WBEZ | Haiti http://www.wbez.org/tags/haiti Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en This Isn't The First Time Americans Have Shown Fear Of Refugees http://www.wbez.org/news/isnt-first-time-americans-have-shown-fear-refugees-113888 <p><div id="res456922619" previewtitle="The Statue of Liberty, as seen through windows on the south side of the Great Hall at Ellis Island."><div data-crop-type=""><img alt="The Statue of Liberty, as seen through windows on the south side of the Great Hall at Ellis Island." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/11/21/ap_341703699854_wide-69453f4b153ef88326af0668a54bb88f2f31ef0f-s800-c85.jpg" style="height: 349px; width: 620px;" title="The Statue of Liberty, as seen through windows on the south side of the Great Hall at Ellis Island. (Julie Jacobson/AP)" /></div><div><div><p>Political leaders in the national and state capitals this week began raising barriers against refugees coming to the U.S. from Syria and Iraq. They were responding to a sense of fear in the land that refugees might bring with them some of the dangers they were fleeing.</p><p>Such fears escalated sharply after the deadly terror attacks in Paris on Friday, the 13th&mdash; a November night of random slaughter that took at least 130 lives and wounded hundreds.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-11-18/bloomberg-poll-most-americans-oppose-syrian-refugee-resettlement">Polls</a>&nbsp;throughout the week showed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.langerresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/1173a1AfterParis.pdf">clear majorities</a>&nbsp;of Americans supporting at least &quot;a pause&quot; in the resettlement of refugees from the region being roiled by the self-proclaimed Islamic State.</p></div></div></div><div id="res456915278" previewtitle="The Bloomberg/Selzer poll asked about the best approach to dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis — proceeding with a plan to resettle 10,000 in the U.S., to filter by religion or accept none."><div data-crop-type="" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-11-18/bloomberg-poll-most-americans-oppose-syrian-refugee-resettlement" target="_blank"><img alt="The Bloomberg/Selzer poll asked about the best approach to dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis — proceeding with a plan to resettle 10,000 in the U.S., to filter by religion or accept none." src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/11/21/take-in-syrian-refugees-_chartbuilder_custom-b76bae834062bab36cded85e3cd7059368b5a42d-s400-c85.png" style="height: 294px; width: 500px;" title="The Bloomberg/Selzer poll asked about the best approach to dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis — proceeding with a plan to resettle 10,000 in the U.S., to filter by religion or accept none. Domenico Montanaro/NPR/Bloomberg/Selzer poll, conducted Nov. 16-17, margin of error of +/- 3.9 percent" /></a></div><div><p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><p>For all that America prides itself on being &quot;a nation of immigrants&quot; symbolized by the Statue of Liberty with her lamp beside a golden door, the U.S. is also a nation of people &mdash; subject to human insecurity and fears for safety heightened over the past decade.</p><p>Within 48 hours of the attack,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2015/11/20/456713306/governor-who-started-stampede-on-refugees-says-he-only-wants-answers">Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder&nbsp;</a>had called for a pause in refugee resettlements. The Republican&#39;s state is home to a significant Muslim population and might have been a logical destination for many new arrivals. Within a day, a majority of the nation&#39;s governors had joined Snyder or gone even further. In Tennessee, a GOP legislative leader called for Syrians already resettled in Nashville to be&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2015/11/19/456502693/tennessee-lawmaker-calls-for-national-guard-to-round-up-syrian-refugees">rounded up</a>&nbsp;and turned over to federal authorities.</p><p>On Thursday, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to suspend the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees until each and everyone could be certified as safe by the heads of the FBI, the CIA and the Department of Homeland Security.</p><p>&quot;From a law enforcement perspective, the bill presents us with an impracticality,&quot; Attorney General Loretta Lynch said. And FBI Director James Comey, one of the three officials charged with certifying the refugees as safe, noted, &quot;It would be very, very difficult to say of anyone coming into the country that there is zero risk.&quot;</p><p>Despite the big bipartisan majority vote, perhaps no one expects this House bill to become law. It will be altered in the Senate, and it has drawn a veto threat from the White House. Nonetheless, it had to happen &mdash; if only to defuse the explosive atmosphere of anxiety even on Capitol Hill in the wake of the horrors in Paris. All these politicians were giving voice to the powerful popular impression &mdash; visible in much of the media &mdash; that lax policies and porous borders could expose Americans to the same sort of violence visited on the French.