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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

Weekend Passport: Puerto Ricans Reboot Christmas-End Festival In Hermosa

The mayor of San Juan has promised to bring back an annual street party in full force to close out the Christmas season there.

Worldview

2018 Women’s March Organizers To Broaden Scope

We to discuss the upcoming 2018 Women’s March national anniversary event in Las Vegas with national field coordinator Mrinalini Chakraborty.

Worldview

Global Notes: How African Immigrants In The 1980s 'Got Down' With Music From Home

WBEZ’s Daniel Musisi showcases songs from an African mixtape that circulated in the early 1980s among Philadelphia‘s African immigrants.

Worldview

Female Police Chief In India Innovatively Tackling Sexual Harassment And Assault

Police superintendent Rema Rajeshwari is the first woman to hold such a position and has devoted her career to address sexual violence.

Worldview

Adding Insult To Injury, Trump Offends Haitians On Earthquake Anniversary

After a week of heated immigration talks, President Trump allegedly referred to countries with large immigration flows like Haiti as “shitholes.”

Worldview

Weekend Passport: Artists Shed Light On Immigration And Racial Justice

A group of Chicago artists is working across mediums to theorize how justice can be had for Chicago’s marginalized communities.

Worldview

New York City Just Sued 5 Oil Companies. Could Chicago?

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized a lawsuit against major oil companies, hoping to recoup costs imposed on the city by climate change.

Worldview

World History Moment: First Subway

Historian John Schmidt shares how the idea of the world's first subway came to fruition.

Worldview

Amid Talks In Korea, The US Hand Displayed

'The Atlantic' writer Uri Freidman discusses national security adviser H.R. McMaster's ideology around a possible nuclear confrontation

Worldview

The Rough And Tumble World Of Freshwater Turtles

Jacqueline Litzgus, a professor of biology at Laurentian University, discusses freshwater turtles.

Worldview

Neglected Detainees In Guantanamo Still There After 16 Years

Every year, groups opposed to the detention center assemble in Washington to protest Guantanamo’s continued operation.

Worldview

Religious Under Fire For Resisting Honduran Regime

A group of Jesuits have rallied in support of Padre Melo and the Honduran protesters, including our guest, Matt Ippel.

Worldview

Church Leading Civil Society Against DR Congo’s President

At least 5 protesters were killed by security services, and more than 120 people were arrested during staged protests against Congo's president.

Worldview

UN Funding For Refugees And Syria Drying Up

The U.S. has long been the biggest financial supporter of refugee programs at the U.N. But it’s no secret Trump wants to roll back funding.

Worldview

Is Ethiopia Really Easing Up On Dissidents?

When Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he’d be releasing political prisoners on Wednesday, many western allies were satisfied.

Worldview

Weekend Passport: Indigenous Alaskans Try To Save Their Language

Karen Weinberg spent five years creating 'Keep Talking,' a documentary about Alaska's Alutiiqs’ effort to reverse years of language erasure.

Worldview

How To Spark A Climate Revolution

Being a climate scientist has transformed the behavior of atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus.

Worldview

Can Your Diet Fight Climate Change?

Humans could cut as much as 30 percent of the earth’s greenhouse gas emissions if they would abstain from livestock-derived products.

Worldview

Global Sand Shortage Means Big Changes Coming Soon

Sand helps form road beds, prevents flooding, and makes up the glass in our windows and cell phones. But demand is rising, says Jodi Brandt.

Worldview

Catalonia Votes In Majority Pro-Independence Coalition

Psychologist Dr. Gloria Arfelis, who traveled to her hometown in Catalonia to vote in the election, fills us in on how things have played out.

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