March 7 - Who Won Last Night's Democratic Debate?; Turkey Bargain for EU Concessions; Brazil's Widening Corruption Scandal

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Part 1

We begin with an analysis of last night’s Democratic presidential debate from Flint, Michigan in which both candidates agreed that Michigan Governor Snyder should resign or be recalled, but mostly they leveled attacks at each other with Bernie Sanders portraying Hillary Clinton as the candidate beholden to Wall Street while she accused him of opposing the auto bailout. Lawrence Jacobs, the director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Political Affairs and the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair of Political Studies at the University of Minnesota joins us to discuss who won the debate and what impact it will have on tomorrow’s Michigan primary.

Part 2

Then we look into the emergency summit today in Brussels between the E.U. and Turkey’s Prime Minister who offered to take back all the refugees from Syria who flooded into Europe in exchange for more aid money and a faster track towards E.U. membership for Turkey. A specialist on Turkey and the Kurdish regions, Max Hoffman, a Policy Analyst in National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress joins us to discuss how the migration crisis is being used as a bargaining chip while Turkey’s government brazenly flouts E.U. standards by taking over the country’s largest opposition newspaper.

Max Hoffman

Part 3

Then finally we speak with Paulo Sotero, the Director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center about the recent Federal Police raid on Lula da Silva’s home, sweeping up the popular former President of Brazil who has claimed there is “not a more honest living soul in the country” than him, in “Operation Car Wash”, an investigation into kickbacks and money laundering at the state oil company Petrobras, a widening corruption scandal that has paralyzed Lula’s successor, Brazil’s current President Dilma Rousseff.