</p><p>Prosecutors said Friday they determined that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/20/world/europe/ap-eu-paris-attacks-the-latest.html">two of the suicide bombers</a>&nbsp;at France&#39;s national stadium had passed through Greece last month. Greece is a common European entry point for many refugees because of its proximity to Syria. It scarcely seems to matter, however, that the core of the Paris problem is that principal players were European nationals &mdash; or that the supposed mastermind was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2015/11/19/456683674/suspected-planner-of-paris-attacks-took-conventional-journey-to-radicalization">radicalized in a French prison</a>.</p><p>This is not, of course, the first time Americans have confronted a sudden influx of refugees. And it is not the first time the impulse has been to raise the drawbridge:</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP_100112020274.jpg" style="height: 213px; width: 310px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="Rescuers work to free trapped survivors and find dead victims in a four story building that collapsed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)" /><strong>2010 &mdash; Haitians:&nbsp;</strong>The earthquake in Haiti in 2010 increased the already strong incentives for Haitians to attempt the hazardous seaborne transit to the U.S., whether legally or illegally. Given the new devastation in the island nation, the U.S. relaxed its usual policy of deportation for undocumented Haitians already in the U.S. illegally, granting them Temporary Protected Status. Similar status had been granted to arrivals of other Latin American countries after earthquakes and hurricanes. But the idea of accepting new Haitian immigration because of this disaster was strongly resisted both in Florida and beyond.</p><p><strong>1980 &mdash; Cubans:</strong>&nbsp;In the summer of 1980, an economic crisis in Cuba led the Communist regime of Fidel Castro to allow thousands of Cubans to leave the country. Over the course of months, perhaps 125,000 Cubans made the trip from Cuba to the U.S. in a massive, but haphazard, flotilla known as the &quot;Mariel boatlift.&quot; Public opinion was positive at first, but soured at reports that Castro had salted the exodus with an admixture of inmates from prisons and hospitals. Partly as a result, relocation was slowed while the &quot;Marielitos&quot; arrivals were vetted and processed at military reservations in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and Arkansas, as well as South Florida. In Arkansas, there were riots at the camp and escapes. The political fallout caused the defeat that fall of the state&#39;s young first-term Democratic governor, Bill Clinton.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP_7501250109.jpg" style="height: 203px; width: 310px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;" title="A little girl in a pedicab, and her driver stare as they pass a demonstration of nine anti-war activists before the United States embassy in Saigon, Friday, Jan. 25, 1975. The activists, led by David Harris, left, of Menlo Park, Calif. former husband of folk singer Joan Baez, passed out leaflets demanding the end of U.S. intervention in South Vietnam. (AP Photo)" /><strong>1975 &mdash; Vietnamese:</strong>&nbsp;The fall of Saigon sent hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese fleeing from the triumphant new Communist regime. Some had the means to travel, while others were forced onto flimsy vessels that were barely seaworthy. They came to be known as &quot;boat people.&quot; Many had the U.S. as their ultimate destination, and a young Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California resisted their relocation. He even tried to prevent planeloads of refugees from landing in his state at Travis Air Force Base. Brown eventually relented, and Vietnamese have assimilated successfully in California and elsewhere since. Returning to the governorship in 2011, Brown has been a vocal supporter of accepting Syrian refugees.</p><p><strong>Mid-1950s </strong>&mdash;<strong> Post-WWII Europeans, including Jews who survived the Holocaust:</strong>&nbsp;When the Soviet Union was tightening its grip on Eastern Europe through proxy governments run by the Communist Party, President Dwight D. Eisenhower released a plan to bring a quarter-of-a-million asylum-seekers to the U.S. But the end of World War II in 1945 sent waves of refugees in multiple directions. Here again, the popular reaction was resistance. A Gallup poll in 1946 found 59 percent of Americans disapproved of a plan to accept those displaced by the war &mdash; including Jews, who had survived the Holocaust. President Harry Truman directed that 40,000 refugees be admitted in December of that year, a number that barely registered against the magnitude of human movement at the time.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP_781671446777.jpg" style="height: 224px; width: 310px; float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" title="In this Aug. 22, 1939 file photo, the S.S. Parita, with 700 European Jewish refugees on board, lists after it was beached near the Ritz Hotel in Tel Aviv, an all-Jewish town in Palestine, under British mandate. The state of Israel declared independence in 1948. (AP Photo)" /><strong>Late 1930s</strong><strong> &mdash; European Jews before the Holocaust:</strong>&nbsp;Those seeking political asylum from the rise of Nazism in central Europe often wanted to come to the U.S., and some with the necessary means or connections managed to do so. Still, others were turned away. A Fortune magazine poll in 1938 found 67 percent opposed to allowing &quot;German, Austrian and other political refugees&quot; to come to the U.S. That same year, a troubled President Franklin D. Roosevelt convened a 29-nation conference to discuss the Jewish refugees in particular, who were fleeing Hitler&#39;s rise.