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On January 23rd 2017, on his first day on the job, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order pulling the USA out of the TPP. That was the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation free trade block that former President Obama had worked to get passed for years....

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Dilma’s Downfall

Rio de Impeachment! It has happened! The current President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff is going to be impeached! The Professor made this impeachment podcast for you before the final vote was even tallied, but it has since come to pass, and what was passed was the start of...

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Holy Boko Haram in the hot-seat! A big election just went down in the “Giant of Africa” which is Nigeria! President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will soon be taking the top slot of power there, and this spells HUGE changes for the corrupt politicians and peeps currently on...

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Hundreds of thousands of Brazilian peeps took to the streets to protest against the government of President Dilma Rousseff last weekend…some calling for her to resign, others calling for a military coup to overthrow her! What, what what is that all about? The...

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Well, hundreds of you asked for it, and now you got it: Here is my take on the current domestic drivel. A self-inflicted wound, the US debt debacle is now a global problem that will affect the planet, and ultimately is a threat to the world economy, the US role in the...

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Interviews

World Leaders

Ashton Carter

Secretary of Defense of United States

Ashton (Ash) Baldwin Carter was born on September 24, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were William Stanley Carter JR (WWII veteran) and Anne Carter who was an English teacher. When he was a kid, his parents would describe him as someone who would always...

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Joko Widodo

President of Indonesia

A Widodo Intro….

When one thinks of the World’s most populous countries, China, India and the United States immediately comes to mind.  What is the next populous country after that?  If you can’t come up with the answer in a few minutes, no one would blame you. ...

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Leung Chun-ying

Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Hong Kong was involved in the Opium Wars in the late 1800s.  Hong Kong was handed back to China from Great Britain in 1997.  Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region.  Do you have any idea what any of this means?  Well, before we get into Leung Chun Ying, here is...

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