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Guest Host: Steve Roberts
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- Phillip Gourevitch staff writer for the New Yorker
- Adam Hochschild professor of journalism at UC Berkeley and author of "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa" (Houghton Mifflin)
- Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah executive director of the Global Coalition for Africa
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