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Today on HERE AND THERE,  Ross Ulbricht said he was a Libertarian Dreamer and his Silk Road marketplace on the internet's clandestine "dark web" was an exercise in freedom.  The Judge said no way, Silk Road was a massive dealership in illegal drugs and sentenced Ulbricht to life in prison.  Kristen Saloomey of Al Jazeera covered the twists and turns of a dramatic trial and shares details on HERE AND THERE.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, US Secret Service agents advancing a Presidential visit to Colombia caught entertaining prostitutes...2 senior Secret Service agents, apparently drunk, almost run over a barricaded suspected bomb right in front of the White House...Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for these and other revelations.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, for better or for worse, the use of attack drones has become the military signature of the Obama Administration.  But is that a change for the better or the worse: RAND Corporation expert Lynn Davis on a weapon that may not transform war-fighting, but is transforming war politics.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, it's all but certain: there are gonna be a lot more drones in our everyday life, doing everything from reforestation and crop management to search and rescue service in emergencies and delivery of books, boxes and pizzas.  UAV expert Max Flight on how to have all these things and protect our privacy and safety as well.

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Today on HERE AND THERE,  a conversation with Jani Jensen MD, co-editor of the new Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception...on the latest in vitro fertilization, and how Mayo Clinic is changing things to reduce the 40% chance that IVF will result in multiple births, while keeping the 70% rate of  successful pregnancies.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, a conversation with medical visionary Dr Sanjeev Arora of the UNM Health Sciences Center.  His Project ECHO is revolutionizing the delivery of world class medical care to rural areas of NM and the world, and restoring the old personal relationship between doctors and their patients.

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Everyone agrees, the US Military, like so many parts of American society, has a serious problem with sexual abuse.  Making things worse in the military was a criminal justice system that was protective of accused abusers, and abusive towards complaining victims. As a result of legislation passed last year by Congress, several important reforms have been made.  Reporter Nancy Montgomery of the newspaper Stars and Stripes has covered the issue and the case that broke the back of a commander's prerogative to administer is own personal version of justice.  Montgomery described to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the case of Air Force Lieutenant General Craig Franklin.

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Climate change plays favorites, and New Mexico journalist Laura Paskus told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, among the biggest victims of global warming have been the ecology and the people of the Navajo reservation. Rising temperatures and drought are threatening the existence of the birds, the animals and the plants that live on Navajo land.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, the 8th and final PART OF UKRAINE 101, featuring, Balazs Jarabik, a one-time civil society activist in Kiev’s Maidan Square, turned analyst and scholar for the Carnegie Endowment for Intl Peace.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 7 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring POET-PAINTER AND HISTORIAN OF UKRAINE, ALEKSANDER MOTYL who sees the country being fitted for a Cold War frame, including a new Iron Curtain along today’s shaky cease-fire line.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 6 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring Ukrainian journalist Maxim Eristavi who says the quality of pro-government military forces has been better, while it’s the quality of Ukraine’s government that still needs lots of improvement.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 5 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring foreignpolicy.com journalist Gopal Ratnam, talking about the well-oiled Washington campaign led by some of Hillary Clinton’s policy team to pressure the Obama White House to escalate the quantity and quality of American arms sent to Ukraine.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, PART 4 OF UKRAINE 101, featuring photo-journalist Misha Friedman, who has taken his camera behind the lines of the secessionist forces in Eastern Ukraine to depict the lives of some of the devastated area’s most vulnerable people.

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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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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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In Panama, last weekend, an event and a handshake that President Obama called “historic.”  The event -- the Summit of the Americas, the handshake -- with Cuban leader Raul Castro, and the result, most at the Summit agreed could be a more productive Western Hemisphere.  Today on HERE AND THERE, David Ariosto of Al Jazeera America telling what he saw and sensed at the Panama Summit.

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Tunisia is the one place where the ideals of the Arab Spring of 2011 are still very much alive.  But a recent terrorist attack that killed 21 tourists in Tunis is challenging both Tunisia’s political ideals and culture of civility.  IS says it did the attack, but many doubt the claim.  Today on HERE AND THERE, Tunis-based journalist Eric Reidy discusses the threats to the freest country in the Islamic world.

