WBEZ | Global Activism http://www.wbez.org/tags/global-activism Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Changing lives through the circus arts http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-03/changing-lives-through-circus-arts-114043 <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/334453_460226127354576_1435812013_o.jpg" title="(Photo: Facebook/Circus Without Borders)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235949328&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-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: &#39;Circus Without Borders&#39;</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Yamoussa Bagoura is from Guinea, West Africa and Guillaume Saladin is from a remote Inuit community in the Arctic Tundra. They joined to realize their shared vision to use circus arts to help suffering children in their respective communities. Today, they&rsquo;ve taken their work global and it&rsquo;s the subject of a documentary produced by filmmaker and Boston Globe feature writer, Linda Matchen. We&rsquo;ll talk with all three about their work, the film and their new collaboration with Global Activist, Maribeth Joy, who joins us as well. She&rsquo;s executive director of CircEsteem. Her group uses circus arts as therapy for kids in the Chicago area. The film, &#39;Circus Without Borders&#39;, was produced, in part, by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-da775cad-69b1-a10b-a0a9-33c775d5b57c">Guillaume Saladin is a circus arts producer performer.</span></em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><a href="http://twitter.com/Kalabanteprod">Yamoussa Bangoura</a> is a circus arts producer performer.&nbsp;</em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><a href="http://twitter.com/GlobeMatchan">L</a><a href="http://twitter.com/@GlobeMatchan">Inda Matchan</a> is a filmmaker and feature writer for the <a href="http://twitter.com/BostonGlobe">Boston Globe</a>, as well as the producer of <a href="http://twitter.com/CWB_Documentary">&#39;Circus Without Borders&#39;</a>. </em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>Maribeth Joy is the executive director of <a href="http://twitter.com/@CircEsteem">CircEsteem</a>.</em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235949712&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-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">What&#39;s behind Montenegro&#39;s NATO admittance?</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">This week NATO issued an official invitation to Montenegro to join its alliance. The offer comes amidst the growing tensions between Russia and Turkey (Turkey is a member of NATO). Russia threatened &quot;retaliatory actions.&rdquo; Within Montenegro, the public is divided. The country has a large Russian population and was also bombed by NATO during the Kosovo war. We&rsquo;ll discuss the implications of an expanded NATO with Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder is president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He served as the US Permanent Representative to NATO from 2009 to 2013.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-da775cad-69b7-7aed-6004-9483f7bcb494"><a href="http://twitter.com/IvoHDaalder">Ivo Daalder</a> is the president of the <a href="http://twitter.com/ChicagoCouncil">Chicago Council on Global Affairs</a> and a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.</span></em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235950117&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-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Exhibit sheds light on Afro-Colombian experience</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Colombia&rsquo;s Afro population endures frequent violence and persecution from the country&rsquo;s numerous armed factions. Their lives are complicated further by violence from decades of civil war and economic interests, such as the mining industry, narco-traffickers and large landowners. Global Activists, Ruth Goring and Michael Bracey, will share their experiences and the art they produced (photos, poetry and sketchings) from a trip to Colombia&rsquo;s Afro community at an exhibition at Chicago&rsquo;s Uri-Eichen Gallery. Goring is a board member for Colombia Vive Chicago, an NGO dedicated to human rights in Colombia and author of the bio-poetry book, Soap is Political and Bracey is a photojournalist and editor of the &ldquo;Africans Within the Americas&rdquo; project.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-da775cad-69b9-edc3-7634-efd420259cd4"><a href="http://twitter.com/@Ruth_Goring">Ruth Goring </a>is a</span> board member of <a href="http://twitter.com/Colombiavivechi">Colombia Vive Chicago</a>, and the author of the book &#39;Soap is Political&#39;.</em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235950758&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-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">World History Minute: The first sucessful human heart transplant</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Historian John Schmidt tells us about the first heart transplant on December 3rd, 1967.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="http://twitter.com/JRSchmidtPhD">Prof. John Schmidt </a>is the author of &#39;On This Day in Chicago&#39;.</em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-03/changing-lives-through-circus-arts-114043 Pope Francis speaks to Congress http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-24/pope-francis-speaks-congress-113057 <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/Carolyn%20Kaster.jpg" title="(Photo: Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225415452&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);">Examining Pope Francis&#39; message to Congress</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>Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress this morning. He spoke about a range of issues - everything from the death penalty to income inequality and immigration. We&rsquo;ll talk about the speech and how it may have resonated with lawmakers, Catholics and the larger American public with Michael Murphy, director of Catholic Studies at Loyola University and Father Donald Senior, president emeritus and chancellor of the Catholic Theological Union.