Here And There with Dave Marash

Today on HERE AND THERE, The University of California system has 10 academic campuses, 5 medical schools, and a $27 billion annual budget.  System President and former Secy of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on why she wants the schools to go beyond teaching and research into entrepreneurial innovation. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE, After the Gold King mine in Southern Colorado sent a stream of deep yellow, deeply polluted water down the Animas and San Juan Rivers, it spread fear and loathing across the Navaho reservation.  Navaho Times reporter Cindy Yurth tells what happened next.  The worst damage was to EPA’s reputation.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, How is the US doing in its war against the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  The answer, said some 50 intelligence analysts working for the Army’s Central Command is, much worse than we’re allowed to say.  The Daily Beast.com’s Shane Harris broke the story and updates it for us on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, a non-believing Albuquerque mother is threatened with the loss her children after she objects to the religious approach taken by her Bernalillo County Family Court-ordered counselor, a well-known Catholic activist.  KRQE’s correspondent Kim Holland broke the story, and got the Court to change its practices.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, an analysis of the nuclear arms agreement with Iran by Hall of Fame diplomat, Amb. Thomas Pickering who also looks at what comes next.  Also, Amb. Pickering’s thoughts on Vladimir Putin’s Syrian intervention…what is the Russian leader trying to accomplish?  And the Ambassador’s encounters with ignorance at the top of the US Govt. 

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Today on HERE AND THERE, It started as an international dirty trick and is finishing as a pile of lies an evasions: the plan? -- to undermine Cuba’s international medical program by recruiting participants.  Now hundreds of Cuban doctors, nurses and technicians are stranded in Colombia while the State Dept stiffs their applications for promised visas.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, The still unsolved disappearances of 43 college students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico have shaken the country and badly damaged the credibility of President Enrique Pena Nieto, but an investigation led by AP Reporter Chris Sherman has uncovered 292 more unsolved disappearances in the very same region of Mexico.

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Today on HERE AND THERE:  Poland was a Communist satellite that showed its solidarity with Third World Revolutions by offering scholarships to African students.  When the country liberated itself from Communism, many people felt free to show racist hostility to people they regarded as burdens from the old regime.  Journalist Damaso Reyes on Living While Black in Eastern Europe.  It’s not easy.

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Today on HERE AND THERE : Most of the Black people in the former East Germany came not as invading or occupying soldiers, as in the former West Germany….They were invited guests, scholarship students brought to their universities by the old Communist government.  For the ones who stayed, and their descendants, journalist Damaso Reyes tells us, Living While Black in Eastern Europe isn’t always easy.

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Today on HERE AND THERE: It’s been 70 years since the first African-American soldiers fought their way into what became West Germany, and stayed.  Today, they and their descendants are fighting racism…using some of the same techniques that worked 50 years ago in the United States.  Journalist Damaso Reyes on Living While Black in Eastern Europe.  It isn’t easy.

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