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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

We're back in Iran this week because Trump and Rouhani are exchanging words. This time, Iran's top general Soleimani is getting in on the mudslinging. With all the talk, what's really behind the rhetoric? We speak to our Iranian voice and find out which policy is causing tensions to heat up. Then we're headed to Pakistan where a new prime minister, Imran Khan, is being compared with Donald Trump. When the US media makes a comparison to President Trump, it's usually to invoke a reaction from ill-informed reality news consumers, but is it true? We'll speak to our voice in Pakistan and find out what this new prime minister is all about. In Change Is Hard we're bringing you the best from the inane morning squawk box that is The View. One of the hosts is building a family because of Trump. Yep, now he's responsible for rushed life decisions.

Jul 22, 2018

Voice To America prides itself on finding news before it's news, but when our voices are this dead-on it's scary. Last week, Yuri in Russia outlined the then upcoming meeting between Putin and Trump and he ended up being frighteningly correct. This week we call Yuri once more and get his take on why the president would invite Putin The Powerful to the White House. Because of President Trump's botched meeting last week, we're speaking to our voices around the world in Europe and the Middle East to get a true global reaction. Finally, the fur flies on Change Is Hard and one morning TV host goes low. Our second favorite CNN contributor was a fly on the wall for the infamous Pirro-Whoopi fight.

Jul 15, 2018

We're headed into Russia where President Trump is set to meet with Putin The Powerful this week. What will be discussed at the meeting? We won't know because it's closed-door. Yuri, our voice from Russia says that Trump may be compromised. Then, we head to Europe to find out the results of Trump's visit to NATO and Britain. How unpopular is Trump with the British? We already know that Trump is about as subtle as a brick through a window, but did his methods yield any results? We'll speak to British voice Mark about Trump's effect on Europeans and how Teresa May is picking up the pieces after Trump's visit. Finally, on the Change is Hard segment we'll demonstrate how two news networks can tell the same story but with a different outcome. And you'll want to tune in to hear the results of the big VTA poll, we'll discuss if our listeners prefer to go low or high.

Jul 8, 2018

The North Korean leadership says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's demands were "gangster-like" after a meeting concerning the recent claims that the kid dictator is rebuilding his nuclear arsenal. We'll speak to resident missile defense expert Riki Ellison about the meeting and find out if Pompeo went in, guns blazing or if the North Koreans are playing the victim card. Then, Trump gets ready to embark on a trip that will take him through Europe, culminating in a meeting with Putin The Powerful. We'll head into Europe where Trump will meet with the queen. And of course, massive protests are expected. But what about the NATO meeting scheduled for this trip? We speak to Mark in Europe and find out what the remaining countries will do if Trump pulls out. Finally, in our ongoing Change Is Hard segment: They Go Low, We Go Lower, we check in with the woman who climbed the Statue Of Liberty to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Maybe she was taking Michelle Obama's advice too seriously?

Jul 1, 2018

The EU takes a giant step backward in immigration policy. In a complete 180, Angela Merkel and the rest of the European Union have decided to start dissuading the waves of migrants coming from Africa by setting up detention centers. Is this Merkel's last attempt to stay in power? Last week, the entire world said detaining migrants is bad, so why is it ok when the EU does it? We speak to Mark in Europe and find out what Europeans think of the new policy and if it'll be enough to save Merkel (She is the new leader of the free world after all). Then, we're heading South of the border, down Mexico way on election day. Career politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the front runner and he plans to clean up the corruption in the Mexican government and stand up to Donald Trump. We speak to Jorge in Mexico and find out if Obrador will bring real change or if it'll be business as usual. Finally, on Change Is Hard, a socialist wins her primary in New York and the media swoons. We knew this was going to happen but we didn't know how long it would take. We're also revisiting the old popular media proverb: They go low, we go high. At this point, who really believes that sentiment?

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