Comparing Oligarchy in the U.S. and Indonesia; Worldview's Producers Reflect On Their Expe...

On today's show: Does the American condition of democratic governance with severe income inequality constitute oligarchy? We look to Indonesia for a comparison. On the show's last noontime broadcast, Worldview's producers discuss what putting the show together every day was like, and what it meant to them. As Worldview wraps up its last noontime broadcast, Jerome thanks the show's listeners for being part of an informed local/global community.

Comparing Oligarchy in the U.S. and Indonesia; Worldview's Producers Reflect On Their Expe...

WV25: Reminiscing With Several Of Worldview's Former Producers

On today's show: Worldview ends its 25-year run tomorrow. Hear from a few of the producers that made Worldview happen every day.

Rethinking Satyagraha 150 Years After Gandhi's Birth; Naomi Klein on Climate Justice and t...

On today's show: Gandhian scholar Prasad Gollanapalli joins us to explain what the philosophy of nonviolence really means and how it's relevant to us today. Author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, 'On Fire: The (Burning) Case For A Green New Deal.'

Rethinking Satyagraha 150 Years After Gandhi's Birth; Naomi Klein on Climate Justice and t...

Unpacking Gandhi's Legacy With Historian Vijay Prashad

On today's show: Tomorrow marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Historian Vijay Prashad unpacks his legacy and what the world can learn from it today.

Worldview: September 30, 2019

On today's show: Author Colin Beavan explores how to mitigate desire, live a fulfilling life and do right by the planet while you're at it. Monica Eng finds out more about how pickling our leftovers could reduce waste - and stop tons of carbon dioxide emissions from reaching the atmosphere in the process.

Celebrating the Legacy of Film Contributor Milos Stehlik

On today's show: Worldview's film contributor Milos Stehlik passed away in July. We celebrate his legacy with members of the Chicago film community who knew him.

Colombian Peace Deal in Jeopardy as FARC Rebels Rearm; Alliance of Global Cities Strive to...

On today's show: A peace deal that ended 50 years of civil war in Colombia is in jeopardy as FARC rebels accuse the government of not abiding by its terms. An alliance of cities worldwide has committed to reducing their carbon emissions by 80-100 percent by 2050. We hear from a Chicago-area engineer who left a successful career to start local peace-building initiatives across the globe.

Colombian Peace Deal in Jeopardy as FARC Rebels Rearm; Alliance of Global Cities Strive to...

Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry Over Ukraine; Global Notes: Secrets of Portugal

On today's show: Following the release of a rough transcript of President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Nancy Pelosi announces an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Vocalo's Catalina Maria Johnson takes us through hidden gems of Portugal's music scene.

Pelosi Announces Impeachment Inquiry Over Ukraine; Global Notes: Secrets of Portugal

Ukraine Scandal Could Lead to Trump Impeachment Proceedings; UN Climate Summit Recap; Undo...

On today's show: President Trump reportedly asked Ukraine's President to re-open an investigation into Joe Biden. We recap the United Nations Climate Summit. A local Korean-American community organizer talks about growing up undocumented.

Ukraine Scandal Could Lead to Trump Impeachment Proceedings; UN Climate Summit Recap; Undo...

Worldview Broadcasts Live from the Illinois Youth Climate Strike

On today's show: Thousands of Chicago-area students participated in the global youth climate strike in downtown Chicago today, joining over 5000 other strikes in 156 countries worldwide.

Illinois Fighting Inequality and Climate Change through Green Jobs, Global Activism: 'LEAP...

On today's show: Illinois Fighting Inequality and Climate Change through Green Jobs Global Activism: 'LEAP' Hinsdale, Illinois and South Africa Teacher Exchange Chicago South Side Gardener, Brendon Fox, Growing food for Woodlawn Community

Illinois Fighting Inequality and Climate Change through Green Jobs, Global Activism: 'LEAP...

Saudi Oil Fields Ablaze After Drone Attack; Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion Rall...

On today's show: Oil fields in the east of Saudi Arabia are on fire after a drone attack. The country has lost up to 5 million barrels of oil output as a result. Organizers from the grassroots groups Extinction Rebellion and the Sunrise Movement discuss their approach to addressing the threat of climate change.

Saudi Oil Fields Ablaze After Drone Attack; Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion Rall...

Iraq, Afghanistan and Immigration Heat Up in Democratic Presidential Debate; Sisters of th...

On today's show: Democratic presidential candidates faced off on Afghanistan, Iraq and immigration during last night's debate. We talk to two nuns from an Arlington Heights-based order that applies Catholic principles to a mission of social justice. Two performers from Teatro ZinZanni's new show, "Love, Chaos and Dinner" join today's Weekend Passport.

Iraq, Afghanistan and Immigration Heat Up in Democratic Presidential Debate; Sisters of th...

Trump Fires John Bolton, Cancels Taliban Peace Talks; #WV25: Reminiscing with Former World...

On today's show: President Trump announced via Twitter this morning that he had fired his national security adviser, John Bolton, over repeated policy disagreements. We're joined by former Worldview producer Tom Gaulkin. He co-produced the show from 1999-2002 and in 2006. Fuego del Sol offers sustainable alternatives to charcoal burning and deforestation in Haiti, and creates jobs in the process.

