Oxfam Reports from Yemen-World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis; As Ailing President Seeks Fifth Term, Algerians Demand Alternative; Wines Report: Japanese Beverages

A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads, “no to a 5th term” during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Algeria’s Constitutional Council has been placed under high security as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term is due to be formally submitted.
A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads, "no to a 5th term" during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Algeria's Constitutional Council has been placed under high security as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term is due to be formally submitted. Claude Paris / WBEZ
A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads, “no to a 5th term” during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Algeria’s Constitutional Council has been placed under high security as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term is due to be formally submitted.
A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads, "no to a 5th term" during a protest to denounce President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Algeria's Constitutional Council has been placed under high security as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term is due to be formally submitted. Claude Paris / WBEZ

Oxfam Reports from Yemen-World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis; As Ailing President Seeks Fifth Term, Algerians Demand Alternative; Wines Report: Japanese Beverages

On today’s show:

  • After four years of civil war in Yemen,
    the aid organization Oxfam America reports “some 12 million people are
    at risk of famine.”
  • Thousands of Algerians took to the
    streets across the country after President Bouteflika announced that he
    will be seeking re-election.
  • Master sommelier Emily Wines takes us to Japan on this week’s “Wines Report.”