All eyes are on Russia and its hold on the Crimea. Angela E. Stent discusses U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead. She served as an adviser on Russia under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, argues that the same contentious issues—terrorism, missile defense, Iran, nuclear proliferation, Afghanistan, the former Soviet space, the greater Middle East—have been in every president's inbox, Democrat and Republican alike, since the collapse of the USSR. In The Limits of Partnerships: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-first Century she explores Russia's relationship with the Ukrains, and the future of U.S.-Russian relations.
Director Rachel Boynton talks about her documentary “Big Men,” which follows what happens when a Texas oil exploration firm makes an enormous discovery off the coast of Ghana. Called the Jubilee Field, the deposit discovered off of Ghana had the potential to return a staggering $2.2 billion to investors. “Big Men” opens March 14 at the IFC Center.
Randy Mastro will "fight you to the end," and you certainly don't want to "meet Randy down a dark alley." And that's just what the man leading Gov. Christie's internal review of Bridgegate wants you to know.
The battle between Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill over a military sexual assault bill sounds eerily familiar if you've been keeping up with Season Two of "House of Cards."
In the first major court battle of what could be many in the Bridgegate saga, two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are fighting Democratic attempts to subpoena their documents in Mercer County Superior Court Tuesday.
The state legislature’s special investigative committee on Bridgegate wants emails and other ...
Gov. Christie and Gov. Cuomo are standing by David Samson, but now federal prosecutors are looking into his mix of Port Authority leadership and private business.
Says 'Alternative' Would Be OK, As Long As It Gets The Job Done
It's estimated there is a backlog of more than 350,000 immigration cases nationwide, and the number of deportations is set to top two million under President Obama. Immigration judges say change is necessary.
Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of the book How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, discusses the latest on the crisis in Ukraine, particularly on the different votes and decisions about the future of Crimea, and takes your calls on how and why borders should change.
The Retro Report documentary team looked back at a courtroom drama that dragged on for years, and produced a climate of mistrust between parents and preschool teachers during the mid-1980s. During the McMartin Preschool trial of the 1980s, the staff of a California preschool was accused of sexually abusing young children in horrific satanic rituals. The accusations set off wide-spread panic among parents in Manhattan Beach, California. Barbara Dury, contributing producer for Retro Report, looks back on the case.
Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court made a blockbuster decision in the case of Citizens United, which dramatically changed the way political campaigns are funded. With the midterm election season about to get underway, The Takeaway speaks with the founders of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s—Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield—about money and politics in the post-Citizens United era and their campaign to reverse the Citizens United decision.
Charter schools and funding universal pre-k are just two of the issues where Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo diverge. Ken Lovett of the Daily News and WNYC’s Brigid Bergin round up local political news, including the ongoing clashes between the mayor and governor. Plus: astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson on his new show “Cosmos,” a reboot of the show originally hosted by Carl Sagan; the latest on the crisis in Ukraine; and the artist, teacher and author Judy Chicago talks about her own education in the arts, and offers critiques of arts education today.
For the last few years we’ve been told to steer clear of plastics that contain the chemical Bisphenol A. On today’s show: we’ll tell you why you should be concerned about BPA-free plastics as well. Annabelle Gurwitch on the perils and pitfalls that come with approaching 50. We’ll take a look at how changes in our economy, family structure, gender norms, technology, and religious affiliations are creating major demographic shifts in our country. Galadrielle Allman talks about how the death of her father Duane when she was just 2 years old, shaped her life.