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Politics

Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

October 4, 2015

October 3, 2015 Show

This week, we'll talk to Dartmouth's Steven Simon, who was a White House Middle East during Barack Obama's first term, about the ongoing mess in Syria, and what Russia's sudden entry into the conflict is all about.

Then we'll be joined by Francesco Femia, director of the Center for Climate and Security to discuss how climate change helped make Syria into a powder-keg that was just waiting for a match -- it's an under-covered aspect of the story.

Finally, we'll speak with Lisa Friedman from E & E News about India's announcement this week that it would pursue ambitious climate goals ahead of the Paris Climate Summit, and what that means for the prospects of a global climate compact.

Playlist:
Postmodern Jukebox with Miche Braden: "Sweet Child 'O' Mine"
Postmodern Jukebox with Puddles the Clown: "Royals"
Gnarls Barkley: "The Boogie Monster"
Postmodern Jukebox with Haley Reinhart: "Creep"

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