June 13 - Do We Need Another Stim Pack?; Post-Election Turkey; Crisis in the University

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Chapman University's Timothy Canova comments on Larry Summer's blunt and bleak warning that the sick  U.S. economy is heading for a lost decade unless there is an increase in confidence, borrowing, lending and spending to create jobs and demand. Timothy Canova  

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Hugh Pope, a Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group in Istanbul, discusses yesterday's election in Turkey and the refugee crisis on the border with Syria. Hugh Pope  

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Tom Lutz, who just resigned as Chair of the Creative Writing Program at UC Riverside, explains his open letter on the state of the university published in the Chronicle of Higher Education where he warns that the once great University of California system is being cut beyond the tipping point. Tom Lutz  

June 12 - The Real Republican Agenda; Hedge Funds and the African Land Grab; Understanding Dictators

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Joel Rogers, director of COWS, analyzes the discrepancy between Republicn rhetoric and actions. Joel Rogers  

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Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, explains how hedge funds are grabbing up African land and destabilizing global food supplies. Anuradha Mittal  

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Alastair Smith, an NYU politics professor, draws on his studies of dictatorships to assess current popular struggles against entrenched strongmen. Alastair Smith  

June 9 - Jacob Heilbrunn on Republican Rhetoric; Situation in Syria; Mazair Bahari and the Iranian Regime

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Jacob Heilbrunn, of The National Interest, discusses the gap between Republican calls for jobs and the actions of governors and legislators that seem only focused on redistricting and union busting. Jacob Heilbrunn  

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Syrian-born Middle East specialist Murhaf Jouejati analyzes the current situation in Syria, particularly as it seems that the army may be fragmenting. Murhaf Jouejati  

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Maziar Bahari talks about his new book, Then They Came for Me. Maziar Bahari  

June 8 - Voting Limits; The Koch Machine; Rethinking NATO's Libya Strategy

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Election law experts Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School and Eric Marshall of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law discuss policy changes that may limit voter participation in upcoming election. Justin Levitt Eric Marshall

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Alternet.org's Adele Stan talks about the Koch brothers' role in Republican strategizing.

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Bennett Ramberg comes into the studio to assess NATO's strategy in Libya--and its limitations. Bennett Ramberg

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June 5 - The Military's Perspective on Mid-East Wars; US Involvement in Libya; Area 51

 

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Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson offers his analysis of the U.S. military's stance on its involvement in an increasingly unstable Middle East.

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Bruce Fein assess America's role in NATO operations in Libya following the House vote rebuke President Obama.

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Annie Jacobsen talks about her groundbreaking book about the ultra-secret Area 51 in the Nevada desert.

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