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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 24, 2017

The NFL heads to London and takes a knee. Will Europe embrace American social justice? We've already discussed European social justice after the passing of Brexit, but will they take a group of well-paid athletes seriously? We'll speak to Mark in Europe and find out if they're ready for American social justice across the pond. We also speak to Mark about the German elections. Does anyone have a chance of dethroning the "new leader of the free world?" Keep this in mind Germany: change is hard. Then, President Trump speaks at the UN, which is conveniently located right down the street from Trump tower. This time he doubled down on the Rocket Man taking a hard line stance against the Kid Dictator and Iran. We'll speak to our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison and find out what Trump's message actually means and what the US needs to do to fix the problem. And we'll speak to our Iranian voice about Trump's remarks at the UN where he spoke about the Iran Nuclear Deal. He called the deal a failure...again, so what does Iran do? That's right, test a ballistic missile.

Sep 17, 2017

Social Justice isn't just for Americans anymore! On today's global media spotlight, we've got an interview between one of the founders of Twitter and the BBC. Did Twitter succeed in actually making the planet dumber? Australia is where the latest social justice craze is sweeping the continent. Is a national holiday so offensive that it needs to be removed from the calendar? We speak to a new voice in Australia and find out if most of the country is in-tune with social justice. Then we're talking climate change after a star studded telethon to help the victims of the hurricanes, Stevie Wonder says you're blind if you don't believe that climate change is real. We'll also hear a report about the Canadian government investigating groups that refuse to submit to the idea that climate change is man made. Then, the Trump administration has taken another step forward with North Korea, this time he's gone from diplomacy to the Defense Department. What will the Pentagon do to curb the Kid Dictator's missile advancements? Our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison calls in to discuss what the Pentagon may do to halt Kim Jong Un's missile tests.

Sep 10, 2017

Today we're focusing on the global media's handling of the American hurricane season. Mother Nature is mad at the election Trump, so she sent hurricanes? One Oxford professor says the world needs to make companies pay for climate change because money solves everything. You won't want to miss the Global Media Spotlight special.

Did you know about the magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico? If you've been watching American TV you probably didn't. We speak to Jorge in Mexico about Irma, climate change and find out how the Mexican people are dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake and tropical storm Katia. Why didn't the American media cover the quake?

Get your windbreakers, umbrellas and loose-fitting ball caps ready, we're going to a live report from the eye of the storm that is Change is Hard. Jennifer Lawrence nearly lost her composure in an interview on British TV because of the impact Trump has had on the weather. Then we check in with everyone's favorite underdog, Hillary Clinton. She's resurfaced yet again and you'll be shocked to hear all the regular people stuff she did to feel better after she lost the election.

Sep 3, 2017

If sending a missile over Japan wasn't bad enough, the Kid Dictator tested another bomb this week. This time it's reported to be a thermonuclear weapon so large, it caused an artificial earthquake. It took the US seven years to make the jump from atomic to thermonuclear; how is North Korea advancing so quickly? President Trump meets with military leaders this morning to discuss how the US is to proceed. We check in with resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison and find out what Trump's next move needs to be. Riki is usually dead-on when it comes to what North Korea and the US will do next, you won't want to miss this interview. Then, we're headed to Tehran to check in on the Iran Nuclear Deal. After two years, how has the Trump dubbed "worst deal ever" worked out? Could this be a blueprint of how to deal with North Korea? Finally, we've traveled around the world to bring you global coverage of Hurricane Harvey. In the wake of the devastation and loss of American lives, the corporate media was busy calling out the first lady for her choice of footwear, but what did the global media blame? New listeners may be shocked, but VTA fans won't be surprised.

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