Special Episode: Nick Kristof on running for governor and the war in Ukraine | EP 50
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Nick Kristof is a world-renowned journalist, author, and humanitarian. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he is also a cider orchardist living in Yamhill, Oregon. He briefly ran for governor of Oregon until being ruled ineligible in February 2022. We start the episode with a campaign debrief: Was the experience positive or negative? Will he consider running for office again? Who will he vote for in the Democratic primary?

Then, we focus on the war in Ukraine. This episode is designed to explain the conflict (and why it matters) for lay people without a deep background in foreign policy (like us). In addition to decades of experience in reporting on war, humanitarian crises, and other international conflicts, Nick has family ties to the region (which we discuss). We cover no-fly zones, chemical weapon "red lines", the function of journalism in conflict, the opportunities and dangers of social media during wartime, cyber attacks, and the role of the United States in the emerging geopolitical re-ordering. For more on Nick, you can follow him on SubstackFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.   Here are Nick's recommendations for staying in the loop on the war in Ukraine: The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Kyiv Independent, and photojournalist Lynsey Addario on Instagram and Twitter.   Thank you for listening, and please subscribe to The Oregon Bridge on YouTube and on our Substack channel!
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