WBEZ | Nepal http://www.wbez.org/tags/nepal Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Nepal rebuilds amid protests http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-23/nepal-rebuilds-amid-protests-113902 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Kavre-Amchi Tenzin Bista pulse reading with crowd.jpg" title="(Photo courtesy of Sienna Craig. Amchi Tenzin Bista, a Tibetan Buddhist monk as well as a doctor, reads the pulse of a patient in the context of a public medical camp setting.)" /></div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234398453&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);">Amongst social unrest, Nepal&#39;s people rebuild</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;">Several protesters were killed when demonstrations turned violent in southern Nepal. The protesters, from the Madhesi ethnic group, say the country&rsquo;s new constitution is discriminatory. The protests follow a blockade which has been imposed along the Nepali, Indian border- a blockade that has led to fuel shortages. The blockade has hit the regions most impacted by the earthquakes that struck last spring and made recovery and rebuilding in those areas extremely difficult. Sienna Craig, a professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College has just returned from Nepal. She&rsquo;s been working with local Tibetan doctors to help bring healthcare to the rural communities that were hit by the quake. She joins us to discuss what&rsquo;s been happening in the country.</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-60117095-3640-6aa4-00a2-bb9e7ed21064"><a href="http://twitter.com/SiennaCraig">Sienna Craig</a> is a professor of anthropology at <a href="http://twitter.com/dartmouth">Dartmouth College</a> and one of the co-founders of Drokpa, an organization that does social entrepreneurship and community development in the Himalayas.</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/234399913&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);">Critiquing the U.S. response to the refugee crisis</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;">Last week the House passed a bill that effectively restricts Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the U.S by requiring extra security procedures. The bill will now head to the Senate. President Obama has threatened to veto it. We&rsquo;ll discuss the potential impact of the legislation with Kirk Johnson, founder of The List Project, an organization that has helped bring Iraqis who have worked with the US military to the US. Johnson is also the author of &#39;To Be a Friend is Fatal. The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind&#39;.</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-60117095-3642-df72-d67d-9180b9c00224">Kirk Johnson is the founder of <a href="http://twitter.com/tlpHQ">The List Project </a>and author of the book &#39;</span>To Be a Friend is Fatal. The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind&#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/234400179&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);">Regulating pharmaceuticals from India</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;">India is one of the biggest suppliers of drugs to the United States, particularly when it comes to cheaper, generic brand products. But recent years have seen the Indian pharmaceutical industry come under fire for a lack of quality control. Congressional lawmakers have historically put pressure on the FDA to increase regulation on Indian generic drugs, but some say that these efforts are more about protecting American pharmaceutical companies against low pricing. Ed Silverman is a blogger and columnist who serves as the editor of the medical blog, Pharmalot. He joins us today to discuss the Indian pharmaceutical industry, and whether its generic drugs can make it in the US market.</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-60117095-3645-789d-8264-45ccc6e98751">Ed Silverman is a blogger and columnist. He&rsquo;s the editor of </span><a href="http://twitter.com/pharmalot">Pharmalot</a>, a blog devoted to the latest news from the pharmaceutical industry.</em></p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-11-23/nepal-rebuilds-amid-protests-113902 Nepal's struggle for LGBTI rights http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-15/nepals-struggle-lgbti-rights-112941 <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/Niranjan%20Shrestha.jpg" title="(Photo: Associated Press/Niranjan Shrestha)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224020516&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);">In absence of consitution, Nepal moves forward on LGBTI rights</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 August, Nepal issued the country&rsquo;s first passport showing the person&rsquo;s gender as &quot;O&quot; signifying &quot;other&quot;, instead of &quot;male&quot; or &quot;female.&rdquo; Despite progress made on issues surrounding transgender rights, many Nepalis still face discrimination. Human Rights Watch&#39;s Kyle Knight joins us to discuss the ongoing struggle for LGBTI rights in Nepal.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-28f003ef-d2b6-2c32-c29c-84d2a7b3c6e5"><a href="http://twitter.com/knightktm">Kyle Knight</a> is a researcher in the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. </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/224022267&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);">Northern Ireland struggles under weight of past tensions</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 Northern Ireland a series of reprisal killings that have taken place within the former Irish Republican Army (IRA) may be putting the fragile 17-year truce between the Catholic IRA-backed Sinn Féin political party and the Protestant Ulster Nationalists at risk. In August, a former member of the Provisional IRA, Kevin McGuigan Sr., was shot dead. Authorities say that McGuigan was linked to the murder of another former senior IRA member, Gerard Davison. The resulting uproar led to the resignation of the government&rsquo;s top minister and most of his cabinet. Many parties have said they will not engage in negotiations to form a new government until the British government weighs in. We&rsquo;ll talk about the political turmoil with DePaul professor, Nicholas Kachiroubas.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-28f003ef-d2b9-1578-93ba-5d806055a477">Nicholas Kachiroubas is an associate teaching professor at <a href="http://twitter.com/DePaulSPS1">DePaul University&rsquo;s School of Public Service</a>.