WBEZ | world radio day http://www.wbez.org/tags/world-radio-day Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Foreign policy in the State of the Union, happy World Radio Day and Libya's post-Qaddafi music scene http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-13/worldview-foreign-policy-state-union-happy-world-radio-day-and-libyas <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP764771037067_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F79106238&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-state-of-the-union-a-global-perspect.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-state-of-the-union-a-global-perspect" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Foreign policy in the State of the Union, Happy World Radio Day, and a personal view of Libya's music scene" on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: Foreign policy in the State of the Union, Happy World Radio Day, and a personal view of Libya's music scene</h1><h2>Worldview digs into Obama’s foreign policy objectives. February 13th is World Radio Day, a chance to examine radio's past, present, and future. A Libyan-American rapper tells us about his home country's music scene.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Wed, Feb 13 2013 09:23:02</p><div>Obama's Full 2013 State of the Union Address - SOTU 2013wsjdigitalnetwork</div><div><p><b>State of the Union, global-style&nbsp;</b></p><p><b><br></b></p><p>In his <a href="http://on.aol.com/video/state-of-the-union-2013-517671162" class="">State of the Union address</a> last night, President Obama stuck mostly to domestic issues. &nbsp;However, he did announce the withdrawal of 34,000 troops in Afghanistan.&nbsp;<i>Worldview </i>goes over these issues&nbsp;with <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/steve-clemons/" class="">Steve Clemons</a>, Washingtoneditor-at-large for <i>The Atlantic.</i></p></div><div>President Obama's State of the Union address full textThe text of the State of the Union address as prepared for delivery by President Barack Obama, and provided by the press office of the Wh...</div><div><p><b>Happy World Radio Day</b></p><p><br></p><p>Put on by UNESCO, <a href="http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/world-radio-day/" class="">World Radio Day</a> is intended to draw attention to the vital role that radio plays in keeping people safe, informed, and connected the world over.&nbsp;<i>Worldview</i>&nbsp;will speak to <a href="http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/profile/34-john-dinges/10" class="">John Dinges</a>, a veteran NPR journalist and professor at the Columbia School of Journalism, who is taking part in a panel discussion today at UN headquarters to celebrate the day. And, as a reminder of the vital role radio plays in less developed countries, we’ll speak with Jan McArthur of <a href="http://www.internews.org/" class="">Internews,</a> an organization that trains journalists overseas. She is their country director for Afghanistan, and she’ll tell us how she started <a href="http://www.salamwatandar.com/" class="">Salam Watandar</a>, a network of 53 radio stations throughout the country.</p></div><div>February 13th is World Radio DayWednesday (2/13) is World Radio Day. The United Nations describes it as a day to celebrate the medium and encourage major networks and co...</div><div><b>Global Notes</b><div><br></div><div>Libya’s vibrant music scene was crushed when Colonel Muammar Ghaddafi came to power. He insisted on handpicking which musicians could be heard on the radio and music about politically sensitive topics was off limits. As a result, many artists were sidelined or silenced. But things began to change during the revolution, where music played a prominent role in helping to drive out the Ghaddafi regime. Libyan-American hip-hop artist <a href="http://thisiskhaledm.com/" class="">Khaled M</a> just returned from Libya, where he was helping to re-develop the country’s cultural infrastructure. He tells us about some of artists to watch.</div></div><div>Khaled M. - My Levelthisiskhaledm</div></noscript></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-13/worldview-foreign-policy-state-union-happy-world-radio-day-and-libyas