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The Future of America's National Monuments

Dec 7, 2017
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President Trump announced the decision to shrink the Bears Ears, a sacred tribal site in Utah, and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments by more than 1.1 million acres and more than 800,000 acres, respectively. Today we examine the decision, its impact, and what that means for the future of national monuments in the United States in the Trump Era and beyond.

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Nov 16, 2017
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Sexual assault allegations explode in the nation's capital. Will the fallout create new legislation? Also, the Trump administration proposes a new controversial overhaul for taxes. What does it look like and mean for the American public? We take a look at these issues and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. 

The Evangelical Movement and American Politics

Nov 2, 2017
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Christian symbols, messages, and ideology have permeated American politics since our nation's founding. Often a source of base support for conservative Republicans, Evangelical Christians overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, yet some claim the President's personal life and actions do not reflect the values that Evangelicals live by.

Today, we discuss the Evangelical movement and its influence in our democratic system.

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In Washington this week, the US Senate voted to kill a rule adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that allowed Americans to join class-action lawsuits against financial institutions such as banks and credit card companies. Richard Cordray, CFPB director and former Ohio Attorney General, called the vote "a giant setback for every consumer in the country."

Today, we look at the future of the CFPB under the Trump administration's deregulation agenda.

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Oct 19, 2017
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We get the latest news about what's happening in the nation's capital from Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. We'll discuss the latest in Obamacare reform effort, the Trump Administration's campaign on tax reform, and the unified call for bipartisanship made by Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Athlete Activism: #TakeTheKnee Protests

Sep 28, 2017
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Last weekend, President Trump made a number of inflammatory statements concerning about professional athletes, particularly NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem over the last year. In response, the "#TakeTheKnee" protests expanded into a movement, putting a spotlight on the influence of athletes and their organizations in the national discourse on race, equality, and patriotism.

Today, we discuss the evolution, outcomes, and trajectory of this ongoing phenomenon.

The Role of Arab States in Terrorism

May 24, 2017
President Donald Trump meets with King Hamed bin Issa of Bahrain during their bilateral meeting, Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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A day before the Islamic State claimed the terror attack at a concert in Manchester, England, President Trump spoke at the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Saudi Arabia where he urged Muslim world leaders to increase their efforts in combating terrorism. How will the Gulf states respond to the threat of international terrorism?

Join us today as we discuss this, the role of terror in the Middle East, and the U.S.-Middle East relations on terrorism. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jan 30, 2017
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On Wednesday President Donald Trump signed executive actions to begin building a wall on the Mexican border and put restrictions on refugees and immigrants coming from Muslim countries. However, he is facing pushback from Mexico and sanctuary cities who welcome and protect refugees coming into the United States. Join us with a panel of reporters to discuss this and the latest state and national political news.

Guests:

President Trump and the News Media

Jan 26, 2017
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President Donald Trump's administration is off to a rocky start with the news media. Today we explore Trump's relationship with the press and how journalists should  cover the new commander-in-chief.

Guests:

Esther Honig

On Thursday night, President-elect Donald Trump met with victims of the November 28 car and knife attack on the Ohio State campus. Although it's not known how many attended, at least one one victim, OSU professor William Clark, declined the invitation.

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