Tuesday 1/31 - Christopher Livesay - PBS NewsHour - US boots on the ground along Russia's western borders

Tuesday 1/31
Christopher Livesay
PBS NewsHour
US boots on the ground along Russia's western borders

  The tempo of military life is usually summed up as “hurry up and wait.”   But for 4000 American soldiers based at Fort Carson, Colorado, the formula was reversed over the past year.  What started as un-urgent and generic training for potential exercises in Europe, became a sharply-focused, quickly-executed deployment to Poland.  It’s the largest deployment of US troops to Europe since the Cold War ended more than 25 years ago, and it is the first ever US military presence…

Thursday 1/19 – Christopher Smart – Salt Lake Tribune – The fight to  end homelessness in Utah

Thursday 1/19 – Christopher Smart – Salt Lake Tribune – The fight to end homelessness in Utah

When it comes to ending homelessness, Salt Lake City and County and the State of Utah are rated #1 in both planning and execution. But, despite these best efforts, the problem of homelessness and public anxiety about it continue to grow. Christopher Smart of the Salt Lake Tribune on a good, but imperfect social safety net and the people who fall through it.

Thursday 1/12 - Xanthe Ackerman - The Fuller Project for International Reporting - Education in post coup Turkey

Thursday 1/12
Xanthe Ackerman
The Fuller Project for International Reporting
Education in post coup Turkey

What’s a mother to do? Her children’s schools have been changed from secular academies preparing students for the modern world to religious imam-hatips, preparing students for the eternal world of Sunni Islam, for the boys, as religious leaders, for the girls, as traditional Muslim wives. Not only have the kids’ schools changed, so have the faculties. Thousands of teachers, from kindergarten to graduate school have been fired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government after a failed military coup. And it…

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