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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 30, 2017

Well, it's officially time to panic, the Kid Dictator can reach out and touch Chicago. How is North Korea able to build missiles and increase their range so fast? As the ICBM threat looms over the US, President Trump says China is doing nothing to help stop the bowl-cut menace. We speak to resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison this morning and find out what he thinks the solution is.
And earlier this week, the British government says it aims to eliminate "petrol" cars from the new car market by 2040. The French already made a similar proclamation, but are citizens really going to turn in their petrol and diesel cars for a Tesla or Leaf? We speak to Mark in France calls the show and reveals that he is a part of the greenhouse gas problem, he drives a diesel truck... in Europe.
Finally, tune in to our Facebook live stream at the top of the second hour to see something truly spectacular: Tony will be in studio with the champion great white shark that raced and beat Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.

Jul 30, 2017

The governments in France and The UK are banning gas cars. The politicians believe electric cars are the future of transport. Find out if this is realistic, if this would be a good idea for the U.S., and if Mark will trade in his big-ass diesel pickup truck for Nissan Leaf.

Jul 23, 2017

Things are looking a bit shaky in Poland as President Duda gets ready to sign a bill putting the ruling party president in control of the Polish supreme court. Didn't Trump just come back from giving a speech in Poland where he called them a defender of western values? If Duda signs the bill, what will it mean for the Polish people and the rest of Europe? We have a new voice from Gdansk, Poland so tune in to hear her take on the controversial political move.
Then we're headed to Venezuela where a constitutional election is set for a vote in a week. President Maduro says he is trying to restore peace in a country that has only gotten more dangerous and violent in the recent past but protestors say it's a blatant power grab. What happens if Maduro gets his wish? We speak to our South American voice and find out what this constitutional election really means for the citizens of Venezuela.
And finally, although you probably didn't hear much about it, Congress was busy drafting new sanctions for Iran and countries friendly to Iran, mainly Russia and North Korea. Why is this of importance to the US and what does it mean for the Iranian people? We'll speak to our Iranian voice and discover what, if anything, these new sanctions will accomplish.

Jul 16, 2017

This week, the president traveled to France for Bastille Day. We wouldn't have guessed that Macron would ever invite Donald Trump to their celebration, but it seems the French may have softened a little bit. What gives? After a red carpet roll out and extravagant gala, will they go back to hating him? We'll check with our voices in the region an find out if France really has come to accept The Donald.
Then, in a Voice to America special report, Trump Jr. is pressured by The New York Times into releasing emails. Is this the Hail Mary the corporate media has been waiting for and why did it take this long to become public? Is this real reporting or another polarizing distraction for the American media?
In the Change is Hard segment, reality journalists flip as Kellyanne Conway takes to the airwaves with... Props? Who knew flash cards were so offensive? Obviously, she watches our live stream each Sunday and came to the same conclusion we did: if you want the public to understand what you're trying to say, the more simple and nonsensical you can be, the better.

Jul 9, 2017

The Iraqi government has slain the ISIS dragon with their victory in Mosul. But have they truly killed the caliphate? We speak to Iraqi voices on the ground, including a member of the Iraqi parliament, and find out if their claims are really true. And now that ISIS is "defeated" what is Iraq asking of the United States?
Then, the US prepares for a true test of the THAAD system against a real ICBM. We speak to our missile defense expert Riki Ellison and find out if the THAAD system will do anything to deter the world's favorite fanatical fascist. Was the latest ICBM test by Kim Jong Un the straw that broke the camels back or is this another flex of US military technology muscle?
And finally, a lot has happened this week as President Trump made his way to Poland and the G20. We'll head into Europe and get reactions about the president's meeting with Vladimir Putin and Trump's "America first" approach to climate change.

Jul 2, 2017

This week, the Iraqi government declared that ISIS has been defeated in Mosul. Is it true or just another round of propaganda aimed at showing progress during Battle Mosul. We'll head into Iraq and find out if the Iraqi people believe the terrorist group is truly gone from their country.
Then, Putin and Trump meet at the G20 summit this week and the reality journalists will be there in force. We already know they're going to start chanting collusion, but what do the Russian people think? We head into Russia and discover what the Russian public has to say.
Finally, Trump issues a red line in Syria. Is this a real red line or an Obama red line? Will the Assad regime respond to Trump the same way they responded to the former commander-in-chief? We head into Syria and speak to voices on the ground about the latest ultimatum.

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