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Worldview Podcast

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, China’s Version of the ACT/SAT Gaining Acceptance in U.S., Docademia: Film Giving Voice to Ignored Communities

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On Today's Show:

  • The Trump administration moves forward with economic sanctions on Iran, just three months after withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal. Joining us to discuss these sanctions, and how they will affect the people of Iran, is George A. Lopez. He’s professor emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
  • The gaokao, is an intense nine-hour exam that's taken over two days. Chinese students spend their high school careers focused on taking this test.  Joining us to discuss are Natalie Younga PhD Candidate within the University of Pennsylvania’s department of Sociology, and Wen Huang, journalist and author of the books The Little Red Guard and A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money and an Epic Power Struggle in China.

  • A Chicago startup, Docademia connects filmmakers to educators, and university student-activists to drive social justice discussions in classrooms around the world. We speak to the founders of the organization Babak Shahmansouri and Nassim Abdi

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