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Danny Schechter was a man of his time, a fighter for civil rights in America and a biographer of Nelson Mandela,  the epitome of the cutting-edge journalism of the 1960s, and a pioneer of the global conversation of new and old media of thec 21st century.  Today on HERE AND THERE, his long-time partner in news and activism Rory O’Connor talks about a reporter both relentless and happy.

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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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THEY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU is the title of acclaimed investigative reporter Robert Scheer's new book...and on today's HERE AND THERE Scheer spells out how data mining for retail advertising and snooping for nation security have combined to undermine your privacy.

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The women had been dead for 4 years or more before their bodies were found in shallow graves on Albuquerque's West Mesa.  Police investigations into their disappearances were even shallower, and today, 6 years later still, the murders are unsolved.  Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative reporter Diana Washington Valdez of the El Paso Times is still on the case.

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Dilma Rousseff has been President of Brazil for a little more than 4 years, and over that period, 14 reporters have been murdered, 2 in the past 2 weeks.  What might be behind the murders, and how journalists are fighting back against them.  Carlos Lauria of the Committee to Protect Journalists is our guest today on HERE AND THERE.

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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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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is reknowned global journalist Christian Caryl of Foreign Policy.com's Democracy Lab...on the plight of the world's largest nation without a state...the Kurds of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.  Will Kurdish fighters from Syria and Iraq lead the fight against the Islamic State?

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is NM In Depth investigative reporter Trip Jennings on the wound that will not heal: the NM Behavioral Health Services "scandal" scandal.  The real scandals are the inflated charges, the pre-mature judgments and the glacial progress of getting to the truth.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of The FP Group, Foreign Policy Magazine and the foreignpolicy.com website.  When it comes to the foreign policies of the Obama Administration, Rothkopf is no fan, but he says the processes of the Obama White House might be even worse.  Of course, he admits, a lot of their problems were inherited.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is AP's Caracas correspondent Hannah Dreier.  The crash in oil prices has hit the Venezuelan economy hard, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro is under siege -- as usual by the free-market opposition, but from some old-line supporters of Hugo Chavez as well.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is Milan Simonich, Roundhouse reporter for the New Mexican.  We'll talk about an Alice in Wonderland "debate" on gun law, and whether a Republican majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate = political posturing and legislative paralysis.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is Ukrainian journalist Maxim Eristavi.  He says the ceasefire seems to be holding, but what made it possible is that Vladimir Putin has already accomplished his goal of destabilizing Ukraine.  The more important war there, he says, is to end corruption in government and across the society.

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Today on Here and There, a conversation with the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Robert Jackson.  With Al Qaida affiliates still operating in Mali and Somalia, and with Boko Haram taking its Islamic State-like warfare beyond  Nigeria, Terrorism is a big issue on his plate.  But so are AIDS and Malaria reduction and the economic competition from China.

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Today on Here and There, a conversation with Albuquerque lawyer and businessman Brad Cates.  As a Reagan-era Justice Dept official Brad helped implement newer, tougher procedures for civil forfeiture.  Now he'd like to see civil forfeiture abolished.  Despite some public mis-impressions Atty Gen Eric Holder has done much less than that.

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Today on Here and There, a conversation with correspondent Gopal Ratnam of Foreign Policy magazine and foreignpolicy.com about last week's well-orchestrated Washington campaign to escalate American arms shipments to the military in Ukraine.  Whose campaign is this and how was it managed?  The effects have been felt in Washington, America, Ukraine and Europe from London to Moscow.

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Today on Here and There --12 years ago Recep Tayyip Erdogan looked like the best thing that had happened to Turkish politics in decades.  Today he looks like the poster-boy for Lord Acton's famous maxim, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  The inside story from respected Istanbul journalist Cengiz Aktar.

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Today on Here and There we talk with reporter Jacob Kushner, who has spent recent months and years in Haiti, where the President now rules by decree...the Parliament has passed its re-elect-by date and gone home, where hundreds of thousands are still homeless, and disputes over who owns land threaten to paralyze economic development.

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Today on Here and There we talk with David Isenberg, one of the first and still among the best analysts of the use of private contractors by the military and CIA.  How private contractors pocketed millions of dollars for running the CIA's torture program, and got permanent immunity from prosecutions for what many call war crimes.