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-19601d90-00fc-f88e-97d1-1f6c77322c90">Michael Murphy is director of Catholic Studies at <a href="http://twitter.com/loyolachicago">Loyola University.</a></span></em></li><li><em>Father Donald Senior is the president emeritus and chancellor of Catholic Theological Union.</em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225417037&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: Revisiting His Wheels International</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>Global Activist Alice Teisan of His Wheels International will update us on her work helping people with disabilities adjust to their challenges through bike technology. A former nurse at Rush Hospital, Alice was an avid cyclist before being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She then channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others. His Wheels International recycles old bicycles to send overseas. Alice will also tell us about the Chicago Unconventional Bike Expo (CUBE) on October 2-4, 2015. It&rsquo;s a show for &ldquo;recumbent tricycles, quadracycles, folding cycles, tandems, velomobiles, transporters, electrical bikes, special needs bikes, collectibles, cargo bikes, trailers, customized designs and accessories&quot;.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-19601d90-0101-d486-6d5b-ff228d0ab103">Alice Teisan is the founder and executive director of <a href="http://twitter.com/HisWheels">His Wheels International</a>. &nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-24/pope-francis-speaks-congress-113057 Global Activism: 'A Better Life for Kids' and 'Aiding Children Together' http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-17/global-activism-better-life-kids-and-aiding-children-together-112971 <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/abetterlifeforkids.jpg" title="(Photo courtesy of A Better Life for Kids)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224334373&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: &#39;A Better Life for Kids&#39; and &#39;Aiding Children Together&#39;</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>We catch up with global activists, Shelley Nizynski Reese and Jen Ciok. They&rsquo;re both former Skokie, IL school teachers. At least twice a year, Shelley travels to Ghana to teach orphans. Shelley&rsquo;s group &#39;A Better Life for Kids&#39; and Jen&rsquo;s group, &#39;Aiding Children Together&#39; (ACT) have been partnering to help children in Ghana get food, medicine, and education. For our Global Activism segment, Shelley and Jen will tell us about their new programs like, &lsquo;Eggs for Kids&rsquo;, to give protein and hope to Ghanaian schoolchildren. They&rsquo;ll also talk about how a listener heard them on <em>Worldview</em> and wrote a song <a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mccrackenmiddleschoolkid">(&ldquo;Shine a Light&rdquo;)</a> to support their work.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-87b2bba9-dcee-7424-8503-236e3c71dca8">Shelley Nizynski Reese is founder of &#39;<a href="http://www.abetterlifeforkids.org">A Better Life for Kids&#39;</a></span>, Jennifer Ciok&nbsp;is founder of <a href="http://twitter.com/ACTforEducation">Aiding Children Together (ACT).</a></em></p><div><strong>EVENT:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golf-for-ghanas-orphans-2015-tickets-17608210632">Golf for Ghana&#39;s Orphans 2015</a></strong></div><div><p>Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:30AM-5:00PM</p><p>Bloomingdale Golf Club</p><p>181 Glen Ellyn Rd, Bloomingdale, IL</p></div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224335232&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);">Algeria&#39;s political shakeup</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>Algeria&rsquo;s long serving head of intelligence, Mohamed Mediene, was ousted from his post this week. He was often referred to as &#39;the Lord of Algeria, &#39; because of the power and influence he wielded during the 25 years he held the post. We&rsquo;ll take a look at what&rsquo;s behind the power shift and what it could mean with William Lawrence, director of Middle East and North Africa programs at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-87b2bba9-dced-79c6-66a4-b2f40db9146b">William Lawrence</span> is the director of Middle East and North Africa programs at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.</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/224335923&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);">World Music Festival: TAL National</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>TAL National is a band from Niamey, the capital of Niger. Their music combines Saharan and West African sounds with upbeat guitars. They&rsquo;re performing as part of this year&rsquo;s World Music Festival in Chicago. In light of their performance, we revisit their last performance at WBEZ.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em>TAL National are a band from Niger.</em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-17/global-activism-better-life-kids-and-aiding-children-together-112971 A panel discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-10/panel-discussion-syrian-refugee-crisis-112895 <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/Petros%20Giannakouris.jpg" title="(Photo: Asoociated Press/Petros Giannakouris)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/223272110&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 "><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Syrian Americans give their view on the refugee crisis</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">The president of the European Commission has urged the 28 members of the EU to take a &quot;swfit, determined and comprehensive&quot; response to the refugee crisis in Europe. He wants the member countries to increase aid and impose mandatory quotas reuiring them to accept more refugees. Last week the picture of a dead Syrian child whose family was attempting to get to Greece drew international attention to the ongoing cisis in Syria and the flood of refugees seeking to escape that conflict. We&#39;ll discuss the response to the Syrian conflict and the ongoing humanitatian crisis with a panel of Syrian Americans- all of whom have been directly impacted by the war in Syria and have been working on the refugee issues since the conflict began.