Here And There with Dave Marash

Ever see, read or hear Les Miserables?  Well, Max Villatoro is living it. A beloved Mennonite Minister and community leader, Villatoro was seized by agents of the Immigration Agents and swiftly deported to Honduras.  He has a wife and 4 US Citizen children, but on today’s HERE AND THERE, Grace Meng, of Human Rights Watch says Villatoro could be separated from his family forever.  HERE AND THERE, right after the 5 o’clock news.

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The Islamic State brand is going global...supporters of the Islamist terrorist group are planting their Black Flag in Pakistan and Uzbekistan, Libya, Yemen and Nigeria, as well as Syria and Iraq.  Today on HERE AND THERE, UNM Professor Emile Nakleh analyzes the appeal and the expanding threat of the world's worst revolutionary fighting force.

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Remember Sen. John McCain's Beach Boys parody, Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran...Saudi Arabia might like to, but instead they're bombing Yemen, claiming they're defeating an Iranian imperial proxy. Today on HERE AND THERE, Journalist Adam Baron who reported from Yemen for years on collateral damage and unintended consequences.

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Goodluck Jonathan, the incumbent President of Nigeria loses, and admits it with grace, thereby doing a favor for the winner Muhammadu Buhari and a bigger one for Nigeria.  Today on HERE AND THERE, former US diplomat, turned policy analyst and thriller writer Todd Moss talks about Africa -- the possibilities for better times in Nigeria and worse times in Zimbabwe.

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Martha and Grant Franks went from Santa Fe to Beijing, to teach and to learn.  On HERE AND THERE today, they'll tell us about both experiences, with Chinese students, faculty members and the Communist Party educational bureaucracy.  Plus, they got to survive China's environmental disaster, the air your bathe in Beijing.

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In Yemen chaos has gone from a continuing condition to a hyper-active emergency.  In Syria, the bad guys have won a big victory over the worse guys, while the worst guys -- the Islamic State remain a powerful threat.  On HERE AND THERE, Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent Roy Gutman is our guest today, sorting out a Mideast gone mad.

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 Is America menaced by a new cyberwar?  Or is it just a new hi-tech form of international competition?  Our guest today on HERE AND THERE is reporter and author Shane Harris, whose recent book @War looked with remarkable clarity at both possibilities.  But, he says Cyberwarfare has already bounced counter-terrorism into second place in National Security budgets and priorities. 

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As America becomes more and more a Darwinian battlefield, opportunities for the rich and powerful to victimize the poor and vulnerable only grow.  Today's guest on HERE AND THERE, investigative reporter Joseph Sorrentino reveals news ways in which itinerant farmworkers are cheated and robbed of their pitiful wages.

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You used to buy coffee in a one-pound can, but today it's 13, 12, 11 ounces.  Where will the shrinkage stop?  On today's HERE AND THERE, Tod Marks of Consumer Reports on how package sizes keep getting smaller, even as prices stay the same.

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In Liberia, they're still recovering, in Sierra Leone and Guinea, they're still fighting the outbreak of Ebola that had killed an estimated 10,000 people.  On today's HERE AND THERE, epidemiologist Justin Lessler says there's a new threat on the way: measles with, again thousands of lives under threat.

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