Octavia Nasr – Arab Spring Update

David speaks with Octavia Nasr, an expert in Arab affairs and former Middle East correspondent for CNN. In an earlier interview, Nasr described how social media including Twitter and Facebook led to a successful revolution in Tunisia and Egypt. Now that the dust has settled from the first round of revolution and a second round appears to be well under way, David and Octavia discuss not only what’s next, but also who’s next.

Original Air Date: 09-7-2011


Jessica Bruder – Burning Man

David speaks with freelance journalist Jessica Bruder about her experiences at the Burning Man festival in early August. Burning Man is an annual gathering in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada full of impromptu art installations, throbbing music and happy citizens. However, unlike the typical art festival, all attendees are expected to participate. Her most recent piece for the New York Times takes a look further into the festival and its desires to become a certified non-profit organization.

Original Air Date: 09-6-2011


Rye Barcott – It Happened on the Way to War

David speaks with Rye Barcott about his new book It Happened on the Way to War. This book serves as Barcott’s very personal memoir into a life that found him balancing his humanitarian work in foreign countries with being a soldier serving in Iraq. Rye Barcott is a former Marine Corps captain and cofounder of Carolina for Kibera, an acclaimed non-governmental organization that uses a unique model of participatory development to break cycles of violence and develop leaders in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

Original Air Date: 09-1-2011

Part 1 [audio:http://1690wmlb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/CWDL-Rye_Barcott_It_Happened_On_The_Way_to_War_Part_1.mp3]

Part 2 [audio:http://1690wmlb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/CWDL-Rye_Barcott_It_Happened_On_The_Way_to_War_Part_2.mp3]