• Jan 18, 2017
  • 17:30 mins

Guest: Sam Tsugawa, PhD, Professor of Music Education, Director of the New Horizons Orchestra, BYU Think of the people you know who play a musical instrument? Chances are, most – if not all – of them started learning it when they were in grade school. In American culture there’s a window of opportunity to learn a music instrument that seems to close at around junior high. It doesn’t have to close, of course. A program called New Horizons Music just marked 25 years of helping adults – particularly senior citizens – pick up a musical instrument. There are now New Horizons Bands and Orchestras all across the country that welcome people of all musical skill levels – even complete beginners.

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Philippine President's Drug War and Relation with US

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Guest: Prashanth Parameswaran, Associate Editor at The Diplomat, PhD candidate the Fletcher School, Tufts University President Rodrigo Duterte has just marked six months at the helm of the Philippines, which has long been an important ally of the US in Southeast Asia. But that friendship has been strained by Duterte’s angry rhetoric and threats to sever ties with America. It has also been strained by Duterte’s “war on drugs” in which more than 6,000 people have been killed in the last six months. Human rights advocates and the Obama administration have condemned the campaign, but President-elect Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, in his nomination hearing, refused to denounce Duterte as a human rights violator.

Guest: Prashanth Parameswaran, Associate Editor at The Diplomat, PhD candidate the Fletcher School, Tufts University President Rodrigo Duterte has just marked six months at the helm of the Philippines, which has long been an important ally of the US in Southeast Asia. But that friendship has been strained by Duterte’s angry rhetoric and threats to sever ties with America. It has also been strained by Duterte’s “war on drugs” in which more than 6,000 people have been killed in the last six months. Human rights advocates and the Obama administration have condemned the campaign, but President-elect Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, in his nomination hearing, refused to denounce Duterte as a human rights violator.