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UpFront – Syria, Debt Swaps

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Civil War. That’s what the the International Committee of the Red Cross has just declared the situation in Syria, where there is now sustained fighting in the capital of Damascus. Military analyst Conn Hallinan joins us in studio to break down the diplomatic standoff over what to do. Plus: What the hell is a debt swap? Sociologist and journalist Darwin Bond-Graham joins us to unpack to complicated deals cities like Oakland made with firms like Goldman Sachs – and how they might get out of them.