</p><p>As one account put it, &quot;If each nation [present] had agreed on that day to take in 17,000 Jews at once, every Jew in the [German] Reich could have been saved.&quot; But the conference, which was held in France, accomplished little. The U.S. and Great Britain were not willing to lead the way in accepting substantially higher numbers of Jewish refugees. In one especially notorious case, the ocean liner&nbsp;St. Louis&nbsp;arrived at Miami in 1939, but was not allowed to disembark more than 900 passengers &mdash; nearly all of them Jewish refugees. The ship returned to Europe, where many of the 900 would die in the Holocaust. That same year, a Gallup Poll found 61 percent of Americans opposed to taking in 10,000 refugee children, most of them German Jews.</p><p><strong>1918 &mdash; Post-WWI Europeans:&nbsp;</strong>Hundreds of thousands of people tried to come to the U.S. after the end of World War I in 1918. Their efforts merged with the surging immigration that had characterized the decades before the war, bringing waves of Italians, Greeks, Eastern Europeans and Russians to America. These populations found assimilation more difficult than Northern Europeans had before them.</p><p>This same convergence of concerns is evident in the current panic over Syrians, which bleeds into a more general public unease over immigration in general. For Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and others, the threat of terrorists arriving among refugees is an extension of a larger resistance to immigration. And that story is nearly as deeply woven into American history as the idea of immigration itself.</p><p><strong>In the </strong><strong>1850s</strong><strong> it was the Irish, </strong>driven onto the sea by famine, dispersing to the New World and the Australia. America also greeted many Germans in those same years before the Civil War, fleeing turmoil at home and arriving in force in New York, the Midwest and even frontier Texas.</p><p><strong>The late 1800s and early 1900s brought the first big waves of Italians, </strong><strong>Greeks</strong><strong> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/poland-elsewhere-why-so-many-poles-came-chicago-113578" target="_blank">and Poles</a>,</strong> as well as many Jews from Russia and from eastern and central Europe. Chinese, many of them refugees from political unrest in Asia, came in great numbers in this era as well.</p><p>The U.S. set up a processing camp on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay that operated from 1910 to 1940. Arriving immigrants from Asia stayed there for vetting and processing that could take many months. The rates of exclusion for arrivals here was far greater than for Ellis Island, the processing site in New York Harbor, hard by the Statue of Liberty.</p><p>&mdash; <a href="http://www.npr.org/2015/11/21/456857350/this-isnt-the-first-time-americans-have-shown-fear-of-refugees" target="_blank"><em>via NPR</em></a></p></p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/isnt-first-time-americans-have-shown-fear-refugees-113888 Radio M brings you music from WOMEX 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2015-10-30/radio-m-brings-you-music-womex-2015-113566 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Music at WOMEX.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The biggest annual gathering of the world music industry just wrapped up and as in years past there was a broad array of music from around the globe. Since 1994, the World Music Expo (WOMEX) has been showcasing the huge swath of musical styles from Togo to Finland, Spain to China.</p><p>This year the global music love fest was held in Budapest Hungary and featured a modern spin on Polish folk music, Chinese &quot;folk-metal&quot;, Haitian voudou percussion along with a dose of electronica and DJ sounds.</p><p>This week on Radio M we bring you some of those artists as well as the man who won this year&#39;s WOMEX Award; Senegalese artist Cheik Lo. You&#39;ll also get some disco from the Carribean, early Fela and a shot of Italian horror film music.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Playlist</p><p>9PM</p><p>Alo Wala- Bad Man Bible- City Boy</p><p>Here&#39;s a live shot of Alo Wala</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A_9ZjZa5WtU" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Eartha Kitt- Uska Dara- Miss Kitt To You</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bYQLB-fnZT8" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Jaako Laitinen &amp; Vaara Raha- On Kumma- Yo Rovaniemelia</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OTCGgEjDNAU" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Shukar Collective- Asta Seara- 10 Years Eastblok Music</p><p>Domenico- 5 Sentidos- Cine Prive</p><p>Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou- Abeke Klouklou- The Bariba Sound 1970-76</p><p>Fela Ransome Kuti Quintet- Awo- Lagos Baby 1963-69</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>9:30PM</p><p>Mashrou Leila- Habibi- El Hal