March 31, 2015 - Shane Harris

March 31, 2015
Shane Harris

Is America menaced by a new cyberwar? Or is it just a new hi-tech form of international competition? Reporter and author Shane Harris’ recent book @War looked with remarkable clarity at both possibilities. Already, he says Cyberwarfare has already bounced counter-terrorism into second place in National Security budgets and priorities.

March 30, 2015 - Joseph Sorrentino

March 30, 2015
Joseph Sorrentino

As America becomes more and more a Darwinian battlefield, opportunities for the rich and powerful to victimize the poor and vulnerable only grow. Albuquerque-based investigative reporter Joseph Sorrentino reveals news ways in which itinerant farmworkers are cheated and robbed of their pitiful wages.

March 24, 2015 - Justin Lessler

March 24, 2015
Justin Lessler

In Liberia, they’re still recovering, in Sierra Leone and Guinea, they’re still fighting the outbreak of Ebola that had killed an estimated 10,000 people. Johns Hopkins Epidemiologist Justin Lessler says there’s likely a new threat on the way: measles with, again, thousands of lives under threat.

March 19, 2015 - Diana Washington

March 19, 2015
Diana Washington

Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative reporter Diana Washington Valdez of the El Paso Times is still on the case of more than a dozen women who were dead for 4 years or more before their bodies were found in shallow graves on Albuquerque’s West Mesa. Police investigations into their disappearances have been even shallower, and today, 8 years later still, the murders are unsolved.

March 18, 2015 - Carlos Lauria

March 18, 2015
Carlos Lauria

Carlos Lauria of the Committee to Protect Journalists questions the record of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.  She’s been President for a little more than 4 years, and over that period, 14 Brazilian reporters have been murdered, 2 in the past 2 weeks. What might be behind the murders, and how are journalists fighting back against them.

March 17, 2015 - Katie Thomas

March 17, 2015
Katie Thomas

What happens after a recognized medical condition is officially made a disorder, and what’s that designation worth to the drug company with the only approved treatment? Find out from NY Times investigative reporter Katie Thomas. Lots of money is involved, and you may be surprised by who gets some of it.

March 16, 2015 - Alexander Motyl

March 16, 2015
Alexander Motyl

What will be the final result of the Russian-backed war by secessionists in Eastern Ukraine? 2 classic cold war solutions have been proposed…turning Ukraine into a neutral buffer state like Austria in the 1950s and 60s…or the one proposed by Rutgers University, Newark historian Alexander Motyl, — splitting Ukraine like Germany was until 1990.

March 26, 2015 - Tod Marks

March 26, 2015
Tod Marks

You used to buy coffee in a one-pound can, but today the package contains 13, 12, 11 ounces. Where will the shrinkage stop? Tod Marks of Consumer Reports on how package sizes keep getting smaller, even as prices stay the same.  Net net: less for your money.

March 12, 2015 - David Shinn

March 12, 2015
David Shinn

Both the US and China admit it: there’s a big economic competition going on in Africa, for resources, for markets, for influence. Doesn’t that make the competition political as well? Former US Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkino Faso David Shinn gives us a look at the Africa scoreboard.

March 9, 2015 - Mustafa Fetouri

March 9, 2015
Mustafa Fetouri

Award-winning Libyan journalist and scholar Mustafa Fetouri on what’s happened in the  4 years since NATO, with the US “leading from behind,” achieved “regime change” in Libya, overthrowing the eccentric dictator Muammar Gadafi. His answer in 3 words: “Things got worse.”

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