WBEZ | Brazil http://www.wbez.org/tags/brazil Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Film Takes on Stereotypes About Arab Americans http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-02-09/film-takes-stereotypes-about-arab-americans-114780 <p><h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6a3e3e8f-c80e-2194-e0ce-907ac4c57714"><span style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Who Will Be The Next President of Burma?</span></span></h3><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/246268220&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 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Burma.jpg" title="Military representatives of Myanmar parliament leave after attending a session of Union Parliament Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)" /></p><p dir="ltr">Burma is set to put in a new president to run its government. &nbsp;Last November, former political prisoner and Nobel laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party, &nbsp;won in a landslide, ending decades of military rule in Burma. &nbsp;Though Suu Kyi is the overwhelming favorite to become president, there are constitutional snags to her taking office, including being a woman and the ethnicity of her husband and children. Negotiations are underway to change that. &nbsp;We&rsquo;ll talk about Burma&rsquo;s new government and what is likely to happen next &nbsp;with Maureen Aung-Thwin, director of the Burma Project and Southeast Asia Initiative at the Open Society Foundation.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest</strong>: Maureen Aung-Thwin is the director of the Burma Project and Southeast Asia initiative at the Open Society Foundation.</p><hr /><h3><span style="font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Documentary Examines What it Means to be Arab and Muslim in America</span></h3><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/246268249&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><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AmericanArab2.jpg" style="height: 800px; width: 540px;" title=" Poster for the new film, American Arab. (Courtesy of Usama Alshaibi)." /></div><p dir="ltr">A recent Pew study found that nearly half of all Americans believe that a substantial segment of the U.S. Muslim population is anti-American. &nbsp;Last week, &nbsp;President Obama was criticized by several Republican presidential candidates after he made an official visit to a mosque. &nbsp;There has been a rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes. &nbsp;Filmmaker Usama Alshaibi, an -raqi American, found his own family was personally impacted by growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. He took on the topic in his latest documentary &ldquo;American Arab.&rdquo; Alshaibi joins us to talk about the film and what it means to be Muslim in America. The film airs tonight on WTTW.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest</strong>: Usama Alshaibi is a filmmaker and director of the documentary <a href="http://www.americanarabmovie.com/">&ldquo;American Arab.&rdquo;</a></p><hr /><h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 20.24px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="Arial">B</font></span><span style="line-height: 1.38; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">razilian Electoral Politics</span></h3><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; line-height: 1.38; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/246268259&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 dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Brazil.jpg" title=" Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the swearing-in ceremony of her new Economy Minister at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The change in ministers comes on the heels of the decision by the Fitch ratings agency to downgrade Brazil's credit rating to junk status. Another one of the big three ratings agencies, Standard &amp; Poor's, took the same step in August. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)." /></p><p dir="ltr">As the Brazilian government fights the Zika virus, its president, Dilma Rousseff and her Workers&rsquo; Party, are fighting for their political lives. Though Rousseff appears to have survived impeachment proceedings, her goals for economic reforms to combat deep unemployment and double-digit inflation are probably dead-on-arrival with a polarized and hostile legislature. We&rsquo;ll talk about some of &nbsp;the cultural and societal intricacies of Brazilian electoral politics with Ruth Needleman, professor emerita of Labor Studies at Indiana University. She&rsquo;s researched social justice issues, especially in the Americas and Global South, for decades. &nbsp;Needleman&rsquo;s latest op-ed is &ldquo;Not one more Coup in Latin America!&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Guest</strong>: Ruth Needleman is a professor emerita of labor studies at Indiana University.