WBEZ | Iran http://www.wbez.org/tags/iran Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Netanyahu addresses Congress about Iran http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-03/worldview-netanyahu-addresses-congress-about-iran-111650 <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/AP752948559846.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194071612&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Netanyahu warns Congress about a nuclear Iran</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-3f1b1032-e17a-638d-cac7-703137d2d7a0">Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to Congress, warning lawmakers about what he says will be a &ldquo;bad deal&rdquo; with Iran regarding its nuclear program. Netanyahu was invited by to speak to Congress by Republican John Boehner. &nbsp;Several members of Congress announced they would not attend the speech and have accused the prime minister of bipartisan politics. We&rsquo;ll get reaction to the speech from Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of &nbsp;J Street and Jay Tcath, executive vice president of public affairs for the Jewish United Fund.</span></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-3f1b1032-e17a-de29-8140-fd136813b8cd">Jeremy Ben-Ami is the founder and President of <a href="https://twitter.com/jstreetdotorg">J Street</a>, a </span>&nbsp;pro-Israel, pro-peace organization.</em></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-3f1b1032-e17b-2660-0eb0-750d15dda060">Jay Tcath is the &nbsp;Executive Vice-President of Public Affairs, <a href="https://twitter.com/JUFChicago">Jewish United Fund</a></span></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/194072080&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Black Fever in South Sudan</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-39df13e7-e17d-16a2-cbab-3519ecdec622">The Ebola epidemic and the resulting global panic has received enormous media coverage. But many may not know that an outbreak of &nbsp;a different disease is also causing devastation in Africa. We&rsquo;ll talk about the race to control the spread of Kala Azar (Black Fever) in South Sudan with Tim Harrison. He&rsquo;s a registered nurse and volunteer with Doctors Without Borders. Harrison just returned from the region in January and is due to return this week.</span></p><p><span><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-39df13e7-e17d-7008-ebb0-5c7be69fb1e8">Tim Harrison is a&nbsp;</span>registered nurse and volunteer with <a href="https://twitter.com/MSF">Doctors Without Borders</a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-03/worldview-netanyahu-addresses-congress-about-iran-111650 Worldview: Lynsey Addario on the professional and personal price of photojournalism http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-23/worldview-lynsey-addario-professional-and-personal-price <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/81aXqIJz11L.jpg" style="height: 942px; width: 620px;" title="(Courtesy of Penguin Press)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192654465&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Iran nuclear talks hit stalemate</span></div><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6e23eba5-b831-9b12-7a82-f275254df922">On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, said he was prepared to walk away from talks in Geneva on Iran&rsquo;s nuclear program if significant progress wasn&rsquo;t made soon. The Iranian government responded that staying or going &ldquo;depends on the Americans.&rdquo; Both sides are under intense pressure and scrutiny as a late-March deadline for a deal approaches. We&rsquo;ll talk with security and proliferation expert, Joe Cirincione, of the Ploughshares Fund. He&rsquo;ll tell us how close he thinks the sides are to a deal and what a &ldquo;good deal&rdquo; would look like. </span></p><div><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Cirincione">Joe Cirincione</a> is the president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/plough_shares">Ploughshares Fund</a>.&nbsp;</em></div><div><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192655534&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">World History Minute: The first mass production book</span></p><p>Historian John Schmidt and Jerome McDonnell talk about the revolutionary date of February 23, 1455, when mass printing began.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/JRSchmidtPhD">John P. Schmidt</a> is a historian and author of &nbsp;&quot;On This Day in Chicago History</em>.&quot;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192656745&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Photojournalist Lynsey Addario shares her experiences working around the world</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-38b8f51a-b838-2641-ef17-3efcc33a0fc3">Lynsey Addario became a top photojournalist in the post-9/11 world. Her detention in Libya with 3 other New York Times journalists made international news. Addario&rsquo;s new book &ldquo;It&rsquo;s What I Do&rdquo; explains how she&rsquo;s negotiated difficult circumstances in Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq and countless other hot spots. The book offers an inside account of one of the world&rsquo;s most demanding jobs. Being in a male-dominated business, Addario negotiates the disadvantages of being a woman, while capitalizing on the advantages. She&rsquo;ll tell us about the professional and personal price of photojournalism today.</span></p><p><span><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/lynseyaddario">Lynsey Addario</a> is a freelance photojournalist and author of &quot;It&#39;s What I Do: A Photographer&#39;s Life of Love and War.&quot;</em></span></p></p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-23/worldview-lynsey-addario-professional-and-personal-price Iran nuclear talks extended http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-24/iran-nuclear-talks-extended-111151 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP59866658391.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran has been extended for seven months. We&#39;ll take a look at what the extension could mean with Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, and Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iran-nuclear-talks-extended/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iran-nuclear-talks-extended.