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Today on Here and There we talk with University of New Mexico law professor Nathalie Martin about payday loans...the most hyper-expensive way to borrow.  Prof. Martin has documented cases in NM of annual rates of interest aboVE 1000%.  How can this happen? -- there's no law against it.  But there are bills presently before the State Legislature to cap the cost of payday borrowing.

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First he claimed he'd solved the worst terrorist crime in Argentine history.  Then he claimed the President and Foreign Minister were plotting to dump his case and give the terrorists a free pass.  He was scheduled to defend his charges to a special committee of Congress...but 24 hours before he was to testify Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman turned up shot dead.   Murder or suicide?  The story today on HERE AND THERE with Dave Marash.

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Today on Here and There, we talk with the dean of Palestinian journalism Daoud Kuttab, about the controversial new diplomatic moves of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, which have put him at odds with Israel and the United States, and how they might affect the chances for Pealstinian-Israeli peace.

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Janie Chermak from UNM talks about winners and losers as oil prices crash.

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Today on Here and There,  a possible turning point in the fight against the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.  At the urging of the UN Security Council, an African multi-national force is being formed to take on extremists who have killed and kidnapped thousands of Nigerians. AP Nigeria Buro Chief Michelle Faul will bring us up to date on the Boko Haram war and the new army that will soon be entering it.

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Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace discusses defeat for the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt.

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Paul Gessing of the The Rio Grande Foundation talks about issues on the New Mexico Legislature’s agenda.

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Laurel Morales from KNAU discusses “Making It Better?” at the Grand Canyon.

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Willful ignorance in policy making

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Oak Flat land swap

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Diplomacy in Iran’s nuclear future

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New Mexico water issues

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Today on HERE AND THERE the guest will be photographer Damaso Reyes, talking about his donation of a kidney to his good friend journalist Jimmie Briggs.  So far so good for them...a fascinating personal story for us.

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Brazil’s election

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Fred Nathan, from Think New Mexico, talks about New Mexico Health Care costs

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Today on HERE AND THERE – Egyptian journalist Mohannad Sabry, whose reporting on how management at Al Jazeera English recklessly endangered the freedom of their 3 now-imprisoned Cairo-based journalists has shaken the world of global media news.

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Today on HERE AND THERE we go there, to Washington, to talk with former US intelligence officer Dr. Eugene Rumer, about Ukraine, a state with a sad history, sadder-than-sad misgovernance and both a bounty of natural resources and a geographical position that make it of real strategic importance.

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Today on HERE AND THERE the guest will be the Albuquerque Journal's economics columnist Winthrop Quigley, talking about the bleak jobs picture and struggling economy of New Mexico.

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NBC new correspondent

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Patrick Malone of The New Mexico discusses errors, lies and other problems at Los Alamos Labs and the WIPP site.

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Eric Lipton of The New York Times talks about the collaboration of Republican state Attorneys General with Big Energy.

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Francisco Goldman with The New Yorker discusses the crisis in Mexico following the disappearance for 43 college students.

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Ann Jones, author of They Were Soldiers talks about what happens to American troops after their lives have been saved on the battlefield.

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Chris Livesay on the Islamic State's recruitment campaign aimed at teenagers in Western Europe, and the Vienna public schools' attempts to repulse it.

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Reese Erlich, author of the recent book Inside Syria discusses the Civil War there and America's efforts to fight the Islamic State.

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Misha Friedman, A photojournalist talks about real life on the Russian side of the line in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

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“Innocent until proven guilty”??

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General Mark Hartling, events in Ukraine

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Senior Correspondent Reuters, Hong Kong

Democracy protest

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Ukraine crisis

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Brazil’s controversial presidential election

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Today on HERE AND THERE the guest will be photographer Damaso Reyes, talking about his donation of a kidney to his good friend journalist Jimmie Briggs.  So far so good for them...a fascinating personal story for us.

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Today on HERE AND THERE --  Santa Fe New Mexican political reporters Steve Terrell and Patrick Malone, completing our series of observations from the people covering NM”s 2014 elections.

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Today on HERE AND THERE – Egyptian journalist Mohannad Sabry, whose reporting on how management at Al Jazeera English recklessly endangered the freedom of their 3 now-imprisoned Cairo-based journalists has shaken the world of global media news.

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Today on HERE AND THERE – The long-time sports columnist of the NY Times, George Vecsey on the World Series, the World Cup, the world of sports today.

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