The Curator – Al Jazeera America

Dr. Rob Dretler – Ebola

Rob_Dretler-150x150As the two Americans patients exit Emory Hospital after contracting the Ebola virus in Liberia, many questions still remain about the causes of the virus and how it spreads so quickly. David welcomes Dr. Rob Dretler, an infectious disease expert and former Chief of Staff at Dekalb Medical Hospital, answers many of the questions on the disease and how it is controlled.

Original Air Date: 08-22-2014



James Foley – Captured in Libya

Todd_Purdum-150x150David reruns his interview with James Foley, the GlobalPost journalist who was brutally murdered on August 19, 2014 by ISIS. The original interview ran exactly three years ago today and was on the subject of Foley’s captivity in Libya. It is a hard piece to listen to knowing what then happened to Foley but AM 1690 is running it as a tribute to his belief in the work of journalists to bring important stories to the world no matter the danger.

Original Air Date: 08-21-2014



Patrick Skinner – ISIS Update

Todd_Purdum-150x150Patrick Skinner, Director of Special Projects at the Soufan Group, joins David to give an update on ISIS and their progress through Iraq. They also discuss what actions must be taken to not only stop the progress of ISIS but also to send them backwards to defeat. The Soufan Group is an independent agency headquartered in New York that provides training programs, security services, and research insights to give clients essential knowledge and skills to prepare for, manage and respond to constantly evolving security needs.
Original Air Date: 08-20-2014