WBEZ | Mali http://www.wbez.org/tags/mali Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Mali prepares for elections, developing legal infrastructure in Burma and using trees to feed people http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-11/mali-prepares-elections-developing-legal-infrastructure-burma-and <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP428612102121.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mali prepares to elect its next leader. We learn what it will take to rebuild Burma&#39;s legal system. Mary McLaughlin explains tells us about the various benefits of breadfruit trees and introduces us to her organization, Trees that Feed.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F100651179&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-legal-infrastructure-lags-in-burma-and-u.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-legal-infrastructure-lags-in-burma-and-u" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Mali prepares for elections, developing legal infrastructure in Burma and using trees to feed people" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-07-11/mali-prepares-elections-developing-legal-infrastructure-burma-and Worldview: Drones, music in Mali, and sharing meals http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-07/worldview-drones-music-mali-and-sharing-meals-105402 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/flickr-3195196177-hd.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%2F78277072&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-drones-drones-drones-music-in-mali-and-s.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-drones-drones-drones-music-in-mali-and-s" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Drones, drones, drones, music in Mali, and sharing meals to bring people together." on Storify</a>]<h1>Worldview: Drones and the CIA, music in Mali, and sharing meals to bring people together.</h1><h2>John O. Brennan may become the next C.I.A. director, but his connection to the drone program could be a problem. Malian musicians struggle after over as year of hard-line Islamist rule. One Chicagoan believes food can bring people together.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Thu, Feb 07 2013 08:14:54</p><div><p><b>Drones and American foreign policy</b></p><p><br></p><p>On Wednesday, the <i>NewY</i><i>ork Times</i> and <i>The Washington Post</i><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/06/171310931/media-reports-reveal-cias-drone-base-in-saudi-arabia" class="">reported</a> that the CIA has used a secret drone base located in Saudi Arabia tolaunch strikes in Yemen. The news comesa day before John Brennan’s <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-live-john-brennan-senate-confirmation-hearing-for-cia-director/" class="">Senate confirmation hearing</a>. Brennan is President Obama’s nominee forC.I.A. director and the “chief architect” of the administration’scounter-terrorism policy, which includes the use of drones to carry out targetedkillings. News organizations had knownabout the location of the base but had not reported it at the request of theObama administration, claiming it could undermine our relationship with theSaudis. We’ll talk &nbsp;with Middle East scholar <a href="http://www.mei.edu/profile/joseph-k%C3%A9chichian-1" class="">Joseph&nbsp;Kéchichian</a>, a non-Resident Fellow at theWashington-based<a href="http://www.mei.edu/" class=""> Middle East Institute</a> and author of <i>Legal and PoliticalReforms in Saudi Arabia.&nbsp;</i>Kéchichian is currently writing a book onthe Gulf Cooperation Council.</p><p></p></div><div>News Outlets Withheld Location Of Secret Drone BaseSeveral news outlets witheld information about a secret American drone base in Saudi Arabia for &quot;more than a year&quot; at the request of the ...</div><div><p><b>Malian musicians and the Islamist uprising</b></p><p><br></p><p>Perhaps in no other country is music more entwined in everyday life than in Mali, often cited as the ancestral home of the American blues. When Islamists gained control of the north, they instituted sharia law and banned music. Artists who eked out a living by performing were suddenly out of work. Bamako-based musician <a href="http://www.nonesuch.com/artists/rokia-traore" class="">Rokia Traore</a> talks about what the unrest has done to artists in Mali and the country’s social fabric. Check out her music <a href="http://www.myspace.com/rokiatraore" class="">here</a>.&nbsp;</p></div><div>The Music of Mali: 9 Musicians and Bands to Check Out NowAndy Sheppard/Redferns/Getty Images Music is under fire in Mali. Hundreds of musicians from the country's culturally rich north have fled...</div><div><div><b>Sharing meals and cultures, too</b></div><div><br></div><div>Chicagoan Jason Savsani believes that sharing a home cooked meal with someone is one of the most intimate things you can do, because aside from learning new tastes, you also learn new cultures and people. While traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jason was hosted by a Cambodian family for a meal in their home. Jason will tell us how eating and sharing tales from their respective homelands inspired him to create “Meal Sharing,” to help people eat healthier, waste less and break down cultural barriers. Click on the link below for a few photos of their work.