Show Details for November 26th, 2006

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Tonight’s show — Michele Wucker on immigration and Jonathan Landay on Cheney and Lebanon

Michele Wucker joins The Monitor’s co-host Pokey Anderson, in an interview recorded during her recent visit to Houston. She delves into the complex issues of immigration. Michele is co-director of the Immigrant Voting Project and director of the Program on Citizenship & Security. She is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York City.

She specializes in immigration and assimilation, transnational political processes, the politics of culture, Latin America and the Caribbean, and international finance and debt crisis

She is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right, published by Public Affairs press in May 2006, and of Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola.

Michele lectures frequently at leading universities and policy on the subjects of immigration, cross-cultural conflict and conciliation, and Latin American politics. She has written for many U.S. and Latin American publications including The American Prospect, Newsday, The New York Daily News, The New York Times Book Review, Tikkun, The Washington Post, and others.

Born in 1969 in Kansas City (Missouri), Michele grew up in Texas and Wisconsin and now lives in New York City. Michele holds a degree in French and policy studies from Rice University in Houston and a Master of International Affairs and Certificate in Latin American Studies at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.

LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right


Journalist Jonathan Landay on Cheney, Iraq and other news

Jonathan Landay
is a regular guest at the Monitor. He and The Monitor’s Mark Bebawi will talk about recent news developments regarding Iraq, Cheney, and more.
Jonathan S. Landay, national security and intelligence correspondent, has written about foreign affairs and U.S. defense, intelligence and foreign policies for 15 years. From 1985-94, he covered South Asia and the Balkans for United Press International and then the Christian Science Monitor. He moved to Washington in December 1994 to cover defense and foreign affairs for the Christian Science Monitor and joined Knight Ridder in October 1999. He speaks frequently on national security matters, particularly the Balkans. In 2005, he was part of a team that won a National Headliners Award for “How the Bush Administration Went to War in Iraq.” He also won a 2005 Award of Distinction from the Medill School of Journalism for “Iraqi exiles fed exaggerated tips to news media.”


“White House denies Cheney endorsed water boarding”
By Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers
Oct. 27, 2006

“Cheney confirms that detainees were subjected to water-boarding”
By Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers
October 25, 2006


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