WBEZ | Worldview http://www.wbez.org/tags/worldview Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: November 5, 2015 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-11-05/morning-shift-november-5-2015-113652 <p><p>When you get down to it, every Morning Shift is completely different. We talk about city government, headlines, theater, we even talked to a sex researcher the other day. Today&#39;s show is really different, because we speak with comedian <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-11-05/legendary-comedian-john-cleese-has-been-making-us-laugh-nearly-50">John Cleese</a>. He shares some stories about his life and work.</p><p>Then musician <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-11-05/sam-amidon-pushes-boundaries-folk-music-113648">Sam Amidon</a> plays reworked traditional music for us on his guitar and banjo.</p><p>And we talk to <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-11-05/wbez-25-jerome-mcdonnell-and-worldview-113650">Worldview host Jerome McDonnell</a> as part of our ongoing WBEZ 25th anniversary celebration.</p></p> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-11-05/morning-shift-november-5-2015-113652 WBEZ 25: Jerome McDonnell and Worldview http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-11-05/wbez-25-jerome-mcdonnell-and-worldview-113650 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/jerome.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>25 years ago, WBEZ broke away from the Chicago Board of Education to become an independent public radio station. We&rsquo;re celebrating the milestone in a variety of ways, including a <a href="http://chicagoamplified.org/">web site</a> featuring some of the most compelling conversations from the last quarter century. Many of those conversations took place on the show <a href="http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview">Worldview</a>.</p><p>Worldview is a very rare animal in radio &mdash; it&rsquo;s a locally-produced program that focuses on global affairs. Jerome McDonnell has hosted the show for more than two decades. He joins us to talk about how the show and coverage of stories from around the world has evolved since it all began.</p></p> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:57:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-11-05/wbez-25-jerome-mcdonnell-and-worldview-113650 Cycling through World War I http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-31/cycling-through-world-war-i-110586 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/WWI-18.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>WBEZ reporter Alex Keefe took a cycling trip through prominent sites from World War I.</p></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-31/cycling-through-world-war-i-110586 Worldview: South Korea's new leader, Mexico's new disappeared and Italy's dizzying elections http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-26/worldview-south-koreas-new-leader-mexicos-new-disappeared-and-italys <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP548908150938_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80950449&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-south-korea-s-new-leader-mexico-s-new-di.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-south-korea-s-new-leader-mexico-s-new-di" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: South Korea's new leader, Mexico's new disappeared and rounding up Italy's election" on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: South Korea's new leader, Mexico's new disappeared and rounding up Italy's election</h1><h2>Park Geun-hye was inaugurated as South Korea’s first female president on Monday. Human Rights Watch reveals possible abuses by Mexico's former leadership. Italy's elections see a narrow victory for the left, but a spectacular showing for an upstart movement.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Tue, Feb 26 2013 07:30:53</p><div><p><b>SouthKorea’s new leader</b></p><p><br></p><p>Many SouthKoreans feel a certain kinship with their new leader, whose authoritarianfather ruled the fledgling nation from 1961 to 1979. In an op-ed for the <i>NewYork Times, </i>journalist and novelist Suki Kim ponders why so many SouthKoreans have become nostalgic for an era marked by human rights abuses. Shejoins <i>Worldview </i>to discuss the new president.</p></div><div>South Korea's New National Mother FigureTHE inauguration of South Korea's first female president, Park Geun-hye, on Monday is a trip down memory lane for most South Koreans - es...</div><div><b>Mexico</b><div><br></div><div>A recent report by Human Rights Watch says that some 250 people were “disappeared” at the hands of Mexico’s police and military under former president Felipe Calderón. The group says the government has done little to investigate the cases. We’ll discuss the findings with <a href="http://www.hrw.org/bios/nik-steinberg" class="">Nik Steinberg</a>, senior researcher on the Americas for Human Rights Watch.