• Jan 18, 2017
  • 23:21 mins

Guest: Jed Gottlieb, writer  It’s pretty rare to find a newspaper anywhere in the country with a full-time writer dedicated solely to covering theater, music or books. These are tough times for print journalism and it seems arts critics are among the first to go in layoffs and buyouts. Or, they get other duties and breaking news assignments added to their job so they spend less time writing about arts. And so what? Do newspapers really need someone dedicated full time to arts when the internet is teeming with movie and music reviews?

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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.