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Feb 25, 2018

This morning we're headed into Syria where the latest UN ceasefire is already failing. Even Angela Merkel called Putin to ask for his help in convincing the Syrian government to implement a temporary ceasefire. We speak to a new voice in Syria about why a ceasefire won't work and what President Trump can do to ease tensions. Then, we're going global on guns. For the last week, the talking heads in corporate media have bombarded viewers with gun control. We'll find out what it's like to be a gun owner in Europe and find what solutions foreigners have for America's gun problem. Finally, in Change is Hard, we're taking a trip to India in full Bollywood attire where Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau will wish us all a namaste. Will the leader of Canada decry cultural appropriation for the betterment of peoplekind?

Feb 18, 2018

This week, another school shooting in the United States left 17 dead. We go beyond thoughts and prayers and a global perspective from our European voices to find out why they think this is a uniquely American problem. Mark in Switzerland checks in and explains the similarities between the Swiss and US gun laws. But if they're so similar, why is it only happening in America and what could American regulation mean for the rest of the globe? Then, the FBI indicts 13 Russians for tampering in the 2016 US election by using social media. The same social media governments around the globe are hyped on regulating. We hear from Russian media what the Russian people think of the story. And we check in on social media business and find out what the indictments could mean for the future of sites like Facebook and Twitter. Last, but not least, Phillip Mudd is back on the Change is Hard stage. We're not going to ruin the surprise for you, but this one may have gone above and beyond his previous appearances. Tune in to Change is Hard to hear the latest from the former intelligence agent and we promise, you won't be disappointed.

Feb 11, 2018

While everyone is home enjoying the excitement of curling, we've been slaving away to bring you information you're not going to hear anyplace else.
An Israeli F-16 jet was shot down after a bombing run on Iranian targets in Syria. An Iranian-built drone launched from Syria entered Israeli airspace prompting a swift retaliation from the Jewish state. We're speaking to voices in both Iran and Israel this morning about the expansion of Iranian activity in the Syrian civil war and if Israel's entanglement could escalate the conflict.
Then it's Olympics time! Which athlete is the media infatuated with this year? We'll give you a hint: she isn't an ice dancer. That's correct, the Kid Dictator's little sister Kim Yo Jong. Voice to America doesn't expect anything but temporary diplomacy during the Olympics, but predictably, the media is swooning over Kim. We speak to resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison about the future of North and South Korean relations after the Olympics and how the United States will be involved.
Finally, in Change is Hard, we know what a medical specialist is, but what is an Asia specialist? Apparently you don't have to be Asian to be an Asia specialist. Then our old friend Ana Navarro stops by Don Lemon's show and is accused of being shrill. We'll let you decide

Feb 4, 2018

This week President Trump gave his first State Of The Union address. Many Americans on both sides of the political isle thought it was a good (albeit long) speech, but what about the rest of the world? We're headed into Mexico to speak with Jorge about how Mexicans interpreted President Trump's rhetoric when it came to immigration reform. With the resurgence of the American economy, where will we find the labor to tackle the president's proposed infrastructure investment? Then, we're headed into Syria, where Erdogan is doubling down in his fight with the Kurdish militia on the Turkey-Syria border. According to our Syrian voice Radwan, the US may be changing alliances from the Kurdish fighters to Turkey. We'll find out why and what the endgame might be.

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