</span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Guests:&nbsp;</span></strong></div><ul><li class="image-insert-image "><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-d306a438-b8d4-19f7-df87-d7c9b7ebdc7a"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Hana Tom is a Syrian American.</span></span></em></li><li class="image-insert-image "><em><span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://twitter.com/sahloul">Dr. Zaher Sahloul </a>is the president of the Syrian American Medical Society. </span></span></em></li><li class="image-insert-image "><em><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Lina Sergie Attaris is the co-founder of the <a href="http://twitter.com/karamfoundation">Karam Foundation</a>. </span></em></li><li class="image-insert-image "><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-d306a438-b8d4-d8d2-d766-4ede45d2a6db"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Suzanne Akhras Sahloul is founder and director of the <a href="http://twitter.com/SCN_Network">Syrian Community Network</a>.</span></span></em><div>&nbsp;</div></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/223272800&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 "><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: an update with Bookwallah</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Global activist, Seena Jacob, is founder and CEO of Bookwallah Organization. &quot;Bookwallha&quot; is a Hindi word that means &quot;book peddler&quot;. The group gives books and provides libraries to orphans in India. Seena just came back from India and for our Global Acitvism segment, she&#39;ll update us on her trip and her work.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px;">Guest: Seena Jacobs is founder and CEO of Bookwallah Organization.&nbsp;</span></div></p> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-10/panel-discussion-syrian-refugee-crisis-112895 Catching up with Share Your Soles http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-03/global-activism-catching-share-your-soles-112828 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Jenni%20Konrad_0.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Jenni Konrad)" /></div></div></div></div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/222216317&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: An update with Share your Soles</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>Mona Purdy, known as the &#39;Shoe Lady&#39;, is back to tell us what&rsquo;s new with her group, Share Your Soles. She started her organization by giving a few shoes to help bare foot kids in Central America. More than 15 years later, Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes to countries around the globe to people in desperate need of them.Share Your Soles Annual Gala</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-84324c49-94b5-9bc4-3618-db8b68669be6">Mona Purdy is the founder/president of <a href="http://twitter.com/ShareYourSoles">Share Your Soles</a></span></em></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://shareyoursoles.org/16th-anniversary-celebration/"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f3b62820-99c4-0e83-e3cb-25d940d7e9ef">Share Your Soles Annual Gala</span></a></p><p>September 17, 2015, 5:30 pm</p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f3b62820-99c3-5820-02d7-cb214a4ef562">Columbia Yacht Club (111 N Lake Shore Drive)</span></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/222216652&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);">Affirmative Action and caste quotas in India</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>India is frequently hailed as one of the most diverse countries in the world, boasting hundreds of languages and thousands of ethnic groups. It&rsquo;s also home to one of the world&rsquo;s oldest forms of affirmative action. Reservations, which came into effect shortly after Indian independence, ensure the employment and education of historically disadvantaged castes or tribes. Recently, however, the quota system is seeing some resistance as the Patels, a group synonymous with success in India, also want to be included. Dr. Arvind Sharma, a professor of comparative religion at McGill University, joins us to discuss the history of reservations and the Patels&rsquo; claims.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://twitter.com/aravindasharma">Dr. Arvind Sharma</a> is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at <a href="http://twitter.com/mcgillu">McGill University</a>. He is also the author of over fifty books, including &lsquo;Reservation and Affirmative Action: Models of social integration in India and the United States&rsquo;.</p><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/222217307&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);">Guatemala&#39;s president resigns amidst scandal and unrest</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>Embattled Guatemalan president Otto PĂ©rez Molina has resigned. He stepped down amidst growing street protests, political pressure and approaching elections. Molina faces criminal charges in a fraud scandal. He said that he was stepping down to &#39;face justice and resolve my personal situation&#39;. We&rsquo;ll talk about the political crisis with independent journalist Allan Nairn.