</p></p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-02-09/film-takes-stereotypes-about-arab-americans-114780 Fifth Anniversary of Tahrir Square Protests http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-29/fifth-anniversary-tahrir-square-protests-114640 <p><p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Egypt: Protester Reflects on Five Years since Tahrir Square Protests</strong></span></p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Egypt2.jpg" style="height: 829px; width: 620px;" title="An Egyptian man walks past an old graffiti in Mohammed Mahmoud street near Tahrir Square, related to the Arab spring and the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. The run-up to the anniversary has seen stepped-up security measures in Cairo, a new wave of arrests and security checks in the city's downtown, an area popular with young, pro-democracy activists. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)." /></div><p><strong><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/244440813&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="719px"></iframe></strong></p><p dir="ltr">This week marks the 5th anniversary of the beginning of protests in Egypt, which eventually became known as the &nbsp;&ldquo;Arab Spring.&rdquo; Five years ago hundreds &nbsp;of thousands of people across Egypt, especially in Cairo&rsquo;s Tarir Square, assembled to demand the ouster of longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak. We&rsquo;ll talk with Salma Hussein, a 26 year-old Egyptian woman, who came of age during the protests. Hussein writes and reports extensively on human rights and democracy issues in Egypt. She&rsquo;s also under constant threat for criticizing the country&rsquo;s government and military. Hussein is in Chicago to spread awareness of what she says has been happening in Egypt since the Tarir protests began five years ago. She&rsquo;ll also talk about the plight of many of her friends, who she says are now imprisoned for speaking out against the government.</p><p dir="ltr">Guest: Salma Hussein is an Egyptian activist and blogger for the January 25th Movement.</p><hr /><p dir="ltr"><strong><span style="font-size:20px;">WHO To Determine Whether Zika Virus is &ldquo;Public Health Emergency&rdquo;</span></strong></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/Zika1.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title=" A municipal worker gestures during an operation to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Brazil's health minister Marcelo Castro says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects, but he also says the war is already being lost. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)." /></div><p><strong><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/244440966&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="719px"></iframe></strong></p><p dir="ltr">The World Health Organization is creating an &quot;emergency team&quot; to combat the Zika virus. The WHO has called the virus&rsquo;s spread &quot;explosive,&quot; and going &ldquo;from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions&quot;. The WHO also predicts three to four million cases of the virus and will meet next week to decide if the Zika crisis should be called a global emergency. We&rsquo;ll take a look at the &nbsp;potential public health emergency with Laura Rodrigues, professor of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She&rsquo;s currently in Brazil, one of the virus epicenters.</p><p dir="ltr">Guest: Laura Rodrigues is a professor of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.</p><hr /><p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Global Activism: Light and Leadership Initiative</strong></span></p><p dir="ltr"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/LandL.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="Members of the Light and Leadership Initiative include volunteers from Peru, the United States, Finland, France and Australia (Courtesy of Light and Leadership Intiative)." /></p><p dir="ltr"><strong><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/244441159&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></strong></p><p dir="ltr">For Global Activism, we catch up with Global Activist, Lara DeVries. She left her childhood town of Tinley Park, Illinois and moved to Peru&rsquo;s Huaycan community to help impoverished families. DeVries is founder and executive director of Light and Leadership Initiative. Her group assists mothers and children in their struggle out of extreme poverty by improving access to quality education. DeVries updates us on her work in Peru.</p><p dir="ltr">Guest: Laura DeVries is the founder and executive director of Light and Leadership Initiative.</p></p> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-29/fifth-anniversary-tahrir-square-protests-114640 President Obama Calls for Urgent Action, More Research on Zika Virus http://www.wbez.org/news/president-obama-calls-urgent-action-more-research-zika-virus-114632 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/zikababy1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama is calling for urgent action and research into the Zika virus, which is now active across much of Latin America and the Caribbean.