Here And There with Dave Marash

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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Today on HERE AND THERE, Mexico is headed in 2 opposite directions at once, and as you might expect, it's tearing the country apart.  Even as the economy grows and more Mexicans are reaching middle-class lives, governance and rule of law are worsening, and an angry population is losing faith in government and its leaders.  Roderic Camp, one of America's leading scholars of Mexico joins the conversation on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, When crimes against humanity are committed, in Yemen, Syria, Iraq or Nigeria, the scenes of the crimes are often too remote, or simply too dangerous for on the ground investigation.  So how are they revealed to the world?  Today's answer: satellite surveillance, which is what Josh Lyons manages for Human Rights Watch.  He'll tell us what he sees and how he does it on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, it has been 21 years since genocidal mass murders devastated Rwanda and the world stood by, lifting barely a finger to save innocent lives.  Recently, journalist Colum Lynch of foreignpolicy,com broke the story of the newly-released documents that show how the US hid its eyes and stayed its hand while up to 850,000 people were killed.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, Santa Rosa, NM is a town of several attractions and one major employer, the Guadalupe County Corrections Facility.  The owner wants to expand, which would mean more jobs for a place that needs them -- the problem is an almost empty market for housing.  Town Manager Tim Dodge discusses possible solutions, on HERE AND THERE.

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In Ukraine, the big questions are, how long will the secessionist war, halted by the Minsk 2 Agreement in February, stay frozen,  and are the forces on either side of the cease-fire line preparing for more war of a cold peace?  Carnegie Endowment scholar Balazs Jarabik is in Eastern Europe where the real answers are anything but an academic abstraction.

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When Pope Francis recently ended a Vatican investigation into the largest organization of American nuns, many celebrated what they saw as a healing gesture.  But journalist and author Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches and Al Jazeera America reports on HERE AND THERE that many religious feminists, nuns and their supporters, call  the Pope's action a reassertion of male authority in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Intel's 35 years in Rio Rancho have had their ups and downs, but through it all, Intel has been the economic heart of the town.  But, Dennis Domrzalski of the Albuquerque Free Press says on HERE AND THERE the trend for the last 5 years has been down, Domrzalski predicts, 5 years from now Intel may be out of  Rio Rancho.  Everyone wonders what could take it place.

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