Entries by Spencer Kombol

Larry Tye

Larry Tye has been a frequent guest on Conversations with David Lewis to talk about his books. This time he’s discussing Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.  Tye was able to access previously undisclosed documents and people that had never talked before, such as Ethel Kennedy.   Tye and David went through the Nieman […]

John Lewis

John Lewis is an attorney in Atlanta in private practice.  Previously he was a top litigator for Coca Cola and head of its diversity program. He joins David Lewis to discuss “The Conversation” that African-American parents have with their teenage sons about how the world perceives them and how to stay safe in a world […]

Karen Greenberg

Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University and author of  Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State which examines the conduct of the Obama administration’s conduct in the national security arena.

Michael D’Antonio

Author Michael D’Antonio has been a repeat guest on Conversations with David Lewis.  This time he’s talking about the book he wrote on Donald Trump that was published just as the Republican primaries were getting underway. D’Antonio had multiple interviews with Trump and the people around him. 

Nadim Hori – Refugee Crisis in America

Imagine if 65 million refugees came into the US in just a few years. That’s what’s happening in Lebanon where a million Syrian refugees now try to live with the 4 million Lebanese. Hori is the Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch in Lebanon and works first-hand with refugees from the Syrian conflict next door. He describes the impact of the […]

Patrick Skinner – The Role of Intelligence in Fighting Terrorism

Skinner is a former CIA Clandestine Officer who is now Director of Special Projects for the Soufan Group, a security consulting and analysis company. In this interview with David — done shortly after terrorist attacks in Paris — he talks about how the explosion in intelligence gathering tools and resulting data collection does not seem to translate into better abilities to fight terrorism.

David Broza – East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem

Broza is described as the Bob Dylan of Israel. For 30 years this folk musician has been one of the leading voices and consciences of Israel. His new CD – East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem – is a collaboration between both Israeli Jews and Israeli Palestinians and was recorded on the Palestinian side of the city. The movie about the recording sessions is a window […]