WBEZ | India http://www.wbez.org/tags/india Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The growth of Hindu Nationalism in India http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-01/growth-hindu-nationalism-india-111170 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP613794797164.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is a Hindu nationalist. Since he came to power last May there have been signs of rising tensions between India&#39;s Hindu and Muslim communities. The BBC&#39;s Sunita Thakur takes a look at what it means to be a Hindu in India today.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hindu-nationalism-in-india/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hindu-nationalism-in-india.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-hindu-nationalism-in-india" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The growth of Hindu Nationalism in India" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-01/growth-hindu-nationalism-india-111170 Global Activism: Equally Able Foundation provides disability services in India http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-equally-able-foundation-provides-disability-services-india <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/08 Bookstore for muscular dy patient.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mohammed Yousuf survived polio. It led him to care deeply about empowering people with disabilities in the U.S. and abroad. He started the <a href="http://www.equallyable.org/">Equally Able Foundation</a>, an organization dedicated to providing services in India and other countries to give assistive equipment, education and employment opportunities to disabled individuals. Yousuf joins us to tell us about the foundation and what it&#39;s doing to try to help change the lives of the disabled in India.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176779688&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>Mohammed Yousuf wants to change attitudes toward accepting individuals with disabilities:</p><blockquote><p>From education to providing equipment to creating self-employment, at Equally Able, we have dedicated ourselves to bringing a change in the lives of people with disabilities. We have also tried to find ways to increase inclusion and disability awareness within the communities by organizing workshops and seminars. Because more than the accessible ramps and restrooms, we need welcoming environments and attitudes towards accepting individuals with disabilities.</p><p>Over the years, Equally Able has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals with disabilities around the world. This would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our board of trustees, donors and volunteers. And certainly not without the support and encouragement of my family, my kids and especially my wife, Humera, who is there for me always.</p></blockquote></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-equally-able-foundation-provides-disability-services-india Russian troops reportedly in Ukraine http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-13/russian-troops-reportedly-ukraine-111097 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP2079510166.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Tension in Eastern Ukraine is escalating as NATO reports Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine. Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, gives us an update.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-russian-troops-reportedly-in-ukraine" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Russian troops reportedly in Ukraine" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-13/russian-troops-reportedly-ukraine-111097 Women, work and the fall of the Berlin Wall http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-06/women-work-and-fall-berlin-wall-111074 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Berlin Wall.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany continues to be influenced by the former division. We&#39;ll find out how attitudes toward childcare and women in the workforce differ between East and West Germany with researcher Elizabeth Heineman.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-25/embed?header=none&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-25.js?header=none&border=false"></script><noscript>[&amp;lt;a </noscript></div></p> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-06/women-work-and-fall-berlin-wall-111074 Global Activism: Bhuvana Foundation aids children in India's Tamil Nadu State http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-bhuvana-foundation-aids-children-indias-tamil-nadu-state <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-Vidya Vanam.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-94ea7097-81b5-8895-dc12-376c8631483d">Statistics show that India&rsquo;s school drop-out rate is very high. Children and their families, marginalized by society and culture, include people from the tribal, lower social strata in the hill regions of India. <a href="http://www.bhuvanafoundation.org/">Bhuvana Foundation</a> was created &ldquo;to provide three nutritious meals, timely and regular primary care and a well rounded education&rdquo; for children in India, especially in Tamil Nadu State. For Global Activism, we speak with neurologist Subramaniam Sriram, founder/president of Bhuvana Foundation and Mridu Sekhar, a </span>Bhuvana trustee, about their work that began with Sriram&rsquo;s vision - &ldquo;to create a fear-free environment of learning so people are nurtured and cherished.&rdquo;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/175679848&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>Mridu Sekhar feels Bhuvana Foundation&rsquo;s work with Vidya Vanam is a calling:</p><p style="margin-left:76.5pt;">I am on the board and just as passionate to give these kids the choices my grandchildren have at Lab School! I feel that we have all lost our way in educating our young. We are not trying to educate them to be good human beings and good citizens capable of thoughtful relationships with a dynamic and fast paced society! Vidya Vanam is sister schools with Pershing East here on the south side. I feel that mostly all the kids of Vidya Vanam will &quot;make it&quot;, &nbsp;while I can&#39;t say the same with confidence for the kids at Pershing East! Vidya Vanam also has about 30 kids to a class and the live in mud huts with parents who are very violent and alcoholic and can&#39;t read or write and often not enough to eat except in school! Catching them at preschool age ( 3-4) and giving them this nurturing environment for 7-9 hours a day is the key to changing the paradigm.</p></p> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-bhuvana-foundation-aids-children-indias-tamil-nadu-state Children orphaned by Ebola http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-13/children-orphaned-ebola-110928 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP32359958195.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Children who&#39;ve lost their parents to Ebola face stigma and fear of transmitting the disease from their communities. Amy Richmond just returned from Liberia and will tell us about these orphans.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-children-orphaned-by-ebola/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-children-orphaned-by-ebola.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-children-orphaned-by-ebola" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Children orphaned by Ebola" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-13/children-orphaned-ebola-110928 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 Chicago becomes a"sweatfree city" http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-25/chicago-becomes-asweatfree-city-110697 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP523537026537.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago&#39;s City Council has approved a &quot;sweatfree&quot; ordinance. It means city resources, things like police uniforms, will no longer be purchased from sweatshop labor. We&#39;ll talk with Alderman Ameya Pawar and Katherine Bissell Cordova.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-sweatfree-chicago/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-sweatfree-chicago.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-sweatfree-chicago" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Chicago becomes a"sweatfree city"" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-25/chicago-becomes-asweatfree-city-110697 Pedophilia and the Catholic Church http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-15/pedophilia-and-catholic-church-110664 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP607723356423.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Pope Francis said in July that about two percent of Catholic clergymen are pedophiles. But how exactly does one research and arrive at such numbesr? We&#39;ll find out from the BBC.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-pedophilia-and-the-catholic-church/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-pedophilia-and-the-catholic-church.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-pedophilia-and-the-catholic-church" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Pedophilia and the Catholic Church" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-15/pedophilia-and-catholic-church-110664 Global Activism: Keeping kids in school in India http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-keeping-kids-school-india-110625 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/ga-pratham.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>According to UNICEF, in India, more than 70 percent of children drop out before finishing school. <a href="http://www.prathamusa.org">Pratham USA</a>, co-founded by Yogi Patel, is dedicated to youth education, literacy and vocational training in India and it reports that over half of India&rsquo;s children in the 5th grade can&rsquo;t read at a 2nd grade level. We&#39;ll talk with Raj Rajaram, president of Pratham USA, about the work they&#39;re doing to try to improve education and opportunity for children in India.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Pratham USA Chicago Walk-a-thon:</strong></p><p><strong>Walk or Run For Literacy</strong></p><p><strong>Sunday, August 17, 2014, 9:00 AM</strong></p><p><strong>Harms Wood Forest Preserve (Grove 3), Morton Grove, IL</strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160137303&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-keeping-kids-school-india-110625