We hosted a conversation with our guests about the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War. Our first guest was Lia Tarachansky, journalist, filmmaker with Naretiv Productions, and former Israel Palestine correspondent at the Real News. She will offer a historic perspective on why the soldiers were fighting and what the War meant for the world.
Since 2009 the people of Nigeria have called for their government, military and the international community to protect the people from Boko Haram. The radical Islamist group that has been deemed “too extreme” by Al Qaeda in West Africa, have embarked on a crusade of staggering violence for over four years now; and as they stand largely unopposed, there seems to be no end in sight to the scenes of violence and depravity.
In the wake of the recent massacre in Baga Town, we turn our attention to the seemingly helpless situation in northern Nigeria with: Dr. Alem Hailu, Associate Professor of African Studies at Howard University; and Adotei Akwei, Managing Director of Government Relations at Amnesty International USA.
We listen back to a conversation with Haneen Alshujairy, who fled her home in Iraq with her family in 2003, and Justin Sirois, a writer living in Baltimore. Alshujairy and Sirois are co-founders of the Understanding Campaign, which seeks to teach everyone in the world one word of Arabic: Fhm (fuh-hem’), which literally means “understanding.” Their hope is that by learning one simple word, people can begin to bridge the gulf between Arab and Western cultures.
We host a national and international news Roundtable! Our topics include the controversy around the deal that led to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Obama’s European visit and his proposal to spend $1 Billion for European defense, and Syria. Our panel of guests are: Syndicated columnist and author Bill Fletcher, who is Senior Scholar at Institute for Policy Studies; longtime journalist and commentator Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler; Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare; and Chris Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.
We kick-off the week with a national and international news roundup! Our guests are: ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; and Lenny McAllister, author, conservative media personality and public speaker.
We look at at the events unfolding in Guatemala following last week’s guilty verdict for former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt, its overturning, and possible implications for the U.S. Our guests are Jeffrey Davis, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UMBC; and Anita Isaacs, Benjamin Collins Professor of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science at Haverford College.
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