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Show 2028 -
Japan: Recovery In Fukushima

On this edition of This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey travels to Japan's Fukushima prefecture to see what life is like beyond the headlines. Dennis visits with the Governor of Fukushima, Masao Uchibori to discuss the revitalization efforts in place since the triple disaster of March 11, 2011 when the area was impacted by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. In addition, Dennis visits various sites throughout Fukushima to look at the ways in which life has changed over the past six years. Speaking with various guests, Dennis finds that Fukushima itself has become a location of entrepreneurship and development with the goals of rebuilding the area to benefit Fukushima and the world. The segments cover the development of robotics and other cutting edge technologies as well as the country's edible tourism in the form of a unique strawberry farm and a Samurai related festival which continues today as it has for 1000 years.

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Show 2027 -
Japan: Natural Disasters and Recovery

While on location in Japan, This Is America & The World and Dennis Wholey explore the incredible ways that Japan has navigated its vulnerability to powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, volcanos, typhoons and tsunamis. Speaking with Japan's Minister for Reconstruction, Masahiro Imamura, Dennis gains insight into Japan's recovery and revitalization efforts following the March 11, 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Additionally, Dennis visits with an Irish-born scholar living Tokyo named Peter MacMillan to learn about the various aspects of the Japanese culture and spirit that have enabled the country to rise above massive challenges throughout history and to always come back stronger than before.

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Show 2020:
Amb. Hamdullah Mohib

(Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States, Hamdullah Mohib. Their conversation examines often misunderstood facets of the country and explores the nature of Afghanistan beyond negative headlines of war and the Taliban. The Ambassador also discusses his role during his time in Washington and the lives of Afghan citizens at home in Afghanistan.

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Show 2019:
Zbigniew Brzezinski

(Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Part II

This week Dennis Wholey concludes a thorough two-part conversation with political scientist and former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Their discussion covers a wide array of world topics over both programs. The second half explores the relationships the United States maintains with China, Russia and the world as whole. Additionally, the conversation touches on various interesting points such as the meaning of leadership and the future global role of the United States within coming years. Zbigniew Brzezinski currently serves as Counselor and Trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Show 2018:
Zbigniew Brzezinski

(Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Part I

This week Dennis Wholey begins a powerful two-part conversation with renowned political scientist and former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Their discussion covers a wide array of world topics over both programs. The first half contains a detailed examination of what is in-store for the world over the next few decades, the incoming Trump administration and the ways in which the Obama presidency has contributed in positive and negative ways to various issues, from climate change to Syria. Zbigniew Brzezinski currently serves as Counselor and Trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Show 2017:
Robert Kagan

(Brookings Institution)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with author and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Robert Kagan. Their conversation explores Obama's foreign policy during his eight years in office, the significance of the world order established by the United States after World War II and the future of the new Trump administration.

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Show 2016:
Amb. Maen Rashid Areikat

(Palestine Liberation Organization)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat. The Ambassador currently serves as Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization's General Delegation to the United States. During the conversation the Ambassador explains the Palestine Liberation Organization's perspective on the history and current state of relations between Palestine and Israel. Additionally, he talks about the daily life of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. The interview offers excellent insight into the concerns of the Palestinian people.

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Show 2015:
Minister Li Kexin (People's Republic of China)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with Minister Li Kexin from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to the United States. Their conversation explores the important relationship between China and the United States and examines the various struggles and successes China has seen in recent history. In addition, the conversation explores what is on the horizon for 2017 and beyond as President Trump enters the White House.

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Show 2008:
Amb. Rolandas Kriščiūnas (Republic of Lithuania)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Republic of Lithuania's Ambassador to the United States, Rolandas Kriščiūnas. The conversation touches on many topics including Lithuania's deep historic roots as well as its evolution over the last century. The Ambassador also discusses the country's culture, population and how Lithuania has become one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union.

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Show 2007:
Amb. Kirsti Kauppi (Republic of Finland)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Republic of Finland's Ambassador to the United States, Kirsti Kauppi. The Ambassador explains various aspects of the Nordic country's rich history, culture and government function as well as Finland's role in the region and the world.

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Show 2006:
Amb. Anthony Phillips-Spencer (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States, Brigadier General (Ret'd) Anthony Phillips-Spencer. Their conversation explores the unique Caribbean success story that is Trinidad and Tobago as well as the country's long history and ties to the United States.

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Show 2005:
Being Muslim in America, Roundtable Part II

This week Dennis Wholey concludes an incredibly important conversation with four Muslim Americans. The discussion explores guest's positive and negative experiences in the United States during a time in which America is struggling to define itself socially, politically and culturally. This program is designed to offer Muslims a voice during a period in time in which they regularly have none.

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Show 2004:
Being Muslim in America, Roundtable Part I

This week Dennis Wholey begins an incredibly important conversation with four Muslim Americans. The discussion explores guest's positive and negative experiences in the United States during a time in which America is struggling to define itself socially, politically and culturally. This program is designed to offer Muslims a voice during a period in time in which they regularly have none.

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Show 2003:
Amb. Vlora Çitaku

(Republic of Kosovo)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States, Vlora Çitaku. Their conversation explores Kosovo's unique history, people and culture as well as the country's relationship with the United States and Europe.

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Show 2002:
Derek Chollet (The Long Game)

This week Dennis Wholey speaks with author and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Derek Chollet. Their discussion is centered around Mr. Chollet's book, The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World. Through this book, Mr. Chollet offers unique insight into the mechanics of the Obama administration's foreign policy decisions over the last 8 years.

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