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iran-nuclear-talks-extended" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Iran nuclear talks extended" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:16:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-24/iran-nuclear-talks-extended-111151 Obama's trip to Burma http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-14/obamas-trip-burma-111104 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP945017957012_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama&#39;s trip to Asia included a stop in Burma. We talk about the visit and the state of democracy in the country with Maureen Aung-Thwin of the Open Society Foundation.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-trip-to-burma/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-trip-to-burma.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-trip-to-burma" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Obama's trip to Burma" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-14/obamas-trip-burma-111104 Obama's strategy to defeat ISIS http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-11/obamas-strategy-defeat-isis-110783 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP277426641081.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last night, President Obama addressed the nation to announce a new approach to countering ISIS. He said that, &quot;America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat.&quot; We&#39;ll take a look at the strategy and whether it can work inside Syria.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-strategy-to-defeat-isis/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-strategy-to-defeat-isis.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-obama-s-strategy-to-defeat-isis" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Obama's strategy to defeat ISIS" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-11/obamas-strategy-defeat-isis-110783 Yazidis in Iraq ask for help http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-19/yazidis-iraq-ask-help-110674 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP556598425340.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>American and Iraqi Yazidis are in Washington D.C. lobbying for more U.S. intervention in Northern Iraq, but President Obama has said he will not re-introduce American ground troops. We&#39;ll hear more in a BBC special report.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-yazidis-in-iraq-ask-for-help/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-yazidis-in-iraq-ask-for-help.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-yazidis-in-iraq-ask-for-help" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Yazidis in Iraq ask for help" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-19/yazidis-iraq-ask-help-110674 Democracy referendum in Hong Kong http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP789734280265.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We&#39;ll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Democracy referendum in Hong Kong" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 U.S. considers cooperation with Iran on Iraq http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-17/us-considers-cooperation-iran-iraq-110356 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP532083909282.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Insurgents in Iraq are pushing toward Baghdad and taking cities as they go. In response, President Obama is meeting with national security advisers to consider his options to stabilize the country, which may include talks with Iran.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-considers-cooperation-with-iran-on-i/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-considers-cooperation-with-iran-on-i.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-considers-cooperation-with-iran-on-i" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: U.S. considers cooperation with Iran on Iraq" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-17/us-considers-cooperation-iran-iraq-110356 Political turmoil in Italy and fresh cafeteria food http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-10-01/political-turmoil-italy-and-fresh-cafeteria-food-108813 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/US embassy tehran fixed.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Museo Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The U.S. government has shutdown but Italy might also be on the verge of collapse. Iranian American Ahmad Sadri joins us to discuss where U.S.-Iranian relations are headed.</span></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-turmoil-in-italy-and-making-ca/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-turmoil-in-italy-and-making-ca.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-turmoil-in-italy-and-making-ca" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Political turmoil in Italy and fresh cafeteria food" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-10-01/political-turmoil-italy-and-fresh-cafeteria-food-108813 Iran gets cozy with the U.S., Saudi Arabia's first female film director and a Korean festival http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-20/iran-gets-cozy-us-saudi-arabias-first-female-film-director-and-korean <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP13041912113.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Obama and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani may meet face to face for the first time next week. Saudi Arabia&#39;s first female director joins us to discuss her film Wadjda. Plus, we&#39;ll tell you how Koreans are celebrating the Harvest Moon Festival.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F111446071&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iran-gets-cozy-with-the-us-saudi-arabia/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iran-gets-cozy-with-the-us-saudi-arabia.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-iran-gets-cozy-with-the-us-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Iran gets cozy with the U.S., Saudi Arabia's first female film director and a Korean festival" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-20/iran-gets-cozy-us-saudi-arabias-first-female-film-director-and-korean