Trump Fires John Bolton, Cancels Taliban Peace Talks; #WV25: Reminiscing with Former World...

Hong Kong Protests Continue Despite Withdrawal of Extradition Bill; FROM THE ARCHIVES: The...

On today's show: Despite Carrie Lam's withdrawal of the controversial Extradition Bill, protests in Hong Kong continue. We replay a conversation from 2002 on how Robert Mugabe destroyed Zimbabwe's wealth. Monica Eng chats with the first Mexican to win a Michelin star.

Hong Kong Protests Continue Despite Withdrawal of Extradition Bill; FROM THE ARCHIVES: The...

Bahamas Ravaged By Hurricane Dorian; 1.9 Million Potentially Stateless in Assam; Weekend P...

On today's show: Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category Five storm on Sunday before staying over the island for three days. About 1.9 million people could be stateless after being left off of the northeastern Indian state of Assam's finalized National Register of Citizens. Filipina poet Chris Aldana organizes a monthly series of open-mic events centering the voices of immigrants and racialized minorities called 'Luya.'

Bahamas Ravaged By Hurricane Dorian; 1.9 Million Potentially Stateless in Assam; Weekend P...

#WVBus: Cancelled Dearborn Arab Festival Awaits More Tolerant Times; A Chat With State Rep...

On today's show: The Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, is the largest mosque in the nation. Unfortunately, hate groups from across the country have used that visibility to turn the mosque into a site of Islamophobic protests. We learn more about Arab-American communities and the need for social services to understand Arab and immigrant cultural sensitivities. We chat with Dearborn's State Representative, Abdullah Hammoud, who started representing his community in the Michigan State House at 25.

#WVBus: Cancelled Dearborn Arab Festival Awaits More Tolerant Times; A Chat With State Rep...

80 Years After It Started, WWII Continues To Influence National Identity; Reminiscing With...

On today's show: Last Sunday marked 80 years since the start of World War II. Despite almost a century passing, differing interpretations of history continue to influence national identities in Europe. The show's first-ever producer, Gretchen Helfrich, comes back to tell us about how the show influenced her own 'Worldview'.

80 Years After It Started, WWII Continues To Influence National Identity; Reminiscing With...

Big Week in Brexit; Bike Revolutions Returns to Chicago; Ancient Grains Might Help Fight G...

On today's show: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working majority in the Parliament's House of Commons after an MP joined the Liberal Democrats. West Town Bikes celebrates 15 years of providing youth programs in Humboldt Park. Bob Quinn was the son of a conventional wheat farmer in Montana. That is, until he started growing organic and ancient wheat grains.

Big Week in Brexit; Bike Revolutions Returns to Chicago; Ancient Grains Might Help Fight G...

Hong Kong Activists Arrested; Architects Co-Organize Climate Strike; Weekend Passport: The...

On today's show: Prominent pro-independence and pro-democracy activists were arrested over the course of a day in Hong Kong as months-old protests there continue. Noted Chicago architecture firms like Studio Gang and bKL Architecture have signed onto Greta Thunberg's campaign and upcoming climate strike. A six-hour outdoor theatre project attempts to translate a 500-year-old Spanish pilgrimage into a five-mile walk through Bucktown and Humboldt Park.

Hong Kong Activists Arrested; Architects Co-Organize Climate Strike; Weekend Passport: The...

How Prepared is the U.S. For A Future of Stronger Hurricanes?; Sudan's New Prime Minister ...

On today's show: As the climate changes, the U.S. is exposed to stronger weather extremes. A policy analyst argues Hurricane Dorian exemplifies the trend. Abdalla Hamdok took office as Sudan's new Prime Minister last week as the country transitions from military to civilian rule. Over 1.5 million Americans work for Wal-Mart. We bring you a conversation from our archives about the company's power to shape American workers' rights and benefits.

How Prepared is the U.S. For A Future of Stronger Hurricanes?; Sudan's New Prime Minister ...

The Amazon Is On Fire. How Have Brazil's Environmental Policies Contributed to it?; What D...

On today's show: The head of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research was fired after revealing dramatic increases in deforestation in the now-burning Amazon. As the U.S. federal government resumes enforcing the death penalty, we take a global look at execution and euthanasia-related practices worldwide. Celebrated Mexican accordion and cumbia master Celso Piña died last Wednesday at 66. We look back at his legacy on this week's Global Notes.

The Amazon Is On Fire. How Have Brazil's Environmental Policies Contributed to it?; What D...

"How to Hide an Empire" Author on American Power Abroad

On today's show: We learn about how American overseas power has shifted from massive colonial acuisitins to countless bases from Daniel Immerwahr, author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States.

Several U.S. States Move To Restrict Pipeline Protests; Iranian Foreign Minister Makes Sur...

On today's show: Following the Standing Rock protests, many states have passed laws effectively criminalizing similar protests at oil infrastructure on public lands. Iran's Foreign Minister came to this weekend's G7 Summit to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, surprising other leaders including President Trump. A USDA scientist quit the agency after it suppressed coverage of a paper he wrote linking climate change to declining nutritional value in rice crops.

Several U.S. States Move To Restrict Pipeline Protests; Iranian Foreign Minister Makes Sur...