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World Policy On Air is a podcast from the pages and website of World Policy Journal featuring former Newsweek On Air host David Alpern and conversations with experts and journalists from around the globe.

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World Policy On Air is a podcast from the pages and website of World Policy Journal featuring former Newsweek On Air host David Alpern and conversations with experts and journalists from around the globe.

    World Policy On Air, Ep. 154: "The Rights of Indigenous Peoples"

    World Policy On Air, Ep. 154: "The Rights of Indigenous Peoples"

    When Indigenous representatives began to draft a U.N. document enshrining the right to self-determination, many states worried that their proposals would open the door to secession. On today's episode of World Policy On Air, University of Alaska professor Dalee Sambo Dorough discusses the lengthy process of overcoming these concerns and securing support for the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    • 41 min
    World Policy On Air, Ep. 153: "Protest & Community at Standing Rock"

    World Policy On Air, Ep. 153: "Protest & Community at Standing Rock"

    Photographer Josué Rivas spent months on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, documenting not only the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, but also the culture that developed among the participants. This week, he joins World Policy On Air to discuss his photoessay in the winter issue of World Policy Journal.

    • 30 min
    World Policy On Air, Ep. 152: "Native Voices"

    World Policy On Air, Ep. 152: "Native Voices"

    Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the first international treaty to recognize Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination. On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, editor Jessica Loudis discusses the new issue of World Policy Journal, which features Native contributors from across the globe.

    • 17 min
    World Policy On Air [Encore]: "Kill The Indian, Save the Man"

    World Policy On Air [Encore]: "Kill The Indian, Save the Man"

    On this week's episode of World Policy On Air, we revisit our conversation with documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman about the painful history and legacy of Canada's Indian Residential Schools, which separated Indigenous children from their families in an effort to eradicate their culture and language. The discussion in this episode was originally published on Oct. 13, 2016.

    • 24 min
    World Policy On Air [Encore]: "Innovation at the Arctic Council"

    World Policy On Air [Encore]: "Innovation at the Arctic Council"

    This week on World Policy On Air, we revisit our conversation with Nadine Fabbi, the head of the Arctic Fellows program at the University of Washington, who discusses the progress the Arctic Council has made after 30 years of operation. This episode is an encore of the episode originally published on Aug. 25, 2017.

    • 40 min
    World Policy On Air, Ep. 151: "The Kremlin's Revolution Problem"

    World Policy On Air, Ep. 151: "The Kremlin's Revolution Problem"

    Russian state media marked the centenary of the Bolshevik revolution this year by airing new television dramas, launching interactive websites, and live tweeting. On today's episode of World Policy On Air, Moscow-based journalist Amie Ferris-Rotman discusses the current government's conflicted relationship with the country's Soviet past.

    • 18 min

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