April 27 - Putin's Hidden Fortune; The 20th Anniversary of the End of Apartheid - South Africa's Freedom Day; The Rise of Rand Paul and Libertarian Activism on American Campuses

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Part 1

We begin with an expose in Sunday’s New York Times of Vladimir Putin’s illicit fortune and get an analysis of whether targeted sanctions against Putin and his cronies will restrain military action against Ukraine amid rising tensions in Eastern Ukraine where Russian and Ukrainian forces appear to be on a collision course.Bill Browder, the chief executive and founder of Hermitage Capital Market, who was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005 when he was denied entry and declared at threat to Russian national security, joins us. We discuss whether the Magnitsky Act, named after Browder’s murdered Russian lawyer, will be extended to the E.U. and the money laundering havens such as Luxembourg, Cyprus, Switzerland and the Pacific island of Nauru.



Part 2

Then, on the 20th anniversary of the end Apartheid in South Africa celebrated on April the 27th known as Freedom Day, we will speak with Katherine Newman, the Dean of the Arts and Sciences and a professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University. She is the co-author of a new book “After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa” and we will discuss the unfinished business of the historic transition to the new South Africa under Nelson Mandela where today economic justice lags behind democratic freedom.

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Part 3

Then finally Bruce Fein joins us in the studio. He is a former senior advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign and was recently the lawyer for Edward Snowden’s father Lon. We will discuss Bruce Fein’s attempts to make a deal for Edward Snowden with the Justice Department and the current status of Snowden, whose fate is entirely in the hands of Vladimir Putin. We also discuss the rise in the profile of the Republican presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul and the growing influence of libertarian activism on American campuses where the once-dominant political Left is either dormant or dying. 
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