</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/224021704&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);">New optimism for reunification in Cyrprus</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>Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when it was invaded by Turkey. Turkey invaded in the north, responding to a coup that was backed by the Greek government. The island was essentially partitioned, with one part inhabited by Turkish Cypriots and the other by Greek Cypriots. Attempts to reach a peace accord to reunite the island have been unsuccessful in the past but now it appears there may be some progress. The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have agreed to try and increase the frequency of their UN brokered meetings in the coming weeks, in the hopes they can reach a comprehensive peace agreement. We take a look at whether there&rsquo;s a real chance for lasting peace with James Ker-Lindsay, a Senior Research Fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of &#39;The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know&#39;.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-28f003ef-d2bc-69c6-1965-6b4759897e2a"><a href="http://twitter.com/JamesKerLindsay">James Ker-Lindsay</a> is a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of &#39;</span>The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know&#39;.</em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-15/nepals-struggle-lgbti-rights-112941 Global Activism: Medical relief in post-earthquake Nepal http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-medical-relief-post-earthquake-nepal-113430 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/Nepal Earthquake.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Relief efforts in Nepal continue following the devastating earthquakes that struck in late April and early May of 2015. Over eight thousand people were killed and the government of Nepal estimates that the lives of eight million people have been affected. Dr. <a href="http://www.cookcountyhhs.org/physicians/chandra-chataut-md/">Chandra Chataut</a>, an internist at Stroger Hospital in Chicago, was born and raised in Nepal. He traveled to back in late May to see his family and participated in <a href="http://americanepalmedicalfoundation.com/">three medical camps</a> in villages most affected by the earthquakes, including Barpak. He treated over 200 patients and participated in conducting a public health survey in a village in the Kavre district. Dr. Chataut joins us discuss medical relief efforts in Nepal and the current state of recovery.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214004470&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> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-medical-relief-post-earthquake-nepal-113430 Greek debt crisis http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-06-04/greek-debt-crisis-112142 <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/AP%20PhotoYorgos%20Karahalis.jpg" style="width: 563px; height: 375px;" title="(Photo: AP/Yorgos Karahalis)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208829796&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-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Greece inches toward debt agreement</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 Greek prime minister met with the country&rsquo;s Eurozone creditors in Brussels yesterday and during the night to try and negotiate the terms of a final loan agreement for its international bailout. Greece and the Eurozone lenders and the IMF have been in negotiations for months over what kinds of reforms Greece needs to make in order to secure the final group of loans. Greece is hoping to avert a default although the country has said it might not be able to make its next IMF repayment, 335 million dollars, which is due on Friday. The head of the International Monetary Fund has said she is &quot;confident&quot; Greece will make the key debt payment tomorrow. Stephen Nelson, a professor of political science at Northwestern University who specializes in the politics of debt and Nick Malkoutzis, editor of MacroPolis, join us to talk about the possible solutions to the crisis and its impact on Greece.<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><a href="http://www.polisci.northwestern.edu/people/core-faculty/stephen-nelson.html">Stephen Nelson</a> is a professor of political science at Northwestern University.</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><a href="https://twitter.com/nickmalkoutzis">Nick Malkoutzis</a> is the editor of MacroPolis.&nbsp;</em></li></ul><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208829794&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-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: Blind Foundation for India</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);">According to World Health Organization, close to 300 million people globally are visually impaired, 39 million are blind and nine out of every ten visually impaired people are low-income. Manu Vora is president and founding director of the Blind Foundation for India (BFI), based in Naperville, IL. We first spoke with him in 2008. For our Global Activism segment, Manu is back to update us on BFI&rsquo;s work to provide aid and support to the tens of millions of India&rsquo;s visually impaired.<br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong> <em>Manu Vora is&nbsp;president and founding director of the <a href="http://www.blindfoundation.org/">Blind Foundation for India</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208829791&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-size: 23.9999980926514px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Relief efforts continue in Nepal and US-South Asian relations</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);">Nepal continues to rebuild after a deadly earthquake struck the country last April. According the U.S. State Department, the earthquake destroyed or damaged 760,000 homes. The United States has provided temporary housing to many displaced Nepalis and is collaborating with the Nepali government on coordinating the reconstruction of the infrastructure that was destroyed. This week, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the US agreed to two new defense trade deals with India as part of a plan to strengthen military ties between the two countries. Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, joins us to talk about the U.S. effort in Nepal and relations with India.<br /><br /><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/215789.htm">Nisha Desai Biswal</a>&nbsp;is Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs.</em></p></p> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-06-04/greek-debt-crisis-112142 Global Activism: Chicago area doctors bring aid to Nepal http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-chicago-area-doctors-bring-aid-nepal-111978 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/operation walk.