Worldview Podcast

War In Yemen Escalates After Ex-President Is Killed, Little-Known Facts From The World’s First Nuclear Reaction, And ‘Chicago' Magazine Honors River Blindness Researchers

Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. The killing of Yemen's ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the country's Shiite rebels on Monday, as their alliance crumbled, has thrown the nearly three-year civil war into unpredictable new chaos. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

Worldview Staff

On today’s show:

Yemeni-American Chicagoan Wafa Yafai discusses Ali Abdullah Saleh’s legacy and the prospect of peace after the Yemen leader’s death.

Historian William Lanouette shares interesting, little-known details about the first controlled nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago.

Tom von Geldern discusses why he and Howard Morton spent their free time seeking a cure for river blindness after they retired.