Worldview is an excellent program!! I have been listening consistently for 2 years and am always impressed by the variety of relevant topics, excellent guests, and important perspectives. I specifically remember a program about the conflict between feminist ideals and women CEOs within the arms trade business. This is a nuanced conversation and one that I don’t hear on any of the other shows hosted on WBEZ.
Worldview is one of the only shows on WBEZ that consistently interests me and covers material with guests from affected communities. He covers important local cultural events as well and places them in a national and global context. I will have less and less reason to tune into WBEZ if you cut Worldview.
I have generally been dismayed by the direction WBEZ has gone in the last several years, giving more and more lip service to conservative, non evidence based perspectives. We need to save the few programs that remain that focus on important issues and air perspectives from under represented communities. Worldview is now more important than ever!
We need to continue to honor and uplift the diversity of voices from under represented communities. We need to maintain and focus on the our place in the world and avoid the insular thinking that can result if we get rid of these types of dedicated programs.Dr. Nicole Baltrushes Hughes, M.D.