The battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani continues. Despite U.S. airstrikes, ISIS has been advancing. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called for more support for the rebels. We'll take a look at Turkey's role in the conflict with Henri Barkley of Lehigh University.
Last week Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the hospital room of a woman who was assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir square during an election celebration. We'll talk to an Egyptian sociologist about why such public sexual assaults are on the rise in Egypt.
After all the Christmas posts this week, I know you expected me to interview a snowperson (why always a man? Or a woman? Snow gender need not be so definitive!) but instead today I’m chatting with someone who will (I hope) not melt away.