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Back Channel Diplomacy is Attempting to Defuse World Hot Spots, says Retired U.S. Ambassador Dr. Susan Elliott

August 16, 2019

Retired U.S. Ambassador Dr. Susan Elliott tells us that back channel diplomacy is currently going on in ways unimagined by most citizens, through her organization, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. She became the NCAFP’s President and CEO in August 2018. Officially known as Track II Diplomacy, these closed­-door and off­-the­-record conferences provide opportunities for […]

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Israeli High Court Decision Puts Jerusalem Christian Community at Risk, says Former U.S. Ambassador Theros

August 5, 2019

Retired U.S. Ambassador Patrick Theros discusses the Israeli High Court decision in favor of an extremist group that seeks the removal of Christians from the Old City of Jerusalem and the existential risks for the Christian community that the ruling poses. At issue in the real estate case, brought by the Greek Orthodox Church of […]

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After the Blackout, Gov. Cuomo tells WCBS’s John Metaxas, Con Ed “can be replaced.”

July 22, 2019

New Yorkers measure their lives by blackouts. I experienced my fourth* on Saturday July 13th, anchoring live coverage of the West Side Blackout on WCBS Newsradio 880. The evening brought me back to the 1965 blackout when I was 7 growing up in Manhattan, the 1977 blackout as a college student at Columbia during the […]

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Marshall Lester on Teaching Law in the Former Soviet Union

July 9, 2019

Warshaw Burstein partner Marshall Lester discusses his work as a teacher of international corporate law at programs in countries in the former Soviet Union. In this podcast he gives perspectives on the differences between American and overseas students, discusses their interest in U.S. law and offers insights into the fascinating regions in which he has […]

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11-Year-Old Boy with Cancer Dreams of Becoming Oncologist

June 3, 2019

Since 1976, The Valerie Fund has helped provide comfort and healing for thousands of New Jersey children stricken with cancer and blood disorders, close to their homes. This Saturday, June 8th, the organization is holding its annual fundraising walk and 5K run in Verona Park. Every year for the past decade, WCBS has asked me […]

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D.C. Lawyers Advance Civil Lawsuit vs. Republic of Turkey Over Beating of Protesters on U.S. Soil

March 25, 2019

•Turkey Faces April Deadline to Respond in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia •Ankara Foreign Ministry Finally Served After Rebuffing Service Three Times ◊PODCAST COLD OPEN VERBATIM: You had a trained paramilitary force attack peaceful protesters. The people who were protecting President Erdogan came across police lines and beat up our clients, hit […]

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These “Grumpy Liberals” are Elevating Journalism in the Time of Trump

March 21, 2019

John Metaxas speaks with Paul Glastris, editor in chief of the Washington Monthly, along with two of the publication’s editors, Daniel Block and Eric Cortellessa, about their quest to elevate journalism in this stressful time. Labelling his point of view, “grumpily liberal,” Paul says the Washington Monthly, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, remains devoted to […]

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Warshaw Burstein’s Meryl Wiener on the SEC Examination Priorities for 2019

March 7, 2019

Warshaw Burstein partner Meryl Wiener examines the newly announced SEC Examination Priorities for 2019. She outlines what SEC registered entities, from established broker-dealers to newly-formed hedge funds, should consider in dealing with a routine examination by the SEC (as opposed to an examination for cause, which will be covered in a future podcast). Meryl notes […]

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Using Modern Media for the Common Good: John Metaxas speaks with TheVJ.com’s Michael Rosenblum

February 16, 2019

John Metaxas speaks with Michael Rosenblum, the self-proclaimed “Father of Videojournalism” who has trained more than 40,000 VJs and built VJ-driven networks worldwide. In a wide-ranging talk on the history of media, Michael recounts his career, from his time living with and covering a Palestinian family in Gaza during the First Intifada to his current […]

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From Zionist to Palestinian Advocate: One Lawyer’s Journey

January 31, 2019

Podcaster John Metaxas interviews veteran civil rights attorney Robert Herbst about his journey from his liberal Jewish upbringing to becoming an advocate for Palestinian rights. Bob says just as “Black Lives Matter in the U.S., Palestinian lives matter in Israel/Palestine.” He says his viewpoint changed significantly after what he calls Israel’s brutal 2014 Operation Protective […]

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