America Abroad

Made in America: Trade Policy in the Trump Era

Oct 26, 2017

Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: The US is having a vital discussion on trade deals and the loss of American manufacturing jobs. President Trump and other voices from the right have taken a protectionist stance, calling for the renegotiation of Nafta and other trade agreements. But protectionism hasn't always been a rallying cry of the right; at times, it has been a left wing issue.

Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has killed over 7,000. But the US hasn’t officially condemned Duterte’s tactics; in fact, President Trump has praised them.

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Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: This program looks into the use of US Special Operation Forces in the war against terrorism and violent extremism.

You will hear about all aspects of these units from soldiers on their first day of special forces training, all the way up to Admiral William McRaven, the former leader of Special Operations Command who oversaw the raid that took out Osama Bin Laden.

After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change

May 12, 2017
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Thursday, June13 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Host Madeleine Brand circles the globe to see how various countries are tackling the issue of climate change since the historic Paris climate agreement.

The world’s top carbon producers, China and India, are both committed to decreasing their carbon footprints but with different approaches. China is emphasizing innovation while India is focused on subsidizing the green energy market.

Trump's Approach to the Middle East

Apr 3, 2017
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Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what may lie ahead in regards to Israel, Syria, Iran, and the fight against ISIS.

US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

Dec 13, 2016
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Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

This month on America Abroad, a look at the post-election state of the US relationship with Russia. We explore Russia's use of cyber tactics and see what position America is in to defend itself and its NATO allies against real and virtual attacks; We discuss Russia's relationship with NATO and its interests in the Balkans; And we hear how people in Russia view the US, Putin, and their country's long economic recession.

America’s Bond with Israel

Nov 8, 2016
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Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: On this edition of America Abroad an examination of America's relationship with Israel. The U.S. and Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which guarantees 38 billion dollars in aid to Israel over 10 years. This was completed despite noted tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama.

Fighting Zika and Future Epidemics

Nov 8, 2016
Frank Hadley Collins

Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more than 4,000 cases of Zika reported in the continental US and almost 30,000 in US territories.

Espionage in the Age of Terror

Jul 7, 2016
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Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 pm:

Africa’s Fights Against Islamic Extremism

Jun 16, 2016
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Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: Islam has been peacefully practiced in sub-Saharan Africa for centuries in places like Senegal and Sudan. But in the past few decades, extreme versions of the religion has been penetrating into the continent, often filling the void of weak governmental authorities.

Civil Resistance: The Power of The People

May 6, 2016
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Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: All across the world people are using nonviolent resistance to tackle corruption, to challenge their governments, and to protect their lands and their culture. The strategies for a successful movement have evolved since the days of Gandhi, but at its heart civil resistance harnesses the power of many to oppose those in power.

Tibet

Mar 22, 2016
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Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 pm: 

From America Abroad: Host Madeline Brand examines modern day Tibet from a spiritual, political, and cultural perspective.  You’ll learn more about Tibetan Buddhism, and the romantic appeal of the religion and the Tibetan people as well as the role of the Dalai Lama and what might happen after he passes. 

Fighting Isis at Home and Abroad

Jan 29, 2016
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Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 pm: 

From America Abroad: The latest attacks in the Middle East, Paris, and San Bernardino have proved that the fight against ISIS is not limited to a country or even a region -- it’s a fight against an ideology.

On this edition of America Abroad, an examination of the military, diplomatic, and cyber strategies to defeat ISIS. We will hear from American-Muslim organizers what they think communities can do to prevent extremism at home and fight ISIS recruitment.

How Drones are Reshaping the World

Dec 17, 2015
Andrew Stelzer [pri.org]

Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm
Anchored by Madeleine Brand

Searching for Religious Common Ground

Oct 5, 2015

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 pm
Anchored by Madeleine Brand

From America Abroad: An exploration of how different religious groups talk to each other with the goal of lessening violence and reaching mutual understanding. We will look at the organizations and individuals who are working to build bridges between religions, often in the most conflict-ridden places in the world.

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