The Power Of Television In Politics, The Threat Of Antimicrobials, And Immigrant Detention

Hugo Chavez
Then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela salutes troops during a military parade beside Defense Minister Gen. Raul Salazar in Caracas, Venezuela on February 4, 1999. Jose Caruci / Associated Press
Hugo Chavez
Then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela salutes troops during a military parade beside Defense Minister Gen. Raul Salazar in Caracas, Venezuela on February 4, 1999. Jose Caruci / Associated Press

The Power Of Television In Politics, The Threat Of Antimicrobials, And Immigrant Detention

On today's show:

  • Before Donald Trump did The Apprentice, Hugo Chavez appeared on a weekly show called Aló Presidente, where he’d do everything from performing to discussing current issues. Political scientist Javier Corrales joins us to talk about how the two political leaders have used the media to deliver their political messages.
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a phenomenon where particular diseases grow resistant to traditional antibiotic medication, and previously curable diseases become untreatable. Elta Smith, a research leader at RAND Europe, joins us to talk about AMR and the conversation about global health at the UN. 
  • U.S. citizens expect the right to access to an attorney should they have to appear in court. For people going through the U.S. immigration system, even for children, such rights are not always guaranteed. Grace Meng, a senior researcher in Human Rights Watch’s U.S. program, investigates abuses in the U.S. immigration system.