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Anne Keala Kel­ly (Kana­ka Oiwi) is in the stu­dio this week as Guest Host of First Voic­es Radio. She speaks with two guests dur­ing this episode. She con­tin­ues a dia­logue in the first half-hour about recent events in Bolivia and oth­er Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries that was start­ed by Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse last month. Her first guest is Alexan­der Main, Direc­tor of Inter­na­tion­al Pol­i­cy at the Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ic and Pol­i­cy Research in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. In his work at CEPR, Alex mon­i­tors eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal devel­op­ments in Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean and reg­u­lar­ly engages with pol­i­cy mak­ers and civ­il soci­ety groups from around the region. His areas of exper­tise include Latin Amer­i­can inte­gra­tion and region­al­ism, US secu­ri­ty and counter-nar­cotics pol­i­cy in Cen­tral Amer­i­ca, US devel­op­ment assis­tance to Haiti, and US rela­tions with Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Hon­duras and Venezuela. He is reg­u­lar­ly inter­viewed by nation­al and inter­na­tion­al media and his analy­ses have been pub­lished in a vari­ety of out­lets, includ­ing The New York Times, For­eign Pol­i­cy, the Los Ange­les Times, The Hill, NACLA, Dis­sent, Pagina/​12, and the Monde diplo­ma­tique. Pri­or to CEPR, Alex spent more than six years in South Amer­i­ca work­ing as a for­eign pol­i­cy ana­lyst and an inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tion con­sul­tant. He holds degrees in his­to­ry and polit­i­cal sci­ence from the Sor­bonne Uni­ver­si­ty in Paris, France and is flu­ent in Span­ish and French.

In the sec­ond half-hour, Keala talks about the sub­ject of Nuclear Colo­nial­ism — espe­cial­ly in the south­west­ern Unite States — with Leona Mor­gan. Leon­ais an Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er and activist who has been fight­ing Nuclear Colo­nial­ism since 2007. She is focused on pre­vent­ing new ura­ni­um min­ing, nuclear waste dump­ing, and trans­port of radioac­tive mate­ri­als in the south­west­ern Unit­ed States. Leona co-found­ed and works with Haul No!(,Radiation Mon­i­tor­ing Project( and­Nu­clear Issues Study Group (www​.face​book​.com/​N​u​c​l​e​a​r​I​s​s​u​e​s​S​t​u​d​y​Group). Leona is Dine’ from the Nava­jo Nation and lives in Albu­querque, New Mexico.