BACK STORY with DANA LEWIS

BACK STORY with DANA LEWIS

Dana Lewis is a veteran World Affairs Correspondent. He’s been everywhere. From war zones to the streets of London where he is based. And he loves talking to people about whats behind the headlines. Award winning. “A real in the trenches reporter….


AFGHANISTAN AND THE TALIBAN
Oct 22 • 31 min
The Former Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan Chris Alexander tells Back Story Host Dana Lewis, there is no point in talking to The Taliban. The only way to peace are sanctions on Pakistan which directs the violence. While Afghan Ambassador to The UK, …
The Deception By The White House, Pandemic Task Force
Oct 20 • 21 min
In this edition of Back Story Dana Lewis speaks to Olivia Troye. Troye was a homeland security official. She went on to work in the Office of the Vice President of the United States as the homeland security and counterterrorism advisor to Vice…
Threat to Shoot/ Belarus
Oct 15 • 43 min
After months of protests by hundreds of thousands demanding free and fair elections, The Interior Ministry of Belarus has now threatened to shoot demonstrators. And the main opposition leader has announced she is calling on factory workers and people…
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE DEBACLE
Oct 8 • 32 min
The Trump-Biden debate was a disaster.How do we change the formats for future debates to work? And what is the goal? Timers, buttons and buzzers to silence arguments? And how should it be hosted?The debates have always been TV shows, but if they are…
AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY; BIDEN VS TRUMP
Oct 5 • 35 min
President Trump has undermined Int. efforts to fight Covid 19. Clearly a Biden Presidency would be much different on the issue of cooperation on the pandemic.What about Biden’s policies on Russia? China? Afghanistan? Would Joe Biden be so different…
IN GOOD CONSCIENCE
Oct 1 • 37 min
Nearly 500 former National Security Officials sign a letter, saying President Trump is unfit for office. Trump has told militia’s to “stand-by” but failed to denounce them. He has threatened not to allow a peaceful transition of power in November….
LINE OF CONTACT/ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN SLIDE INTO WAR
Sep 30 • 19 min
The dispute goes back decades. Azerbaijan and Armenia are fighting over a disputed region called Nagorno-Karabakh and the conflict now threatens to pit Russia against Turkey.America has ceded some of its influence as a super power under the Trump…
CHINA - TAIWAN WAR?
Sep 24 • 38 min
Over the next few months, the simmering tensions between China and Taiwan could develop into a full fledged armed conflict. China, say experts, could invade Taiwan during the American election and subsequent inauguration, as it is stirred by new…
STEM CELL BREAKTHROUGH
Sep 18 • 28 min
Sore knees? Can’t run? Bad hip? Need replacement? Shoulder injuries? Why doesn’t the body reproduce cartilage as it does when you are a teenager? Well guess what, it does. New research from A Stanford University study shows a breakthrough in…
Russia Nerve Agents - an emboldened more repressive Putin
Sep 14 • 48 min
Russia’s use of Novichok nerve agent was against it’s own citizen. And it was a only by accident it was discovered by a Germany Military lab. The poisoning of Alexei Navalny is a violation of International law, because Russia is a signatory to the…
NOVEMBER STORM CLOUDS (U.S. Presidential Election)
Sep 9 • 29 min
In this Back Story with Dana Lewis - alarming predictions President Trump, lagging in polls behind Democrat Joe Biden won’t accept a loss. This could be a disturbing violent election in a system The World thought was a beacon of freedom and…
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM - BELARUS
Sep 1 • 15 min
Alexander Lukashenko struggles to cling to power after he lost fraudulent and fake elections. He’s jailed and tortured political opponents. Some have fled the Country. Others take to the streets weekly now in massive demonstrations demanding…
Afghanistan Peace?
Aug 30 • 32 min
Peace talks with the Taliban are beginning again in September as U.S. President Trump is bent on reducing U.S. Troop numbers in Afghanistan. There are not many U.S. Soldiers left there. And Trumps desire to announce something positive during his…
POLICE BRUTALITY (and Qualified Immunity)
Aug 26 • 36 min
This week another shooting of a black man in America. This time in Kinosha, Wisconsin. More calls for police reform echo through burning streets. Defund the police has resulted in concerns of more crime. But, a serious conversation is taking place…
NAVALNY, POISON AND RUSSIA
Aug 24 • 31 min
The central opposition figure in Russia, Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life in a hospital in Germany. According to his family and advisors he was poisoned after drinking a cup of tea on Tomsk Russia, where he was campaigning against President…
BEIRUT TEARS (can Lebanon rebuild?)
Aug 19 • 33 min
Aug 4 2020 - Rocked by a massive explosion Beirut was shredded. It’s infrastructure, the people and Lebanon’s Government. What happened and what’s next for the sectarian Gov which has been rife with corruption and ineffective rule?On this Back Story…
BELARUS SPRING (PART 2)
Aug 13 • 14 min
More than 7000 people in Belarus arrested in the few days of violent protests after The Presidential election. President Lukashenko has derailed democracy in Belarus pulling off an election fraud that’s so obvious his Country can’t swallow it. People…
BELARUS SPRING? An election fraud and the street is on fire
Aug 11 • 28 min
Belarus, a former Soviet Country of 10 million has had a pretend democracy since the fall of The Soviet Union. Since 1994 Aleksander Lukashenko has been President. He’s stifled free and fair elections and jailed opponents. Until now. Svetlana…
EUROPE’S BAD BOYS
Aug 7 • 43 min
Authoritarian Governments are strangling media freedoms in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. Hungary, Poland, The Czech Republic and Slovenia all have Governments choking free speech. In July 80 journalists quit the last independent media platform in…
