WBEZ | Iran http://www.wbez.org/tags/iran Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Iran nuclear talks extended http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-06-30/iran-nuclear-talks-extended-112289 <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/Iran.jpg" title="(Photo: Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212695002&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-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Iran nuclear negotiations continue in Vienna</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);">P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran, being held in Vienna, were due to end today, but talks were extended to July 7th. We&rsquo;ll talk with Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council. He&rsquo;s currently in Vienna and will tell us what he thinks is happening behind closed doors and what this delay may mean for the sensitive negotiations.<br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-3a9b1b5e-4649-3502-9d7f-75972bfc36c0"><a href="https://twitter.com/rezamarashi">Reza Marashi</a> is </span>director of research with the&nbsp;National Iranian American Council.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212694523&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><br />&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">EPA sets new standards on Carbon emissions</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);">The Environmental Protection Agency has set new Carbon emission standards to be met by 2030. This summer, the EPA will release its &ldquo;Clean Power Plan.&rdquo; It includes a &ldquo;non-mandatory&rdquo; benchmark for the year 2020. Illinois plans to be more than 80 percent compliant towards the 2020 goal, but many U.S. states are resisting the changes. We talk about the new Carbon standards and similar regulations abroad with energy policy expert, Steve Frenkel. He&rsquo;s Midwest director for the Union of Concerned Scientists.<br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-3b29d40f-464d-7154-758e-34f53fdf9da6">Steve Frenkel is </span>Midwest director for the <a href="https://twitter.com/UCSUSA">Union of Concerned Scientists</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212692927&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-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">EcoMyths: Composting without the stink</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);">Many shy away from composting because they have images of rotting food, scavenging animals and neighbors complaining about the smell. But EcoMyths Alliance wants you to know that composting can be odorless. Kate Sackman of EcoMyths and Eliza Fournier of Chicago Botanic Garden say, &quot;It only stinks if you&#39;re not going at it right.&quot;<br /><br /><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);"><em>Eliza Fournier is Community Gardening Coordinatior at <a href="https://twitter.com/chicagobotanic">Chicago Botanic Garden</a>.&nbsp;</em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; 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);"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-674e01c1-4651-6ae3-20ff-cc5a6e73bff5">Kate Sackman is </span>founder and president of <a href="https://twitter.com/EcoMyths">EcoMyths Alliance</a>.</em></li></ul></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-06-30/iran-nuclear-talks-extended-112289 Worldview in India: Rag pickers organized into recyclers http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/worldview-india-rag-pickers-organized-recyclers-111815 <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/P1012950.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="A network of rag pickers and sorting stations is working with the waste of 3 million people in Delhi. (Jerome McDonnell)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198962227&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><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: Rag pickers in India</span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span id="docs-internal-guid-56944a80-7fbc-9b85-6c10-02228cd13ea8">Rag-pickers are people in India who rummage through refuge to make a living and for their very survival. </span>Worldview traveled to India with India Development Service (IDS) to meet with the organizers of an initiative to educate, house and uplift rag-pickers&#39; and their children. We spoke with Ashish Jain, director of Indian Pollution Control Association about how he is teaching the rag-pickers how to recycle and develop the garbage they sort. The group provided a space for this rag-picker community by building a small village within a Delhi garbage dump. And IDS helped fund an on-site school for the rag pickers&rsquo; children.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>Guests:</strong></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>Ashish Jain from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ipcaworld.co.in/">Indian Pollution Control Association</a>.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-104e7536-7c04-39a0-a4e6-ab69d78a7bb0">Nilesh Kothari is a founding board member of <a href="http://idsusa.org/">India Development Service</a>.</span></em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198964386&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Deal with Iran is reached, nuclear weapon manufacturing deemed &quot;impossible&quot;</span></font></p><p>After 18 months of deliberation a deal has been reached between major world powers and Iran. The deal would lift certain economic sanctions in favor of reducing Iran&#39;s nuclear capabilities and increasing the number of inspections leveled against it. We discuss the diplomatic implications for both Iran and the Western World with Trita Parsi and Amit Sadri.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-104e7536-7c07-79bb-5202-eef555c1d576"><a href="https://twitter.com/tparsi">Trita Parsi</a> is the </span>president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/niacouncil">National Iranian American Council</a>.</em></p><p><em>Ahmad Sadri is a professor of Islamic World Studies and professor of Sociology at <a href="https://twitter.com/LFCollege">Lake Forest College</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198966359&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">World HIstory Moment: The Falkland Islands War</span></p><p>Every week, historian John Schmidt tells us about an important date in global history. Today he tells us about the anniversary of the Falkland Island War on April 2nd, 1982.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><a href="https://chicagohistorytoday.wordpress.com/">John Schmidt</a> is an historian and author of &ldquo;On This Day in Chicago History.&rdquo;</p></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/worldview-india-rag-pickers-organized-recyclers-111815 Worldview: Negotiations with Iran continue to stall http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-01/worldview-negotiations-iran-continue-stall-111804 <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/AP869056451626.jpg" style="height: 430px; width: 620px;" title="Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, center, walks after an extended round of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday April 1, 2015.