Romancy</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ec7NNgQ7bvs" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Ennio Morricone- Passaggio Quarto- Macchie Solari</p><p>Pierre Kwnders -Ani Kuni-</p><p>Emicida- Ainda Ontem- Ainda Otem Pra Quem Ja Mordei Um Cachorro Por Comida</p><p>Dur Dur Band- Garsore Waa Ilaah- Volume 5</p><p>Here&#39;s a rare video performance</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4DFSK-lyUXQ" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10PM</p><p>The Claudettes- Mirza- No Hotel</p><p>Sarabi- Fia ( Sam Jones Mix)- highlife World Series: Kenya</p><p>Skip &amp; Die- La Cumbia Dictadura- Riots of the Jungle</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4F-DiCnMF7E" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Los Miticos del Ritmo- Samara- Los Miticos del Ritmo</p><p>Forabandit- Keywan- Port</p><p>Vaudou Game- Dangerous Bees- Apiafo</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/S2hKTCstLNw" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Merchant- Instant Funk- Tropical Disco Hustle</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10:30PM</p><p>Cheik Lo- Lutax- Balbalou</p><p>Jackie Mittoo- Jumping Jehosophat- Studio One Funk</p><p>Nikodemus- Global Village- Endangered Species</p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yQdTckjBxx0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Khun Narin Electric Phin Band- Lai Sing- Khun Narin Electric Phin Band</p><p>Noura Mint Seymali- Tzenni- Tzenni</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2015-10-30/radio-m-brings-you-music-womex-2015-113566 Worldview: ISIS and the Western world http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-20/worldview-isis-and-western-world-111599 <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/AP747346612234.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, fighters from the Free Syrian Army, left, and the Kurdish People's Protection Units, center, join forces to fight Islamic State group militants in Kobani, Syria. (AP Photo/Jake Simkin)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192174681&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The Western world&#39;s fight with ISIS</span></font></p><p>Sixty-five percent of Americans favor sending ground troops to fight ISIS according to a new CBS poll. Security in Italy is up after ISIS threats to Rome. An anti-immigrant party now polls neck and neck with mainstream parties in Denmark. Ahmed Rehab joins us to discuss the impact ISIS is having on the Western world.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Ahmed_Rehab">Ahmed Rehab</a> is the execuive director of <a href="http://www.cairchicago.org/">CAIR Chicago</a>.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192173212&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Argentina&#39;s dark comedy vies for Oscar gold</span></font></p><p>Wild Tales, the latest film by Argentinian director Damian Szifron, is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. Wild Tales is a set of six short unconnected stories all themed around the idea of vengeance. Film contributor Milos Stehlik joins us to discuss the film and the work of Damian Szifron.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is the director of <a href="https://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Chicago</a> and the WBEZ film contributor.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192173508&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Weekend Passport: Voodoo flags at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago</span></font></p><p>Each week Nari Safavi joins us to help listeners plan their international weekend. This week we&rsquo;ll tell you about a Haitian art exhibit and an alternative flamenco act from Madrid.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>Nari Safavi is one of the co-founders of the <a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/default.aspx">PASFARDA Arts &amp; Cultural Exchange</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p><i>Elsie Hector Hernandez is the co-founder and president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hamocinfo">Haitian American Museum of Chicago</a></i></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-20/worldview-isis-and-western-world-111599 Haiti: Five years after the earthquake http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-30/haiti-five-years-after-earthquake-111479 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP368863324260.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, a demonstrator uses wood, gas, fire and salt to call forth a spirit to ask for protection, in a voodoo ceremony before the start of a protest demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">We talk to Niala Boodhoo as she gives us an update on Haiti, five years removed from their devastating earthquake. Milos Stehlik interviews director Kevin McDonald and we welcome former alderman Billy Ocasio to talk about a new exhibit in at the Puerto Rican museum in Humboldt Park.</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188698562&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 22px;">An Update from Haiti</span></p><p>This month marks five years since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing&nbsp;220,000 and injuring 300,000. The country was flooded with aid and plans to &ldquo;build back better.