A World of Possibilities is an award-winning one hour weekly radio program that penetrates behind the headlines to uncover the deeper meanings of events. It offers in-depth analysis, informed commentary and an exploration of new approaches to our most challenging problems. Our aim is to open minds and inspire new possibilities.
Race: America's taboo topic. It's difficult to talk about and a struggle to address continuing inequities. And now, affirmative action, the set of policies designed to dismantle institutional barriers to equal opportunity, is being curbed and restrained by referenda and judicial decisions. Join us to examine a set of policies that began opening doors of opportunity a generation ago, why some of those doors have been closed, and what it would take to reopen them.
Four years after its war of choice on Iraq, the White House is once again planning an attack on a Muslim nation. This time it's Iran, a powerful and ancient culture with the world's second largest oil reserves. What would be the impact of a U.S. attack? Join us to assess the likely consequences of the Bush Administration's third war of choice on a Muslim country in six years.
They're called food deserts, neighborhoods in our inner cities where it's almost impossible to find healthy, fresh, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables. Neighborhoods where all that's available is what's at the gas station mini-mart. Join us this week to examine why food deserts exist in the land of plenty and what they tell us about inequities in our food production and distribution system.
New York City is home to as great a range of Muslim adherents as Mecca itself. Africans, African-Americans, South Asians, Central Asians, Southeast Asians, Latinos, Jamaicans, Europeans, Russians, Chinese and more. Many speak with the accents of their native tongues while others talk with a decidedly American twang. Join us to explore the microcosmic diversity of Muslims in New York.
Corn: that most American of grains. These days corn is feed, fuel and ubiquitous sweetener, the biggest of business and some say the core of an industrial food system that's unhealthy for people, livestock and soils. Join us as we trace corn's origins back to Mesoamerica and conduct a forensic exam on the hybridized, genetically modified corn we know today.