Dana Lewis is a veteran World Affairs Correspondent. He's been everywhere. From war zones to the streets of London where he is based. And he loves talking to people about whats behind the headlines. Award winning. "A real in the trenches reporter". Great interviewing skills and easy to listen to.
On this Back Story different views on what sparked the recent violence in Jerusalem, and then the rocket attacks from Gaza across Israel's major City's.
Host Dana Lewis speaks to former PLO Rep and lawyer Palestinian Diana Butto on her perception of Israeli apartheid and Palestinians right to fight back.
Israeli Military Affairs Correspondent Ron Ben-Yishai says the Israeli army won't easily stop its attacks on Gaza until it disables Hamas and its ability to launch rocket attacks. And he blames the outbreak of violence on Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
And Israeli Journalist Tal Heinrich on why the violence now, and was it easy to predict as tensions have been mounting with the Government of Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Wuhan Lab - Mounting Questions of Covid19 Virus Escape
A year and a half after a pandemic crippled Countries an killed more than 3 million people, more and more evidence the Chinese are blocking data of experiments called Gain of Function in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Was Covid19 an experiment, that leaked out of the lab that was routinely engaged in strengthening Corona Virus'? And experts say the denials by the Chinese are becoming increasingly unbelievable.
On Back Story Host Dana Lewis talks to Science writer Nicholas Wade, who has written a long essay arguing that the “lab leak” hypothesis is more plausible than the “natural origin” theory.
And, Gilles Demaneuf who has signed a letter from24 scientists from around the world has demanding a new investigation into the origins of covid and specifically demanding the WHO look into the lab in Wuhan. Demaneuf is a data analyst from DRASTIC, an international team of scientists and analysts attempting to fill in the gaps on Covid's origins.
Seaspiracy and Stop Eating Fish?
Seaspiracy is a new movie that has caused a major debate over fishing practices and the future of our Oceans and Lakes.
On this Back Story host Dana Lewis explores what Seaspiracy got right/wrong with Dr. Bryce Stewart, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environment and Geography, at The UK's University of York.
And for Canada, sport fisherman Jake Danson with 'Rapala' on how the Great Lakes are struggling from over fishing and what can be done to save species of fish.
MARATHON WAR - AFGHANISTAN
In this edition of Back Story Dana Lewis speaks to Retired U.S. Major General Jeffrey Schloesser who has written a book on his time in Afghanistan called 'Marathon War'.
General Schloesser predicts America may come to regret its decision to leave Afghanistan because, in less than a generation, it could still become a launch pad to attack the U.S.
And he speaks about the challenges for U.S. forces in Afghanistan and why in the end he thought it was worth the sacrifice.
U.S. Soldiers who served in Afghanistan - 10th Mountain Division
U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the last American troops homes from Afghanistan.
As a TV news correspondent Dana Lewis met Sgt's Fransisco Morales and Will Dunn in the Mountains over looking Pakistan, on a remote base called FOB Tillman. They served in one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan on one of the longest tours for U.S. troops.
This is a conversation with host Dana Lewis about what is was like, how was the home coming, and was it all worth it?
RUSSIA'S 'NEAR ABROAD' AND NATO
On this Back Story the worsening situation in Ukraine as fighting escalates and Russia's formations of more troops on Ukraine's border appears to threaten a larger war.
NATO is warning Russia to remove it's forces, and along with U.S. President telling Russia promising support for an independent Ukraine.
Host Dana Lewis talks with former Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU Konstiantyn Yelisieiev in Kiev, who says Russia's President Putin want to remake the former Soviet Union and needs to retake Ukraine to do it.
And in Moscow, Carnegie Center Maxim Samorukov says Russia is sabre rattling to stop Ukraine from joining NATO but doesn't seek more Ukrainian territory.
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I like this show
I have created this show to brig longer discussions and insights on topics we simply can’t deal with properly in a a 2 minutes (typical) TV news report.
I think it’s working and getting better and better.