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;Five years on there are still people living in tent camps and the government is shaky. &nbsp;Earlier this month President Michel Martelly dissolved the Parliament. A new government was formed but there have been protests calling for his removal from office. Niala Boodhoo, host of WBEZ&rsquo;s Afternoon Shift, joins us from Haiti.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/NialaBoodhoo">Niala Boodhoo</a>, host of WBEZ Afternoon Shift </em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188699181&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 22px;">Filmmaker Kevin MacDonald talks about his new film &quot;Black Sea&quot;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Black Sea</span><span style="font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> is a new adventure-thriller starring Jude Law. The film is set on a Russian &nbsp;submarine, where Law leads a disenchanted mercenary crew on a chase to find sunken treasure.Milos Stehlik sat down with the film&rsquo;s director, Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald ( The Last </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">King of Scotland</span><span style="font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">), to talk about what makes </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Black Sea</span><span style="font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> different from other submarine films.</span></p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-108c2729-3ce9-7a89-3c00-832e9a02457d"><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos </a></span><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Stehlik</a>, director of Facets Chicago and WBEZ film contributor.</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-108c2729-3ce9-7a89-3c00-832e9a02457d"><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0531817/">Kevin MacDonald </a></span>Academy Award winning director.</em></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188699865&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 22px;">Weekend Passport: HomeComing - &quot;That&#39;s Puerto Rican&quot;</span></p><p>Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week he&rsquo;ll tell us about a new exhibit about Puerto Rican identity and a film that looks at a gay bar which brings Israelis and Palestinians together.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><em><span><a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/NarimonSafavi.htm">Nari Safavi</a></span>, founding member of the Pasfarda Arts &amp; Culture exchange</em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-108c2729-3cec-dedf-0371-220b57a3acc1">Billy Ocasio, </span>Executive Director at The <a href="http://nmprac.org/">National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts &amp; Culture</a></em></li></ul></p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-30/haiti-five-years-after-earthquake-111479 5 years after quake, Haitian immigrants in U.S. long for home http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/5-years-after-quake-haitian-immigrants-us-long-home-111383 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/0112_eriveau-brockton-624x460.jpg" alt="" /><p><blockquote><p><em>Five years ago today, an earthquake devastated the lives of millions of Haitians. Hundreds of thousands died, and many more were displaced from their homes.&nbsp;<a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/" target="_blank">Here &amp; Now&rsquo;</a>s&nbsp;Peter O&rsquo;Dowd&nbsp;went to Brockton, Mass., to speak with a group of Haitians still struggling to adjust to life in America.</em></p></blockquote><p>After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the United States government allowed Haitians already living in the United States and those arriving within a year after the earthquake the opportunity to stay and work.</p><p>According to government data, about 58,000 Haitians qualified. But living in the United States has been a challenge for displaced families, especially for those who came too late to qualify for the special status.</p><p>Five years ago today, Beatrice Gedeon was at home in Port-au-Prince when she says the earth beneath her felt as if it had turned to water.</p><p>&ldquo;The house turned like a circle, a circle, and then I fall on the floor. And then, pop pop pop pop!&rdquo; she says.</p><p>As her home fell down around her, Beatrice tried to protect her 2-year-old daughter. She was also four months pregnant.</p><p>&ldquo;What I say in my heart, even if I die they will find the baby down on me, and I bend over the baby and everything fall down,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;I stay down on the floor and pray god, pray god, pray god. After that I don&rsquo;t hear anything.&rdquo;</p><p>Beatrice and her daughter weren&rsquo;t injured, but the home was ruined. The nights that came next were troubled. She and her husband, Atto Eriveau, slept outside. It was cold and dark. She says children buried beneath the rubble of a nearby school called out for help.</p><p>Atto and Beatrice worried about the health of their unborn baby. The hospitals were full. Malaria was in the air.</p><p>&ldquo;Sometimes when I explain that to other people, I almost cry,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s day I am going to remember until I die.&rdquo;</p><p>Atto adds, &ldquo;The earthquake, I can say, changed all our life.