In today's podcast episode, we discuss what happened during this past insane news week, beginning with Sam Nunberg's epic meltdown on national television, the numerous scandals plaguing the White House including revelations of a secret meeting to set up a Kremlin back-channel in the Seychelles, and the situation between Trump and Stormy Daniels. Additionally, we discuss Trump's acceptance of a face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un, and the West Virginia teacher's strike. For our main piece, we dive into the Janus v. AFSCME case which is currently being heard in the Supreme Court, and what its implications are for public sector unions.
This week on the podcast, we cover a number of stories that are rocking the White House, from all of Jared Kushner's new woes to the several upheavals in the administration, including the resignation of Hope Hicks. We also talk about Trump's flip-flopping positions on gun control as well as the recent attacks in the city of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. For our main story, we provide a thorough recounting of the ongoing conflict in Syria, from its start in 2011 to the present day.
In light of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, our main segment this week covers the issue of gun control. In the piece, we debunk a number of myths espoused by gun activists like the NRA, evaluate the merits of a number of gun control policies, and talk about how people can get involved in advocacy to reduce gun violence.
In this episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we cover the plethora of news stories that took place this past week, including the fate of DACA, the Parkland, FL shooting, corruption charges against the Israeli Prime Minister, the resignation of South Africa's president, and continuing updates on the Mueller investigation. For our main story this week, we talk to our friend and classmate Ashleigh Bartlett about the Munich Security Conference that took place this past weekend.
On this week's episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we cover the geopolitical waves taking place at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, the recent resignations of White House staff on domestic abuse allegations, and provide an update on the formation of the new governing coalition in Germany. For our main piece, we provide a detailed and succinct breakdown of everything there is to know at this stage about the 2018 midterm elections, and how we can all get involved to make sure we continue to fight against Trump's agenda.
For this week, we break down in excruciating detail what is in the now-infamous "Nunes memo," and why it's a complete dud, and we discuss the disturbing rhetoric against North Korea that was expressed during the State of the Union address. For our main piece, we highlight the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece, and talk to our friend Naz Ali who explains the situation there in more detail.
In this week's episode of the podcast, we cover the ambulance bomb that killed over 100 people in Kabul, Afghanistan and the slew of revelations that came out this past week regarding the Mueller investigation. For our main piece, we talk about the issue of healthcare and begin with a breakdown of the current American healthcare system. Following that, we interview Dana Balter, a candidate for Congress in New York's 24th district and talk to her about how she would change the healthcare system.
In today's episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we cover the recent government shutdown over immigration policy and Turkey's latest offensive against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria. For our long piece, we discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and why the complexities of the situation make conflict resolution in the country difficult.
For the last episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast of 2017, we decided to do something a bit different. After quite a bit of liquid courage, we talk as a group about how we felt the course of the year went, what our perspective on the future of politics are, and dive into a bit of philosophy as well. Overall, we had quite a deep and thoughtful conversation with some ranting, some thoughtful critique, and a lot of swearing. We hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful holiday season!
We've got a special bonus podcast for you in order to talk about Doug Jones's incredible victory over Roy Moore in the Alabama special Senate election. In the episode, we discuss how the final vote broke down, what were the factors that ultimately played into the result, and what are the political implications of this election moving forward for national politics.
This week on the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we discuss the resignation of Al Franken, provide you resources on how you can support victims of the ongoing wildfires in Southern California, and discuss the foreign policy implications of Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In our main story, we provide an in-depth overview of Zimbabwe's contentious history, and have a conversation with Panganai Ngorima on what the removal of Robert Mugabe means for the country.
Our episode this week is a bit longer than usual because we had a lot of ground to cover after Thanksgiving. This week, we talk about the new sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers, Michael Flynn's plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, North Korea's most recent missile launch test, the passage of the GOP tax plan in the Senate, and the showdown at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. After covering the major news items, we have an interview with Professor Thomas Keck, a Constitution and legal expert on how Trump is changing the face of the federal judiciary, and why we should be paying attention.
On this episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we talk about the eminent demise of the Islamic State, the gutting of the State Department by Rex Tillerson, and the latest update on the situation in Zimbabwe. Then, we dive into a conversation on the topic of North Korea, first by establishing a bit of historical context for those that might not be familiar with why the Korean Peninsula is so complicated, and then we're joined by our friend Kareem Sharaf to talk more about the current administration's strategy with regards to North Korea foreign policy.
This week, we talk about more about the GOP tax plan in both the House and the Senate, the latest sexual harassment allegation against Al Franken, improving poll numbers for Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election, the developing situation in Zimbabwe, and what took place at the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Then, we dive into a detailed discussion about net neutrality, why everyone needs to be paying attention, and what you can do to keep the internet free and open.
In the second episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast, we talk about the Senate GOP tax bill, Trump's trip to Asia and comments about Vladimir Putin, the sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore, the results of the special elections last Tuesday, and the white nationalist march in Poland. Then, we're joined by our friend Florian Schurig, who works for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, to talk about the implications of the German Federal Election results from September.
It's the moment you've all been waiting for! The first episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast is officially live!
In this episode, we do a quick introduction to who we are, why we're doing this podcast, and what you, our audience can expect. From there, we dive headfirst into talking about some of the biggest political news of the day, including the Manafort indictment, and then launch into a great discussion on the topic of race in America.
Get hyped! The very first episode of the Radical Bureaucrats Podcast will release in exactly one week! We'll begin with an introduction to who we are, talk about some of the major news items of the day, and launch into our discussion on the topic of race in America.
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