We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about the the now present specter of nuclear war and Trumps latest comments on the situation with North Korea. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Calvin Perry.
We hosted an episodes from our series Shared Weight, featuring the voices of men and women who served in the Viet Nam War.
We listened in to the segment M*A*S*H 1969 – Visions of War, Dreams of Peace. We heard the compelling stories of poet George Evans and the late author and nurse Lynda Van Devanter. First, in a tale that could have come straight out of the movie and TV series M*A*S*H, Evans relayed his experience as an Air Force medic who became the first soldier to defeat his court martial. We then heard the powerful and heart-wrenching story of Van Devanter, who served as a surgical nurse in 1969 and 1970, and whose memoir Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam inspired the 1980’s hit TV series China Beach.
With our guests, we check in with the current situation in Syria. With: Dr. Thabit Abdullah, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Associate Dean for External Relations at York University, Toronto; Dr. Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace; and Dr. Shon Meckfessel, member of the English Faculty at Highline College and author of Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used To Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance.
We hear last Saturday’s World of the Play discussion at Everyman Theatre, based on themes arising from Everyman’s production of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined. The panelists talked about sex, violence, power, and oppression, abroad and in Baltimore. With: Jennifer Breads, Forensic Nurse Examiner at Mercy Medical Center and Clinical Instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing; Raguel Broy, Program Manager for Health and Youth programs with the International Rescue Committee (IRC); and Jacqueline Robarge, Executive Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships.
We talk with Mel Goodman, Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and a former Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State, about his new book National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism.
Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served our nation in the armed forces. To honor this day we will begin our show with a look at a sad but very real phenomenon: the high rate of suicides among veterans. Our guests are:
Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and Clinical Director at The Baltimore Station, an addiction recovery program in South Baltimore;
Thomas Brennan, a Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and Purple Heart recipient who currently serves as the military affairs reporter for The Daily News in Jacksonville, N.C. He wrote a piece for the New York Times titled, “My Suicide Attempt and My Struggles to Get Help“;
On the heels of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with President Barack Obama to press for an end to drone strikes, we continue our conversations about the U.S. Government’s use of drones. Our guests are:
Dr. Faheem Younus, National Secretary of Education for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland;
Humna Bhojani, independent journalist who covers the War on Terror and islamophobia;
and Rooj Alwazir, Yemeni-American activist who is co-Founder of Support Yemen Media Collective and is currently organizing with CODEPINK.
We check-in with our elected officials about potential military intervention in Syria. Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congressman John Sarbanes, and Senator Ben Cardin will be on-hand to offer their opinions and insight.
We reflect on the Iraq War on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of the country. Joining us are:
Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and author of the forthcoming The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East;
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