Che Watkins – The Center for Working Families

Watkins is President and CEO of the Center for Working Families, an organization fighting multi-generational poverty in Atlanta. She describes the challenges many poor families in Atlanta face on a daily basis and what her organization is doing to change this dynamic.

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 flood of refugees into his tiny and fragile country and how it’s impacting both Syrians and Lebanese alike.

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 into the extraordinary challenges and ultimate rewards of these two parallel yet divided cultures trying to coexist.

Anis Mojgani – Poet

Mojgani is a riveting poet and performer whose spoken word poems are utterly remarkable. He tells David about his life and how he became a poet. He also performs many of his best works.

Anonymous – Spy Master Dewey Clarridge

Duane R. (Dewey) Clarridge was one of the most colorful and unflinching spies in CIA history. He operated all over the world and was one of the greatest recruiters of foreign agents ever. A

swashbuckler and unabashed cold warrior, Clarridge was loathed by many but loved by more. When he died his funeral was a who’s-who of American national security legends, from spies to Iran Contra figures to foreigners who flew to the US to see off the man they had worked with for decades. One of the attendees (who because of his own role in the world of espionage required anonymity) spoke to David about Dewey, his life and his final send-off.

Peter Bergen – United States of Jihad

CNN’s terrorism analyst (and producer of the first-ever TV interview with Osama Bin Laden, talks about his latest book, United States of Jihad. The book tells the stories of homegrown American terrorists and their role in the global jihadi movements.

Andrew Feiler and Stanley Pritchett – Morris Brown College

Pritchett is the President of Morris Brown in Atlanta and Feiler is a photographer and writer. Together they tell the story of the school and its great history and troubled present. Morris Brown is one of the most storied HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and is an institution with a remarkable history. Unfortunately in recent years the school underwent one crisis after another and barely survived. Feiler documented the decay and published a book of telling photographs, Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color.

Michael D’Antonio – Never Enough: Donald Trump

David talks with author Michael D’Antonio about the phenomeno that is Donald Trump. D’Antonio had remarkable access to Trump while researching his book, Never Enough: Donald Trumo and the Pursuit of Success and tells about his findings and the process of writing the book: from dealing with Trump’s lawyer to witnessing “The Donald” firsthand.

Nadia Oweidat – Sunni vs. Shia

Oweidat is a scholar of Islam and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. She describes what exactly are the differences between Shiite and Sunni forms of Islam and why there is such a schism between these two main branches of this ancient faith.