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January 28, 2017

America Abroad: U.S.-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

This time on America Abroad, a look at at the post-election state of the US relationship with Russia. We'll explore the cyber warfare and the security strategies on both sides; We'll discuss Russia's relationship with NATO and its interests in the Baltics; And we'll hear how people in Russia view the US, Putin, and their country's long economic recession.

January 21, 2017

Truth, Politics and Power: An Inauguration Special

As a new president takes the oath of office, his tactics and style draw comparisons to Fascism…parallels some find ridiculous, others, troubling.   Host Neal Conan examines the similarities and differences between the facists of the 1930s and '40s and the 45th President of the United States.

January 14, 2017

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Is Obama's foreign policy a failure?

For many, Obama’s presidency will be defined by its accomplishments. Taking out Osama bin Laden, disengaging from fights in the Middle East that America cannot win, and defusing the threat of a nuclear Iran. But for others, it has been marked by missteps and retreat—pulling back where action and leadership was needed, and presiding over policies that strengthened our adversaries and disheartened our friends. Has Obama’s foreign policy been a success? The debaters are Eliot Cohen, Derek Chollet, Kristen Silverberg, and Vikram Singh.

January 7, 2017

The Agonizingly Long 2016 Musician Memorial Special

There's no getting around it. 2016 seemed like an especially costly year in the world of music with the deaths of far too many favorites. Music producer Paul Ingles gently hosts a music hour that features tracks from 18 of those who passed in 2016. Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Mose Allison, Guy Clark, the "E-L" in Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and a few more.

Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.
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