QAnon/ Cult of Conspiracy
Jul 30 • 30 min
QAnon - is a bizarre far right conspiracy theory detailing a supposed secret plot by an alleged deep state against U.S. President Donald Trump. A murder has been carried out by a purported follower of Q. The ramming of a truck into the gates of the…
TRUMP’S TROOPS/Portland
Jul 24 • 30 min
The American President deploys Federal Troops to U.S. Cities against the wishes of State and local officials.On Back Story Dana Lewis talks to The Chief Correspondent for the New York Times, Peter Baker.And, Former NYPD Lt. Darrin Porter on policing in…
BLEAK BRITAIN (Covid-19 and Brexit the perfect storm)
Jul 19 • 33 min
In this episode of Back Story with Dana Lewis, a conversation with former Member of European Parliament for The Uk, Irina von Wiese, and Political Commentator Jo Phillips. We talk about the inequalities of The Two Londons in The Pandemic.And, BREXIT is…
TRUMP’S SLUMP - Joe Biden on course to become America’s next President.
Jul 13 • 34 min
Trumps support has evaporated. Key voting demographics are against him in 2020 including the all important working women’s vote. Democrat Leader Joe Biden is set to become America’s next President in the 2020 election.We talk to famed pollster…
RUNNING HOT; COVID-19
Jul 7 • 17 min
Warning! 239 scientists from 32 Countries have written a joint letter to the World Health Organization saying they have it wrong. That guidance on Covid19’s spread is wrong. The W.H.O. says the virus is spread by heavy droplets emitted by a cough or…
RUSSIA - “SHADOW STATE”
Jul 3 • 45 min
President Putin is here to stay until 2036. Russia is deep in shadowy covert operations designed to drive a wedge between Western powers, and even divide Countries internally. Is Donald Trump in Putin’s pocket? Did Russia sponsor paid bounties on…
ISRAEL’S, ‘DEAL OR STEAL OF THE CENTURY’? ANNEXATION OF PALESTINIAN LANDS.
Jun 28 • 61 min
Israeli P.M. Netanyahu and President Trump, have pushed a proposal to annex The Jordan Valley and parts of the West Bank forever. Now … Netanyahu says in order to make peace with UAE he will DELAY the annexation but the deal “remains on the…
The Plunging Popularity of Vladimir Putin
Jun 21 • 22 min
Looming unrest in Russia. Experts believe President Putin’s popularity is in a nose dive because of Covid19, low oil prices, rising unemployment, broken businesses, disappointment and dissatisfaction with The Kremlin. The referendum to extend…
KIDS, SUMMER IS CANCELLED !
Jun 18 • 25 min
Tens of thousands of summer camps are cancelled because of Covid19. Millions of children have been locked in their homes for months. No school. Slim chances to socialize. And these are critical years for young people to learn through play and…
U.S. TROOP DRAWDOWN GERMANY - TRUMPS “STRATEGIC INCOHERENCE”.
Jun 14 • 38 min
The White House has leaked the not so secret intention, to pull U.S. troops out of Germany. 1/3 of American forces based in Germany will go home. It has rattled NATO, angered Germany, and perplexed the Pentagon. Why? Because U.S. troops in Europe…
SHOULD WE DEFUND THE P0LICE?
Jun 11 • 20 min
Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the calls for “defund the police” have echoed across America. Black Lives Matter say police reform has repeatedly failed. And they want police budgets slashed and police officers replaced with social…
NUCLEAR ARMS RACE
Jun 8 • 32 min
American President Donald Trump recently boasted about a new “super duper missile”. While Russia President Vladimir Putin talked of his Countries superior nuclear forces. Russia has now changed it\s nuclear doctrine to include the use of nuclear…
PANDEMIC D-DAY
Jun 5 • 20 min
2020, in the middle of lockdowns from a pandemic, how do we remember one of the greatest battles of WW2? The D-Day Normandy Invasion led by soldiers which included Canadian Troops storming Juno Beach. Heroic, sacrifice, and victory on the long road…
THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD AND POLICE IN AMERICA
Jun 2 • 42 min
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has ignited demonstrations and riots across America. It’s time again to reform policing but where to start?Whats gone wrong? We talk to 3 experts on Police. 2 of them former officers. And our other guest heads…
THE SCIENCE OF COVID19
May 30 • 29 min
What do we now know about the Covid19 outbreak in China? Should you send your kids back to school? Should you really get on a subway, or bus, or airplane?Is a second wave going to be bigger than the first outbreak across The Globe?In this edition of…
FOOD CHAIN PANDEMIC
May 27 • 25 min
THE PANDEMIC has ravaged our food supply chain. Hundreds of thousands of cows, pigs, and chickens culled as meat packing plants were shut down because workers were ill with Covid 19. Vegetables and berries have been plowed under from shortages of…
LEADERSHIP IN A CRISIS
May 20 • 34 min
Army Commanders from the 101st Airborne Division, now leading big companies in a new war against Covid19. They guide us on leadership in a crisis, and point the way forward for business leaders and managers. Listen to Author and Leadership coach…
RUSSIA’S COVID19 CRISIS
May 16 • 23 min
When The Virus started to spread across Russia, The Kremlin played it down. Now President Putin is in self isolation. The economy is hit hard. And the former Prime Minister says Putin is losing his grip.
NUCLEAR START
May 11 • 31 min
For 50 years nuclear treaties between America and Russia have kept THE UNTHINKABLE from happening - NUCLEAR WAR. But, START (The Strategic Arms Control Treaty) is expiring soon. And the risks are increasing. It’s a nuclear countdown.
Britain’s COVID-19 and new respect for frontline workers.
May 8 • 30 min
In The first edition of Back Story award winning news correspondent Dana Lewis investigates what went wrong - to make Britain suffer the 2nd largest numbers of Covid19 deaths? And an in depth conversation about how we see people differently, not based…