</p><p>Zika is a mosquito-borne illness that is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause serious birth defects in babies, including a condition called microcephaly, in which&nbsp;babies are born with small heads and under-developed brains.</p><p>The CDC is now warning women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant to avoid travel or take precautions in the nearly&nbsp;<a href="http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices" target="_blank">two dozen countries</a>&nbsp;with Zika virus.</p><p><em>Here &amp; Now&rsquo;s</em> Jeremy Hobson talks with&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/helenbranswell?lang=en">Helen Branswell</a>, who covers infectious diseases and public health for STAT, the new national health and medicine publication, about what is known and not yet known about Zika, and what people can do to protect themselves</p></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/president-obama-calls-urgent-action-more-research-zika-virus-114632 Brazil Fears New Danger from Zika Virus: Paralysis http://www.wbez.org/news/brazil-fears-new-danger-zika-virus-paralysis-114599 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/RTX1VI38.jpg" alt="" /><p><div><p>Parents in Brazil are nervous.</p></div><p>There&#39;s an increase in microcephaly, a condition when babies are born with unusually small heads. And the increase is being linked to a surge in cases of Zika.</p><p>But what exactly is Zika?</p><hr /><p>&quot;It&#39;s related, quite distantly, to yellow fever virus,&quot; says virus researcher Derek Gatherer at Lancaster University in England. &quot;Zika was also discovered in Uganda in 1947 in the great lakes region. But there we no reports of any serious illness associated with it.&quot;</p><p>He says the interest in Zika was so low that no case studies had appeared in the tropical medicine literature from 1947 onward to 2008.</p><p>Mosquitos spread Zika. And the classic symptoms are a relatively mild fever and muscle aches. &quot;But in all of the classic cases, until the turn of the millennium, it always resolves successfully and no patients had ever died.&quot;</p><p>That&#39;s not the case in Brazil, where at least five people have died from Zika. Gatherer says it&#39;s serious, but still not that deadly when you consider there are 1.3 million case of Zika. &quot;It might represent an indication that Zika is becoming more virulent,&quot; he says.</p><p>But what&#39;s caused real concern &mdash; and a CDC travel warning &mdash; is the disease&#39;s possible connection to the birth defect of microcephaly.</p><p>And while Gatherer says nothing is absolutely proven,&nbsp;&quot;I think it would be unlikely if it&#39;s not proven to be connected, given what we&#39;ve seen so far.&quot;</p><p>Brazilian health authorities announced Wednesday that nearly 4,000 babies have been born with microcephaly since they started tracking the problem in October. That&rsquo;s compared to fewer than 150 cases in all of 2014.</p><p>On Thursday, a new danger from Zika surfaced:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/world/americas/zika-virus-may-be-linked-to-surge-in-rare-syndrome-in-brazil.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=first-column-region&amp;region=top-news&amp;WT.nav=top-news&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">paralysis</a>. The New York Times disease specialists in Brazil as saying the virus may cause<a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/detail_gbs.htm" target="_blank" title="nih.gov">&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/gbs/detail_gbs.htm" target="_blank" title="nih.gov">Guillain-Barré</a>&nbsp;syndrome, in which a person&rsquo;s immune system attacks part of the nervous system. It is potentially life threatening.</p><p>Though Zika outbreaks have occurred elsewhere, the noted association with microcephaly has been&nbsp;new, perhaps because the number of cases during previous outbreaks in places like Micronesia and New Caledonia have been much smaller.</p><p>Viruses like dengue fever have been known to pass from pregnant mothers to fetuses, but it&rsquo;s not yet clear if and how the Zika virus enters the placenta and damages the brains of babies.</p><p>The outbreak of Zika and microcephaly is centered in the drought-prone northeastern region of the country, where residents store water in outdoor reservoirs and containers to prepare for periodic water shutoffs. These areas provide ample breeding grounds for the mosquitos that spread Zika.</p><p>There is concern, however, that when the rainy season begins in February, the epidemic will spread to the more heavily populated areas around Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently, Brazilian scientists are trying to better understand virus transmission, speed up the development of a Zika vaccine and come up with a new testing kit.</p><p>Public health prevention efforts in Brazil are focused on reducing standing water where mosquitos lay their eggs.&nbsp;</p><p>The army has been called in to Sao Paulo and other states to accompany health workers as they visit homes to identify and remove standing water, and public service announcements are airing on TV and radio. In some areas, mosquito breeding areas are being dosed with insecticides.