Here And There with Dave Marash

Everyone agrees, the US Military, like so many parts of American society, has a serious problem with sexual abuse.  Making things worse in the military was a criminal justice system that was protective of accused abusers, and abusive towards complaining victims. As a result of legislation passed last year by Congress, several important reforms have been made.  Reporter Nancy Montgomery of the newspaper Stars and Stripes has covered the issue and the case that broke the back of a commander's prerogative to administer is own personal version of justice.  Montgomery described to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the case of Air Force Lieutenant General Craig Franklin.

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Climate change plays favorites, and New Mexico journalist Laura Paskus told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, among the biggest victims of global warming have been the ecology and the people of the Navajo reservation. Rising temperatures and drought are threatening the existence of the birds, the animals and the plants that live on Navajo land.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, the 8th and final PART OF UKRAINE 101, featuring, Balazs Jarabik, a one-time civil society activist in Kiev’s Maidan Square, turned analyst and scholar for the Carnegie Endowment for Intl Peace.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 7 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring POET-PAINTER AND HISTORIAN OF UKRAINE, ALEKSANDER MOTYL who sees the country being fitted for a Cold War frame, including a new Iron Curtain along today’s shaky cease-fire line.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 6 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring Ukrainian journalist Maxim Eristavi who says the quality of pro-government military forces has been better, while it’s the quality of Ukraine’s government that still needs lots of improvement.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 5 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring foreignpolicy.com journalist Gopal Ratnam, talking about the well-oiled Washington campaign led by some of Hillary Clinton’s policy team to pressure the Obama White House to escalate the quantity and quality of American arms sent to Ukraine.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 4 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring photo-journalist Misha Friedman, who has taken his camera behind the lines of the secessionist forces in Eastern Ukraine to depict the lives of some of the devastated area’s most vulnerable people.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 3 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring former intelligence office Dr. Eugene Rumer, a specialist in Eastern Europe who says helping democracy in Ukraine is important, and so is standing up to Vladimir Putin, even if it takes more American arms to Kiev.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 2 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring Amb. John Herbst, a strong advocate for an escalation in US military aid to the government in Kiev.  He ran the Embassy when the 2004 Orange Revolution failed to deliver good government.  This time, he says, there’s a better chance.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, the beginning of an 8-part series, Ukraine 101, reprising all our programs on this dangerous political-military crisis.  We feature Amb. Jack Matlock, probably America’s top diplomat specializing in Russia and Ukraine of the past 50 years, on Vladimir Putin’s NATO red line.

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