<br></div></div><div>pic_01chicagopublicmedia</div></noscript></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:16:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-02-07/worldview-drones-music-mali-and-sharing-meals-105402 Worldview 5.4.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-05-04/worldview-5412-98816 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP120322157856.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Friday on <em>Worldview</em>, the West African country of Mali faces potential civil war and a humanitarian disaster. Susanna Wing, associate professor of political science at Haverford College gives her take on Mali’s worsening situation.</p><p>Then, <em>Worldview's </em>Film Contributor, Milos Stehlik, chats with Corina Suteu, director of the Romanian Cultural Institute. She'll talk about a film retrospective of Romanian director<strong> </strong>Lucian Pintilie<strong>.</strong><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p>Finally, global citizen Narimon Safavi helps listeners plan their global leisure weekend. We’ll celebrate Cinco De Mayo through wrestling and we head to Gujarat, India.</p></p> Fri, 04 May 2012 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-05-04/worldview-5412-98816 Global Notes: New album by Malian artist silky smooth http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/global-notes-new-album-malian-artist-silky-smooth-93696 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-02/globalnotes.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today's <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, Jerome and <em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia listen to the debut release by Fatoumata Diawara, a Malian artist who lives in Paris. Her EP, <i>Fatou,</i> has generated a lot of positive buzz in Europe.</p><p>Also, Tony recommends seeing Syrian artist Omar Souleyman, a high energy artist with a lof-fi sound, at the <a href="http://www.emptybottle.com/home.php" target="_blank">Empty Bottle</a> tonight. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-omar-souleymans-jazeera-nights" target="_self"><em>Global Notes</em> featured his album</a> <em>Jazeera Nights </em>last year.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. Kanou - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>2. Bakonoba - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>3. Clandestin - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>4. Stab My Heart - Omar Souleyman</p><p>5. Nayan - Fatoumata Diawara</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear all our </em>Global Notes<em> segments with Jerome and </em>Radio M<em> host Tony Sarabia, check out our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank">series page</a><strong> </strong>or download our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">podcast</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/global-notes-new-album-malian-artist-silky-smooth-93696 Global Notes: Afrocubism a unique collaboration of Malian and Cuban musicians http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-afrocubism-unique-collaboration-malian-and-cuban-musicians <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/afrocubism_wide.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m">Radio M</a> host Tony Sarabia joins Jerome for another edition of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalnotes">Global Notes</a>, Worldview&rsquo;s weekly look at what&rsquo;s happening in the world of music. This week, they preview Afrocubism, a collaboration between Malian and Cuban musicians that, after 14 long years, was finally released by Nonesuch Records. <br />&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:47:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-notes-afrocubism-unique-collaboration-malian-and-cuban-musicians World Cup: One great half, one bad call, one point, one coffee-stained shirt and other thoughts on the US' 2-2 draw with Slovenia http://www.wbez.org/dshalin/2010/06/world-cup-one-great-half-one-bad-call-one-point-one-coffee-stained-shirt-and-other-thoughts-on-the-us-2 <p>"¢ A great second-half performance by the U.S. after underestimating Slovenia leading up to the tournament and the game (more on that in a second).‚  You hate to blame the referee.‚  Teams should assume there will be mistakes and find a way to win despite the officials. But the Malian referee Koman Coulibaly had a shocker.‚  Waving off Maurice Edu's perfectly good goal in the 86th minute cost the U.S. the game, and it might have cost me a shirt (in my frustration I spilled coffee all over myself.‚  Does anybody have any ideas about how to get out a giant coffee stain?) Of course, I blame FIFA, for the referee . . . and maybe I'll send them my dry cleaning bill, as well. The referee issue is one that arises every World Cup.