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Since the dawn of the internet and instant global communication, slow news days have become a thing of the past. There is new news all the time. Welcome to Rational Radio, home to rational discussions about current events and politics in the world we live in.

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Since the dawn of the internet and instant global communication, slow news days have become a thing of the past. There is new news all the time. Welcome to Rational Radio, home to rational discussions about current events and politics in the world we live in.

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    Impeachment and Suspending Parliament | Rational Radio

    Impeachment and Suspending Parliament | Rational Radio

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    A formal impeachment investigation into Trump’s phone call to Ukraine! And Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament declared unlawful! The world’s a busy place, and thanks to the internet, we witness a whole lotta’ stuff. Join Emely and Amarynth for a rational look at current events around the world - only on Rational Radio.

    DISCUSSION TIMES AND SOURCES:
    03:50 -  Nancy Pelosi Announced A Formal Impeachment Investigation Into President Donald Trump

    24:50 -  White House mistakenly sends Trump-Ukraine talking points to Democrats

    31:40 - Supreme Court: Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule

    ATTRIBUTIONS:
    Live show edited to podcast format by Amarynth Ruch

    Intro music: Chicago by [JCM] Canada, available on Soundcloud

    • 46 min
    Iran & The Climate Crisis | Rational Radio

    Iran & The Climate Crisis | Rational Radio

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    Iran’s foreign minister won’t succumb to President Trump’s pressure! Trump implied he mentioned Joe Biden to the Ukrainian president! And a sixteen-year-old called out the U.N. for their lack of government action on the climate crisis ! The world’s a busy place, and thanks to the internet, we witness a whole lotta’ stuff. Join [hosts] for a rational look at current events around the world - only on Rational Radio.

    DISCUSSION TIMES AND SOURCES:
    01:31 -  Trump suggests he mentioned Biden in phone call with Ukrainian president

    16:11 -  Iran's Foreign Minister: 'Abandon The Illusion' That Tehran Will Cave To Pressure

    31:11 - Greta Thunberg Files Complaint Against United Nations

    ATTRIBUTIONS:
    Live show edited to podcast format by Amelia Winger

    Intro music: Chicago by [JCM] Canada, available on Soundcloud

    • 46 min
    Gun Control, John Bolton, and GOP Primaries | Rational Radio

    Gun Control, John Bolton, and GOP Primaries | Rational Radio

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    House Democrats call for major gun control bills following mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton! National security advisor John Bolton is out of the White House! And Republican state parties are cancelling their primaries and caucuses! The world’s a busy place, and thanks to the internet, we witness a whole lotta’ stuff. Join Amarynth and Emely for a rational look at current events around the world - only on Rational Radio.

    DISCUSSION TIMES AND SOURCES:
    05:30 -  House Democrats Push Major Gun Control Bills Forward Following The Mass Shootings In El Paso And Dayton

    15:55 -  John Bolton Is Gone

    30:50 - More GOP challengers line up against Trump, more states cancel their primaries

    ATTRIBUTIONS:
    Live show edited to podcast format by Emely Morel

    Intro music: Chicago by [JCM] Canada, available on Soundcloud

    • 46 min
    Russian Spy & Broken FDA Laws | Rational Radio

    Russian Spy & Broken FDA Laws | Rational Radio

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    Russian spy extracted by U.S. government! FDA warns against Juul Labs’ misleading marketing! And crew found alive on capsized cargo ship! The world’s a busy place, and thanks to the internet, we witness a whole lotta’ stuff. Join Evan, Jennie, and Emely for a rational look at current events around the world - only on Rational Radio.

    DISCUSSION TIMES AND SOURCES:
    1:34 -  US Extracts Russian Spy Over Security Concerns

    11:36 -  Crew Found Alive in Capsized Boat

    14:44 - FDA Warns Juul Labs Against Misleading Marketing

    29:47 - Purdue Pharma Lawsuit Amid Opioid Crisis

    ATTRIBUTIONS:
    Live show edited to podcast format by Jennie Sheffer

    Intro music: Chicago by [JCM] Canada, available on Soundcloud

    • 44 min
    Mueller Report Debates & Poway, California Shooting | Rational Radio

    Mueller Report Debates & Poway, California Shooting | Rational Radio

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    Hate crime against a Jewish synagogue in California kills one. William Barr holds up the Mueller investigation by refusing to testify to Congress. And Sri Lanka bans religious garments in wake of tragedy from Easter Sunday. The world’s a busy place, and thanks to the internet, we witness a whole lotta’ stuff. Join Amelia, Jennie, and Valerie for a rational look at current events around the world - only on Rational Radio.

    DISCUSSION TIMES AND SOURCES:
    1:39 -  Poway Synagogue Shooting

    3:32 -Poway Synagogue Shooting -- 2nd source

    16:42 -  Barr Threatens Not to Testify Before House, but Democrats May Subpoena Him

    33:29 - Sri Lanka President Bans Face Coverings After Easter Sunday Attacks

    ATTRIBUTIONS:
    Live show edited to podcast format by Jennie Sheffer

    Intro music: Chicago by [JCM] Canada, available on Soundcloud

    KEYWORDS
    Poway, California, religion, gun violence, Passover, hate crimes, Attorney General William Barr, Robert Mueller, House Judiciary Committee, Congress, Sri Lanka, Islam, burka, niqab, Easter Sunday, ISIS, terrorism, President Maithripala Sirisensa

    • 47 min
    War Veteran Faces Deportation and Kim Jong-un in Russia for Putin Summit | Rational Radio

    War Veteran Faces Deportation and Kim Jong-un in Russia for Putin Summit | Rational Radio

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    An Iraq war veteran faces deportation to Mexico after a felony conviction! Kim Jong-un heads to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin! And the first major drug distribution company is criminally charged in the opioid crisis! The world’s a busy place, and thanks to the internet, we witness a whole lotta’ stuff. Join Amelia, Evan, and Sam for a rational look at current events around the world - only on Rational Radio.

    DISCUSSION TIMES AND SOURCES:
    01:56 - After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico

    16:01 -  Kim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin summit

    30:49 - First major drug distribution company, former executives, criminally charged in opioid crisis

    ATTRIBUTIONS:
    Live show edited to podcast format by Emely Morel

    Intro music: Chicago by [JCM] Canada, available on Soundcloud

    KEY WORDS:
    Iraq War, veteran, deportation, immigration, felony, Mexico, Kim Jong-un, North Korea, Vladimir Putin, Russia, international, opioid, crisis, conviction, Rochester

    • 45 min

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