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Julian Hayda

Julian Hayda

Producer, Worldview

Julian is a producer for the Worldview, the long-running daily global issues talk show on WBEZ. Before joining Worldview, he was a regular guest of the show. He was most recently a co-founder of The Euromaidan Journalist Collective, a nonprofit formed to provide news and analysis of the 2013-2014 revolution and ongoing war in Ukraine. A multidisciplinary journalist, Julian directed a feature-length film called Block Four: Chernobyl 2011, and has worked on several multimedia projects in Ukraine, Canada, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Cuba.

​​A lifelong Chicagoan, Julian is defending an M.A. in International Studies from DePaul University, which is where he also earned his B.A. in Journalism and Digital Cinema Production. Julian won the Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2015 and was a finalist for the Pinnacle Award for Best Profile Writing in 2015. He spends his weekends touring North America performing with an ensemble that plays the bandura, a 63-strinnged musical instrument. 

Recent Stories

Worldview

Trump’s Lawyer Received Payoff From 'Ukrainian Interests,' BBC Reports

The BBC broke a story that alleged Michael Cohen received $400,000 to secure a meeting between President Trump and Ukraine's president.

Worldview

Sanctions Expert George Lopez On Canceled North Korea Summit And U.S. Sanctions On Iran

President Donald Trump has cancelled the planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Worldview

More Aid Coming To Puerto Rico From Chicago

It’s been nine months since Hurricane Maria struck the island, and austerity measures make it difficult to meaningfully invest in rebuilding.

Worldview

Mike Pompeo Vows 'Strongest Sanctions In History' On Iran

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced he would implement the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran.

Worldview

China And U.S. Put Trade War 'On Hold'

After negotiations in Washington this past weekend, the U.S. and China paused on threats of tariffs.

Worldview

Polish President Visits Chicago

President Andrzej Duda with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss trade and immigration issues.

Worldview

Chile’s Catholic Bishops Resign Over Child-Sex Abuse Scandal

Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops resigned from their posts after a Vatican investigation found a broad-reaching coverup of sexual abuse.

Worldview

Weekend Passport: Requiem Concert In Solidarity With Genocide Victims

Andrew Koehler is directing the Kalamazoo Philharmonia in a performance dedicated in memory of all genocide victims.

Worldview

North Korea Scraps Talks With South, Where Does That Leave Trump?

We’ll see whether talks with North Korea will still happen and what kind of leverage North Korea has with Philip Yun.

Worldview

Colombian Elections Capture Fraught Past, And Present Ideologies

The National Liberation Army announced they would cease military activities to allow Colombians to vote in the country’s general elections.

Worldview

Israel Wins 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest concluded over the weekend in Lisbon

Worldview

Preserving Pakistan's Sikh Heritage

The Sikh religion traces itself to Pakistan but most have ended up in India after fleeing violence over the years in Pakistan.

Worldview

Global Notes: Remembering Avicii And The Rise Of Global Electronic Dance Music

Alexandra Blair of 'Dancing Astronaut' discusses how EDM thematically deals with carefree joy, but is wrapped up with alcohol and drug abuse.

Worldview

Karl Marx’s Influence, 200 Years On

The influential philosopher, political theorist, and economist was born 200 years ago, this week.

Worldview

The Nuance of 'People of Color': Racism Among Non-Black Minorities

The term “people of color" is invoked frequently in this racially-conscious age. What are the social implications of this term?

Worldview

Dollar Vote: Consumer Pressure On The NRA

Reporter Liz Lazar talks with Auburn Gresham activists and the leader of a calling system that pressures corporations to act on gun violence.

Worldview

Caravan of Honduran and Salvadoran Refugees Reaches U.S. Border

A migrant caravan traveling from Central America through Mexico to seek asylum in the United State is near San Diego.

Worldview

Weekend Passport: International Voices Project Premieres 9th Season

One of the International Voices Project plays, 'Mihbaj,' explores the family dynamics of military conflict in Syria.

Worldview

Is The Russia Investigation A Distraction?

A journalist argues that the media and the Democrats’ obsession with Russia serves to absolve their complicity in America’s racial tensions.

Worldview

Toronto Terrorism Attack: Canada's Misogyny And The Alt-Right

Ten people are dead after a 25 year-old man allegedly drove a rental van through a busy pedestrian thoroughfare in Toronto on Monday.

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