</div></div><div>Mexico: Crisis of Enforced Disappearances | Human Rights Watch(Mexico City) - Mexico's security forces have participated in widespread enforced disappearances, Human Rights Watch said in a report rel...</div><div><div><b>Italian elections</b></div><div><br></div><div>The polls have closed in Italy but the ballots are still being counted and it’s unclear at this moment whether any one party will garner enough votes to form a coalition and govern the country. Comedian Beppe Grillo, the leader of the anti-establishment <a href="http://www.movimentocinquestelle.it/" class="">Five Star Movement</a>, has vowed he would not go into the government as part of a coalition with any of the main political parties. He has already gotten at least 25 percent of the vote.&nbsp; Stocks fell on Monday with the markets jittery at the prospect of a government opposed to some of the economic reforms put in place during the last year. <a href="http://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/z/luigi-zingales" class="">Luigi Zingales</a>, one of the founders of the Italian political party <a href="http://www.fermareildeclino.it/" class="">Act to Stop the Decline</a>, takes apart the election results.<br></div></div><div>Italy deadlock after protest voteItaly's parliamentary elections have ended in stalemate and the possibility of a hung parliament. With nearly all the votes counted, the ...</div></noscript></p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-26/worldview-south-koreas-new-leader-mexicos-new-disappeared-and-italys It's About HOPE: Global Activism Expo http://www.wbez.org/blogs/beyond-mic/2013-02/its-about-hope-global-activism-expo-105653 <p><p>As the planet gets smaller - at least in terms of the non-stop flow of information about the seven billion or so inhabitants - our anxiety grows. &nbsp;As the world feels smaller, so do we. &nbsp;It is more difficult to see how individual contributions help those in need. &nbsp;It feels like the work of one person simply cannot make a substantive difference</p><p>It&#39;s easy to become disheartened. &nbsp;It&#39;s easy to focus on something else. &nbsp;</p><p>And then there is Jerome McDonnell and <em>Worldview</em>.</p><p>The <em>Worldview</em> team has been featuring ordinary people who refuse to be stymied and have stepped up in small but significant ways to help those who need it. &nbsp;The <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism">Global Activism</a> Series</em> is not about atrocity; it is about HOPE.</p><p>On April 6th, <em>WBEZ, Vocalo</em>, the <em>UIC Social Justice Initiative</em> and the<em> Illinois Humanities Council</em> are excited to showcase these ordinary people doing extraordinary things at the <strong>Sixth Annual Global Activism Expo</strong>.</p><p>This year, we expand things to give you more to do, more to see, more to learn including:</p><p style="margin-left:40.5pt;">The <strong>University of Illinois Chicago <a href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/sji/">Social Justice Initiative</a></strong> and <a href="http://www.prairie.org/programs/public-square"><strong>The Public Square&nbsp;</strong></a>will<strong> </strong>host a series of lectures and panel discussions exploring issues of Restorative Justice featuring noted activists from around the world.</p><p style="margin-left:40.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The <strong><a href="http://vocalo.org/">Vocalo</a> Music Stage</strong> outdoors on the plaza will feature an array of local artists and bands with an international influence</p><p style="margin-left:40.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://workingbikes.org/"><strong>Working Bikes</strong></a> will bring an array of demonstration bikes (power a phonograph or your cell phone) as well as mini bikes for us to ride inside</p><p style="margin-left:40.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://circesteem.org/"><strong>CircEsteem</strong></a> will entertain kids and adults, encouraging participants to learn juggling, balance feathers and have fun</p><p style="margin-left:40.5pt;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/"><strong>Peace On Earth Film Festival</strong></a> will show select titles from their 2013 festival and invite the audience to discuss and reflect on these short films&nbsp;</p><p>Thousands of people come every year to meet and learn about these amazing people; my mother (from Kansas) came two years ago and was so motivated that she now devotes much of her time working with her local Food Bank and has become an activist within the tiny confines of a 800 person town in the middle of the country. &nbsp;If you are in need of a shot of inspiration that you can make a difference, you simply can&#39;t afford to miss it this year.</p><h1 style="margin: 0px 0px 4px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-family: Georgia, serif;"><a href="http://www.wbez.org/air-events-6th-annual-global-activism-expo-102172"><strong>Off-Air Events: 6th Annual Global Activism Expo</strong></a></h1><h2 class="subtitle" id="event-dateline" style="margin: 8px 0px 14px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 11px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(170, 0, 0); line-height: 13px; font-family: Georgia, serif;"><strong><span class="day" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Saturday</span>, April 6, 2013 @ 12:00pm &ndash; 6:00pm</strong></h2><p>UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road</p><p><span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="font-family: 'lucida sans unicode', 'lucida grande', sans-serif;"><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?store_id=8621&amp;JServSessionIdr004=ieklfkgn52.app226a">RSVP here</a></span></span> and get a special gift when you check-in at the Expo!</p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/beyond-mic/2013-02/its-about-hope-global-activism-expo-105653 Worldview: New U.N. report on war crimes in Syria, human trafficking online, and peace on Earth through film http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-18/worldview-new-un-report-war-crimes-syria-human-trafficking-online-and <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP090918027021.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F79822595&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-new-u-n-report-on-war-crimes-in-syria-hu.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-new-u-n-report-on-war-crimes-in-syria-hu" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: New U.N. report on war crimes in Syria, human trafficking online, and peace on Earth through film" on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: New U.N. report on war crimes in Syria, human trafficking online, and peace on Earth through film</h1><h2>The United Nations identifies people suspected of war crimes in Syria's brutal civil war. One college professor discusses his research into sex trafficking on the Internet. In France, school reform measures are prompting debate. A film festival focusing on peace and nonviolence comes to Chicago.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Mon, Feb 18 2013 08:56:32</p><div>U.N. Says Has List Of Syrian War Crimes Suspectsminwashingtonnews</div><div><p><b>New U.N. report outlines war crimes in Syria</b></p><p><br></p><p>United Nations investigators saidtoday that Syrian leaders they had identified as suspected war criminals shouldface the International Criminal Court (ICC). <i>Worldview</i> will get insighton the announcement from Karen AbuZayd, commissioner for the United NationsIndependent Commission of Inquiry for Syria. She’s also formercommissioner-General for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency.</p></div><div>U.N. has list of Syria war crime suspects in leadership positionsCredit: Reuters/Al-Mutsem Be-Allah/Shaam News Network/Handout A view shows a tank after Free Syrian Army fighters said they fought and de...</div><div><b>Comparing public holidays</b><div><br></div><div>Today, Chicagoans enjoy their second public holiday in as many weeks. &nbsp;Last week was Lincoln's Birthday, a public holiday in Illinois. &nbsp;Today, it is Presidents' Day, a national holiday. Seem like a lot? Well, compared to the rest of the world, the United States actually has a moderate amount of holidays. <i>Worldview</i>&nbsp;compares and contrasts public holidays around the world.</div></div><div><p><b>&nbsp;</b><b>Monitoring human trafficking online</b></p><p><br></p><p>We’ll talk with <a href="http://communicationleadership.usc.edu/people/research_staff/mark_latonero.html" class="">Mark Latonero</a> from the <a href="http://communicationleadership.usc.edu/" class="">Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership &amp; Policy</a> and professor at the University of Southern California. He’ll tell us how his research on online human trafficking led him to believe that the “internet is a double-edged sword that facilitates sex-trafficking, but can also be leveraged to combat it.”</p></div><div>Technology &amp; Human Trafficking · A Project of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership &amp; PolicyA Project of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership &amp; Policy</div><div><b>French school day reform</b><div><br></div><div>The debate over how to improve education is often complex and heated in the Chicago area. But our city is not alone--the same is true as far away as&nbsp;France. Efforts to revamp the French school week prompted strikes and public outcry. Currently, French schoolchildren get Wednesdays off and log longer hours the rest of the week. Starting next fall, French President Francois Hollande wants to even out the schedule. He’s pushing to add a half-day on Wednesdays for elementary students and trim back time from other days of the week. Associated Press Correspondent <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/author/lori-hinnant" class="">Lori Hinnant</a> joins <i>Worldview&nbsp;</i>from Paris to explain why this move has struck a nerve.