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FROST OVER THE WORLD
Jesse Jackson
The civil rights leader talks about youth crime, plus the 'war on drugs'.
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2009 10:47 GMT



In this episode of Frost over the World, Sir David talks to Jesse Jackson, an icon of the civil rights movements who is in London this week to talk to the British parliament about youth crime and to Danilo Turk, the president of Slovenia, about mounting tensions in the Balkans.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, March 27, 2009.

Jesse Jackson

 

Just 48 years ago Jesse Jackson, an icon of the civil rights movement, was arrested for the simple crime of being a black man who wanted to use a public library.

Since then, Jackson has been fighting injustice and inequality throughout the world. This week he is in London to talk to the British parliament about youth crime.

Danilo Turk

 

There is tension once again in the Balkans, as a border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia suggests renewed instability in the region.

Sir David speaks to Danilo Turk, the Slovenian president, about this.

Jay Sean

 

British-Asian singer-songwriter, Jay Sean, joins Sir David to talk about his unique sound, his popularity in India and Pakistan and the impact of the internet on the music industry.

The 'war on drugs'

 


The UN recently celebrated the 100th birthday of the 'international war on drugs'.

But last year, over 6,300 people were killed in Mexico's drug turf wars which are spilling over the border into the US. 

Ann Widdecombe, a British politician, and Steve Rolles from the Transform Drug Policy Foundation join Sir David to discuss whether it is time to reconsider the war on drugs.

Plus, journalist and author Charles Glass, who made headlines himself when he was kidnapped from a west Beirut street by Hezbollah and held hostage for 62 days, also joins the show.


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