WBEZ | Babel Med Music Festival http://www.wbez.org/tags/babel-med-music-festival Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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 Secret drones and a trip to Babel Med Music festival http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-05-01/secret-drones-and-trip-babel-med-music-festival-106925 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP544565027115_0.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%2F90351717&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-secret-drone-operations-accountability-i.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-secret-drone-operations-accountability-i" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Secret drone operations, accountability in mass production and a trip to the Babel Med Music festivalival" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 09:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-05-01/secret-drones-and-trip-babel-med-music-festival-106925