U.S. Senate Votes to End Saudi Military Aid for Yemen War as U.S. House Stalls; How Tumblr’s Porn Ban Exposes Big Tech’s Hypocrisy; Milos Stehlik Discusses Cultural Controversy of Award-winning Japanese Film, "Shoplifters"; Weekend Passport: Hellenic Museum Photo Exhibit Explores Refugee Crisis | WBEZ
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U.S. Senate Votes to End Saudi Military Aid for Yemen War as U.S. House Stalls; How Tumblr’s Porn Ban Exposes Big Tech’s Hypocrisy; Milos Stehlik Discusses Cultural Controversy of Award-winning Japanese Film, "Shoplifters"; Weekend Passport: Hellenic Museum Photo Exhibit Explores Refugee Crisis

On today's show:

  • Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen’s Civil War. The bipartisan 56-41 vote marked the first time the Senate has voted to limit U.S. military action. Meanwhile, a House committee debating an upcoming Farm Bill approved a provision to delay a House of Representatives vote on Yemen to next year. 
  • “Why is an exposed female nipple considered pornographic, while an exposed male nipple is not”? Free expression advocates have asked this, and similar questions since the social media platform, Tumblr, earlier this month, announced a site-wide purge of adult content. 
  • Shoplifters, the film by Japanese filmmaker, Hirokazu Koreeda, won international acclaim, as well as the 2018 Palme d’Or, the Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival. But the film was not well-received in his home country. 
  • Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum teamed up with Greek photographer Tasos Markou from 2015-2017 to photograph the lives of refugees who ended up in Greek island camps. The resulting exhibit is called “Migrants Afloat”.



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