We took a trip back to Transylvania University, our alma mater, for a live podcast recording. We discussed all sorts of women in political leadership, including some of our favorite fictional portrayals, with Dr. Emily Goodman, Assistant Professor of Art History.
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From North Korea to primary elections to Steve Almond, our inboxes have been full this week. We talk about this week's news as well as share some of the great listener feedback we've gotten recently.
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Another school shooting. Another twitter rant. We talk current events and also have a conversation with author Steve Almond about his new book, Bad Stories, a literary investigation of what is happening in America.
The Mueller Investigation:
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Reports confirm Russia interfered in our election and that the President lied to the American people. Plus, North Korea throws cold water on the upcoming summit and the President of the United States described our fellow human beings as animals.
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The United States has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, and national issues keep surfacing in local races. We also discuss race, education, and policy with Dr. Wendy Osefo.
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The Iran Nuclear deal, North Korean detainees, and Russian oligarchs. We discuss lots of foreign policy, lots of lawyers, and lots of books.
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In Part 2, Beth discusses the creation and activities of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, concerns about Iran's nuclear program during the Bush years, and the negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
To understand the Trump Administration's decision to exit the "Iran deal," a little history lesson in order. Beth discusses Iran's history through the Reagan years in Part 1. In Part 2, she talks about growing concerns over Iran's nuclear program during the Bush years through President Trump's decision to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Agreement.
We often ask ourselves "what kind of country do we want to live in?" Today, we ask that question in several contexts: national leadership, foreign policy, and the dairy industry.
The Dairy Industry:
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We've been thinking about the President, and we've got some things to say. So do women across the country. Spaceship Media's bipartisan Facebook project, The Many, is allowing them to do that. We also discuss what nuance means to us and a few of the headlines of the week.
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Jen Hatmaker is an evangelical leader who has made headlines for going public with her politics. We talk with her about how her Christian faith informs her political beliefs and about the modern marriage of evangelicalism and conservatism. We also discuss this week's news, including Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Plus, we chat about Avengers: Infinity War and its potential political symbolism.
The WHCA Dinner:
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