Here And There with Dave Marash

Poor Yemen, since Saudi Arabia and its allies started a war to restore their puppet President, 6000 people, at least half of them civilians have been killed, and the puppet is no closer to restoration. Now, there's talk of a cease-fire and a second try at a peace conference.  What are its chances?  Journalist and Yemen expert Adam Baron takes a look at the war, and the hopes for peace.

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First Uncle Sam decided it would be better if Native Americans managed their own reservations, and promised enough money to sustain the same quality of policing, schooling and road maintenance it had been providing. Then, Congress cut back on the money.

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Every month, young American men and women are ending their careers in the military and heading out to find gainful employment in civilian life.  The transition is not always easy.  Chaitra Hardison of the RAND Corporation advises the Pentagon on how to help ex-soldiers become successful bread-winners.

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Iran held elections last month, and the results strengthened support for moderate President Hassan Rouhani in both Parliament and the important Council of Experts. Will this mean more Iranian investment in the civilian economy and less in regional terrorism? Will it signal better relations between Iran and the US? Alireza Nader of the RAND Corporation offers some answers on HERE AND THERE.

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Think American politics has gone nuts, with economic inequality rising, and politicians’ credibility sinking? Well, wait till you hear about Brazil, where the economy is in shambles, and top political and business leaders aren’t just mistrusted, but indicted or in jail. Columbia University scholar Christopher Sabatini on why angry protests fill Brazil’s streets and squares, on HERE AND THERE.

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The 21st century revolution in collecting and sorting data is changing policing, providing law enforcement with all kinds of information that can be useful in catching crooks. But some of the info is unreliable, and some of the consequences for personal privacy are downright scary. Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post has the lowdown on hi-tech policing, on HERE AND THERE.

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The 2016 Presidential campaign began with 23 candidates seeking the nominations of the Republican and Democratic Parties. Now, with 4 months still to go before those races are settled, the list is down to 5. But instead of yielding 2 candidates for 2 parties, this race could wind up with 3 of each. Crazy? We’ll try to sort it out with Steve Handelsman of NBC News on HERE AND THERE.

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Laura Paskus of newMexicoindepth.com; energy and climate related issues

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Laura Paskus of newmexicoindepth.com; restriction of carbon emission and Supreme Court overturn this week

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NM State Legislature, 30-day session

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More than a million people watched this year’s Super Bowl, not via broadcast, satellite, or cable TV, but live-streamed to their computers.  Cord-cutting is trending, but is the death of cable systems at hand?  TV Business analyst Oriana Schwindt of International Business Times says the trend is there alright, but moving slowly, and the end of cable is not in sight.

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If you think 2 heads are better than 1, consider the power-sharing govt the US created in Afghanistan.  It’s having trouble meeting all its goals, electoral and judicial reform, more effective national security forces and local police.

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Money, money everywhere, makes our politics stink.  100 Billionaire donors, push perfectly corrupt ideas; that “freedom” is self-interest, that government is bad, inequality is good, and they are licensed to buy every politico, think tank or academic institution on the take.   Investigative reporter Jane Mayer on America’s black hole of DARK MONEY, On HERE AND THERE

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A top Russian spy defects to Britain and starts blowing the whistle on Putin’s FSB… Until he falls deathly ill, and only post-mortem is it established he was murdered with radioactive Polonium.  RAND Corporation analyst Daniel Gerstein unravels the killing and its implications.

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The people who gathered and analyzed America’s intelligence about the Islamic State thought it was being twisted on its way to the White House. When their first alarm got no response, they sent a warning to the boss, James Clapper.  National Security Correspondent Shane Harris of The Daily Beast.com on what happened next.

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The plot is similar to the movie Spotlight, except instead of sexually abusive priests, the predators were teachers at an elite NYC prep school, and instead of an investigative team from the Boston Globe, the reporter here was our guest Amos Kamil.  The biggest difference was in how the case was settled.

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Wannabe Presidential Politics 2016…a peek ahead at tomorrow’s Super Tuesday…and a pained look back at the GOP candidates debate: I Love Lucy meets the bottom line…and the caucus conspiracy, quote everything but the bottom line -- that almost no one took part.  Newsweek’s National Politics Correspondent Nina Burleigh joins the conversation on HERE AND THERE

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