</div></div><div>French Plan to Add to Already Lengthy School Calendar Meets ResistanceThe long hours and peculiar weekly rhythm have been criticized as counterproductive to learning and blamed for keeping women out of the f...</div><div><b>Peace on Earth Film Festival</b><div><br></div><div>Chicago’s <a href="http://www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org/" class="">Peace on Earth Film Festival</a> (POEFF) celebrates independent films on themes of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world. This year’s Fest starts March 7th. Festival Founder Nick Angotti will tell us about his “Dialogue for Peace” program. It ran 15 films, and included discussion at various Chicago area schools and educational institutions. We’ll also talk with a student and former teacher from one school using the films to promote environmental sustainability.</div></div><div>Peace On Earth Film Festival | ...raising awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced worldPeace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF) has been established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent films from around the world ...</div></noscript></p></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-18/worldview-new-un-report-war-crimes-syria-human-trafficking-online-and Worldview: Upheaval in Tunisia, Somali pirates on film, and Maz Jobrani http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-08/worldview-upheaval-tunisia-somali-pirates-film-and-maz-jobrani-105435 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP50922169993.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F78424040&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-upheaval-in-tunisia-somali-pir.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-political-upheaval-in-tunisia-somali-pir" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Political upheaval in Tunisia, Somali pirates on film, and Maz Jobrani" on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: Political upheaval in Tunisia, Somali pirates on film, and Maz Jobrani</h1><h2>Protesters took to the streets of Tunisia after the country’s ruling political party, Ennahda, rejected a proposal to dissolve the government. One filmmaker brings us a documentary on Somalia's pirate culture. Worldview gives you tips for your international weekend.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Fri, Feb 08 2013 09:25:22</p><div><b>Political upheaval in Tunisia</b><div><br></div><div>Earlier this week in Tunisia, Chokri Belaid, a leading opposition figure who was critical of the governing party for perceived tolerance of Salafist extemists, was assassinated. Protests swept the country, leading the Islamist prime minister to call for a new government, only to be rebuffed by his own party. Today, as Belaid was buried, protests continued. Chicago resident Kehena Sraieb, who was born and raised in Tunis and&nbsp;has been active in opposition politics since she gained asylum in 1997, worries that if the political strife continues the country could end up in civil war. Today, she tells <i>Worldview&nbsp;</i>why.</div></div><div>Violence Erupts As Thousands Mourn Slain Tunisian LeaderTUNIS, Tunisia -- The funeral of a slain Tunisian opposition leader was marred Friday by clashes between police and gangs of young men de...</div><div><div><b>Somali pirates on film</b></div><div><br></div>Last month, the Somali pirate leader Mohamed Abdi Hassan, also known as "Afweyne," or "Big Mouth," announced he was quitting the piracy business. But filmmaker <a href="http://thymayapayne.com/" class="">Thymaya Payne</a>&nbsp;says the problem of piracy in Somalia has been suppressed but not solved. And he should know--the Somali pirate industry is the subject of his new documentary, "<a href="http://www.stolenseas.com/" class="">Stolen Seas</a>." Payne and film contributor Milos Stehlik join <i>Worldview&nbsp;</i>to discuss the film.</div><div>Stolen Seas: Everything you ever wanted to know about Somali piracyA Somali pirate in Stolen Seas film review The hijacking of Danish cargo ship CEC Future in late November 2008 is the prism through which...</div><div><div><b>Weekend Passport: Samba, noise, and laughs</b></div><div><br></div><div>Global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend.We’ll tell you where to celebrate Carnaval with the city’s Brazilian community and see avant-garde noise rockers from Seoul, Korea do their thing, and comedian Maz Jobrani joins us in studio,</div></div><div><b>Chicago Samba Caranval</b><div><b><br></b><div><b>When:&nbsp;</b>Saturday, February 9, 10 pm</div><div><b>Where:&nbsp;</b>Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 North Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647</div><div><br></div><div>It's Carnaval time, and Chicago's Latin American community is not about to be left out. At Logan Square Auditorium, <a href="http://chicagosamba.com/" class="">Chicago Samba</a>, a local Brazilian music ensemble, will host an evening of Brazilian music and dance, complete with a dance instructor to show guests how it's done.