International Episodes

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Rishi Sunak: Britain's new Prime Minister. Talking with Professor Jonathan Hopkin of the London School of Economics.

Oct. 31, 2022

A political profile of the new Prime Minister and the economic challenges facing his Conservative government.

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Has Russia Lost the War ? Talking with Nicholas Grossman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Sept. 21, 2022

Ukraine’s retaking of Kharkiv and 2000 square miles of occupied territory was a turning point in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Tue rout of the Russian army likely prompted Putin to mobilize 300,000 army reservists and call 4…

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Queen Elizabeth : In Memoriam

Sept. 9, 2022

Looking back on highlights of the Queen’s life.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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The UK's Conservatives choose a new leader and Prime Minister. In conversation with Georgina Wright, Director and Senior Fellow at the Institut Montaigne, Paris.

Aug. 4, 2022

The Conservative Party leadership race pits Rishi Sunak the Former Chancellor of the Exchequer against Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary. 160,000 party members will vote on the choice with the winner to be announced in early Sept…

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Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan: Will she or Won't she ?

Aug. 1, 2022

Will Speaker Pelosi be the most senior elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years ? And how will Beijing respond ?

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Roe v Wade Overturn : In Canada abortion is a medical procedure, not a right. In conversation with Sean Fine, Justice writer for the Globe and Mail, Canada's largest daily newspaper.

May 13, 2022

Abortion in Canada was decriminalized in 1988, 15 years after the American Roe v Wade decision. While the Roe decision treated abortion as a woman's right, Canada treats it as a medical procedure to be discussed and agreed …

Guest: Sean Fine
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The Ukrainian War Week Four - Russia's strategic mistakes and What role for NATO ? In conversation with retired British General Sir Chris Deverell.

March 21, 2022

Retired British General Sir Chris Deverell shares his insights on the Ukraine Russia War. A pivotal moment in 21st Century history.

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Live Update from Lviv, Ukraine. Talking with Oleg Tolmachev, Head of Production, Naftagas, Ukraine's national Natural Gas Corporation.

March 4, 2022

Speaking to us from his office in Lviv, in Western Ukraine, Oleg gives us a sense of the nation's drive to maintain infrastructure and energy supplies to this Texas size, nation of 44 million, in the middle of Winter. Gas pr…

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Live Interview from Karkhiv, Ukraine. A brave young woman on the frontlines speaks out.

March 3, 2022

Karkhiv is the second largest city in Ukraine with a population of 1.5 million in the North East of the country, 440 kilometers from Kyiv, the capital. Julia recounts what it's like to live day to day in the war zone that he…

Guest: Julia
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Tonga: the Volcano Eruption and Tsunami: Talking with Sia Akauola

Jan. 27, 2022

Huge volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami that reached California 5000 mikes away. A moving account.

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Chile on the Brink: the Presidential Runoff Election. Talking to John Bartlett, The Guardian foreign correspondent in Santiago, Chile.

Dec. 17, 2021

Chile faces a hotly contested and polarized runoff election Sunday, December 19, pitting the extreme right and left against each other. The country has not faced such a stark choice since the 1970 election of Marxist Salvado…

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The Israel Hamas Conflict. A conversation with Professor Ron Hassner, UC Berkeley.

May 27, 2021

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has entered an uneasy stand off with an Egyptian brokered cease fire. The US, EU and other countries have pledged billions in aid to re-build, but will the underlying tensions change ? P…