(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198787792&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Iran talks in limbo</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-1d59b81a-7678-b81e-4bd7-4f3d95cf1356">Initial reports of the six major powers coming to a tentative agreement with Iran on its nuclear program &nbsp;now describe the current state of events with words like &ldquo;chaos, disunity and cacophony.&quot; Though the parties are reportedly &ldquo;close&rdquo; to paving the way for future talks, movement has stalled on details such as the lifting sanctions on Iran. Joe Cirincione is a proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund. He&rsquo;ll tell us what he thinks is happening behind the scenes and what the chances are for success.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1d59b81a-7679-13b8-41f6-d4ac647c0d08"><a href="https://twitter.com/Cirincione">Joe Cirincione</a> is the </span>president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/plough_shares">Ploughshares Fund</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198787933&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Nigeria elects non-ruling party for first time in history</span></p><p>For the first time in Nigeria&rsquo;s history, a sitting president has been defeated. Muhammadu Buhari won the election and defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by about two million votes. Buhari said his victory was proof that Nigeria has embraced democracy.&nbsp; Nigeria has a long history of military rule, coups and election fraud.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll discuss the results of the vote with Clement Adibe, professor of political science at DePaul University.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cf48e13f-767b-a60f-a8b3-b4f0e88d89b4">Clement Adibe is a professor of political science at <a href="https://twitter.com/DePaulU">DePaul University.</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/198788256&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Food Wednesday: Eastern Orthodox Lent and Chinese foods for the dead</span></p><p>It&rsquo;s a big week in international food news and religious customs. Even though Lent ends this week for many, Eastern Orthodox Lent still has more than a week to go. This Saturday is also the customary day for Chinese to visit their dead relatives and bring them ceremonial food. Finally, a Sri Lankan undergrad made a groundbreaking discovery about rice last week that is taking the food world by storm. WBEZ food contributor Louisa Chu and WBEZ producer Monica Eng fill us in on the details.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu">Louisa Chu</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/monicaeng">Monica Eng</a> are the hosts of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/content/chewing-fat-podcast-louisa-chu-and-monica-eng">Chewing the Fat</a> podcast.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198788826&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Notes:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(41, 47, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 26px; letter-spacing: 0.259999990463257px; line-height: 32px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Toña </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">La Negra, the Queen of Mexican boleros</span></p><p>She was known as the &lsquo;&#39;queen of the Mexican bolero, but the artistry of María Antonia del Carmen Peregrino is almost entirely forgotten. This week on&nbsp;<em>Global Notes</em>,&nbsp;<em>Morning Shift</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Radio M</em>&nbsp;host Tony Sarabia brings us the music of the Veracruz Mexico native known as &quot;Toña le Negra.&quot;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-01/worldview-negotiations-iran-continue-stall-111804 Worldview: Nuclear talks with Iran to continue until Wednesday http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-31/worldview-nuclear-talks-iran-continue-until-wednesday-111794 <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/AP233133249819.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, third left, chats with U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, as U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second right, takes a note while waiting for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program with other officials from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015.(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198621532&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><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Deal with Iran could be pushed to Wednesday</span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Negotiations with Iran over a possible nuclear deal have reached their deadline. Signals are pointing to continuing the talks on Wednesday, with some of the more sensitive subjects to be dealt with three months from now, according to the New York Times. We opened the line to our listeners to chime in as we talked to John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Nabeel Khoury from Northwestern University about the best and worst case scenarios on this deal.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-2db7f2a8-7185-01b3-c940-b7a5003e4384">John Mearsheimer is the</span> co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the <a href="https://twitter.com/UChicago">University of Chicago</a>. He&rsquo;s written extensively on security issues and international politics, including the books </em>Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><a href="https://twitter.com/khoury_nabeel">Nabeel Khoury</a> is a visiting associate professor of Middle East Studies at <a href="https://twitter.com/NorthwesternU">Northwestern University</a> and non-resident senior fellow at the <a href="https://twitter.com/ACmideast">Atlantic Council&#39;s Hariri Center</a>.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image "><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198631270&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Eco Heroes: Cheryl Besenjak of Growing Healthy People</span></p><p>Cheryl Besenjak is a Vietnam-era veteran and community gardener. She and her husband started out by asking people to plant an extra row or two in their gardens. In time, their idea blossomed into a life&rsquo;s mission to train people, especially veterans, to become farmers. We&rsquo;ll talk with Cheryl about her organization, Growing Healthy People. It&rsquo;s a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging health through growing organic produce, nutritional education and local food production.