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New Hampshire votes – or doesn’t; Plus: Ken Wiwa

Standing Before History Ken Saro-Wiwa

Today New Hampshirites get their turn in the spotlight — if they can actually make it to a ballot box. Those voters  who manage to dig out from yesterday’s blizzard will also be confronted with a new Voter ID law that requires they either produce government ID, or sign an affidavit and pose for something that looks a lot like a mugshot. We speak to Ari Berman about the vote suppression landscape in 2016. Plus: Ken Wiwa on environmental and political crisis in Nigeria, and the potential and pitfalls of working inside the government.

Guests:

  • Ari Berman, senior contributing writer at The Nation; author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
  • Ken Wiwa, Nigerian journalist, activist, author and filmmaker; he’s presenting the new film Nowhere to Run tonight at 6:30 on the campus of  UC Berkeley.

Produced by Linda Khoury; hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert

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