Here And There with Dave Marash

Remember when the NY Times, Washington Post and CNN were all reporting the Obama Administration was seriously cutting back on civil forfeiture because it seizes cash and property from innocent citizens?  Turns out the reports were wrong on all counts.  Attorney General Eric Holder mis-described what he was going to do, and now his successor Loretta Lynch is reversing his tiny policy change.

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There could be oil in the ground of Sandoval County, just west of Rio Rancho, NM.  Even though the prospective drill site is 4 miles from the nearest backyard, citizens organized against something they thought might put drilling equipment and heavy trucks too close for comfort.  Rio Rancho Observer reporter Antonio Sanchez on why the oil is staying where it is.

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If Donald Trump’s life and Presidential campaign are anything like his TV show, sometime this week, we should hear him say the 2 words for which he is still most famous: “You’re fired.”  The target? Could be Paul Manafort, recently hired to manage the Trump campaign.  But he seems to think he gets to manage Trump himself.  NBC Newsman Steve Handelsman on the 2016 Presidential campaigns

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When he moved as a child from a farm near Vaughn, NM to the town of Tucumcari, Gerald Moore says it felt he was going to a big city.  Then he grew up, moved to Albuquerque, became a journalist and wound up writing for LIFE magazine in Los Angeles, Chicago and NYC.  The education of an American journalist…from the NM prairie to the Big Apple.

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There are 700,000 ticking time bombs in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.  700,000 Syrian refugee children who are out of school, their educations stopped, their futures crippled.  RAND Corporation analyst Shelly Culbertson wonders with us, how many might someday want to take a terrorist’s revenge?

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It’s probably the #1 American public health story of the decade – how tens of thousands of  White, middle-class Americans got addicted to opiate prescription pain killers and then illicit Mexican black tar heroin.  Sam Quinones told the story in his book DREAMLAND…he’s our guest today on HERE AND THERE.

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Keeping democracy alive can be a difficult business.  Brookings Institution scholar Ted Piccone knows this better than most.  He wrote a new book about 5 key democracies on the rise, and by the time it was published the democratic characteristics of 2 of them were falling.  What happened in Brazil and Turkey?

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It looked like it was going to be the biggest 4th Amendment fight in years, over whether the Constitution protected privacy against the determination of the FBI to force Apple to hack into the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone.  Then the FBI announced it found another way. Cyberwar expert Shane Harris of TheDailyBeast.com on Apple vs the FBI.

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Countries in Europe have tried everything from fences and walls to temporary and more permanent refugee camps to stop the migration of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and Afghanistan to Europe.  Demetrios Papademetriou of the Migration Policy Institute on the crisis that is twisting Europe and testing the world.

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The Federal Monitor guiding the reform of the Albuquerque Police Department asked for a new policy on dealing with civil disturbances.  He suggested the 140 page plan of the Metro PD in Washington, DC.  The Albuquerque PD turned in a page and a half.  Jeff Proctor of NMindepth.com on more reasons Monitor James Ginger is displeased.

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