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>A new, challenging life in America</strong></p><p>A month after the earthquake, the family decided to join Beatrice&rsquo;s mother and sister in Massachusetts, where the baby would be born. Beatrice and Atto had resources. He was a customs inspector. She was a nurse.</p><p>&ldquo;I used to get paid $1,600 every month,&rdquo; Beatrice says &mdash; a fortune in a poor country like Haiti. &ldquo;One month here I could pay my whole year in Haiti for the rent&hellip; That mean I had a good life. I had two maids in my house that took care of my kids. But when we came here, you know, even if you had family here it&rsquo;s very hard because you don&rsquo;t know the system. You don&rsquo;t work, you know.&rdquo;</p><p>Beatrice and her family qualified for something called temporary protected status. After the earthquake, the U.S. government allowed Haitians in the United States to work here without fear of deportation.</p><p>Beatrice wasn&rsquo;t trained to be a nurse in this country, so she took a job as a nursing assistant. Atto is a home health aide. They have four children now. They make less money here than they ever did in Port-au-Prince.</p><p>&ldquo;We have a lot of problems in our country, but I still have some emptiness inside of me,&rdquo; Beatrice says. &ldquo;I need something different. I need to go home&hellip; Every step, every action we take over here we take it in the idea we gonna come back, let&rsquo;s say very soon.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>A &lsquo;robust diaspora&rsquo;</strong></p><p>According to the government, 58,000 Haitians like Beatrice and Atto qualified for protected status in the U.S. after the earthquake. Muzaffar Chisti follows the Haitian diaspora at the Migration Policy Institute.</p><p>In 2010, Chisti says there was no Haitian exodus &ndash; not like there was in the 1990s when Haiti shuddered with political unrest. He says most migration from the island is legal. Large communities have settled in Miami, New York and Boston.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a very robust diaspora,&rdquo; he explains. &ldquo;It sends about $1.8 billion in remittances a year, which is pretty close to 25 percent of the GDP of Haiti. So it&rsquo;s a very important contributing factor to the Haitian economy.&rdquo;</p><p>Back in Brockton, Beatrice and Atto say they&rsquo;re thankful for the chance to work and occasionally send money home. Protected status for Haitians expires in 2016. By then, they&rsquo;ll be ready to leave.</p><p><strong>Too late for protected status</strong></p><p>Frankine Senozier, 37, isn&rsquo;t so lucky. She also lost her home and her job to the earthquake. But she waited too long to flee Port-au-Prince. By the time she moved to Massachusetts in 2013, the window for protected status had closed.</p><p>Through an interpreter, Frankine says her tourist visa expired long ago. She cannot legally work. She lives with a friend who supports her. When someone offers Frankine money, she asks that it be sent back to Haiti instead &mdash; to her daughter, who still lives there.</p><p>&ldquo;Until now, I don&rsquo;t really get the life that I would like to,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;I know I have a lot of potential. I know I can work. I know I am a professional, but it&rsquo;s not easy to work with my status.&rdquo;</p><p>Five years after the earth shook, Frankine spends much of her time on a church pew. She prays her life will change.</p><p>&ldquo;Since it&rsquo;s worse in my country, I should say I am not really disappointed,&rdquo; Frankine says. &ldquo;I am living by faith. I believe that USA is land of opportunity. I want to seize that opportunity. I want to live by faith. One day things will change.&rdquo;</p><p><em><a href="http://www.wbur.org/about/people/peter-odowd" target="_blank">Peter O&rsquo;Dowd</a> is associate managing editor for&nbsp;Here &amp; Now. He tweets&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/odowdpeter" target="_blank">@odowdpeter</a>.</em></p></p> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/5-years-after-quake-haitian-immigrants-us-long-home-111383 Turkey's role in the conflict with ISIS http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-07/turkeys-role-conflict-isis-110906 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP146696076907.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani continues. Despite U.S. airstrikes, ISIS has been advancing. Turkey&rsquo;s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called for more support for the rebels. We&#39;ll take a look at Turkey&#39;s role in the conflict with Henri Barkley of Lehigh University.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-oct-7/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-oct-7.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-oct-7" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Turkey's role in the conflict with ISIS" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-07/turkeys-role-conflict-isis-110906 Combating corruption in India http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-02/combating-corruption-india-110884 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP120325014328.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>India has faced an uphill battle in fighting corruption. But several months ago it passed legislation to protect whistleblowers. Public interest attorney Prashant Bhusan joins us to discuss whether the new law is having an impact.