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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 29, 2018

This week the kid dictator crossed over the DMZ to meet with South Korean President Moon. We told you last week what would happen and just as we predicted, the two discussed the end of the Korean War. Now it's Trump's turn to step in. Where will this much hyped meeting take place and what is the ultimate goal for the North Koreans? We speak to missile defense expert Riki Ellison and find out the details of the much touted meeting between Un and President Trump. Then, Merkel and Macron visit the US and attempt to sway Trump from nixing the Iran deal. How will Trump's dealings with the North Koreans affect the future of the deal? We'll speak to our voice in Iran and find out who has the Kid Dictator's ear. Finally, with the news of a possible end to the Korean War and visits from Merkel and Macron, what does the establishment media focus on? Right, handshakes and dander. Change is hard.

Apr 22, 2018

North Korea makes concessions leading up to the much-hyped meeting with President Donald Trump. What is this meeting all about? The South Korean government has leaned toward appeasement as North Korea became more aggressive. We speak to our resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison about the meeting and what Kim Jong Un really wants out of the US and South Korea. Then, the Iran nuclear deal is about to run out and Iran isn't putting all its eggs in one basket. Will President Trump sign the deal within the three week deadline or will he let it expire? We speak to an official in Iran about their future prospect: Europe. And what show would be complete without Change Is Hard? This week we've got a selfie at 30,000 feet, Sean Hannity exemplifies journalistic integrity and James Comey goes on a book tour to tell the same story we've already heard.

Apr 15, 2018

An air strike in Syria by the US, France and Britain left three structures in smoldering heaps Saturday morning. The buildings were allegedly used in the production of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. But is that the whole story or just a version of the truth? Our voice in Syria says there may have been more than the three targets and our Russian voice says they were given ample notice of the strikes by the US and its allies. Today we go in-depth with voices in Syria and Russia and find out what the US government left out of their press releases. Then, the Zuck was stuck in front of congress this week. Aside from Zuckerberg appearing to be a human-robot hybrid, what does the days-long grilling mean for the future of social media? Was this televised event an opportunity for congress to seem like they're doing something or will they attempt to take action against Facebook?

Apr 8, 2018

Reports of an alleged gas attack in Syria that left 48 people dead last night forces President Trump to respond. Trump called out Iran and Putin on Twitter for backing the "animal" Assad. What exactly happened? Could this be Trump's red line? We speak to a new voice from Syria and get his take on what happened and his thoughts on the president's response. Then, Trump sends troops to the Mexican border. In response to a group of Central American migrants making their way through Mexico last week, President Trump ordered the National Guard to reinforce the southern border. What do Mexicans think of the president's positioning of troops at the border? We speak to our Mexican voice about the White House's latest moves on NAFTA and the border. Finally, we delve into the journalistic practice of prospective pants wetting. Yes, that's journalism in 2018. Think we're kidding? Tune in for Change is Hard.

Apr 1, 2018

The leader of China Xi Jinping met with Kim Jong Un this week in China and the world is left to speculate on what the two discussed. We'll delve into South Korean media and find out what North Korea's neighbor is speculating about the meeting between the Chinese president for life and our favorite kid dictator. Then, a violent confrontation between Israeli troops and Palestinians on the Gaza strip have left 15 Palestinians dead. Israel says the protesters they engaged were members of Hamas and therefore a terrorist group. Is this the beginning of something more or just another skirmish over the disputed territory? We speak to Margot in Israel and find out what Israelis are saying about the incident. And what would a week be without Trump? This week, President Trump said he would stop funding Syria and pull US troops from the region. With the US leaving, who will deter Iran from clutching power in the region? We speak to our Syrian voice and find out who he thinks will fill the power vacuum.

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