Mon, 15 September 2014
Ruth Messinger cut her teeth in New York City politics. She was a long serving member of the city council and one-time candidate for Mayor. She made the move from municipal politics to global affairs when she became the head of the American Jewish World Service, an international development and advocacy organization. Ruth tells Mark about growing up in New York, running for office, and making the switch to international issues. They kick off with a discussion about the work of the AJWS around the world.
Direct download: Ruth_Messinger_intv_-_9_12_14_3.40_PM.mp3
Category:international affairs -- posted at: 9:42am EDT
Mon, 23 June 2014
Something different on the podcast this week! I recent sat down with a number of officials at the United Nations as part of Talk Radio Day 2014. This is an annual event hosted by the United Nations Foundation in which talk radio hosts from around the country broadcast from the UN for the day. I spoke with about a dozen officials, both from the United Nations secretariat and from member states. Each of the interviews focuses on topical issues related to the work of my very interesting guests.
Here's the first batch of interviews. Look out for part two in the near future.
John Ashe, President of the General Assembly
Courtenay Rattray, Jamaica's Ambassador to the UN
Le Hoai Trung, Vietnam's Ambassador to the UN
Kurt Chesko, UN Mine Action Service
Andrew Hudson, UN Development Program
Chris Whatley, United Nations Association of the USA