President Trump hit the ground running this week signing an executive order restricting travelers from several countries in the Middle East and Africa. We speak to voices in Iraq and Iran to discover what folks in the affected countries think about the ban. Is this a Muslim ban in disguise? Our Iranian voice says, "If it walks like a duck, barks like a duck and smells like a duck, it's probably a duck." We'll ask both guests if that's true.
Then we'll discuss what most people thought was the most controversial executive order yet, the border wall. Now the presidents of both countries are tweeting about each other. What will the wall do to Mexican-American relations? We'll speak to our Mexican voice and get his perspective on the Great Wall of Trump.
It's over, Donald Trump is the President of the United States and half of the world is freaking out. Protesters took to the street in marches against the incoming administration. We know about the women's marches here in the US, but what about the rest of the world? We'll speak to Mark in Europe and Kareem in Egypt about how their part of the world sees the new president.
Then stay tuned for in-depth analysis of the inauguration media-fed freak-outs. Are all of these videos real, or are they fake news? Also, are we to trust any of these new polls by the mainstream media? We know how on-point they were with the election, why is this any different?
As President Trump gets ready to take the reigns from Obama, the world is wondering what will be different under a Trump presidency. What does the global community expect from a man who is the antithesis of the outgoing president? Will the Iran nuke deal be history? Can Trump put a cap on the debacle in Syria? And what do Europeans think about the future of NATO and immigration in a Trump administration? We’ll head around the globe and speak to voices in Syria, Iran and Europe and find out what they expect from President Trump.
Did you see the epic battle between Trump and CNN this week? We’ll be discussing the repercussions from this latest scuffle in our continuing coverage of reality journalism. What the mainstream press considers “fact checking” isn’t necessarily fact checking, but that’s nothing new for Voice to America listeners. We’ve been saying that for over 15 years. And now the press' inability to gather accurate information is going mainstream.
Last night in Jerusalem, another truck attack killed four and injured dozens. We speak to voices on the ground in Israel and get local reaction to this act of terrorism.
Then we'll speak to Riki Ellison, from the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, about the latest from North Korea and "Kid Dictator" Kim Jong-un's latest ICBM test. Find out why the pint-sized protagonist is attempting tests before Trump's inauguration.
Then join us during the second hour live stream segment, where we'll be discussing the latest Russian hack fear mongering by the mainstream press. The public knows there's a problem, if our government computers are apparently wide open, what are they doing to stop foreign hackers? Maybe a few special characters or emojis need to be added to our politicians' passwords?
Happy New Year everyone!
We missed you last week and we have a lot of catching up to do. The US dealt with ISIS threats during the holiday season celebrations, a Turkish policeman assassinated a Russian ambassador and Obama did everything he could to leave a geopolitical mess for the incoming administration.
On today's show we speak to our Turkish voice Oguz about the catastrophic attacks in Istanbul last night during a New Year's celebration. We'll learn how the Turkish government is handling its media in the wake of the terrorist attack.
Then we will discuss Obama and Kerry's Israel snub at the United Nations this week. What does this mean for our only ally in the region? Margot checks in and gives us an Israeli perspective on the UN decision to force an evacuation of settlements in the West Bank.