August 30 - Turkey's Role in the Syrian Refugee Crisis; Austria Faces a Refugee Crisis; A Possible Presidential Candidate in the Democratic Primary

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We begin with the origins of the European refugee crisis and go to Turkey to speak with Antonia Rados, an award-winning veteran Middle East correspondent and crisis reporter for the German television network RTL , where since 2009, she has been the chief foreign correspondent. We discuss how much Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon have borne the brunt of the Syrian refugee crisis so far and Turkey’s plans to set up safe zones inside of Syria to try to deal with the crisis at its source.

 

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Then we go to Vienna, Austria to speak with Christian Schueller, a reporter and correspondent currently based in Austria for the Austrian TV network ORF, who for the last five years, reported from Turkey and Iran for ORF. We will discuss the shocking discovery of 71 bodies inside a truck abandoned by the highway near to a palace where European leaders were meeting to try to develop an EU policy to deal with the refugee crisis. We also look into the growing pressure from the right that Eastern European countries, in particular Hungary are feeling as Germany prepares to take in over 800,000 asylum-seekers this year.

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Then finally we speak with Lawrence Lessig, a possible candidate in the Democratic primary now considering a run for president of the United States. A Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and author of “Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress – and a Plan to Stop It” and “One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to Fixing the Republic”, we discuss his article at The Huffington Post “On "Dumbing Down’ the Democratic Debate” and why we can’t govern ourselves effectively and what change would make effective governing possible.     

 

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