Here And There with Dave Marash

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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Today on HERE AND THERE --  KRQE News investigative producer Jeff Proctor on the case and the investigation of it which have damaged the Albuquerque Police Department's reputation.

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Today on HERE AND THERE -- Silver City Press reporter Ben Fisher on the end, after 72 years, of an iconic mineworkers union.

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Today on HERE AND THERE -- Lenny De Paul, a retired commander for the US Marshal's Service...on hunting down some bad guys in New Mexico.

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Today on HERE AND THERE -- Immigration attorney Joan Friedland on what's changing and what isn't for asylum-seeking women and children in Artesia.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guests will be Las Cruces Sun politics columnist Walt Rubel and UNM Political Science Professor Lonna Atkeson...as we continue our series of conversations abotu the 2014 elections in New Mexico.

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For more information about this episode, contact us at info@ksfr.org

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ABQ Journal, economy of New Mexico

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Ebola crisis

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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 we stay here in NM to talk with Robert B. Trapp, the editor and publisher of Espanola’s acclaimed weekly newspaper, The Rio Grande Sun, about the down-in-flames finish to Sheriff Tommy Rodella’s colorful career…and other afflictions and attractions of the impoverished, Rio Arriba County.

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Today on HERE AND THERE we stay here in NM to talk with Alan Webber, the hyper-successful journalist, author, entrepreneur, and consultant whose run for the Democratic nomination for Governor ended in a second-place finish.  We ask what Webber learned from this experience, about politics, about NM and about himself.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, we talk with Dan Boyd and James Monteleone of the ABQ Journal, the second in our every-other-Thursday series of conversations about the 2014 elections in New Mexico with the people who are covering it every day.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, we talk with Alan Webber about what he learned from his unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination for Governor, about politics, about NM and about himself.

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Today on Here and There, we talk with Frank DeFord, perhaps America’s most distinguished sports reporter about the NFL and how the pro football league has dealt with domestic violence committed by, and concussions inflicted on, its players.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, we talk with M.E. Sprengelmeyer about the sudden halt to building what was supposed to be NM’s biggest wind farm…and about how he traded a career as a big-time war and Washington correspondent to run a small town NM newspaper.

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Ambassador Jack Matlock, the veteran diplomat and historian, looks at the roots of the crisis in Ukraine.

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Katie Thomas of the New York Times talks about her investigation of the www.medicare.gov nursing home compare website.

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Deborah Amos is NPR's Mideast Correspondent.  We talk about the war against the Islamic State and the new refugee crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border ISIS has created.

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New Mexico polling on governor’s race

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War in Gaza

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Photojournalist Joseph Sorrentino talks about the lives of the people who pick NM’s Hatch Green Chiles.

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Pollster John Zogby talks about the politics of the Millennials, or as he calls them, the first global generation.

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The third of 3 shows on immigration, featuring the photo-journalist Damaso Reyes, whose exhibition The Europeans focuses on immigrants lives in Western Europe from Spain to Scandinavia and has been featured in several museums and galleries in Europe.  Also, we will talk about the impact of the Artesia holding center on New Mexico's Hispanic communities with Marcela Diaz of the social and economic justice activist group Somos Un Pueblo Unido and KSFR's weekly show Nuestra America.

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Immigration:  local, national and international aspects

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Zack Ponce, reporter for the Carlsbad Current-Argus, who has been covering the holding facility for women and children border-crossers in Artesia, NM since it's first announcement, takes us inside the campus, and describes the facilities which house as many as 600 undocumented immigrants from the 2014 "surge" of Central American would-be refugees.

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