</p><p>In the Brazilian city of Sao Carlos, 18,000 school children are being trained to check homes for mosquito larvae, according to project coordinator Caio Freire.</p><p>National authorities are reminding visitors to use insect repellent and long sleeves to avoid mosquito bites.</p><p>Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US&nbsp;last week recommended pregnant women consider postponing travel to Brazil and other countries where Zika transmission is ongoing, including Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and the US territory of Puerto Rico.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-01-21/zika-virus-may-be-responsible-shrinking-babies-heads-brazil" target="_blank"><em>&mdash;via PRI&#39;s The World</em></a></p></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/brazil-fears-new-danger-zika-virus-paralysis-114599 Brazilians Clamor For Free Transportation http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-14/brazilians-clamor-free-transportation-114491 <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/Brazil%202.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Demonstrators gather during a protest against the fare hike on public transportation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. The protests were organized by the Free Fare Movement, the same group that initiated mass anti-government demonstrations that filled streets across Brazil in 2013. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)​" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/242001728&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;">Brazil&rsquo;s economic woes </span><br />Protesters took to the streets of Sao Paolo last week over proposals to increase transportation fees on public transport. The protests became violent with people angry over the rising costs in the face of the country&rsquo;s growing economic troubles. Several cities and towns have also announced major cuts in their upcoming Carnival celebrations, an important cultural tradition. The cuts not only impact the size of planned events but all the businesses that supply things like costumes and other Carnival related items. We&rsquo;ll take a look at how the slowdown is impacting Brazilians with Marcelo Jarmendia, the founder and director of Brazil in Chicago. He&rsquo;s currently in Sao Paolo.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> Marcelo Jarmendia is the founder and director of Brazil in Chicago.</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/Global%20Activism%20.JPG" title="The Pardada Pardadi school helps girls in rural India get an education and eventually find employment. (Photo/Jerome McDonnell)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/242001113&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="font-size:24px;">Global Activism: Pardada Pardadi school supports young girls </span><br />In parts of rural India, it&rsquo;s considered &ldquo;a waste&rdquo; for girls to be educated and that girls should only help do family chores, housework and prepare for marriage and children. In many villages, girls are barred or discouraged from participating in athletics, or even simple play. <em>Worldview</em> continues its <em>Global Activism</em> in India series with a visit to a unique girls school an hour outside of Delhi in Bulandshahr, India. It&rsquo;s called Pardada Pardadi. It means &quot;great-grandparents.&quot; The phrase links to the care and support of the extended family. Pardada Pardadi initiatives help the girls, their families, and community. They pay families to send their girls to school and guarantees them a job upon graduation. This all girls school includes a customer service call training center and a garment manufacturing shop. They do micro-credit loans and artificially inseminate cows. The school is helped by India Development Service (IDS), a Chicago-based investment NGO. We&rsquo;ll talk about Pardada Pardadi with its CEO, Renuka Gupta. She&rsquo;ll introduce us to some of the students and give us a tour of the school.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> Renuka Gupta is the CEO of the <a href="http://www.education4change.org/">Pardada Pardadi </a>Education Society (PPES), a non-profit operating schools for girls in rural India, and has over 25 years experience in the field of social work.</p></p> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2016-01-14/brazilians-clamor-free-transportation-114491 Radio M: Bollywood music, new Vieux Farka Toure, Turkish psych-folk and lots of great guitar music from around the globe. http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2015-09-25/radio-m-bollywood-music-new-vieux-farka-toure-turkish-psych-folk-and-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/CN20130221-Vieux-Farka-Toure_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It&#39;s time for another musical romp around the globe and this week&nbsp; <em>Radio M</em> takes us to India for a swingin&#39; Bollywood tune from a movie about a girl who runs away from home to find freedom only to find trouble. The sounds of guitar music from Angola, Jamaica and Nigeria. Also new music from Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, a nod to Russian composer&nbsp;Dmitri Shoshtakovich, who was born on September 25, 1906, and the latest from Norwegian singer-songwriter Farao.