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong><em>&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-84324c49-94ba-26db-f2df-682c650db9ca"><a href="http://twitter.com/AllanNairn14">Allan Nairn</a> is an independent journalist.</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-03/global-activism-catching-share-your-soles-112828 Global Activism: What's new with 'Share Your Soles' http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-whats-new-share-your-soles-112843 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/SHARE YOUR SOLES.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mona Purdy, known as the &#39;Shoe Lady&#39;, is back to tell us what&rsquo;s new with her group,&nbsp;<a href="http://shareyoursoles.org/">Share Your Soles</a>. She started her organization by giving a few shoes to help bare foot kids in Central America. More than 15 years later, Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes to countries around the globe to people in desperate need of them.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/222216317&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 dir="ltr"><strong><a href="http://shareyoursoles.org/16th-anniversary-celebration/"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f3b62820-99c4-0e83-e3cb-25d940d7e9ef">Share Your Soles Annual Gala</span></a></strong></p><p>September 17, 2015, 5:30 pm</p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-f3b62820-99c3-5820-02d7-cb214a4ef562">Columbia Yacht Club (111 N Lake Shore Drive)</span></p></p> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-whats-new-share-your-soles-112843 Russia's 'Burning of the Delicacies' http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-20/russias-burning-delicacies-112696 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220134307&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);">Russia bans Western foodstuffs</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>When the EU imposed sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, Russia hit back with its own set of sanctions. These included a ban on EU foodstuffs, items like Italian prosciutto and French cheeses. In a recent article in Foreign Policy, Julia Ioffe writes that the ban has proved hard to enforce and also opened up opportunities for bribes as people find creative ways around them. Ioffe, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and columnist at Foreign Policy, joins us to discuss the sanctions and the general state of the Russian economy.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-69f852e3-4c7e-9b8e-4420-2722872f5aa2"><a href="http://twitter.com/juliaioffe">Julia Ioffe</a> is a columnist at <a href="http://twitter.com/ForeignPolicy">Foreign Policy</a> and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.</span></em></p><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/220134903&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: ORPHANetwork</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>When a church&rsquo;s high school group went on a trip to Nicaragua in the 1990s, they say they were &ldquo;shocked&rdquo; by the poverty they witnessed. The students then committed to doing what they could to make a difference. As they kept going back to Nicaragua, they left with &ldquo;a high that never went away.&rdquo; To help, they began selling off their personal belongings, including literally, the clothes off their backs. The trips were the genesis of what would become the ORPHANetwork. For Global Activism, we&rsquo;ll talk with the group&rsquo;s executive director, Dick Anderson and Travis Simone, one of those original high-schoolers whose life was changed in Nicaragua. Today, Travis is senior pastor of Williamsburg Community Chapel in Williamsburg, Virginia.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-69f852e3-4c81-36e4-ff70-6f26616c9a52">Dick Anderson is the executive director of <a href="http://twitter.com/ORPHANetwork">ORPHANetwork</a>. </span></em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-69f852e3-4c81-62f9-e4c0-e860d1582e5e">Travis Simone is the</span> senior pastor of Williamsburg Community Chapel, Williamsburg Virginia.&nbsp;</em></li></ul></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-20/russias-burning-delicacies-112696 The bigger picture behind 'Cecil the Lion' http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-06/bigger-picture-behind-cecil-lion-112584 <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/Vince%20O%27Sullivan.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Vince O' Sullivan)" /><br />&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218093354&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);">&#39;Cecil the Lion&#39; and conservation</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>When American dentist, Walter Palmer, hunted and killed &lsquo;Cecil the Lion&rsquo; in Zimbabwe, it became an international media sensation. Gun and hunting advocates have been pitted against animal rights groups like PETA. But many experts see this incident as an opportunity for a larger discussion on what&rsquo;s really endangering lions and other large mammals. We&rsquo; speak with Bruce Patterson, curator of the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum of Natural History. He specializes in &ldquo;several topics in evolutionary biology, focusing on the diversification, distribution and conservation of mammals. Patterson believes that humans are the greatest danger to lions like Cecil, but for reasons that go well beyond big-game hunting.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-080dedbe-0499-6da1-4d6c-a755e239d2e2">Bruce Patterson is curator of the Integrative Research Center at the <a href="http://twitter.com/FieldMuseum">Field Museum</a>.