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Operation Walk Chicago is a volunteer group of orthopedic doctors dedicated to offering medical treatment to impoverished people around the world. They say there are less than 200 trained orthopedic surgeons in Nepal, a country of more than 30 million people. As supplies and aid flow into the earthquake devastated country, Operation Walk is partnering with Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu. Dr. Ravi Bashyal is a Nepalese-American orthopedic surgeon and volunteer with <a href="http://www.operationwalkchicago.com/">Operation Walk Chicago</a>. He&rsquo;ll tell us how his group plans to aid the hospital and doctors in Nepal.</p><p><em>Operation Walk Chicago was suggested to us by WTTW&#39;s Elizabeth Brackett. </em></p><p><em>Operation Walk Chicago&nbsp;</em><em>is <a href="https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=owc&amp;id=1">accepting donations</a></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203332661&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> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-chicago-area-doctors-bring-aid-nepal-111978 Global Activism: Himalaya Project NFP http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-himalaya-project-nfp-111021 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-Himalaya Project.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b64fdbbb-61d5-41cb-1fac-ea2bd8b01f56"><a href="http://www.himalaya-project.org">Himalaya Project NFP</a>, a Chicago-based, all-volunteer charity, works to provide education and healthcare to people in need in the Himalayan region of Dolpo, Nepal. Socioeconomic and geopolitical factors have left them without access to basic health care. Mark Sobralske, Himalaya Project&rsquo;s Executive Director says, &ldquo;We are going to change that.&rdquo; We&rsquo;ll talk with Mark for our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em> </a>series.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173523816&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></span></p></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-himalaya-project-nfp-111021 Worldview 12.22.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-122211 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2011-december/2011-12-15/fg-stoke-pt-img08590.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today, <em>Worldview</em> spends the hour revisiting stories from the <em><a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> series. Cristi Hegranes, the founder of the <a href="http://globalpressinstitute.org/" target="_blank">Global Press Institute</a>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-09/global-activism-women-reporters-change-their-communities-87642" target="_blank">explains</a> why she started a non-profit media organization to train women to be journalists. Educator Christopher Flint talks about <a href="http://www.aactionautism.org/" target="_blank">AACTION Autism</a>, his Chicago-based organization that works with autistic kids in India. And, the founder of <a href="http://www.mindfulmedicineworldwide.org/" target="_blank">Mindful Medicine Worldwide</a> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne">says </a>her group's integrative health care services have helped patients in Nepal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-122211 Worldview 8.10.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-81011 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2011-august/2011-08-03/portugal.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In the third installment of our weeklong <em><a href="http://wbez.org/herethere" target="_blank">Here, There</a></em> series on the abortion debate in other countries, we go to Portugal. The Portuguese government legalized voluntary abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy in 2007. Despite the changes, many doctors still refuse to perform the procedure. Beatriz Padilla, a senior researcher at Center for Research and Studies in Sociology at the <a href="http://www.iscte-iul.pt/home.aspx" target="_blank">University Institute of Lisbon</a>, explains the situation. Later in the hour, we meet <a href="http://www.choying.com/" target="_blank">Ani Choying Drolma</a>, a Nepali Buddhist nun. She founded an organization that supports the education and welfare of Buddhist nuns in her country. Drolma tells us her story and performs a few of her songs in WBEZ’s <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/studios" target="_blank">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a>.</p></p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-81011 Nepali nun finds freedom from misogyny through music http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-10/nepali-nun-finds-freedom-misogyny-through-music-90056 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-03/ANI MICROPHONE.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we meet <a href="http://theanifoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ani Choying Drolma</a>, a Nepali Buddhist nun, internationally renowned singer and social activist. Ani is the founder of the <a href="http://www.choying.com/about-nwf.html" target="_blank">Nuns Welfare Foundation of Nepal</a>, an organization that supports the education and well-being of Buddhist nuns, as well as the Ani Foundation, a U.S. branch for her work. In her autobiography <em>Singing for Freedom</em>, she shares her story of running away from an abusive, male-dominated home to find sanctuary at a Buddhist monastery.</p><p>Ani joins us to discuss how becoming a nun has shaped her life’s work. She also performs a few of her songs in our <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/studios" target="_blank">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a>.</p></p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-10/nepali-nun-finds-freedom-misogyny-through-music-90056 Global Activism: Organization provides integrative healthcare to patients in Nepal http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-07/fg stoke pt IMG_0859.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Grainne McKeown is the founder of <a href="http://www.mindfulmedicineworldwide.org/" target="_blank">Mindful Medicine Worldwide</a>. The organization provides integrative healthcare services to people in Nepal.</p><p>McKeown had spent a year in Nepal studying Buddhism. While she was there she discovered a local integrative care clinic that was completely staffed by volunteers. They had a Tibetan medicine doctor and a homeopath on staff but they didn’t have an acupuncturist.&nbsp; They also had lines and lines of patients waiting to be treated.&nbsp; So when she completed her studies in oriental medicine and acupuncture, she started Mindful Medicine Worldwide and headed back to the clinic to provide acupunture treatment for patients.</p><p><em>Mindful Medicine Worldwide will be holding their Spring Into Wellness Day on May 20, 2011 from 6-9pm at Flourish Studios at 3020 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.</em></p></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne