Here And There with Dave Marash

What happens after a recognized medical condition is officially made a disorder, and what's that designation worth to the drug company with the only approved treatment?  Find out from NY Times investigative reporter Katie Thomas, today's guest of HERE AND THERE. Lots of money is involved, and you may be surprised by who gets some of it.

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What will be the final result of the Russian-backed war by secessionists in Eastern Ukraine?  2 classic cold war solutions have been proposed...turning Ukraine into a neutral buffer state like Austria was in the 1950s and 60s...or the one proposed by today's guest on HERE AND THERE, historian Alexander Motyl, splitting Ukraine like Germany was until 1990.

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Both the US and China admit it: there's a big economic competition going on in Africa, for resources, for markets, for influence.  Doesn't that make the competition political as well?  Our guest today, Former US Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkino Faso David Shinn gives us a look at the scoreboard.

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So the Department of Homeland Security wasn't shut down after all.  But does it work? Retiring Senator Tom Coburn said the answer was NO.  Dan Lips helped write the Senator's blistering report. DHS, 5 missions, 5 failures....

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It's been 4 years since NATO, with the US "leading from behind," achieved "regime change" in Libya, overthrowing the eccentric dictator Muammar Gadafi.  What's happened since.  Award-winning Libyan journalist and scholar Mustafa Fetouri gives his answer in 3 words: "Things got worse."

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Today on HERE AND THERE, my guest is M J Rosenberg, one of the top analysts of Israeli-American relations.  He'll size up Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial address to Congress...what he said, why he said it, and what good or harm it did to the American-Israeli relationship and Netanyahu's campaign for re-election.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, my guest is investigative reporter Douglas Gillison of 100 Reporters, aka 100R.org... the subject: the world's biggest money launderers, and how the big banks' big bankers get their stay out of jail cards, even after moving millions for terrorists, drug cartels and other criminals.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, my guest is Keith Johnson, senior reporter on global energy issue for Foreign Policy Magazine and foreignpolicy.com.  The subject: the oil price crash and how big and how hurtful the fallout will be, and who will be hurt worst:  Vladimir Putin and Russia?

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Today on HERE AND THERE, my guest is Albuquerquean Patrick Barrett who tells about having "the conversation" with his children about how young African-Americans should conduct themselves in the presence of police, and about starting a community conversation with the APD.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is journalist Peter Katel, on the youth gangs terrorizing Central America, sending children fleeing to the US border.  Their leaders honed their gangland skills in Los Angeles, were deported home and then, the real trouble began.

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