The Seattle Times is kicking off an exciting new series exploring every facet of the crisis of homelessness in our community. It's been two years since City of Seattle and King County officials declared an emergency -- yet no solution is in sight, and the problem deepens with every passing week. Jonathan Martin, editor of the "Project Homeless" series, along with Vernal Coleman, the reporter who's spent countless hours on the first installment of the project join Dave Ross in-studio for a can't-miss discussion of what we know about the state of homelessness in our region, where we're failing to respond, and what the Seattle Times will be probing into in the coming year.
"Tamer Elnoury" is an active FBI agent who has worked undercover alongside Al Qaeda operatives and foiled terror plots from inside the organization. Listen in to his conversation with Dave Ross to understand what the TRUE motives for terror are. And according to Elnoury, it's not religion. (Agent's name and voice have been disguised to protect his identity).
Jere Van Dyke, Dave's former CBS colleague, is an acting intermediary between the US government and the Taliban. You see, Jere was held y the Taliban for 45 days and has traveled throughout, learned, and studied the region for over 40 years in ways few have ever done. Jere has made it his mission to clarify for the Western world the real intentions of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, ISIS, and protect those in their captivity, just as he was.
As the President and Congress continue to disagree on how Americans should receive health insurance, there is complete consensus that one of the largest problems in the health care market is the soaring cost of medical care. And Marshall Allen from ProPublica has been working tirelessly to track down one of the reasons for the astronomical cost of care -- waste, to the tune of $765 billion dollars a year.
As it turns out, the United States Supreme Court is partisan and hypocritical, sharing much in common with a certain notorious Italian Renaissance diplomat according to David Skover and Ronald Collins. Tune in for a fascinating discussion on the motivations -- and logic of the most influential political branch in American politics.
Every time a major public figure is exposed in a sexual harassment scandal, men are reminded the professional and personal dangers of being accused of harassment. In the New York Times, Claire Cain Miller writes about how men respond in the workplace, limiting their exposure risk and professional investment in female colleagues, and how this hurts the careers of women. Claire shares solutions for what DOES work, for both men and women to foster a safe, professional working environment that allows everyone to achieve equal success. Spoiler alert: sexual harassment training isn't the answer.
As the President prepares to decertify the Iran nuclear deal and continues to denigrate diplomacy as a tool to mitigate all-out war with North Korea, how should we view the Trump administration approach? Jon Wolfsthal is our expert foreign policy guide, discussing the pressing concerns of a nuclear North Korean state and an Iranian regime on the brink of becoming one. Wolfsthal is currently with Harvard's Belfer Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as well as a former Senior Director at the National Security Council.
After Australia experienced its largest mass shooting in their country's history, their Prime Minister rallied the nation and enacted some of the strictest gun laws in the world. Dave checks in on the results of those reforms after two decades in place.