The Alyona Show: Revolt in Kyrgyzstan
On April 7, citizens of Kyrgyzstan overthrew their government, risking their lives to oust President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The country is home to one of NATO’s most strategically important military bases and houses a Russian base as well. Chaos is the last thing the United States, Russia and NATO need in Kyrgyzstan but it’s exactly what they have now. Former CNN International Correspondent Walter Rodgers, who has spent time near the border of Kyrgyzstan in Kazakhstan, joins Alyona in studio to break this all down.
Then, we all know about Guantanamo Bay. The detention and methods of interrogation have wounded America’s standing around the world as the champion of human rights and fueled the fire for extremist recruiters. But what happens to the detainees once they’re released? Does the US government help them return to their native country? Do their native countries help them assimilate back into society? Stacy Sullivan from Human Rights Watch has the answers, and she’s in New York to give them to you.
Later, Washington and London have long had a "special relationship," but now, many inside the UK, including parliament’s foreign affairs committee, are calling for its end. They believe Washington doesn’t see a need to corroborate with London on certain common interest areas and therefore should adjust the alliance. Sally McNamara from the Heritage Foundation and a former member of the Nottingham City Council is with Alyona to give you the authentic and fiery British perspective.
Finally, the FCC was established in 1934 to regulate telecommunications in America. After years of fighting for the Internet to be unregulated, the FCC was taken to federal court after attempting to force Comcast to allow its Internet subscribers unlimited broadband speed regardless of bandwidth use. Comcast won the appellate decision and scored the first victory in a war that may define a generation. How open should the Internet be? Casey Rae Hunter from the Future of Music Coalition is in studio to discuss the case.