WBEZ | Zambia http://www.wbez.org/tags/zambia Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Princess Kasune Zulu uses her HIV-positive status to save lives http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-princess-kasune-zulu-uses-her-hiv-positive-status-save-lives <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-Princess.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-73944e5e-04bf-ed6e-fccf-5360018697f2">Princess Kasune Zulu was diagnosed with HIV over 17 years ago, at a time when that particular disease carried a heavy burden of stigma in her native Zambia. Since then, Princess Kasune has been advocating for education and healthcare for communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Her journey as the founder and spokesperson for her non-profit Fountain of Life has brought her from a one-room village school in Zambia all the way to the White House. For our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series, she&rsquo;ll share her experiences as a leader in the fight against AIDS and discuss how the public conversation has changed about the disease since her diagnosis.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141725390&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-princess-kasune-zulu-uses-her-hiv-positive-status-save-lives Global Activism: Tikondane helps communities in Zambia http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-tikondane-helps-communities-zambia-106980 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/tikocondane.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Coming off a successful 2013 Global Activism Expo, we visit with one of this year&rsquo;s attendees. <a href="http://tikondane.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=8" target="_blank">Elke Kroeger-Radcliffe</a>, founder and director of <a href="http://www.tikondane.org/" target="_blank">Tikondane</a>, a &ldquo;community uplift organization&rdquo; based in Katete, Zambia, tells us about her latest projects and the people involved with her work.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87447030&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-tikondane-helps-communities-zambia-106980 Film ‘The Carrier’ explores HIV/AIDS in Zambia http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-06/film-%E2%80%98-carrier%E2%80%99-explores-hivaids-zambia-97003 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-06/THE_CARRIER_(KAT_WESTERGAARD)_2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.thecarrierfilm.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"><em>The Carrier </em></a>is a lyrical film that follows Mutinta Mweemba, a 28-year-old subsistence farmer. Mutinta fell in love with dreams of marriage, children and a better life, but her new husband came with two other wives. Simultaneously, a deadly epidemic new to the area -- a mysterious disease called AIDS -- ravages the remote Zambian village Mutinta calls home. After learning she is both HIV-positive and pregnant, Mutinta sets out to keep her unborn child virus-free and break the cycle of transmission. <em>Worldview </em>talks with <a href="http://www.thecarrierfilm.com/the_carrier_filmmakers.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Maggie Betts</a>, the film’s writer, producer and director.</p><p><a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/about/special-events/UNICEF_Profile_Series/unicef-profile-series-chicago.html">Film Screening and Discussion</a>:</p><p>Film Row Cinema at Columbia College Chicago, Wednesday, 3/7/12, 6pm.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Trailer for <em>The Carrier</em>:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6oYyQxr8Bis" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-06/film-%E2%80%98-carrier%E2%80%99-explores-hivaids-zambia-97003 Worldview 3.6.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-06 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-march/2012-03-06/thecarrierkatwestergaard1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Five months after the CIA killed American-born cleric and Al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, U.S. Attorney General <a href="http://www.justice.gov/ag/meet-ag.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Eric Holder</a> spoke at Northwestern University yesterday about how the U.S. can legally kill American citizens on foreign soil. <em>Worldview</em> contributor <a href="http://law.nd.edu/people/faculty-and-administration/teaching-and-research-faculty/douglass-cassel/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Doug Cassel</a> from Notre Dame Law School analyzes Holder’s remarks. Also, 28-year-old Mutinta Mweemba thought her dreams of marriage, children and a good life came true when she fell in love, but her new husband came with two other wives. At the same time, Mutinta's remote Zambian village was being ravaged by AIDS.<span style="font-style: italic;">&nbsp; </span>The documentary film <a href="http://www.thecarrierfilm.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"><em>The Carrier</em></a> highlights a community's desperate struggle to emancipate its next generation from HIV/AIDS.&nbsp; <em>Worldview </em>talks with the film's director, <a href="http://www.thecarrierfilm.com/the_carrier_filmmakers.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Maggie Betts</a>.</p></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:49:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-06 Global Activism: A community centre in Zambia helps keep a village employed http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-19/global-activism-community-centre-zambia-helps-keep-village-employed-8677 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-19/tikocontact.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Elke Kroeger-Radcliffe is the founder of the <a href="http://www.tikondane.org/" target="_blank">Tikondane Community Centre</a>. She’s been on the show before, and when she was in town for the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-30/global-activism-expo-2011" target="_self">Global Activism Expo</a>, she stopped by to give us an update on how things are going at Tikondane.</p><p>The center is located in a small town called Katete in the eastern province of Zambia. Tikondane sponsors a community school, adult education and eco-tourism programs. They also offer a number of income-generating activities for people in the village.</p><p>Elke first went to Zambia as a nurse, with plans to teach basic healthcare, but she found herself doing a whole lot more.</p></p> Thu, 19 May 2011 17:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-19/global-activism-community-centre-zambia-helps-keep-village-employed-8677 Global Activism: Spark Ventures works with vulnerable kids in Zambia http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-spark-ventures-works-vulnerable-kids-zambia <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2010-November/2010-11-04/Spark Ventures - 4.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday we hear about an individual who&rsquo;s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Rich Johnson is one of the co-founders of Spark Ventures. One summer night in 2006, Rich and two of his closest friends went out to a movie. Afterwards they had a conversation about life-changing moments. By the end of the evening, they decided to take a trip to Africa and do a volunteer project.&nbsp;</p><p>Johnson tells Jerome how he ended up in Zambia.<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-spark-ventures-works-vulnerable-kids-zambia