The Islamic State launches a counterattack in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as the battle to retake Mosul intensifies. Ecuador cuts off Internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. And the president of the Philippines says his country is pivoting away from the U.S. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Leslie Epstein, director of Boston University’s creative writing program, talks about the bygone world of his childhood. He grew up in Los Angeles, where his father and uncle were the writing team behind some of Hollywood’s greatest films, including Casablanca. His new novel is based on his family.
- Leslie Epstein author, "San Remo Drive" (Handsel Books); and, director, Boston University's creative writing program
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