qaeda has &quot;seized the opportunity&quot; in Yemen as the terrorist group reportedly &nbsp;attacked a border post close to Saudi Arabia.&nbsp; Sheila Carapico, political science professor at the University of Richmond, will give us her thoughts on the violence and the roles of the various players.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-325a04d4-9ab4-e5d5-1cb3-0b39f4706341"><a href="https://twitter.com/SCarapico">Sheila Carapico</a> is a </span>professor of Political Science and International Studies at the <a href="https://twitter.com/urichmond">University of Richmond</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199889541&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Notes: Babel Med Music Festival</span></font></p><p>Catalina Maria Johnson, host and producer of&nbsp;<em>Beat Latino</em>&nbsp;on Vocalo, is just back from the annual Babel Med Music festival in Marseille, France. This year&rsquo;s festival brought together artists from 30 different countries.&nbsp; On this week&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Global Notes</em>, Catalina joins Jerome and Tony Sarabia to talk about some of the highlights.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-ae72e756-9ab7-960d-526d-4a8e91f3b192"><a href="https://twitter.com/catalinamariaj">Catalina Maria Johnson</a> is host and producer of Beat Latino on Vocalo. She&rsquo;s also a regular contributor to Wall Street Journal International Magazine, Afro Pop World Wide Blog and other publications.</span></em></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-08/worldview-white-house-climate-change-proposals-face-criticism-prior Worldview: FIFA warns Russia about racist fans prior to 2018 World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-11/worldview-fifa-warns-russia-about-racist-fans-prior-2018-world-cup <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/AP917826053843.jpg" style="height: 409px; width: 620px;" title="PSG fans light flares during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195391129&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;">Racism in soccer</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-76eb36c6-0a65-bb33-f482-de2599d52aae">London club Chelsea will play Paris St Germain (PSG) in the second leg of their round of 16 clash in the Champions League. &nbsp;Last month, supporters of Chelsea shoved a black passenger off a train at a Paris metro stop while shouting racist chants. This happened hours after Chelsea tied with the local Parisian team, PSG, in a heated Champions League match. This is only the most recent example of racism in the sport, both against fans and players. With the World Cup heading to Russia in 2018, FIFA worries that racial tensions in the region will disrupt the highly anticipated tournament. </span></p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/willtidey">Will Tidey</a> is the Global Sports Manager for <a href="https://twitter.com/Bleacherreport">Bleacher Report</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195391417&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;">WHO urges countries to cut downon sugars</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-9a981408-0a67-b184-350e-c454f962b08b">A new report from the World Health Organization says the world is eating too much sugar. It calls upon nations to cut their added sugar consumptions to less than 10 percent of total calories in the name of reducing non communicable diseases. These free sugars include things like honey, syrups, fruit juices and concentrates. But already some Canadians are saying it shouldn&rsquo;t include maple syrup. The sugar industry in the US is also unhappy about the study. Here to talk to us about it is the author of the report Dr Francesco Branca and Chewing the Fat cohosts Monica Eng and Louisa Chu.</span></p><p><span><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu">Louisa Chu</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/monicaeng">Monica Eng</a> are the hosts of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/content/chewing-fat-podcast-louisa-chu-and-monica-eng">Chewing the Fat</a> podcast.</em></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9a981408-0a68-3054-bda3-2930e906cc9b">Dr Francesco Branca is the </span>Director of <a href="https://twitter.com/WHO">WHO</a>&rsquo;s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195391775&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&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;">Global Notes: The Nile Project</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c153a514-0a69-9233-b10f-f22e0fd4799a">The Nile River runs through 11 African countries and is the primary source of water for two of them: Sudan and Egypt. But drought, floods and pollution remains a threat. &nbsp;This week on Global Notes, Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia introduces us to the musical collective The Nile &nbsp;Project, whose mission-through music- is to inspire cultural curiosity, highlight regional connections, and showcase the potential of trans-boundary cooperation. We&rsquo;ll also talk with Nile Project co-founder Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-c153a514-0a6a-1de9-a49f-2a58fd6f1a18"><a href="https://twitter.com/minagirgis">Mina Girgis</a> is an Egyptian Ethnomusicologist and Co-founder of &nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/nileproject">The Nile Project</a>.</span></em></p></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-11/worldview-fifa-warns-russia-about-racist-fans-prior-2018-world-cup Worldview: The use of unethical weapons in Syria http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-11/worldview-use-unethical-weapons-syria-111541 <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/AP162905765711.jpg" style="height: 441px; width: 620px;" title="In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, file photo provided by Aleppo Media Center [AMC], an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man, left, runs by a burned truck that was attacked by a barrel bomb dropped from a Syrian forces helicopter, in Aleppo, Syria.(AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, File)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190651450&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></div><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Syrian doctor has seen the impact of barrel bombs</span></font></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6f62328c-7a88-1ef4-0f3d-6124a999a920">In an interview this week with the BBC&rsquo;s </span>Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen,Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied dropping &quot;indiscriminate weapons&quot; such as barrel bombs on rebel-held areas. Barrel bombs are crude and highly explosive. They are filled with scrap metal which enhances fragmentation when they explode. &nbsp;But Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, says the Syrian regime is still using barrel bombs. He&rsquo;s just returned from Aleppo and the hospital where he was working has been hit by barrel bombs, more than once. &nbsp;Dr. Sahloul joins us to discuss the interview and the ongoing war in Syria.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em>Dr. <a href="https://twitter.com/sahloul">Zaher Sahloul</a>, president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/sams_usa">Syrian American Medical Society</a>.</em></p><div><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190652088&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></div><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The price of pleasure foods</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e3ddf60a-7a8a-17c6-6fe7-5773212433d0">What is the price of pleasure in food? Last fall in France a few top chefs attempted to revive the tradition of ortolan, considered the holy grail of French food. But it&rsquo;s highly controversial nature left many asking: when is the price of pleasure too much? Louisa Chu, co-host of Chewing the Fat, our WBEZ podcast on food, joins us to share their pleasure episode this week.</span></p><p><span><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></span><em><a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu">Louisa Chu</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;the co-host of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/content/chewing-fat-podcast-louisa-chu-and-monica-eng">Chewing the Fat</a> podcast.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190654052&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></p><p><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat jams live in Studio 10</span></font></p><p>&iexcl;ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat, a Chicago based group, combine old school funk with Latin inspired melodies. They bring their soulful rhythm and attitude to this weeks Global Notes with Tony Sarabia.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p><p><em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/essoafrojamfunkbeat">&iexcl;ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat</a>:&nbsp;Armando Pérez - guitar &amp; keys,&nbsp;Kevin Miller - saxophone,&nbsp;</em><em>Dan Leiber - drumkit,&nbsp;Vivian Garcia - vocals,&nbsp;Ezra Lange - bass,&nbsp;Puerko Pitzotl - percussion</em></p></p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-11/worldview-use-unethical-weapons-syria-111541 Obama's Syria speech and a preview of Chicago's World Music Festival http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-11/obamas-syria-speech-and-preview-chicagos-world-music-festival-108654 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP271407432433.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama addresses the nation and U.S. policy in Syria. The 15th annual World Music Festival returns to Chicago, we&#39;ll tell you what to expect.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F109916081&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-obama-s-syria-speech-and-a-preview-of-ch/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-syria-speech-and-a-preview-of-ch.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-syria-speech-and-a-preview-of-ch" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Obama's Syria speech and a preview of Chicago's World Music Festival" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-11/obamas-syria-speech-and-preview-chicagos-world-music-festival-108654