</div></div></div><div>Chicago Samba Carnaval 2011 - Brazilian musicmoacyrmar</div><div><div><b>Choi Joonyong and Hong Chulki</b></div><div><b><br></b></div><div><b>When:&nbsp;</b>Saturday, February 9, 8 pm</div><div><b>Where:&nbsp;</b>Graham Foundation,&nbsp;Madlener House,&nbsp;4 West Burton Place,&nbsp;Chicago, Illinois 60610</div><div><br></div><div>Believe it or not, Korea has more to offer musically than "Gangnam Style." &nbsp;<a href="http://grahamfoundation.org/" class="">The Graham Foundation</a> presents two prominent members of Seoul's burgeoning experiemental music scene, Choi Joonyong and <a href="http://www.hongchulki.com/" class="">Hong Chulki</a>. Using a variety of instruments and devices, these two pop, squeak and hiss their way to the boundaries of what music is and can be.</div></div><div>Graham Foundation &gt; Events &gt; LAMPOLampo and the Graham Foundation are very pleased to welcome Choi Joonyong and Hong Chulki, two leading figures from the emerging experime...</div><div><b>Maz Jobrani</b><div><b><br></b><div><b>When:</b>&nbsp;Friday, February 9, 8 pm&nbsp;&amp; 10:15 pm&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Saturday, February 10,&nbsp;7:00 pm &amp; 9:15 pm&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Sunday,&nbsp;February 11, 7 pm</div><div><b>Where: </b>Chicago Improv,&nbsp;5 Woodfield Rd,&nbsp;Schaumburg, IL 60173</div></div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.mazjobrani.com/" class="">Maz Jobrani</a> is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central, had his own Showtime comedy special, Brown and Friendly, and has done standup comedy around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan.&nbsp;He has performed his stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Lopez Tonight. He has also been featured on NPR, CNN, The BBC and in print in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. &nbsp;<br></div></div><div>Maz Jobrani: Did you hear the one about the Iranian-American?tedtalksdirector</div></noscript></p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-08/worldview-upheaval-tunisia-somali-pirates-film-and-maz-jobrani-105435 Worldview: Syria from the ground up, and prepping for a trip to Mars http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-04/worldview-syria-ground-and-prepping-trip-mars-105330 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Picture1.jpg" alt="" /><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F77838593&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-from-the-ground-up-and-prepping-fo.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-from-the-ground-up-and-prepping-fo" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Syria from the ground up, and prepping for a trip to Mars" on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: Syria from the ground up, and prepping for a trip to Mars</h1><h2>A Syrian-American college student talks about his recent trip to Aleppo. 'Worldview' also learns more about Mars One, a Dutch nonprofit planning a trip to the red planet.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Mon, Feb 04 2013 09:50:00</p><div><p><b>Syrian-American college student recounts visit to Aleppo</b></p><p><br></p><p>This weekend saw a promising development in Syria's brutal civil war. The leader of the main opposition coalition in Syria, Moaz al-Khatib, met with the foreign ministers of Russia and Iran for the first time.&nbsp;&nbsp;Both countries have been major supporters of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. &nbsp;Today, he is apparently <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/02/04/us/04reuters-syria-crisis-alkhatib.html?hp" class="">ready to speak directly to the Assad regime</a>.</p></div><div>Russia and Iran meet Syrian opposition leaderThe Russian and Iranian foreign ministers met the Syrian opposition leader, Moaz al-Khatib, for the first time on Saturday in a rare sign...</div><div>But the violence is far from over. It’s still unclear who is responsible for the killing of at least <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/29/us-syria-crisis-bodies-idUSL5N0AYC8820130129" class="">65 Syrian men discovered in a river in Aleppo</a>,&nbsp;a city which has become one of the war's major flash points. Layth alMidani, a 21-year-old Syrian-American student at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, recently traveled to Aleppo to see what life is like on the ground. He tells&nbsp;<i>Worldview</i>&nbsp;what he saw.