</p><p>Two hours of global musical bliss!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Playlist</p><p>9PM</p><p>Flavia Coelho- People Dansa- Mundo Meu</p><p>The Royals- Pick Up the Pieces- Studio One Groups</p><p>Bob Marley &amp; The Wailers- Burnin&#39; &amp; Lootin&#39;- Live!</p><p>Here&#39;s a video of the Bob &amp; the band rehearsing the song in 1980</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oM1YiVbC-jA" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra- Jazz Suite No.1: Waltz- Shostakovich: The Jazz Album</p><p>Grethe &amp; Jorgen Ingmann- Dansevise- TV i Tivoli</p><p>Kiosk- Agha! Nigah Dar( Hey Man Pull Over)- Bagh e Vahsh e Jahaani (Global Zoo)</p><p>Here&#39;s a very different, live version of the song from a performance at Yoshi&#39;s.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XmH6JxEiIu8" width="560"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>9:30PM</p><p>Vieux Farka Toure &amp; Julia Easterlin- Spark- Touristes</p><p>Afet Serenay- Maden Dagi- Turkish Freak Out 2: Psych Folk 1970-78</p><p>Mbongwana Star- Segue- From Kinshasa</p><p>Mongo Santamaria- What You Don&#39;t Know- The Nuyorican Funk Experience: Further Adventures in Latin Soul</p><p>Check out this classic performance by the conguero master!</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JPG7KGa9fsg" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Ciadadao Instigado- Ate Que Enfim- Fortaleza</p><p>Bjork- Earth Intruders- Volta</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/j1Q9ppPPHjU" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10PM</p><p>Nigerian Union Rhythm Group- Abeni- Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian &amp; Ghanaian Recordings from London &amp; Lagos 1954-66</p><p>Charlie Hunter, Chinna Smith &amp; Ernest Ranglin- Mestre Tata- Earth Tones</p><p>Iness Mezel- Amazone- Beyond the Trance</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A9fKVArzreA" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Os Anjos- Avante Juventude- Angola Soundtrack 2: Hypnosis, Distortion &amp; Other Sonic Innovations 1969-72</p><p>Klaus Johann Grobe- Kothek- Im Sinne der Zeit</p><p>Christie Laume- Agatha ou Christie- La Belle Epoque: EMI&#39;s French Girls 1965-68</p><p>Anand Prayag &amp; Chorus- Pretty Pretty Priya- Bombshell Baby of Bombay</p><p>Here&#39;s the song from the Bollywood film , &#39;Priya&#39;.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4esdBNs_Ows" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>10:30PM</p><p>Lucho Macedo y Su Sonora- Poupurrit de Lucho Macedo- MAG All Stars: The Best Peruvian Orchestras of the 50&#39;s &amp; 60&#39;s</p><p>El Rego et Ses Commandos- E Nan Mian Nuku- Legends of Benin</p><p>Lord Shorty &amp; Vibrations International- Vibrations Groove- Sokah: Soul of Calypso</p><p>Francis Bebey- La Condition Masculine- African Electronic Music 1975-82</p><p>Farao- Tiaf- Till All is Forgotten</p><p>Kronos Quartet, Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe &amp; Stuart Bogie- Sorrow, Tears + Blood- Red Hot + Fela</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X6BiAwD-nY8" width="420"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/radio-m/2015-09-25/radio-m-bollywood-music-new-vieux-farka-toure-turkish-psych-folk-and-0 North and South Korea avert crisis, but what's next? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-24/north-and-south-korea-avert-crisis-whats-next-112715 <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220712357&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);">North and South Korea avert further escalation</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>North and South Korea are still holding high level talks in an attempt to defuse the tension between the two nations, which has escalated in recent weeks over a series of incidents. South Korea&rsquo;s presidents says she wants the North Koreans to apologize for recent provocations, including landmine blasts that badly wounded two South Korean soldiers. Last week, the North Koreans fired shells that seemed to be aimed at loudspeakers blaring propaganda messages near the border. North Korea has also deployed more artillery, soldiers and submarines along the border, as the talks are taking place. We&rsquo;ll discuss the tension and potential for conflict between North and South Korea with Charles K Armstrong, a global fellow at The Wilson Center.