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In the Know with Moe is a weekly talk show where two-time former White House executive, attorney, entrepreneur, and opinion-maker, Moe Vela, will invite thought-provoking and inspirational guests to discuss the issues that matter to us. From current events, politics, and business to human interest, social activism, and saving our planet, Moe shares his opinions and experiences and will use his humor, curiosity, and warmth to get a glimpse of the knowledge and into the hearts of his guests. The show will be a platform so that we are all “in the know” and are informed, empowered, and inspired to celebrate our shared humanity and called to make the world a better place.

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In the Know with Moe is a weekly talk show where two-time former White House executive, attorney, entrepreneur, and opinion-maker, Moe Vela, will invite thought-provoking and inspirational guests to discuss the issues that matter to us. From current events, politics, and business to human interest, social activism, and saving our planet, Moe shares his opinions and experiences and will use his humor, curiosity, and warmth to get a glimpse of the knowledge and into the hearts of his guests. The show will be a platform so that we are all “in the know” and are informed, empowered, and inspired to celebrate our shared humanity and called to make the world a better place.

    Overturning Roe Just the Beginning?; Musk is a Free-Speech Hypocrite

    Overturning Roe Just the Beginning?; Musk is a Free-Speech Hypocrite

    Moe is joined by Peter Montgomery, who writes and researches for Right Wing Watch, a project of People for the American Way, where he is a senior fellow.

    The two discuss Peter's latest piece for Ring Wing Watch, titled "Overturning Roe Is Just the Beginning." (link - https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/overturning-roe-is-just-the-beginning/)

    Then they analyze Elon Musk's hypocrisy in calling himself a "Free Speech Abolitionist."

    Finally, they talk about a new examination from the New York Times showing that "Tucker Carlson weaponized his viewers' fears to create what may be the most racist show in the history of cable news." (link - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/30/business/media/tucker-carlson-fox-news-takeaways.html)

    Peter Montgomery has studied the Religious Right movement and its right-wing political allies for more than two decades. His Twitter handle is @PeteMont. The website for Right Wing Watch is RightWingWatch.org and their Twitter handle is @RightWingWatch.

    • 41 min
    Earth Day and the Fight Against Climate Devastation

    Earth Day and the Fight Against Climate Devastation

    Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about appearing on the NASDAQ billboard in NYC's Times Square as co-host of 'Unicorn Hunters,' and how the lesson he wants to share with others from that experience is to never give up on your dreams, no matter who you are or where you come from.

    For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Basil Seggos, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

    The two discuss Earth Day, and what we need to be doing as a nation, and as individuals, to help fight climate change.

    The Commissioner's Twitter handle is @BasilSeggos.

    • 41 min
    In-Depth Discussion on Survivorship with Cancer and Domestic Abuse Survivor Gail Zahtz

    In-Depth Discussion on Survivorship with Cancer and Domestic Abuse Survivor Gail Zahtz

    Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about how violence is NEVER the answer, in referencing Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars this past week.

    For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by WiseCare CEO, Gail Zahtz, who is a Cancer and domestic violence survivor. (Gail is also the first ever repeat guest of Moe's on the show!)

    During today's interview, Gail shares the valuable lessons that she learned about 'survivorship' while battling domestic abuse, and then Cancer. She also provides detailed advice that will help others and their loved ones through some of the most difficult times of our lives.

    Some of these tips, which Gail explains in more detail, are:

    - Showing up

    - Doing the next right thing

    - Finding joy

    - Having purpose with a vision of how you are needed

    - Letting go of thoughts and behaviors that are not useful

    Gail's Twitter handle is @GailZahtz.

    • 41 min
    Transitioning America's Energy Supply from Fossil Fuels to Renewables

    Transitioning America's Energy Supply from Fossil Fuels to Renewables

    Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about the crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Tim Zenk, who has worked in renewable energy development for two decades to build new technologies for difficult to decarbonize sectors like aviation.
    Presently, Tim is the principal consultant at Molecule LLC. At Molecule, he focuses on the nexus of policy, finance, and technology to fight climate change.

    The two discuss transitioning the energy supply of the United States from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy.
    Tim argues that the U.S. needs to do three things domestically in order to make this happen. They are as follows:

    1. The U.S. needs to invest in renewable fuels, particularly renewable diesel and SAF (a biofuel used to power aircraft that has similar properties to conventional jet fuel but with a smaller carbon footprint), but really all of the energy dense renewable fuel. As Tim points out, by definition, these fuels are made locally because the feedstocks are locally derived.

    2. The U.S. needs to invest in green hydrogen made from green electricity, not fossil fuels for transportation on roads, marine transportation and aviation. America also needs to build and support 100% renewable energy grids.

    3. The U.S. needs to build a massive renewable electricity infrastructure to support the electrification of gas vehicles, homes, and some buildings.

    Tim also says not to worry about killing coal, oil and gas, that it will happen because we do the above.

    Additionally during the interview, Tim grades how he believes the Biden administration is doing with the country's energy policy.

    You can follow Tim Zenk on Twitter, where his handle is @greencrude.

    • 41 min
    Jarnell Stokes On Black History Month, Basketball, and More!

    Jarnell Stokes On Black History Month, Basketball, and More!

    Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about 'Black History Month.'

    For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Jarnell Stokes, a Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Writer, and Film producer.

    The two discuss Black History Month, basketball, and more!

    Jarnell's website is StokedBros.com and his Twitter handle is @JarnellStokes.

    • 42 min
    Challenging Beijing's Olympics Propaganda

    Challenging Beijing's Olympics Propaganda

    Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about how we as Americans cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and expect our democracy to survive without our involvement.

    For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by leading China expert, advisor to the World Health Organization, and Founder and Chair of OneShared.World, Jamie Metzl.

    With the 2022 Winter Olympics set to begin tomorrow in Beijing, Metzl is calling the Beijing games “a mockery of the Olympic spirit.”

    He says that China is doing everything possible to prevent the media, corporate sponsors, athletes, and most everyone else from actively discussing the many dark manifestations of Chinese government actions, including mass human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Tibet, the hollowing out of civil society and the destruction of democratic rights in Hong Kong, the illegal seizure of territory in the South China Sea, military aggression across the Taiwan Strait and on the Chinese border with India, and the prevention of any meaningful investigation into the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan.

    A fierce but fair critic of the Chinese government, Metzl just released an explosive article on his blog stating that the fact these games are going forward regardless of very significant human rights and other concerns “raises fundamental questions about the accountability of the Olympic movement” and that the International Olympic Committee’s inaction “unfairly and inappropriately transfers all of the pressure of supporting the principles of the Olympic movement to athletes, sponsors, and others.”

    Moe and Jamie also analyze how Beijing and the Chinese government are preventing media, corporate sponsors, athletes, and most everyone else from actively discussing the many dark manifestations of Chinese government actions, including mass human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Tibet, the hollowing out of civil society and the destruction of democratic rights in Hong Kong, the illegal seizure of territory in the South China Sea, military aggression across the Taiwan Strait and on the Chinese border with India, and the prevention of any meaningful investigation into the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan.

    Jamie's website is www.JamieMetzl.com and his Twitter handle is @JamieMetzl.

    You can watch this episode on the following platforms:

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1gqxvlBqnjWGB

    YouTube - https://youtu.be/-sdgwUh0Kq8

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IntheKnowwithMoe/videos/469687471290011

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Moe is a wonderful host and the discuss a wide range of topics. A great listen.

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