This week Dennis Wholey speaks with consumer advocate and activist, Ralph Nader. Mr. Nader discusses the ways in which America is malfunctioning and the action needed to improve the country, as well as his new book, The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia. Ambassador Djalal explains many aspects of his country, including the fact that Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and a tremendously diverse and complex population.
This week’s program explores the important lessons that we learned throughout 2012 by visiting a variety of interviews from the past year. Past guests from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States all explain interesting aspects of their respective cultures and weigh in on the most crucial concerns of the day. Guests include Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong; Former Ambassador to the United States from Kazakhstan and current Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Erlan Idrissov; Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and many more.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with author and President of Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown. President Brown explains the grim facts about the health of our planet and the ways in which we can make a change. President Brown has recently published two books on such topics, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity and World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the world renowned Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Dr. Nasr explains the fundamental aspects of Islam, the ways in which is it misunderstood and his convictions regarding the role of Islam in the world today.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, and author of the new book, Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change around the World. Ms. Nelson discusses the importance of Vital Voices’ work and shares stories of the many unique women involved throughout the world.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with renowned biographer, Sally Bedell Smith about her recent best selling biography, Elizabeth The Queen, The Life of a Modern Monarch. Mrs. Bedell Smith explores the life, character and importance of one of the most recognizable women on the planet, Queen Elizabeth II.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Priest about her new book, Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State, which she co-wrote with Philip Arkin. The book explores the unknown magnitude of the U.S. anti-terror effort and the results of its presence
Dennis Wholey speaks with Daniel R. Green about his new book, The Valley’s Edge: A Year with the Pashtuns in the Heartland of the Taliban and about his unique perspective having served in the country for years. Mr. Green explains the history and mentality of the Taliban and the ways in which the United States could engage the Taliban and the region in a more dynamic and effective way. (Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Navy Reserves.)
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. Trita Parsi who is President of the National Iranian American Council and author of the upcoming book, A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran. Together they discuss the complex relationship between the United States and Iran as well as its role in the world.
This week Dennis Wholey discusses the tremendous shifts that have taken place throughout the Middle East as a result of the Arab Spring, with Dr. Marina Ottaway, Former Director and Senior Associate at the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace.
Dennis Wholey speaks with Dr. James Zogby about his new book “Arab Voices”. Dr. Zogby, who is also President of the Arab American Institute, discusses the need for the west to listen to what the Arab World has to say, and to understand that the lives of people around the world are not as different as many in the west believe.
This week Dennis Wholey speaks with renowned Washington Post columnist, David Ignatius about the recent events in Egypt, Tunisia and the current political climate of the Middle East.
Join host Dennis Wholey as he discusses the recent uprisings in the Middle East with Dr. Marina Ottaway, Director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA, Dennis Wholey speaks with Peter Bergen, CNN’s National Security Analyst and author of The Longest War; The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda. Together they discuss Peter Bergen’s new book, the United State’s efforts to fight terrorism, and Bergen’s face to face encounter with Osama Bin Laden.
This week on THIS IS AMERICA, Dennis Wholey concludes his discussion with Peter Bergen, CNN’s National Security Analyst and author of The Longest War; The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda. Together they look into Peter Bergen’s new book, the United State’s efforts to fight terrorism, and Bergen’s face to face encounter with Osama Bin Laden.