More than 100,000 people have been killed and nearly a quarter of Syria’s population has been displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad began in March 2011.
As Secretary of State John Kerry works with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on negotiations to have President Assad hand over all of his regime’s chemical weapons, the war on the ground in Syria continues.
In election seasons, so-called “issue ads” have become a predictable feature of the media landscape. Issue ads don’t mention a candidate. Instead, they promote or attack an issue. Because the ads are not about candidates, the groups paying for them aren’t subject to the same disclosure requirements as candidate ads.
“Issue ads” have flooded judicial elections with many millions of dollars from unidentifiable sources. Critics say it’s impossible to know a judge is impartial in the courtroom if it’s not clear WHO helped elect them.
The MSU Community Music School is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this month. We're joined by the school's executive director and associate dean for outreach and engagement, Rhonda Buckley. Also joining the conversation is of the school's bassoonist, Andrea Worful.
And live music throughout the show was provided by CMS performers Andrea Worful (bassoon), Cassandra Hibbard (clarinet), Maggie Gambill (flute), and Tess Miller (flute), Marissa Olin (flute).