Here And There with Dave Marash

One word few people use when talking about their state and federal government is integrity.  NM reporter Gwyneth Doland took an assignment from the journalistic Center For Public Integrity to measure the integrity of governance in NM.  She started with how the state obeys its own laws on public access to government records, and immediately found trouble.

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When Americans, especially American politicians talk about Syria they invoke military tactics and political strategies.  What’s missing?  The realities of life on the ground there. Veteran journalist and author Charles Glass has been to Damascus and tell us about how people live in the midst of  savage civil and religious war.

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Many of the world’s poorest people are caught between the cruelties of conventional currency economies and the limitations of barter trade.  Tim Jenkin has helped create a different way to spend and save …. He calls it the Community Exchange System and he’ll explain how the idea has grown from South Africa to more than 40 other places around the world.

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During his first full calendar year as Pope, Francis tackled a lot of tough issues including inequalities in the global economy. the threat to the global environment, the flow of immigrants from Central America to the United States and how to define and deal with miracles.  John Thavis, author of The Vatican Diaries and The Vatican Prophesies is our guide. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE:  We continue our look back at the year of one of the world’s most influential and charismatic people, Pope Francis.  Today, John Thavis, for 30 years the Vatican correspondent of the Catholic News Service looks at how the Pope defined his mission to his home continent, South America, and what his actions there revealed about him.

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Today on HERE AND THERE: we begin a series of programs done earlier this year focusing on the remarkable new Pope Francis.  We begin with writer Sarah Posner of the online journal Religious Dispatches and her look at how the Pope has tried to improve relations between the Vatican and the organization that represents most American nuns.

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Today on HERE AND THERE:  New Yorker reporter Alexis Okeowo has something perfect for the week before Christmas: the story of a social and esthetic miracle….howArmand Diangienda created the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra in Kinshasa, the boisterous capitol of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Today on HERE AND THERE:  In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the FBI dropped most domestic law enforcement in favor of counter-terrorism, and the DEA created a new focus on what it called narco-terrorism.  Reporter Ginger Thompson in the New Yorker, looked at one particularly telling case…a sting in the West African country Mali.

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Today on HERE AND THERE:  As any good reporter knows, often the question is as important as the answer, and Time Magazine’s Religion Correspondent  Elizabeth Dias has acted on that idea in her new book WHAT DID JESUS ASK, collecting 70 meditations on questions attributed to Jesus Christ in the 4 Gospels.

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Today on HERE AND THERE:  A new boy at the local high school becomes an immediate star on the basketball team, and then comes out of the closet.  That’s the plot of a new young adult sports book, The Sixth Man by John Feinstein, one of the leading writers on sports for youngsters and adults, in books and newspapers.  Why this plot for his younger audience?  And what does it say about the state of a fictional genre popular in America for more than 75 years?  Feinstein will tell us what he learned from young adult sports book legends John R Tunis and Clair Bee.

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