Jun. 12, 2012
Wednesday on Worldview:
Students in Quebec have been in the streets since February, protesting an increase in college tuition fees. The strike has become the longest and largest protest of its kind in Quebec’s history. This week student leaders are in court disputing an emergency bill passed the government which curtails their right to assemble. Worldview talks with Vincent Bastien, vice president of the FECQ, one of the student unions that has helped organize the protest.
On our Global Notes segment, Jerome and Eight-Forty-Eight/Radio M host Tony Sarabia take a listen to the late Francis Bebey’s newest album, African Electronic Music 1975-1982. Bebey was an early pioneer of electronic dance music.
Then, globalization has changed the way many think about citizenship, specifically dual citizenship. What was once considered by some to be akin to bigamy is an increasingly less charged issue. International law professor Peter Spiro has been writing about dual citizenship for 15 years and says during that relatively short period of time, there’s been a dramatic shift in attitudes. He tells Worldview what’s behind the shift.