WBEZ has decided to end Jerome McDonnell’s “Worldview” program at the end of August. We are in shock. Where else can we regularly hear interviews with such a diverse group of people—activists, academics, artists, cultural critics– from all over the world, talking about important issues from perspectives that are not usually broadcast on other programs.
Please sign the change.org petition found at this link— http://chng.it/gKBw45JF–-to keep “Worldview on the air.
Jerome has interviewed many of the guests from Honduras, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Cuba that CRLN has invited to speak in Chicago, amplifying their voices to reach many more people than could possibly be reached otherwise with their on-the-ground analysis of what is happening in their countries. We don’t want to lose this valuable resource in Chicago.
We think the petition will need over 10,000 signatures to have an impact on WBEZ decision makers.
Please forward the link–http://chng.it/gKBw45JF—to your friends.
Many people love this show and will sign if they learn about the plans to end it.
Featured in the Photo is Jerome and interviewee Alex Escobar, a Guatemalan Environmental Activist and Becky Kaump