On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker asks why the one of the groups considered to be among the most effective anti-Daesh militias has been excluded from the next round of Syria Peace Talks set to open tomorrow in Geneva. Becker is joined by a member of the Kurdish Student Union, Elif Sarican, to discuss why the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has been sidelined in the new round of talks, as well as Turkey's ongoing military assault against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in both Turkey and Iraq.
Is Haiti heading toward a death squad government? Or another revolution? In the second segment, Becker is joined by Kim Ives, internationally recognized journalist with Haiti Liberte, for an eyewitness account of the protests that have demanded new elections and have taken aim at President Martin Martelly. Ives reviews the role of Bill and Hillary Clinton that has stimulated the current political crisis.
Finally, we turn to role of the federal government in the catastrophe of poisoned water in Flint, Michigan and speak to Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, a whistleblower and former senior policy analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the role of the agency in covering up the poisoning of the city's water supply.