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Behind Boko Haram

Boko Haram bombingNigeria has seen a rash of suicide bombings carried out by teenage girls on behalf of Boko Haram, a home-grown insurgency that is now formally affiliated with the Islamic State — we talk to Ajamu Baraka and Dr. Amina Mama about the roots of the conflict. Plus: the FDA has approved the first genetically-modified animal for human consumption — we talk about what that means for your meals and our oceans. And: two drug companies have announced the largest merger in health care history–David Cay Johnston will lay out what that means for people who need health.

Guests:

  • Dr. Amina Mama, Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at UC-Davis, where she also directs the Feminist Research Institute
  • Ajamu Baraka, associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies
  • Patty Lovera, Assistant Director of Food & Water Watch
  • David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of Divided: the Perils of Our Growing Inequality

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