Trade War Looms After Trump Announces Steel And Aluminum Tariffs, Growing Xenophobia And Populism In Italy’s Upcoming Elections, Milos Stehlik Reviews Russian Director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless,’ And Weekend Passport: Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble
On today’s show:
President Donald Trump announced he will impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, and we discuss a looming trade war with Phil Levy, senior fellow on the global economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
WBEZ’s Alexandra Salomon, who extensively covered Italian politics during her time a journalist in Europe for nearly a decade, talks about the big issues and political divisions that surround this weekend’s vote in Italy.
WBEZ film contributor and Facets Multimedia founding director Milos Stehlik reviews the dark drama Loveless, which is rooted in cynical Russian literary tradition.
For our Weekend Passport segment, global citizen Nari Safavi speaks with Teju Adesida, director of Fehinty African Theatre Ensemble, which began in 2004, after a group of students at Truman College put on the play “The Gods are Not to Blame” by Ola Rotimi.