March 31, 2018
Intelligence Squared U.S.
Does Humanitarian Intervention Do More Harm Than Good?
The international community currently faces a global refugee crisis and mass atrocities in Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, and beyond. How should the West respond? Proponents of humanitarian intervention – the use of force to halt human rights abuses – argue that the world’s most powerful militaries have a responsibility to protect innocent civilians around the world. But opponents argue that military intervention is a form of imperialism, and that it often worsens the conflicts it sets out to solve. The debaters are Frank Ledwidge, Bernard Kouchner, Rajan Menon, and Kori Schake.
March 24, 2018
Embedded Radio Special: "Obstruction"
In this second program from NPR’s Embedded podcast, host Kelly McEvers continues the exploration of the Special Counsel probe of Russian influence in the 2016 election. This hour covers the question of “obstruction” -- whether the Trump team sought to impede investigation of contacts with Russia.
March 17, 2018
Embedded Radio Special: "Collusion"
In the first of two programs from NPR’s Embedded podcast, host Kelly McEvers examines the issues explored in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's continuing investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 Presidential campaign. This first hour covers the question of “collusion” -- whether or not President Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia.
-- Next week on the second program, the question of obstruction of justice -- in other words, whether there was an attempt to impede the investigation of Russia's efforts to influence the election.
March 10, 2018
Your Weekly Constitutional: Me, Too and the Process Due
The Me, Too movement has prompted sudden and dramatic changes in American society. But does it have a dark side? We’ll hear from two professors, Michelle Goodwin, of UC-Irvine, who recently wrote in the Huffington Post about her experiences trying to report sexual harassment as a young law professor, and KC Johnson, a historian from Brooklyn College, who is concerned about due process for the accused.
March 3, 2018
Document Leaks: The consequences of revealing secrets
When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks? We’ll look at the balance of protecting national security versus freedom of the press, and the responsibility of journalists once they obtain leaked documents. Beyond our borders we’ll look at the extraordinary measures China takes to suppress secrets; how Finland is grappling with its first major leak; and how military leaders in Pakistan may have used a leak for their own political advantage. Finally we’ll examine what it takes for a leaked document to ignite a political movement.