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong><em>&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-1741a482-6176-ce07-1f6d-46d4816fbdb3">Charles K Armstrong is a global fellow at The Wilson Center and author of several books on North and South Korea, including, most recently </span>Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992</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/220712849&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);">Police brutality rises in Brazil</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>Brazil has one of the world&rsquo;s highest murder rates. A disproportionate number of Brazil&rsquo;s murder victims (77 percent) are black. Afro-Brazilians make up about 50 percent of the country&rsquo;s population. On-duty police officers are responsible for 15 percent of all murders in Rio De Janeiro, according to government statistics. Amnesty International tracks and researches murders in Brazil. Their new report is called You Killed My Son: Homicides by Military Police in the City of Rio De Janeiro. Renata Neder is an advisor for Amnesty International-Brazil. She&rsquo;ll talk about what she calls the &ldquo;shocking behavior&rdquo; of Rio police and the&nbsp;<a href="https://soundcloud.com/tags/BlackYouthAlive">#BlackYouthAlive</a>&nbsp;movement and social media campaign, similar to&nbsp;<a href="https://soundcloud.com/tags/BlackLivesMatter">#BlackLivesMatter</a>&nbsp;campaign in the U.S that is taking place in Rio. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1741a482-617c-13d7-c4b3-4f391ed69bcc"><a href="http://twitter.com/renataneder">Renata Neder</a> is an &nbsp;advisor for Amnesty International-Brazil.&nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-08-24/north-and-south-korea-avert-crisis-whats-next-112715 Worldview: Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Brazil http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-17/worldview-thousands-protesters-take-streets-brazil-111712 <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/AP830813246262.jpg" style="height: 409px; width: 620px;" title="Demonstrators hold a Brazilian flag during a march demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196365103&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Protesters call for impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-14ba84b6-2961-c36b-45bd-d89cecce37f2">There were demonstrations in 160 cities in Brazil over the weekend. &nbsp;Some protesters were calling for the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The protests followed a corruption investigation of Petrobas, </span>the national oil company, that involves dozens of sitting politicians, including the Speaker of the House. &nbsp;Brian Winter, chief Brazil correspondent for Reuters attended the protests in Sao Paolo. He joins us to talk about the corruption investigation and its implications for Rousseff&rsquo;s presidency.</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-14ba84b6-2962-0f2a-e13a-95399cf27497"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/BrazilBrian">Brian Winter</a> is the chief Brazil correspondent for Reuters and the author of several books on Latin America including </em></span><em>Why Soccer Matters, which he wrote with Pele.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196365965&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Northern Irish violence exhibit showing at ArtWorks Project for Human Rights</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e1f1a32f-2964-a3af-f660-df52a7a50352">As many Catholics, especially the Irish, celebrate St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, there&rsquo;s been nearly two decades of relative calm in Northern Ireland&rsquo;s &nbsp;&ldquo;Troubles.&rdquo; But elements from the centuries-long struggle still linger. &ldquo;Eleventh Night and the Twelfth&rdquo; are Irish celebrations of Protestant King William of Orange&rsquo;s victory over Catholic King James II. The celebrations culminate in massive bonfires. Many view the remembrances as simple expressions of heritage and culture. Others see the celebrations as divisive and counterproductive to ongoing reconciliation. Photographer and sociologist, David Schalliol, has documented &lsquo;Eleventh Night and the Twelfth&rsquo; and ArtWorks Projects for Human Rights is showing his work in an exhibit called &lsquo;Bonfires and Effigies: The Contested Territories of Belfast, Northern Ireland&rsquo;. &nbsp;Schalliol and Leslie Thomas of ArtWorks Projects, will talk about their goal of the exhibit - to &ldquo;highlight the successes of ongoing peace building efforts while providing a platform to discuss how lingering challenges might be resolved.&rdquo;</span></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-e1f1a32f-2964-ea04-f6ba-0d516222af41">Leslie Thomas is the</span> executive and creative director for <a href="https://twitter.com/ARTWORKSProject">ArtWorks Projects for Human Rights</a>.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-e1f1a32f-2964-ea04-f6ba-0d516222af41"><a href="https://twitter.com/metroblossom">David Schalliol</a> is a </span>photographer, sociologist and PhD candidate at the University of Chicago.