WBEZ | Malawi http://www.wbez.org/tags/malawi Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: HIV/AIDS education in Malawi http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-07-30/global-activism-hivaids-education-malawi-112523 <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/USAID%20U.S.%20Agency%20for%20International%20Development.jpg" title="USAID U.S. Agency for International Development" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217078355&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 style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: Fostering HIV/AIDS education in Malawi</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>Challenged by her Malawian friends to get involved in &ldquo;the warm heart of Africa&rdquo;, Phyllis Wezeman started Malawi Matters, Inc. Its mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in the southeast African nation. For our Global Activism segment, she&rsquo;ll update us on some new initiatives she&rsquo;s working on in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with two-thirds of the world&rsquo;s HIV infections and three-fourths of the globe&rsquo;s AIDS-related deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Wezeman is author of the book Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education, a handbook of activities that enable children and adults to better understand the disease.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-d19007d5-e093-2873-79b1-9e7bd2dc5427">Phyllis Wezeman is the founder and director of <a href="http://malawimatters.org">Malawi Matters, Inc</a>.</span></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217078841&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 style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">What next for the Taliban</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>On Wednesday the Afghan government said that it had credible information that Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead and that he had died in 2013 in a hospital in Pakistan. Pakistan has not confirmed the news. This is not the first time that information has surfaced about Omar&rsquo;s death. Just a couple of weeks ago the Taliban released a statement that it said was from Mullah Omar. That statement backed peace talks with the Afghan government. Anand Gopal, author of &#39;No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes&#39;, joins us to discuss the latest news of Omar&rsquo;s death and what it could mean for the peace talks between the militants and the Afghan government.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-d19007d5-e097-20ac-2746-e222608169d6"><a href="http://twitter.com/anand_gopal">Anand Gopal</a> is a journalist and author of &#39;No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan eyes&#39;.&nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217079197&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 style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">The effect of military spending on the environment</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>Peace activist Kathy Kelly, who is co-coordinator of the peace group Voices for Creative Nonviolence, was just released from FMC Lexington Satellite federal prison camp. She was convicted of criminal trespassing onto the Whiteman Air Force Base in Kansas City. Kelly and a group of activists were protesting what they believe are the extrajudicial killings of innocent civilians by U.S. drones. While in prison, Kelly began to think about the connection between climate change and militarism- things like the carbon footprint of the U.S. military and the use of federal dollars for military initiatives, rather than efforts to combat climate change. She&rsquo;ll explain why she believes &ldquo;the Earth&#39;s military crisis, its climate crisis, and the paralyzing economic inequalities that burden impoverished people are all linked&quot;.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-d19007d5-e09a-26b3-e76f-d8534ee555e3"><em>Kathy Kelly is co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence</em>.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-07-30/global-activism-hivaids-education-malawi-112523 Global Activism: Girl Up Malawi http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-girl-malawi-107888 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/IMG_0786.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Becca Napoli and mother-daughter duo Ann and Liz Satter join us to discuss the work they and others are doing locally in partnership with the <a href="http://www.girlup.org/">United Nations Foundation&rsquo;s Girl Up campaign</a> to try to improve girls&rsquo; lives in Malawi. Denise Dunning, founder of the <a href="http://agaliprogram.org/">Adolescent Girls&rsquo; Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI)</a>, also joins us to talk about the challenges facing Malawian girls and what her organization is doing to combat those problems with help from organizations like Girl Up.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F98716815&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-girl-malawi-107888 Global Activism: 'Malawi Matters' uses creativity to educate on HIV and AIDS http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/global-activism-malawi-matters-uses-creativity-educate-hiv-and-aids-8947 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-21/malawi.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Every Thursday on <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> we hear about an individual who's trying to make the world a better place.</p><p>Today we talk to Phyllis Wezeman, an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame and executive director of <a href="http://malawimatters.org/" target="_blank">Malawi Matters</a>, whose mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in the Southeast African nation. She’s also author of the new book <em>Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education, </em>a handbook of activities and learning experiences that enable children and adults to understand the disease.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/global-activism-malawi-matters-uses-creativity-educate-hiv-and-aids-8947 Northwestern students report abroad on refugees in three very different settings http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/northwestern-students-report-abroad-refugees-three-very-different-settings <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//5314603691_eaa812dc52_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Northwestern University recently hatched an ambitious project with international reach. With the help of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR)&nbsp;and other groups, Northwestern sent students to report on the lives of refugees in three very different settings: Amman, Jordan; the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi; and the Osire Camp in Namibia.</p><p>For a few days in December, students interviewed refugees and studied the challenges they faced. The students&rsquo; work, which includes video and print reporting, now lives on the website <a href="http://www.refugeelives.org/">Refugeelives.org</a>.</p><p>We speak with&nbsp; <a href="http://www.medill.northwestern.edu/faculty/journalismfulltime.aspx?id=168973">Peter Slevin</a>, a longtime correspondent for the Washington Post and lecturer at Northwestern University&rsquo;s Medill School of Journalism, who led the students in Amman. We're also joined by two Medill students who participated in Refugee&nbsp;Lives. Kevin Short went with Slevin to Amman. Corinne Chin reported from the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi. <br />&nbsp;</p><p>Kevin Short spoke with the Jumailis, an Iraqi refugee family in Amman. They tell Kevin about why they left Baghdad.</p><object height="385" width="640"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/JZp1tJwkdho?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed height="385" width="640" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/JZp1tJwkdho?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:21:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/northwestern-students-report-abroad-refugees-three-very-different-settings