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"Wake" with Luke Vargas

Wake with Luke Vargas is an hour-long weekly radio broadcast that explores how overseas developments affect the United States. 

Launched in 2017 by Luke Vargas, TMN's chief foreign correspondent, Wake aims to introduce American news audiences to pressing global developments likely to impact domestic policy, but which may not dominate the cable news cycle.

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May 18, 2018

Years of military efforts to destroy Boko Haram have failed to eradicate the terror group. Boko Haram continues to stage daring attacks, kidnap civilians and fuel a regional refugee crisis that's displaced hundreds of thousands.

This week on Wake we’ll trace the origins of Boko Haram consider how the group fits into the global terrorism landscape.

Helping us do that are this week's guests:

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Taped: April 19, 2018 + May 8, 2018

Hosted by Luke Vargas.