WBEZ | World Cup http://www.wbez.org/tags/world-cup Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en FIFA World Cup Final - Germany vs. Argentina http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-10/fifa-world-cup-final-germany-vs-argentina-110473 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP139776218993.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Our panel of soccer experts joins us to talk about the Final of the world&#39;s largest sporting event, the World Cup.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup-final/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup-final.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup-final" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: FIFA World Cup Final - Germany vs. Argentina" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-10/fifa-world-cup-final-germany-vs-argentina-110473 Eight teams left in the World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-03/eight-teams-left-world-cup-110446 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP612423170222.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After this weekend, we&#39;ll know the final four of the World Cup. Our panel of soccer experts join us to give us their predictions for the final match up.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eight-teams-left-in-the-world-cup/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eight-teams-left-in-the-world-cup.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eight-teams-left-in-the-world-cup" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Eight teams left in the World Cup" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-03/eight-teams-left-world-cup-110446 Morning Shift: New Catholic Church documents may include lay opinions http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-07-01/morning-shift-new-catholic-church-documents-may <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Catholic Church (England and Wales).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We discuss the new documents that could bring changes within the Catholic Church. And, we talk more World Cup as fans flock to Soldier Field to check out the USA/Belgium match. And, we hear the sounds of the Indian Veena from Chicago&#39;s Surabhi band.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-54/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-54.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-54" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: New Catholic Church documents may include lay opinions " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-07-01/morning-shift-new-catholic-church-documents-may USA advances to knockout round in World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-27/usa-advances-knockout-round-world-cup-110426 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP123136072982.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As we enter the knockout stage of the World Cup, our panel of soccer experts join us to make their calls for the rest of the cup.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-usa-advances-to-knockout-round-in-world/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-usa-advances-to-knockout-round-in-world.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-usa-advances-to-knockout-round-in-world" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: USA advances to knockout round in World Cup" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-27/usa-advances-knockout-round-world-cup-110426 Morning Shift: Students' social media may hurt college admittance http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-06-26/morning-shift-students-social-media-may-hurt-college <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Jason A. Howie.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We look at the effects social media might have on college admissions. Plus a preview of the World Cup U.S. vs. Germany match. And later, we revisit music from pianist Henry Butler.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-students-social-media-may-affect-col/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-students-social-media-may-affect-col.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-students-social-media-may-affect-col" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Students' social media may hurt college admittance" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:05:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-06-26/morning-shift-students-social-media-may-hurt-college Dual citizens and the World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-25/dual-citizens-and-world-cup-110408 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP380305351747.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For seven players on the USA&#39;s World Cup team, dual citizenship gave them a chance to play for two teams. We&#39;ll discuss the issue of nationality and citizenship within the world of soccer.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Dual citizens and the World Cup " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-25/dual-citizens-and-world-cup-110408 Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP737866259483.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Committee to Protect Journalists says the conviction by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists is a threat to press freedom. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us to discuss the verdict.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 Morning Shift: Religion plays a huge role in Islamic divide http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-06-23/morning-shift-religion-plays-huge-role-islamic-divide <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/james_gordon_losangeles.