Eight months and more than 100 interviews in to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election, the committee announced today there is a long way to go. The intel committee continues to probe the extent of Russia’s campaign, including more than 3,000 Russian-linked ads that were turned over by Facebook and whether Trump campaign officials helped decide where to target them.  A potential link between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been at the center of a lot of questions since the beginning of the 2016 election. Journalist, activist and New York Times best-selling author Masha Gessen has written extensively on the subject. She joins Jim Braude to discuss the latest twists in the Russia election interference investigation and her new book, “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia.”

Americans taken hostage overseas are more than twice as likely as other Western hostages to remain in captivity, die in captivity, or be murdered by their captors, according to a report this year from the group New America. Many of these hostages are journalists. New Hampshire native James Foley was working as a freelance war correspondent for GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse in northern Syria  when he was kidnapped in November 2012. Nearly two years later, he was publicly executed by members of ISIS. His parents, Diane and John Foley, joined Jim Braude to discuss their son’s legacy and the work they’ve done to protect freelance journalists internationally through the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. 

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