The office of U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has shared a letter written to Chicago Public Media CEO Goli Sheikholesalami concerning Worldview. It is published here with permission. As the Congresswoman writes, “Worldview’s focus on global matters and their local impact is more important now than ever.”
July 17, 2019
Goli Sheikholeslami, CEO
Chicago Public Media
848 E Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Dear Ms. Sheikholeslami:
I am writing regarding WBEZ’s show Worldview with host Jerome McDonnell. Worldview is an important show that provides expert analysis on international issues, highlights the good work being done by activists to create positive change, and connects those issues to our everyday lives. I and many of my constituents were very disappointed to hear that the show is being cancelled.
Worldview’s focus on global matters and their local impact is more important now than ever. The show also highlights activists working to make positive changes across the globe and locally, which shines a light on work that often doesn’t get the attention that it deserves and engages listeners to get involved. And Worldview spotlights art and artists from around the world, often featuring international musicians and visual artists, and analysis of foreign films.
On Worldview we learn about many important issues, including climate change, war-torn countries and peace efforts, refugees and immigrants, safe drinking water, voting rights, and international trade issues. We hear about what’s happening around the world, and about important federal, state and local legislation and policies. McDonnell and his team cover it all, in-depth and with expert analysis.
Worldview is an invaluable show and has built a community of globally engaged listeners.Provided by the office of U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Shared with permission.
Member of Congress
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Provided by the office of U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Shared with permission.