‚  In order to appease soccer federations around the world, the game's governing body chooses the best referees from all different regions.‚  But outside of the World Cup, the refs only take charge of games on their own continent.‚  Of course, it's pretty much a given that the best club soccer is played in Europe (that's where all the best players from around the world play).‚  Shouldn't all World Cup referees have experience officiating matches in those leagues? Not to say that Mali can't produce a top referee, or that all European referees are good (the Spanish referee in today's Germany/Serbia match was terrible).‚  But by choosing referees who have not worked European games, FIFA opens itself up to criticism that its most important contests are being officiated by men who are not accustomed to the speed and power on display in top-level football.<!--break--> As I've been saying for years, FIFA should identify the best referees worldwide and then in the two years leading up to the World Cup, make sure they work games in top European Leagues, in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.‚  I hate to be so Euro-centric, but European experience is clearly an advantage for players, why not referees? At the same time, that system would give the European leagues a chance to work in some other good referees.‚  The Uzbek ref Ravshan Irmatov has been really good in his two World Cup assignments, the opening South Africa/Mexico game and Friday's England/Algeria match. "¢ Before the Slovenian game, the talk was about how the U.S. would respond to being a favorite. The answer was: not well. I have to admit I saw signs the U.S might be overlooking a very good Slovenian team both before the tournament and in the week leading up to the game. "¢ Last month, I interviewed U.S. defender Jonathan Spector, who was an unused sub on Friday. I thought I set him up for an answer when I asked: "England is a huge match and is getting a lot of hype, but surely it's just one of three equally important group games?" I expected a stock answer about all the games being important. Spector acknowledged that all three games were crucial but went out of his way to attach extra importance to the England game by talking about the need to get a result from the first contest. It was a correct answer to some extent, and a feeling I think was shared by much of the rest of the squad. To say that all three group games were equal almost would have been like admitting the team didn't expect to get anything against England.‚  I think the focus on England ultimately was important in the U.S. turning in a strong performance (at least physically if not technically) in that game.But I think it left the team feeling that much of the hard work already had been done, when in fact it was just beginning. Then, earlier this week, Landon Donovan was quoted as saying "If we can't beat Slovenia, we don't deserve to advance." But that attitude seemed disrespectful and dangerous.‚  Slovenia may be a small country without a superstar, but its players all are key contributors for clubs in quality leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Belgium.‚  The U.S might have been the favorite, but it was not enough of a favorite to think it had any right to victory. It was always going to take an American performance full of all-out effort, intensity and determination.‚  That's the way the U.S. plays when it plays well. But in the first half, the U.S. team's attitude seemed to be that it could just show up and win. The Slovenian goals were U.S. defensive mistakes. Both times US players got caught out of position, DeMerit on the first goal and Bradley on the second, and nobody covered the space that had been vacated.‚  But more than anything, the U.S. just played with a lack of urgency.‚  That urgency and a killer instinct finally appeared when the team had its back to the wall. That's how this team must always play.‚  Maybe Holland, or Argentina or Brazil can get by on skill alone.‚  Not the Yanks.‚  Hopefully, the lesson has been learned ahead of a make-or-break game against Algeria on Wednesday. * Give credit to U.S. coach Bob Bradley. He went with an attacking lineup with Jose Torres in the midfield, but quickly realized it wasn't working and made changes at halftime. I thought the addition of holding midfielder Maurice Edu was a good one. With a lack of mobility in the center of the U.S. defense, Edu was able to cover the space in front of the back four that had been left open on the two Slovenia goals. His presence also allowed Michael Bradley to get forward, and Bradley ended up getting the team's second goal. * Finally, my favorite bit of announcing in the game came from ESPN color commentator John Harkes, who told us he had run to the restroom at halftime and encountered several US fans, who said the team needed to "pick it up" in the second half. Hey, thanks for your "Man on the Seat" reporting, John!</p> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 17:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/dshalin/2010/06/world-cup-one-great-half-one-bad-call-one-point-one-coffee-stained-shirt-and-other-thoughts-on-the-us-2