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196366595&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">EcoMyths: The threat of microplastics</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2967-e4f8-33b5-a2f2bd3e35d2">Plastic makes up 90% of the trash picked up in Trash Free Seas (TFS) ocean cleanups, according to research by Ocean Conservancy</span>. And experts says that microplastics - pieces of plastic smaller than 5 milimeters (just under a fifth of an inch) - are just as dangerous as those 2-liter bottles you might see floating in Lake Michigan or the &ldquo;Great Pacific garbage patch&rdquo;. Kate Sackman, of EcoMyths Alliance, will help us find out why these microfibers are a big hazard from Allison Schutes, manager of the TFS Program at Ocean Conservancy and Olga Lyandres, research manager at Alliance for the Great Lakes.</p><div><strong>Guests:</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2968-16e4-659b-d5494fb751ca">Kate Sackman is the</span>&nbsp;founder and president of <a href="https://twitter.com/EcoMyths">EcoMyths Alliance.</a></em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2968-16e4-659b-d5494fb751ca">Allison Schutes is the</span>&nbsp;manager of Trash Free Seas Program at <a href="https://twitter.com/OurOcean">Ocean Conservancy.</a></em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2968-16e4-659b-d5494fb751ca">Olga Lyandres is the</span>&nbsp;research manager at <a href="https://twitter.com/A4GL">Alliance for the Great Lakes</a> and author of the report:</em> Keeping Great Lakes Water Safe: Priorities for Protecting against Emerging Chemical Pollutants.</div></p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-17/worldview-thousands-protesters-take-streets-brazil-111712 Worldview: A history of racism and slavery in Brazil http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-02/worldview-history-racism-and-slavery-brazil-111643 <p><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/AP978020942239_0.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a ceremony launching the Bem Simples program, at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)" /></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193895570&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Racism and slavery in Brazil</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image "><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-393f7673-dc5d-d247-5a04-b5989fb01369">Brazil&rsquo;s Afro population has dealt with centuries of historic structural racism and disenfranchisement. One of these groups, known as Quilombolas or Quilombos, are landless and descend from escaped or former African slaves. The administration of current Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, has been accused of &ldquo;dragging its feet&rdquo; on executing an already established &nbsp;reparations regime. We&rsquo;ll talk about racism in Brazil and current remedies with Ruth Needleman, professor emerita of Labor Studies at Indiana University. She&rsquo;s researched social justice issues, especially in the Americas and global South, for decades.&nbsp;</span></p><div><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-393f7673-dc5e-5fa1-0c20-dfc37e7b1fd0">Ruth Needleman is a p</span>rofessor emerita of Labor Studies at <a href="https://twitter.com/IUBloomington">Indiana University</a>.</em></div><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193901611&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The Passenger: Holocaust put to opera</span></div><div><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3d6991d7-dc5f-e79a-0848-6615da9d4d5a">An opera that&rsquo;s getting its Chicago premiere takes a look at a difficult subject through an unusual lens. &ldquo;The Passenger&rdquo; is set partly in Auschwitz during World War II. The opera was nearly lost to history. It was written behind the Iron Curtain, and never performed during the composer&rsquo;s lifetime. Mezzo soprano Daveda Karanas is part of the recent revival of this work. She&rsquo;s here to give us a unique glimpse into the history of this tragic period in history, and the twisting path of the opera itself.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Louisianadiva">Daveda Karanas</a> is the messo soprano for &quot;<a href="http://www.lyricopera.org/passenger">The Passenger</a>.&quot;</em></p></div></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-02/worldview-history-racism-and-slavery-brazil-111643 Silva gains momentum in Brazil Presidential race http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-29/silva-gains-momentum-brazil-presidential-race-110866 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP362424585789.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Brazilians head to the polls on Oct. 5 for the first round of presidential elections. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and candidate Marina Silva, are in a close race. Marcelo Jarmendia, founder and director of Brazil in Chicago, explains Silva&#39;s momentum.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-silva-gains-momentum-in-brazil-president/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-silva-gains-momentum-in-brazil-president.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-silva-gains-momentum-in-brazil-president" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Silva gains momentum in Brazil Presidential race" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-29/silva-gains-momentum-brazil-presidential-race-110866