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WBEZ's global affairs program. Featuring in-depth conversations about international issues and their local impact. Also, foreign film reviews and human rights commentaries. Hosted by Jerome McDonnell.

WBEZ's global affairs program. Featuring in-depth conversations about international issues and their local impact. Also, foreign film reviews and human rights commentaries. Hosted by Jerome McDonnell.
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Chicago, IL

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WBEZ's global affairs program. Featuring in-depth conversations about international issues and their local impact. Also, foreign film reviews and human rights commentaries. Hosted by Jerome McDonnell.

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English

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848 East Grand Ave Navy Pier Chicago, Illinois 60611 (312) 948-4600


Episodes

Jordan: The Challenges of Democracy-building, Syrian Refugees, and Saudi Arabia, Milos Stehlik Interviews Jason Reitman on His Film, "The Front Runner", Weekend Passport: Soweto Gospel Choir Honors Mandela’s Centenary in Chicago

11/16/2018
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On Today's Show: In the past couple of years, Jordan has been greatly affected by ongoing conflict happening in surrounding areas. Movie... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:49:45

#MeToo Reaches India - Elites Called Out, Minita Gandhi’s Indo-Themed One-Person Play, "Muthaland" Tackles Sexual Assault, Artworks Projects Presents Photo Exhibit, “Women of Togo”

11/14/2018
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On Today's Show: India is in the midst of its own #MeToo movement, just a year after it shook up major institutions in the U.S Muthaland... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:12

Remembering Stan Lee: Movies and Comics' Complicated History and Culture, Illinois to Drop Electricity Carbon Emissions 22% by 2030, America’s Nuclear Waste Problem Might Soon Be Passing Through Your Neighborhood

11/13/2018
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On Today's Show:Many critics argue that superhero films are ruining the film industry, prioritizing profit over art form. We’ve become... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:49:37

Puerto Ricanstruction: Judge Orders Bond Restructuring, Possibly Signaling More Relief, What Does India’s Opposition Congress Party Stand For Today?, Poet Josè Olivarez Discusses Anti-blackness and Toxic Machismo

11/12/2018
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On Today's Show:Last Tuesday, the Federal Judge tasked with Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy approved a plan to reduce $4 billion owed by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:16

Ethnic, Political Turmoil in Ethiopia as Women Ascend to Power, Opera Star, Maria Callas, Narrates Her Life Story from the Grave, Weekend Passport: Black Panther History on Display at Stony Island Arts Bank

11/9/2018
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On Today's Show: Yesterday, a mass grave of 200 people was found in Ethiopia. The legend of Greek-American opera singer and actress,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:08

With Jeff Sessions Out, What’s Next for the Russia Investigation?, Film "Loyalty Stories" on American Muslims in the Military, Global Activism: Selamta Family Project

11/8/2018
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On Today's Show:After months of President Trump’s threats to fire him, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday. Loyalty:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:17

Midterm Elections from the Perspective of the Marginalized and Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker, Global Notes: WOMEX 2018

11/7/2018
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On Today's Show: Analysts predicted a “Blue wave”, led by non-white male candidates and voters. Catalina Maria Johnson, host of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:14

Is there a better way to elect our government officials?, Asylum Seekers Tell Trues Stories in New Project from 90 Days, 90 Voices

11/6/2018
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On Today's Show:The Midterm Elections are finally here. A group of local journalists wants to tell real stories of asylum seekers. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:09

“Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism” In Discussion at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

11/5/2018
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Proponents of globalization promised a world of shared prosperity and universal liberal values. But the political upheavals of recent years... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:51:16

In the U.S. The Press Are Labeled “Enemy of the People”. In Mexico, The Press Are Slaughtered, Gabe Polsky’s Documentary, "In Search of Greatness", Probes Minds of Legendary Athletes, Weekend Passport:"American Jornalero” & Chicago’s Muslim History

11/2/2018
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On Today's Show:Mexico is the second deadliest country to be a journalist, second only to Syria For today’s “Master Class”, Milos chats... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:08

Report from Honduras As Trump Increases Incendiary Rhetoric Against Asylum-Seekers, Interfaith Faith Leader, Eboo Patel, "Pleads" for Religious Tolerance in Trump Era

11/1/2018
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On today's show: President Trump is preparing to send as many as 5,200 troops to the US-Mexico border, in response to migrants and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:52

U.S. Calls for 30-Day Ceasefire in Yemen, U.N. Head: “Killer Robot” Technology Threatens Humanity like Climate Change, Income Inequality, Global Notes: BBC on when the Nigerian Military Attacked Singer Fela Kuti

10/31/2018
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On today's show: The ongoing conflict in Yemen"Killer robots" and the future of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) For this week's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:49:10

Youth Sue U.S. Government Claiming Climate Change Inaction, BBC Documentary: “Don’t Shoot, I’m Disabled”, Tracking and Stopping Police Brutality

10/30/2018
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On Today's Show:The case Juliana v. the United States asserts the U.S. government failed to do enough to stop climate change. Craig... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:16

“​The Violent Consequences of Anti-Semitic Bigotry”, Puerto Ricanstruction: Climate Change and Stories from Hurricane Survivors, Chicago’s Chopin Theatre Celebrates 100th Anniversary

10/29/2018
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On Today's Show:"The damage done by conspiracy and vigilante violence alters the fabric of democracy," says Steven Gardiner Elizabeth Rush... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:06

Did Trump’s Rhetoric Encourage the Pipe Bomb Terrorist?, Partners in Health Co-Founder, Ophelia Dahl, Illustrated Book and Exhibit, “Margarito’s Forest” on Guatemala Village Surviving Civil War and Massive Disruption

10/25/2018
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On today's show: President Trump addresses the pipe bombs mailed to many prominent Democrats Ophelia Dahl joins us to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:52

Trump and G.O.P Stoke Fears of a Migrant Caravan, Global Activism: Literacy NGO, Bookwallah, on its India Mission and Lost Friend, Ed Kramer, Saudi Arabia Crisis: Tough Talk from Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Role

10/23/2018
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On today's show: President Donald Trump tweeted that he would declare a “national emergency” over the Central American migrant... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:44:17

Trump Wants to Kill Russia Nuclear Treaty as He Arms Saudi Arabia, Puerto Ricanstruction: Post-Maria Mental Health Catastrophe in Puerto Rico, Sandra Cisneros on her New Book, “Puro Amor”

10/22/2018
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On Today's Show,President Donald Trump informed reporters on Saturday of his plan to pull the US out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:20

Elizabeth Warren’s Ancestry and what DNA Tests Really Say About Who You Are, Rupert Everett on Playing Oscar Wilde, and his Relevance Today, Weekend Passport: How Bassem Yousef became “The Jon Stuart of Egypt”

10/19/2018
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On today's show: Elizabeth Warren's attempt to prove Native American ancestry Milos Stehlik interviews Rupert Everett... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:25

Why It Matters: A Church Split Will Cause Geopolitical Blowback from Eastern Europe to the Middle East, Global Activism: Chicagoan Helping Knock Down Barriers to Girls’ Education In Africa

10/18/2018
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On today's show: A Church split will cause geopolitical blowback from Eastern Europe to the Middle East Global Activism: Women’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:50:57

Historian, Rashid Khalidi, on the Khashoggi Murder and U.S./Saudi Relations, Film "The Feeling of Being Watched" on Mass FBI Surveillance of Muslims in Bridgeview, Illinois, Global Notes: The Sounds of Chicago

10/17/2018
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On Today's Show:Turkish intelligence officials told the press a team of Saudis affiliated with Crown Prince, dismembered... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Duration:00:49:43