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-50e6cfce-7187-ada4-69a5-9a9aa2a73c6e">Cheryl Besenjak is a</span> community gardener and executive director of &nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/GrwngHealthyPpl">Growing Healthy People</a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-31/worldview-nuclear-talks-iran-continue-until-wednesday-111794 Worldview: Talks about nuclear Iran heads into final hours http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-30/worldview-talks-about-nuclear-iran-heads-final-hours-111787 <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/AP783965890108.jpg" style="height: 395px; width: 620px;" title="Officials of Britain, Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union, the United States and Iran wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198459815&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Iran nuclear talks continue as deadline looms</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-32665110-6c56-5ff1-1035-912bf926ef6d">Nuclear negotiations between the P5 + 1 countries are still under way in Switzerland. Ahmad Sadri, an Iranian American and professor of Islamic World Studies and sociology at Lake Forest College. He tells us what he thinks the odds are of reaching a deal</span> before the March 31 deadline.</p><p><strong><span>Guest:&nbsp;</span></strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-32665110-6c56-a481-3ca3-64526d97ea14">Ahmad Sadri is the </span>Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology at <a href="https://twitter.com/LFCollege">Lake Forest College.</a></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198460507&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">How Engineers Without Borders helps people in the developing world</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-3ebb3117-6c58-8f2c-72d3-351f3c6ce968">Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is an NGO created to &ldquo;support community-driven development programs worldwide...that design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences that enrich global perspectives and create responsible leaders.&rdquo; It has so far recruited 15,000 members in 365 chapters across 39 countries. We sat down with EWB-USA co-founder, Bernard Amadei, to find out what led him to decide to&nbsp; utilize technology for the common good.&nbsp; Amadei is also chair of global engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder and author of &nbsp;</span><em>Engineering for Sustainable Human Development: A Guide to Successful Small-Scale Community Projects.</em></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><a href="https://twitter.com/bamadei"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3ebb3117-6c59-61c3-90bc-7050b34a314d">Bernard Amadei </span></a>is the co-founder of <a href="https://twitter.com/EWBUSA">Engineers Without Borders-USA</a>, professor of Civil Engineering&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-3ebb3117-6c59-61c3-90bc-7050b34a314d">Mortenson chair in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, author of </span></em>Engineering for Sustainable Human Development: A Guide to Successful Small-Scale Community Projects</p></p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-30/worldview-talks-about-nuclear-iran-heads-final-hours-111787 Worldview: Group of republicans send letter to government of Iran http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-12/worldview-group-republicans-send-letter-government-iran-111692 <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/AP745330664455.jpg" style="height: 458px; width: 620px;" title="Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. arrives to pose for photographers in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a full record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195568203&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;">Republicans send letter to Iran</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c1b0020a-0fdd-b416-f4fb-ee478b0fe778">Earlier this week a group of 47 Republican senators sent a letter to the Iranian government explaining how the US Congress functions, noting that executive agreements can be overturned by Obama&rsquo;s successor &ldquo;with the stroke of a pen.&rdquo; The letter came as the U.S. and several other nations are engaged in negotiations over Iran&rsquo;s nuclear program. Today, Iran&rsquo;s Supreme Leader, &nbsp;Ayatollah Khamenei said the letter raised concerns about the trustworthiness of the US government and was &nbsp;&quot;a sign of the decay of political ethics in the American system.&quot; &nbsp;Richard Haas, &nbsp;president of the</span><a href="http://www.cfr.org/"> Council on Foreign Relations,</a> joins us to discuss how the state of the negotiations and the implications of the letter on US foreign policy.</p><div><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/RichardHaass">Richard Haass</a> is the president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/CFR_org">Council on Foreign Relations</a>.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195569343&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;">A retrospective of Ruben Ostlund films</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6cdcef99-0fe0-b45d-89b8-4d2309dcedda">&ldquo;Force Majeure&rdquo; was the first film by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund to get a U.S. release. It also won a major prize at this year&rsquo;s Cannes Film Festival. A retrospective of the films of Ruben Ostlund, shows this weekend and next weekend at Facets Multimedia. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Alissa Simon, senior programmer of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and film critic for Variety join us to talk about Ostlund&rsquo;s work.</span></p><div><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><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></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Alissa Simon is the senior programmer of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and a film critic for <a href="https://twitter.com/Variety">Variety</a>.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/195570088&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;">Global Activism: Chicago Danztheater Ensemble</span></font></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-31cd0f5d-0fe4-4599-7d54-d2c964aad823">Ellyzabeth Adler is founder and executive director of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble. The performing arts group, &ldquo;through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling...unite[s] varied art media to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind.&rdquo; Ellyzabeth wrote us that she was so inspired by our </span>Global Activism segment, that she organized her own arts festival of &ldquo;music, dance, theatre, media and art all around activism.&rdquo; We invited Ellyzabeth to tell us about how she stresses activism in her art, at home and abroad.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-31cd0f5d-0fe4-9acc-b2ce-1116e88ca5db">Ellyzabeth Adler is the</span>&nbsp;founder and executive director of <a href="https://twitter.com/Chi_Danztheatre">Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-12/worldview-group-republicans-send-letter-government-iran-111692 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