KQED Public Radio Highlights

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Latino USA

Taking Back the Trees

Today at 6:00pm
repeats at 1:00am

The small town of Cherán in Michoacán, Mexico sits amidst pine trees, and most of its residents make money off of the resin they tap. But when the drug cartels began illegally logging them, the townspeople decided to fight back.

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Richard Haass

Monday at 10:00am

Council on Foreign Relations President Richard joins the program to talk about the recent significant shift in national defense strategy to include global competition from countries like China and Russia as the biggest threat to national security.

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Fresh Air

How Democracies Die

Monday at 1:00pm
repeats at 7:00pm

A talk with Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, the authors of a new book about what makes democracies healthy, and what leads to their collapse. They have studied democracies around the world and see signs that American democracy is in trouble.

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