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Let’s get rude with the crude! What’s up with dropping oil prices world wide? Like the Titanic, they are going down my friends, and that has titanic geopolitical consequences for a whole lot of countries. The Professor points out the winners (USA! USA! USA!) and...

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What is up with the 43? The 43 kidnapped (and likely assassinated) students sparked a nation-wide protest in Mexico, a protest now spilling into the USA…and is symptomatic of a huge drug problem that ain’t going away. Get the Professor lowdown on this specific...

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Kurdish Conundrum

100 Iraqi Kurdish fighters are flying into Turkey today to cross the border into Syria in order to help out some Syrian Kurds who are defending the town of Kobane from ISIS….but Turkey ain’t none too happy about this. Say what? Why would Turkey not want to help...

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Ebola: World War E?

Ebola! Yikes! Is it the most lethal virus the world has ever seen that might wipe out the human species, much like a Zombie moive? Not likely. But the Professor goes long form in this podcast to point out the geography, history, and true danger potential of this virus...

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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

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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Cristina Kirchner

President of Argentina

“Don’t cry for me Argentina!” was a song written in 1978 for the musical Evita based on the life of a famous female political figure in Argentine history, Eva Peron. However, Eva Peron is the old leading lady in the history of Argentina…the new star of this...

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Janet Yellen

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve of United States

Janet Yellen is the main woman of monetary policy in the US, the big Kahuna of the bucks, the head of the Fed! Technically the title is “The Chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System” which is the head of the central banking system of the...

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