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Dave Marash

Dave Marash is a veteran television news correspondent. He was chief Washington anchor for the global news channel Al Jazeera English from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a correspondent for ABC News' Nightline, covering wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Rwanda, and disasters from the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, to Hurricane Andrew in the United States, where he also did investigative reports on the spread of toxic asbestos from the W.R. Grace co. mine at Libby, MT, and General Motors’  failed Minority Dealership Program Before reporting for Nightline, Marash spent more than a decade in local news in New York and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 1989, he was a news anchor for WRC-TV, Washington. He was an investigative reporter for WNBC-TV in New York and NBC Sports from 1983 to 1985. Marash anchored the news for WCBS-TV in New York from 1973 through 1978 AND in 1981 and 1982, when he also anchored and reported for an Emmy Award-winning investigative magazine Dave Marash Reporting.  Marash was a correspondent for ABC News’ 20/20 from 1978 to 1980, where he won the first of his 4 National Emmy Awards for his reporting on the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. He has published articles in The New York TimesThe Christian Science Monitor, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Carnegie Reporter, The Journalist, Washington Monthly, Ms. Magazine and TV Guide. He is a founding member, and past Chairman of the The Committee to Protect Journalists. Marash graduated from Williams College in 1964 and did graduate work at Rutgers University.  He currently blogs at http://davemarashsez.blogspot.com/.

Y'know the old saying, "If you don't like today's weather, wait tilltomorrow?"  Weather is something that can change, literally, all the time.  Climate, on the other hand, changes slowly; and its changes can stick around for decades.  New Mexico environmental reporter Laura Paskus told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, she's seen the state's climate change over the past 10 years, with noticeable and important effects.

The new King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and his son, the Defense Minister, have started a hot war in Yemen that is part of a regional Cold War the Saudis are mounting against Iran.  New York Times Editorial Board member Carol Giacomo is just back from Saudi Arabia, and she told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, the Sunni-Shi'ite conflict with Iran is beginning to dominate all political decisions in the Saudi kingdom.

With the wars in Syria at a military stalemate, and the conflicting interests there of the U-S, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia increasingly at loggerheads, American Secretary of State John Kerry has been campaigning for a grand compromise which will allow all parties to concentrate on destroying the Islamic State.  A nice idea, says Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Analyst at the RAND Corporation, but he told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, wishing won't make it so.

 

Although the city of Paris had been targeted by Islamic State terrorists twice earlier this year, the six attacks on November 13th has left Parisians frightened.  And former 60 Minutes producer, and long-time Paris resident, Barry Lando, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, it's not just the huge scale of the recent mass murders.

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Nov 25, 2015

Is eating bacon going to give you cancer?  All those recent headlines you may have seen recently, the real risk is slight. Wired Magazine science reporter Sarah Zhang told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the confusion begins with the difference between identifying a cancer threat, and assessing its real-world risk.  The World Health Organization completed the first step, but didn't take the second..

The one success story coming out of the Arab Spring is under terrorist attack, and government of Tunisia has wavered between cracking down on lots of perceived opponents and then backing off.  Swedish Journalist Christine Petre' (PET-treh) has lived through the ups and downs and told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, she's had an easier time than her Tunisian journalist colleagues.

KSFR's Dave Marash asked former Amb. Ryan Crocker on HERE & THERE about the ongoing war in Yemen. The diplomat's answer covered Yemen and the present American predicament across the Middle East.

The government of the State of New Mexico got a D minus grade in a recent investigative study commissioned by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity.  But one area in which it got a flat F for failure was in giving citizens access to public records.  Gwyneth Doland was the author of the CPI report on New Mexico and explained to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE why she flunked the government on this important issue.

Riding barely-trained wild mustangs along the Continental Divide from the Mexican to the Canadian border is one thing.  But filming the almost 6-month-long ride for theatrical presentation is quite another.  Executive Producer Cindy Meehl of the new documentary Unbranded, which opened Friday at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, 4 riders, 2 cameramen, and Luke the sound horse added up to a winning team.

For many monitors of human and press freedoms around the world, the government of the Caspian Sea oil state Azerbaijan ranks on their 10 Worst lists.  But, as Dan Boyd, the Capitol Bureau Chief of the Albuquerque Journal told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, issuing "Memorials" praising that government is one of the few things Republican and Democratic members of the New Mexico legislature can agree on.

In the weeks before national Parliamentary election, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a high-risk strategy of military attacks against Kurds he called "terrorists," and arrests and seizures at opposition newspapers, radio and TV stations.  It worked, because, analyst Barak Barfi of the New America Foundation think tank told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, Turkish voters thought it promised Presidential strength and stability. 

 

Will Everett has spent the better part of a decade in Afghanistan as a journalist, a novelist, and an employee of a US aid agency.  It's that last role, he told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, which gave him his biggest frustrations.

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There has been a lot of political talk recently about enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria, as if that would be quick and easy to accomplish.  But as RAND Corporation analyst Karl Mueller told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, there's a lot more to an effective no-fly zone than just sending planes flying over Syria.

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