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Five years after President Obama ordered the closing of Guantánamo Bay, even former supporters call it a "recruiting poster for terrorists." We hear about prisoners held for 12 years without trial, videotapes of force-feedings — and the President's latest promise to veto any defense bill that doesn't allow Guantánamo to be closed. Also, dozens of separatists dead after Ukraine retakes airport, and fortune, truth and faith in the new China.

Banner image: Activist hold placards at a rally next to the White House in Washington calling for the closure of the US-run Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, May 23, 2014. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

Dozens of Separatists Dead after Ukraine Retakes Airport 7 MIN, 46 SEC

A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

Guests:
James Marson, Wall Street Journal (@marson_jr)

Does Guantanamo Bay Have a Future? 33 MIN, 57 SEC

A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

Guests:
Josh Gerstein, Politico (@joshgerstein)
Alka Pradhan, Reprieve (@ReprieveUK)
Mike Lenhert, US Marine Corps (retired)

More:
Carl Levin (D-MI) on defense funding bill that includes a path to closing Guantanamo
Gerstein on federal order lifting temporary ban on force-feeding of Guantanamo inmates
Reprieve on Guantanamo force-feeding decision

China's 'Age of Ambition' 9 MIN, 26 SEC

A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

Guests:
Evan Osnos, New Yorker magazine (@eosnos)

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