Important news stories discussed in depth. Award-winning reporter Dave Marash talks with a journalist, analyst or witness with timely (often eyes-on) insights into major news stories. Deep coverage of news from HERE (New Mexico and the American Southwest) and THERE (everywhere else): The headline, the lead, the context, the nuance. You could learn something.
Here And There 17 June, 2021 Hannah Grover
The State of New Mexico has ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint by cutting back on fossil fuels for energy. What are the real-world prospects for success? Hannah Grover covers the local environment for the NM Political Report and the Farmington Daily Times including the highly-touted, but mostly un-proved reasons for a new carbon-capture plant in Northwest NM and the old question of who will pay to clean up abandoned oil and gas facilities in the 4 Corners and Permian Basin regions of the state.
Here And There 15 June, 2021 Andrew Freedman
Ice-caps at both Poles are melting and one reason is methane plumes from cattle. So does this mean the burger melt has to go away? Andrew Freedman covers climate change and the environment for Axios. He sees an important sea change, in the arrival of a generation of mega-entrepreneurs who want to base business decision on the survival of the planet, and not just the super-chef Daniel Humm and his menu of plant-based courses. Hear how Microsoft promises to clean up its act.
Here And There 14 June, 2021 Timothy Frye
2 popular misconceptions about Russia get a thorough reconsideration in Columbia University scholar Timothy Frye's new book, Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin's Russia. One, Frye says, is that Russia is always Russia -- the same place and culture and two, that Vladimir Putin has changed everything. What's the reality? Putin is definitely the boss of a "personalist autocracy," but like Erdogan, Orban and other me-first dictators, he operates in a world of restraints and difficult choices.
Here And There 10 June, 2021 Blaine Harden
The medical missionary Marcus Whitman is the martyr hero of one of the great legends of the American Northwest. Unfortunately the story behind the legend, a cross-country trip to the White House to save Oregon from a British takeover was almost entirely untrue. Author Blaine Harden's new book, Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its legacy of lies and The Taking of the American West replaces the legend -- made up by Dr. Whitman's life-long rival and enemy -- with the facts.
Here And There 8 June, 2021 Tim Schwab
Bill Gates got a lot of credit and a lot more money for his pioneering work making Microsoft computer tools. He also got slapped down for anti-trust violations for trying too successfully to dominate the digital marketplace. Tim Schwab has reported in The Nation that Gates' money and ambition may be making him dangerously dominant in global health policies. One casualty, the integrity of The Lancet, once one of the world's most respected medical journals. Gates' bucks have banged that reputation hard.
Here And There 7 June, 2021 Lisa Song
The State of California prides itself for setting the pace on environmental reforms, and among its most ambitious programs is its cap and trade market in credits for preserving forests to reduce carbon emissions from the atmosphere. But Lisa Song of Pro Publica reports, California's clean air program may have some baked-in flaws. For example, she says, some forests will actually absorb far less carbon than they are being given credits for.
Respect for Marash
Not in agreement concerning vaccines and the idea that economically average and below average citizens (the masses) need to put the welfare of society before their own. Since when have corporations, the government, the 1% done that? Huge fortunes are made and preserved by destroying the health and well being of most all sentient beings on this planet by corporations that force their power over us all, aided by the government. There are so many examples. Cancer Alley in Louisiana. Smithfield Farmland in NC with their millions of gallons of pig waste kept in unlined lakes draining into the ground water during hurricane season. Oil spillage from offshore pipeline disasters. The list is unending.
Dave Marash is someone I have been familiar with since he was on the CBS local news with Jim Jensen to his time on Al Jazeera. I respect critical thinking and there is very little when fear over takes the human mind and we all become victims of that fear.
If there is a homeopathic vaccine I might consider that, but to take anything from a CDC, anything endorsed by Dr. Fauci , who have never recommended that ppl take personal charge of their health to avoid COVID-19 would be stupid. Wear a mask, wash hands, social distancing. Is that all they have? No mention of increased water intake, better diet, non pharmaceutical remedies to improve lungs, weight loss. None of these things fill the pockets of pharmaceutical companies.
Anyone who takes this vaccine before the “herd” has been tested is foolish. Yes, that is how the 99% are viewed, we are the herd and the wealthy, government, corporations are the herders.
Unfortunately, critical thinkers opposed to vaccines for themselves are viewed as Trump supporting QAnon crazies. I am neither.
One other thing, the quality of water, air and soil I In this country - world does not promote health. Prescription of antibiotics inhalers steroids have chipped away the health of every person while making money for corporations. Curtailing corporations is not happening, vaccines make money, pharmaceuticals make money. Flint Michigan still has no decent water & 5 or motel years later nada. The government does not care about the health of the citizens in this country, or anywhere.
I like the way the topics here are not the same ones that are over-covered by other political talk shows. Kudos on a refreshing range of interests!
Marash's sharp intelligence shines
Renowned journalist Dave Marash gets his decades' worth of contacts to discuss important issues of the day and explain them. That alone would be great, but Marash's own considerable knowledge allows him to ask sharp, pointed questions that reveal more than you'd normally get from an interview. Excellent all around.