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On today’s show: Does the American condition of democratic governance with severe income inequality constitute oligarchy? We look to Indonesia for a comparison. On the show’s last noontime broadcast, Worldview’s producers discuss what putting the show together every day was like, and what it meant to them. As Worldview wraps up its last noontime broadcast, Jerome thanks the show’s listeners for being part of an informed local/global community.
On today’s show: Worldview ends its 25-year run tomorrow. Hear from a few of the producers that made Worldview happen every day.
On today’s show: Gandhian scholar Prasad Gollanapalli joins us to explain what the philosophy of nonviolence really means and how it’s relevant to us today. Author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, ‘On Fire: The (Burning) Case For A Green New Deal.’
On today’s show: Tomorrow marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Historian Vijay Prashad unpacks his legacy and what the world can learn from it today.
On today’s show: Author Colin Beavan explores how to mitigate desire, live a fulfilling life and do right by the planet while you’re at it. Monica Eng finds out more about how pickling our leftovers could reduce waste - and stop tons of carbon dioxide emissions from reaching the atmosphere in the process.
On today’s show: Worldview’s film contributor Milos Stehlik passed away in July. We celebrate his legacy with members of the Chicago film community who knew him.
On today’s show: A peace deal that ended 50 years of civil war in Colombia is in jeopardy as FARC rebels accuse the government of not abiding by its terms. An alliance of cities worldwide has committed to reducing their carbon emissions by 80-100 percent by 2050. We hear from a Chicago-area engineer who left a successful career to start local peace-building initiatives across the globe.
On today’s show: Following the release of a rough transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Nancy Pelosi announces an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Vocalo’s Catalina Maria Johnson takes us through hidden gems of Portugal’s music scene.
On today’s show: President Trump reportedly asked Ukraine’s President to re-open an investigation into Joe Biden. We recap the United Nations Climate Summit. A local Korean-American community organizer talks about growing up undocumented.
On today’s show: Thousands of Chicago-area students participated in the global youth climate strike in downtown Chicago today, joining over 5000 other strikes in 156 countries worldwide.
On today’s show: Illinois Fighting Inequality and Climate Change through Green Jobs Global Activism: ‘LEAP’ Hinsdale, Illinois and South Africa Teacher Exchange Chicago South Side Gardener, Brendon Fox, Growing food for Woodlawn Community
On today’s show: Evanston has the most radical climate goals of any Illinois city. We chat about how it plans to implement them. Former Worldview producer Dave McGuire remembers the highlights of his time on the show. Catalina Maria Johnson discusses race and identity in “Americana” music.
On today’s show: Israel is going back to the polls for the second time in five months after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to earn the support of enough parties to form a government. We chat with a scientist about how warming temperatures will affect fish populations in the Great Lakes. The indigenous movement to decommission the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline draws from lessons learned during the Standing Rock protests.
On today’s show: Oil fields in the east of Saudi Arabia are on fire after a drone attack. The country has lost up to 5 million barrels of oil output as a result. Organizers from the grassroots groups Extinction Rebellion and the Sunrise Movement discuss their approach to addressing the threat of climate change.
On today’s show: Democratic presidential candidates faced off on Afghanistan, Iraq and immigration during last night’s debate. We talk to two nuns from an Arlington Heights-based order that applies Catholic principles to a mission of social justice. Two performers from Teatro ZinZanni’s new show, “Love, Chaos and Dinner” join today’s Weekend Passport.
On today’s show: State repression of China’s Uighur minority population continues, despite China’s claims that it closed “re-education” camps that have detained between one and three million Uighurs. A global project aims to unite scientists, artists and students to raise awareness about environmental issues and climate change.
On today’s show: Scottish and English high courts came to differing opinions on whether UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson legally suspended Parliament. We get an update on relief efforts in the Bahamas. Former Worldview producer Alexandra Salomon joins us to talk about how the show affected her own global consciousness. Vocalo’s Catalina Maria Johnson previews the Chicago World Music Festival.
The United Kingdom’s Parliament denied Prime Minister Boris Johnson a snap general election and forced him to forego a “No-Deal” option for Brexit before it was suspended for five weeks on Tuesday. The Scottish and English high courts then came to differing opinions on whether Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was constitutional, with the Scottish court arguing that it was a deliberate attempt to “stymie Parliament.” We’ll talk about what lies ahead for the Brexit process and the United Kingdom’s government with Adam Roberts, chief Midwest correspondenet for The Economist.