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-combating-corruption-in-india/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-combating-corruption-in-india.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-combating-corruption-in-india" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Combating corruption in India" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-02/combating-corruption-india-110884 Global Activism: Physician creates 'Lamp for Haiti' to serve people of Cite Soleil http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-physician-creates-lamp-haiti-serve-people-cite-soleil-110885 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-Lamp for Haiti.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-50e5d565-d1c9-bc21-8a42-124915665096">James Morgan is a physician who trained at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. In 2003, he went to Haiti with high school students on a humanitarian mission. Morgan was struck by the extreme poverty and privation he saw, particularly the residents of Cite Soleil. So in 2006, Dr. Morgan and a human rights attorney founded <a href="http://lampforhaiti.org/">Lamp for Haiti</a>. For <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, Morgan will share his group&rsquo;s aim to provide medical and human rights services to the residents of Cite Soleil.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170363557&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-physician-creates-lamp-haiti-serve-people-cite-soleil-110885 Mexico opens energy sector to investment http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-28/mexico-opens-energy-sector-investment-110722 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP91881053942.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After 75 years of government control of its gas and oil resources, Mexico is opening its energy sector to foreign investment. We&#39;ll find out how this will impact the Mexican economy.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mexico-opens-energy-sector-to-investment/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mexico-opens-energy-sector-to-investment.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mexico-opens-energy-sector-to-investment" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Mexico opens energy sector to investment" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-28/mexico-opens-energy-sector-investment-110722 Global Activism: el Fuego del Sol works for sustainability in Haiti and Dominican Republic http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-el-fuego-del-sol-works-sustainability-haiti-and-dominican <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/FdS IOM workers and stove.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Years ago, when we first met Global Activist and Chicagoan Kevin Adair, founder of <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/elfuegodelsol.com/elfuego/">El Fuego del Sol</a> (FdS), his group primarily focused on eco-tourism in the Dominican Republic. But since then, FdS has branched out into humanitarian work in places like Haiti. For our <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism">Global Activism</a></em> segment, Kevin will update us on his work. FdS is &ldquo;a social-eco enterprise that works in Haiti and the Dominican republic to create long-term jobs and address intractable social and ecological issues.&rdquo;<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/165203922&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">I remember another wild story from the past year. Last November (2013), 9-year-old Karen, the daughter of our General Manager, Franky was struck by a car on her way home from school in the DR. She was critically injured, but no hospital would admit her because most of the FdS team was working Haiti, and the hospitals in the DR required needed huge cash up-front before the would accept her. So she was driven overnight by ambulance from hospital to hospital for over 10 hours. Five hospitals refused to treat her because her injuries were so severe.</p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">Fortunately, we were planning for the mission trip of the Hinsdale Adventist Health medical mission who were arriving in January 2014. And we had been networking with hospitals for follow-up care in conjunction with the doctors&#39; visit.</p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">So FdS Supervisor, Frida, who is Karen&#39;s aunt, called from Haiti and coordinated with one of those hospitals in Santo Domingo to let Karen in to their emergency room, while we were sending funds from Haiti by Western Union. The hospital treated Karen and saved her life.</p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">When the Doctors came in January, their orthopedic specialist confirmed that Karen had been very close to death, but complemented the care that Karen received that saved her life, including a &#39;hip-splint&#39; that saved her leg.</p><p style="margin-left:1.0in;">The need for medical missions is great in the DR and Haiti, and that&#39;s why FdS is seeking more medical groups to come down, work with us and provide medical care to some of the most impoverished people in the Americas.</p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-el-fuego-del-sol-works-sustainability-haiti-and-dominican