&nbsp;(Layth is using a fake surname to protect his family in Damascus.) Click below for a slideshow of Layth's photos from his trip:</div><div>Slide9chicagopublicmedia</div><div><b>For one Dutch company, it's Mars or bust</b><br><div><br></div><div>Governments and private organizations alike have long talked about traveling to Mars, stepping foot on the Martian surface, even&nbsp;populating&nbsp;it. Currently, there is at least one organization that believes we can be there within the next decade. <a href="http://mars-one.com/en/" class="">Mars One</a>, a Dutch nonprofit, will begin taking applications&nbsp;<i>this&nbsp;</i>year from folks who hope to be the Neil Armstrong of the&nbsp;<i>fourth</i>&nbsp;rock from the sun. <a href="http://www.genecernan.com/" class="">Captain Gene Cernan</a>, who commanded the last landing on the Moon, and <a href="http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/" class="">Adler Planetarium</a> astronomer <a href="http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/researchcollections/researchers/#mh" class="">Dr. Mark Hammergren</a>&nbsp;examine space travel, past and present, and the viability of colonizing Mars.</div></div><div>You Can Now Apply To Colonise MarsHumans might not have landed on Mars yet - but you can already apply to be one of the first to colonise its surface. Only problem? You'll...</div></noscript></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-04/worldview-syria-ground-and-prepping-trip-mars-105330 Worldview: French advancements in Mali, Egyptian cinema and planning your international weekend http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-01/worldview-french-advancements-mali-egyptian-cinema-and-planning-your <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/egyptian film poster.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-french-advancements-in-mali-egyptian-cin.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-french-advancements-in-mali-egyptian-cin" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: French advancements in Mali, Egyptian cinema and planning your international weekend" on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: French advancements in Mali, Egyptian cinema and planning your international weekend</h1><h2>Islamist fighters no longer control most of Mali’s major towns in the north. 'Worldview examines what is next for the Maghreb nation. Milos Stehlik takes a tour of Egypt's century-old film industry. And, get tips on how to plan your international weekend. </h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Fri, Feb 01 2013 09:13:36</p><div><b>Mali under French control</b><div><b><br></b></div><div>French President Francois Hollande heads to Mali this weekend, after three weeks of French air and ground assaults aimed at Islamist strongholds in northern Mali.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>where his nation's air and ground assaults have made major gains recapturing territory from Islamist fighters.&nbsp;<b><br></b></div></div></noscript></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-01/worldview-french-advancements-mali-egyptian-cinema-and-planning-your Worldview: When and when not to forgive http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-01-30/worldview-when-and-when-not-forgive-105216 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/EU Flag.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-when-and-when-not-to-forgive.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-when-and-when-not-to-forgive" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: When and when not to forgive" on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: When and when not to forgive</h1><h2>'Worldview' examines how countries like France and Germany reconcile and forgive in the aftermath of two war, and whether or not this can work for everybody else. </h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Wed, Jan 30 2013 09:14:53</p><div>European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prizevoavideo</div><div><p><b>Whenand when not to forgive</b></p><p><br></p><p>The European Union won the Nobel PeacePrize for making war among its members inconceivable.&nbsp;Franceand Germany recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of theirFriendship Treaty. &nbsp;Author and comedian <a href="http://thecomictorah.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=1&amp;Itemid=2" class="">Aaron Freeman</a> believes the EU points &nbsp;the way to a more peaceful world and the key to their success is forgiveness.&nbsp;<a href="http://learningtoforgive.com/about/" class="">Frederic Luskin</a>, director of &nbsp;the Stanford Forgiveness Projects and associateprofessor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, also weighs in.&nbsp; Tojoin the conversation call us at 312-923-9239 or send us a tweet@WBEZWorldview.</p></div><div>France and Germany mark 50 years of peacealjazeeraenglish</div><div>50 Years Élysée Treaty: A Cornerstone of Peace in Europe | PRI's The WorldMichael Rass Michael Rass is the web producer for The World. France and Germany are celebrating the anniversary of a friendship treaty si...</div></noscript></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-01-30/worldview-when-and-when-not-forgive-105216