Worldview: December 31, 2015
Worldview revisits its “Global Activism in India” series with a visit to the mountains of Udaipur, India
Manish Jain grew up in Willowbrook, IL. After attending Brown and Harvard Universities and a career in conventional education and at multilateral institutions like UNESCO, Jain felt there was a better, alternative approach to educating, mentoring and training youth. So he and a group of friends moved to India to start Swaraj University. The school includes an urban youth center and a biodiverse ashram. Jain and Swaraj co-founder Reva Dandage, tell us how a university that doesn’t grant diplomas has changed their lives and the lives of young people in India.
Global Notes, the music of Roberto Fonseca
This week on Global Notes we bring you the sounds of Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. Fonseca is rooted in the Afro Cuban tradition that so many people first identified with the Buena Vista Social Club. But he’s also taking the form in new and unexpected directions. Fonseca and his rhythm section play tunes in our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio.