Dave Marash

Dave Marash is a veteran television news correspondent. He was chief Washington anchor for the global news channel Al Jazeera English from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a correspondent for ABC News' Nightline, covering wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Rwanda, and disasters from the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, to Hurricane Andrew in the United States, where he also did investigative reports on the spread of toxic asbestos from the W.R. Grace co. mine at Libby, MT, and General Motors’  failed Minority Dealership Program Before reporting for Nightline, Marash spent more than a decade in local news in New York and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 1989, he was a news anchor for WRC-TV, Washington. He was an investigative reporter for WNBC-TV in New York and NBC Sports from 1983 to 1985. Marash anchored the news for WCBS-TV in New York from 1973 through 1978 AND in 1981 and 1982, when he also anchored and reported for an Emmy Award-winning investigative magazine Dave Marash Reporting.  Marash was a correspondent for ABC News’ 20/20 from 1978 to 1980, where he won the first of his 4 National Emmy Awards for his reporting on the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. He has published articles in The New York TimesThe Christian Science Monitor, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Carnegie Reporter, The Journalist, Washington Monthly, Ms. Magazine and TV Guide. He is a founding member, and past Chairman of the The Committee to Protect Journalists. Marash graduated from Williams College in 1964 and did graduate work at Rutgers University.  He currently blogs at http://davemarashsez.blogspot.com/.

Despite President Obama's assurances that there will be "no American boots on the ground" in the fight against ISIS, the number of US special forces troops close to the battlefields in Iraq is growing. RAND Corporation analyst Linda Robinson told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why the troops are there and what they're doing.

The path for refugees from the Middle East to Europe was always difficult; but these days it's pretty effectively shut.  The choke point is Greece. Foreign Policy reporter Alex Clapp told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, for Greeks already squeezed by a bankrupt economy, the refugee crisis adds a heavy load.

Every year, thousands of children are detained by American immigration authorities. A few who are determined to be dangerous are placed indefinitely in juvenile detention centers. Tyche Hendricks of KQED radio's The California Report told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about how little we know about who makes the judgment and what happens next.

There's been an apparent breakthrough in negotiations between the US and China about the rules of online engagement. Scott Warren Harold, senior analyst at the RAND Corporation, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, progress may have been pushed forward by a report from a private American cyber security company. 

Libya's lack of a functioning government has allowed human traffickers to find a safe home from which to launch would-be refugees to southern Europe. Libyan journalist Mustafa Fetouri told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE these criminals operate a highly-organized network.

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One night in September 2014, FORTY THREE students went missing in Mexico. Now, a new human rights report has sharply criticized the Mexican government's investigation of the case. Mexico City-based Associated Press reporter Mark Stevenson told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE what the team of international experts found so troubling about the Mexican government's work.

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder said he was reforming the use of civil forfeiture to confiscate cash and property from citizens not accused of any crime. But Holder did less than he had suggested, and now even his tiny reform has been reversed. Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham sorted out for KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE Holder's apparent promise and today's reality. 

When SandRidge Energy proposed to look for oil a few miles outside of Rio Rancho late last year, the public was quick to raise concerns about how drilling would affect them. Rio Rancho Observer reporter Antonio Sanchez told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why community members kept Sandoval County's oil in the ground.

Gerald Moore, a former senior editor at LIFE Magazine, had a reporting career that took him to Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.  But he started here in New Mexico. Moore told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about his beginnings  as a journalist at the Albuquerque Tribune.

Apr. 26 - Paul Manafort

Apr 26, 2016

Donald Trump has gotten this far by making strongman promises that appeal to a specific base. But can new campaign manager Paul Manafort make Trump appeal to mainstream Republicans? NBC News political correspondent Steve Handelsman told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that a move to the middle by Trump is necessary but unlikely.

Among the many tragedies of the ongoing refugee crisis is the double displacement of 700,000 Syrian children who are not only out of their homes, but out of school. RAND Corporation analyst Shelly Culbertson has seen the plight of these children in person; she told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the struggles they face.

White America is in the midst of an addiction crisis, and at its heart are oxycontin and other black tar heroin. Sam Quinones, author of 2015 Amazon Best Book DREAMLAND, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how one misinterpreted letter led to the rise of painkillers in America.

Since the 1980s, a wave of democracy has swept the nations of the world. But is this wave receding? Brookings Institution fellow Ted Piccone told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about democracy at a crossroads.

The FBI managed to hack into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone without Apple's help, but the battle over phone privacy is far from over. Shane Harris, national security correspondent for The Daily Beast, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about what will likely be a long legal fight between Apple and the FBI.

Germany has become the most refugee friendly nation in Europe under Angela Merkel's guidance. Demetrios Papademetriou of the Migration Policy Institute told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how Merkel's policies are benefiting not just refugees, but Germany, as well.