Here And There with Dave Marash

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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Today on HERE AND THERE: A lot of journalists in Iraq have been falling into the rough hands of the Islamic State.  But how many?  And what's been happening to them.  The answers were vague until Oday Hatem did an investigation for The Committee to Protect Journalists...CPJ Mideast Program Director Sherif Mansour tells us what Hatem found out.  It's not a pretty picture.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, 2 of the most powerful financial institutions on Earth, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund held their annual meeting this past weekend in Washington.  What did they discuss?  What did they decide?  Al Jazeera America's economics anchorman Ali Velshi gives us an I-was-there report, today on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, over the past decade, Oklahoma has gone from a couple of earthquakes a year, to a couple a day, and almost all geologists agree on the cause: deeply buried deposit wells for waste waters that come up with oil.  Rivka Galchen documented the case in the New Yorker magazine and expands on her finding today on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE: It's clear now, it's not just an oil price drop, but an oil price war, being waged by Saudi Arabia.  Among the targets: the new generation of NM shale oil drillers that have made the United States at least temporarily energy-sufficient.  Economist Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy has a petroleum battlefield report.

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