WBEZ | Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy http://www.wbez.org/tags/adlai-stevenson-center-democracy-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Consequences of the Media Information Hydrant: A Nation of Silent Spectators with Torey Malatia http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/consequences-media-information-hydrant-nation-silent-spectators-torey <p><p><strong>Torey Malatia</strong> is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chicago Public Media, Inc. He is a leader in public media strategic thinking, has written and lectured extensively about the public media&#39;s role as a public trust, and serves as Board Chair of Public Radio Exchange, Inc. As an advocate for deepening community commitments, he has spearheaded numerous neighborhood and local reporting initiatives.</p><p>Together with <strong>Ira Glass</strong>, Torey co-founded <em>This American Life</em> in 1995. &nbsp;Under his leadership, Chicago Public Media has developed its most significant national initiatives and programs, including <em>The Third Coast International Audio Festival</em> in 2000, Sound Opinions in 2005, and <em>Wait, Wait, Don&rsquo;t Tell Me!</em>, a co-production with National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. in 1998. &nbsp;In 2001, he was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame as the first not-for-profit representative to receive this honor.</p><div>Born and reared in Oak Park, Illinois, Torey resides in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, artist <strong>Elizabeth Carson Manley</strong>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ASCD-webstory_6.jpg" title="" /></div></div><div>Recorded live Sunday, April 13, 2013 at The Stevenson Center on Democracy.</div></p> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/consequences-media-information-hydrant-nation-silent-spectators-torey President Obama's Africa Policy: Just Right or Not Enough? http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/president-obamas-africa-policy-just-right-or-not-enough-106615 <p><p>Containing seven of the world&rsquo;s ten fastest growing economies, the African continent is rapidly becoming an important player in the global economy and international security. While sub-Saharan Africa in particular remains largely under the radar in American foreign policy debates, China is quickly expanding its economic influence in what could be the next critical geopolitical arena. With President Obama having to devote significant attention to Iraq and Afghanistan during his first term, scholars and practitioners debate his track record in Africa. What do the current trends in Africa imply for American economic and national security? And will President Obama in his second term need to alter current American policy toward Africa?</p><div><strong>Richard Joseph</strong> is the John Evans Professor of international history and politics at Northwestern University, and a nonresident senior fellow in the global economy and development program at The Brookings Institution. His research and teaching focuses on African governance, political economy, and democratization. Previously, Joseph has directed the African governance program at the Carter Center and coordinated elections missions in Zambia and Ghana, and peace initiatives in Liberia. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Mwangi S. Kimenyi</strong> is senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative in the global economy and development program of The Brookings Institution. He is the founding executive director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis and a research associate with the Center for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/ASCD-webstory_5.jpg" title="" /></div></div><p>Recorded live Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the&nbsp;InterContinental Hotel.</p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/president-obamas-africa-policy-just-right-or-not-enough-106615