&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/218093815&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 Dominican Republic is set to deport Haitian-Dominicans</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>In 2013, the Dominican Republic&#39;s (D.R.) Supreme Court ruled that people in the country born between 1929 and 2010 to non-citizen parents did not qualify as Dominican citizens. The decision stripped thousands of people, many of Haitian heritage, of their nationality. The government then passed legislation requiring all undocumented immigrants to either register or face deportation. The Haitian government accuses the D.R. of racial profiling. Chicago area Haitian-American activists are lobbying Illinois lawmakers to take a stand against the deportations. The activists say the Haitian government is committing &ldquo;human rights abuses&rdquo;. We&rsquo;ll look at what local Haitians are doing to draw attention to the issue with Patrick Brutus, head of the Haitian American Professional Network in Chicago and Max Louis, a Haitian American involved in local efforts.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><em><a href="http://twitter.com/brutusrealtalk">Patrick Brutus</a> is <span id="docs-internal-guid-080dedbe-049b-f49a-7246-078ee93274d7">head of the Haitian American Professional Network in Chicago. </span></em></li><li><em><span>Max Louis is an activist for the Haitian-Dominican cause and </span>an educator. He&rsquo;s half Dominican, half Haitian.</em></li></ul><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/218094337&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);">World History Minute: The legacy of Hiroshima</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>We talk to Professor John Schmidt about the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which occurred 70 years ago today.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-080dedbe-04a3-70be-f725-6673abbb683a"><a href="http://twitter.com/JRSchmidtPhD">John Schmidt </a>is a historian and the author of &#39;</span>On This Day in Chicago History&#39;.</em></p><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/218097192&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: Genesis at the Crossroads</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>The Genesis Summer Institute, a pilot program of the Genesis Academy for Global Leadership, is a curriculum designed to nurture future global leaders who will work on peace-building. The educational program focuses on four core areas: music and peacebuilding; human rights; peace journalism; and environmental sustainability. The project unites international students and diverse U.S. students for cross-cultural experiences. Students in this year&rsquo;s program come from Northern Ireland, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bosnia and the U.S. Wendy Sternberg, founder and executive director of Genesis at the Crossroads, joins us to talk about the program. Roheena Madni and Asa Mallon, two students taking part in the Institute, join Sternberg to share their experiences.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-080dedbe-04a5-f64d-12e0-49610e12dfa9">Wendy Sternberg is the founder and executive director of <a href="http://twitter.com/GenesisATC">Genesis at the Crossroads</a>. </span></em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-080dedbe-04a6-a068-2a03-9e0db1832472">Roheena Madni is a student in the Genesis Summer Institute from Pakistan. </span></em></li><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-080dedbe-04a6-f67f-5cf3-867eb557b6f2">Asa Mallon is a student in the Genesis Summer Institute from Northern Ireland. </span></em></li></ul><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-06/bigger-picture-behind-cecil-lion-112584 Worldview in India: Jal Bhagirathi and water security http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/worldview-india-jal-bhagirathi-and-water-security-111933 <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/IMG_0293.JPG" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="A woman carries a bucket with fresh water in Rajasthan, India. (Jerome McDonnell)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Worldview in India: Jal Bhagirathi Foundation and water security</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>Worldview</em>&nbsp;took&nbsp;<em>Global Activism</em>&nbsp;on the road to India! And we continue our visit to India&rsquo;s Rajasthan State, the world&rsquo;s most densely populated desert region, with the first of a two-part conversation with Jal Bhagirathi Foundation. It&rsquo;s an NGO focused on water security. Parikshit singh Tomar of Jal Bhagirathi, will show us their retention basin where they store rainwater. The land reserve has developed into a beautiful ecosystem. Next week, Parikshit will take us to a remote rural village that was revolutionized by Jal Bhagirathi projects.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>Guest:</strong></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9682de71-e7e8-e514-bbea-7f8d829048fb">Parikshit singh Tomar is the</span> media and communications director for&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/jalbhagirathi">Jal Bhagirathi Foundation,</a> based outside of Jodhpur, India.</em></div></p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/worldview-india-jal-bhagirathi-and-water-security-111933 Global Activism: Shelley Batra and Operation ASHA http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shelley-batra-and-operation-asha-111775 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Courtesy of Operation Asha.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-12a7cca4-57bd-fe25-feac-40de5dd974ee">Once thought under control, Tuberculosis (TB) had begun to make a comeback. Incidences were rising around the world, including in developed countries. The trend was so serious, that fifteen years ago, the United Nations set the goal of reversing incidences of infectious diseases like TB by the end of 2015. Tuesday was World TB day and for today&rsquo;s </span>Global Activism, we&rsquo;ll get an update from long-time Global Activist Dr. Shelly Batra. She&rsquo;s founder and president of Operation Asha. It&rsquo;s an NGO that delivers mass treatment of TB to underprivileged populations around the globe.</p></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shelley-batra-and-operation-asha-111775