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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

Mass Protests as Trump Visits UK

President Donald Trump is in England, days after he said the United Kingdom was in "turmoil".

Worldview

Author of “Carbon Democracy” on Pipeline Politics

In recent weeks, European leaders have been debating how to deal with a Russian pipeline project under the Baltic Sea.

Worldview

Could Separated Migrant Children Be Put Up For Adoption?

Last month, the former director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Sandweg, warned that “permanent separation” of migrant children from their families is a very real possibility. Many of the children separated in recent months from their families have been put under the care of foster agencies. The Adoption and Safe Families Act, a 1997 law that requires bureaucrats to abandon parent-child reunification after a significant period of time and offer them up for permanent adoption, could be triggered. Kathryn Joyce, a freelance journalist and the author of  The Child Catchers, Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption has been reporting on the links between the international adoption community and migrant kids. Her latest piece The Intercept is “The Threat Of International Adoption For Migrant Children Separated From Their Families” She joins Worldview to discuss the link between nonprofit adoption services and President Trump’s migrant separation policies.

Worldview

NATO Summit Ends Looking Forward to Russia Meeting

At a dinner to kick off the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, President Trump berated European leaders for making concessions to Russia.

Worldview

Immigration is Back as Populist Europe’s #1 Issue

In Europe, migrant flows are at record lows, but the governments of several countries are implementing strict new policies to make migration harder.

Worldview

“The Surgery Ship” Documentary Highlights Medicine in Developing World

Since 1978, the nonprofit group Mercy Ships has operated several ships that visit coastal areas of some of the most impoverished countries in the world. The current hospital director for Mercy Ships’ flagship ‘Africa Mercy,' Nate Claus joins Worldview to discuss his work.

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Poland’s Populist Government Also Wants to Stack its Supreme Court

Last week, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Warsaw to support the country’s highest court.To discuss, we’re joined by John J. Kulczycki, professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he taught Polish history.

Worldview

Russia Themes Dominate 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Festival

WBEZ film contributor and Facets multimedia founder Milos Stehlik is at the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic.

Worldview

What Makes an Independent Nation? - Joshua Keating on ‘Invisible Countries’

Though the US declared independence on July 4, 1776, it took more than a year before another country acknowledged the American claim of independence.

Worldview

Ceasefire in Afghanistan Gives Opening to US-ISIS Offensive

Najla Ayoubi, a human rights activist, lawyer, and former judge in Afghanistan, joins us to discuss Afghanistan's eight-day ceasefire with the Taliban.

Worldview

Why are Central Americans Seeking Asylum in the US?

Most of the migrants that are being detained at the Mexican border are asylum seekers from Central America.

Worldview

Turkey’s Snap Elections Might be a Break from Consolidation

After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for snap elections in April, many assumed that it was his attempt to outcompete his democratic opposition before they could organize against him in the original elections scheduled for next year.

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With Children Separated at Border, What’s Different This Time?

The Trump Administration has publicly issued three different versions of what has happened at the southern border with regards to separation of migrant families.

Worldview

Puerto Ricanstruction: Chicago and Puerto Rico Mayor Meet To Discuss Hurricane Relief

Regions like Comerío were most affected and last to be rehabilitated after the hurricane.

Worldview

Malawians with Albinism Face Stigma and Violence

The government blames a “sophisticated syndicate” for the violence.

Worldview

Trump Heads Home after forging “Special Bond” with North Korea in Singapore

After 5 hours of talks, the two leaders signed a joint declaration to “denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.”

Worldview

New Podcast Tackles Refugee Crisis

The refugee issue has permeated political life in the West, so much as to have provided support to populist upsurges in France, Italy, and the U.S.

Worldview

Puerto Ricanstruction: Artist Richard Santiago Resettled to Chicago

Through the end of this year’s hurricane season, Worldview will do regular check-ins with the community before the next storm strikes the island.

Worldview

Fuego Volcano in Guatemala Claims More Lives

Nearly 1,000 homes and 7,000 people have been directly affected since the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala began to erupt last week.

Worldview

Global Notes: LatiNxt Festival Comes to Navy Pier

The very first LatiNxt festival is coming to Chicago this month. It highlights several rising artists across Latin America who use modern techniques, but traditional sounds. Almost two dozen acts will perform at free open-air venues around Navy Pier. Catalina Maria Johnson is host and producer of Beat Latino on WBEZ’s sister station, Vocalo. She’s excited about this year’s lineup, which includes a Puerto Rican electronic artist who practices Nigerian indigenous religion, an Afrobeat DJ from Cuba, and a Canadian artist inspired by Afro-Colombian chanting. 

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