Here And There with Dave Marash

Today on HERE AND THERE:  As usual, the focus of most political discussion and media coverage of Syria is focused on its so-called strategic aspects – what are the Russians up to?  How is America doing in its war against the Islamic State…but for me the first focus should be the one reporter Charles Glass will tell us about – the people, and how they are living through the chaos on the ground in Syria.

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Today on HERE AND THERE,  Remember the guy who bought the rights to a life-saving AIDS drug and raised it’s price by 700%?  Well this greedhead is actually part of a national trend that could threaten your life.  Liz Szabo of USA Today helped break the story of the drug Daraprim.  She’ll tell us how many other drugs have taken the price elevator.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, millions of Americans live in cashless poverty on a level like the worst off in Bangladesh or Haiti.  How is this possible: Kathryn Edin, co-author of the new book $2 a Day, fingers Bill Clinton’s self-praised welfare reform, and describes what living without money really means.

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Today on HERE AND THERE, with the National Basketball Association season starting this week, we look at the story Terrance Ross reported for the Guardian.com, on the NYPD’s beating and arrest last Spring of  Thabo Sefolosha.  A jury needed just 45 minutes to acquit him, but the broken leg he suffered took him out of the playoffs and ruined the chances of his Atlanta Hawks.

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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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