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We look at the differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims and why it&#39;s at the heart of the crisis in Iraq. We also recap Sunday&#39;s World Cup game. And, hear from legendary rocker, Bob Mould.</p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-06-23/morning-shift-religion-plays-huge-role-islamic-divide Insurgents seize more cities in Iraq http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-13/insurgents-seize-more-cities-iraq-110341 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP446730781443.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Islamic insurgents from ISIS have reportedly taken over two Iraqi cities. Iran has now sent in troops to help fight alongside Iraqi soldiers. Iraqi American Laith Saud joins us to discuss the growing violence.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-insurgents-seize-cities-in-iraq/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-insurgents-seize-cities-in-iraq.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-isis-insurgents-seize-cities-in-iraq" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Insurgents seize more cities in Iraq" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-13/insurgents-seize-more-cities-iraq-110341 Chicago’s German community welcomes World Cup watchers http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago%E2%80%99s-german-community-welcomes-world-cup-watchers-110336 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/GERMANY5-horiz.jpg" style="height: 373px; width: 280px; float: left; margin: 5px;" title="Dank Haus member Erwin Lickmann stands by the cultural center’s prized painting of Kaiser Wilhelm I, Germany’s first leader (WBEZ/Yolanda Perdomo)" />At Lincoln Park&rsquo;s Dank Haus, Erwin Lickmann &nbsp;and I slowly walk into a crimson walled room. He whispers as he shows me a giant 19th century portrait of Germany&rsquo;s first leader, Kaiser Wilhelm I. Lickman is dressed in pea green lederhosen and he tells me the Dank is more than a refuge for older Germans who want to engage in their culture</p><p>&ldquo;The Dank Haus is a community of serving people,&rdquo; he says &ldquo;Sports brings people together. And they can have a beer afterwards and be happy, you know. Builds friendships!&rdquo;</p><p>The Dank Haus was founded in 1959 as a haven for Germans, a place where they could celebrate their heritage and their culture. Next week, it&rsquo;ll welcome hundreds who&rsquo;ll pack the place to watch the World Cup. On this day, around two dozen senior citizens listen to Dank member Sara Hartig read a German poem. Many of them, like Gerhard Grieff, came after World War II.</p><p>&ldquo;I emigrated from Germany in 1952 because Germany after the war was bad,&rdquo; says Greiff. &ldquo;Living over there, we didn&rsquo;t have much of a future there when I was young. So I came over here and stayed here.&rdquo;</p><p>It wasn&rsquo;t easy here either, being German in America after the war. That made places like the Dank Haus all the more important for German Americans. &nbsp;Over the years the community assimilated. Sarah Hartig has been with the Dank for decades and wonders about its future. None of her six children are involved in the cultural center.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to be more American. English is spoken at all the meetings,&rdquo; says Hartig. &ldquo;When we started everything was spoken in German. We&rsquo;re getting older, young people came in and they started speaking English.&rdquo;</p><p>I asked how she felt about that. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m going along&rdquo; she sighs.</p><p>Today, German traditions are alive and well, celebrated by Germans and non-Germans alike. There are two main festivals in Chicago each year: Oktoberfest in the fall and Maifest in late spring. This year in addition to the traditional German songs and suds, talk at the festival turned to the World Cup.</p><p>Anna Liese and Rafael Vasquez have a bit of a problem as the games approach. She&rsquo;s German and he&rsquo;s Mexican. Anna Liese was raised with a strong sense of German pride. She&rsquo;s dressed in a dirndl costume, speaks German and Spanish. She met her husband more than 40 years ago in Mexico.</p><p>&ldquo;Of course my father was a little upset. But after many years, he was at peace with it,&rdquo; Liese says.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/GERMANY2.jpg" style="height: 210px; width: 280px; float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;" title="Ana Leise and Rafael Vasquez have a laugh at Maifest in Lincoln Square, May 30. (WBEZ/Yolanda Perdomo)" />Her husband Rafael, dressed in lederhosen, passes around shots of apfelkorn better known as apple schnapps.</p><p>&ldquo;She cooks Mexican food. She liked soccer, she drinks beer. What else could I want?,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;I won the lottery!&rdquo;</p><p>Vasquez says you don&rsquo;t have to belong to one nationality to enjoy what another one can bring. But he&rsquo;s not planning to root for Germany in the World Cup. He&rsquo;s supporting his home country.</p><p>&ldquo;Oh my god, you&rsquo;re putting me on the spot.&rdquo; says Vasquez &ldquo; Mexico. Hopefully they will make it to the semifinals. I want to say there&rsquo;s a 10 percent chance they will make it past the quarterfinals.&rdquo;</p><p>If Mexico doesn&rsquo;t make it, he may want to latch himself to his wife&rsquo;s team, Germany, which is favored to go much farther in the tournament.</p><p><em>Follow WBEZ Host/Producer Yolanda Perdomo on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/yolandanews">@yolandanews</a><u>&nbsp;</u>and <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/106564114685277342468/posts/p/pub">Google+</a></em></p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago%E2%80%99s-german-community-welcomes-world-cup-watchers-110336