Go beyond mainstream cable news and party lines, with a Millennial and a Boomer, as they work to push past the noise and bring attention to all the issues that matter. Justin T. Weller and Lance Jackson examine the topics that are often overlooked by most major media outlets, but are critical for Americans to be educated about. There’s a world beyond the noise and it begins with Justin & Lance on The State of Us.
Can You Return to the Workplace in 2020?
Will you return to the workplace in 2020? Justin and Lance are joined by Principal Researcher Robin Erickson to discuss how companies are deciding who to bring back - and who not to bring back.
Tags: tsou, economy, jobs, work, pandemic, poll, employee, boss, Justin weller, lance Jackson, covid, safety
Can the Presidential Transition be Improved?
How is the presidential transition supposed to work? Justin and Lance discuss the 2020 election and if America should transition power differently.
tags: tsou, politics, election, trump, biden, 2020, power, president, transition, justin weller, lance jackson, voting, electoral college
How to Handle the Holidays? Food & More
With Thanksgiving fast approaching Justin, Lance, and Devon discuss how they are celebrating in these unprecedented times as well as highlight the importance of family.
Tags: tsou, thanksgiving, family, food, dinner, lunch, pandemic, 2020, holiday, celebrate, zoom, cooking, turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie, Justin weller, lance jackson
What Will Happen to Your Health Care?
At least 5 Supreme Court justices indicated that they would reject attempts to kill the Affordable Care Act. Justin, Lance, and Devon discuss the past, present, and future of healthcare all while deciding if healthcare is a human right that the governent should provide.
tags: tsou, healthcare, medicine, physician, doctor, nurse, hostpital, economy, private, public, people, lance jackson, justin weller, governemnt, politics, policy
Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables - Which is Cheaper?
If we want to limit global warming, we must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 in order to avoid irreversible economic consequences. Justin and Lance discuss how the government is keeping fossil fuels alive and the future of energy.
tags: tsou, environment, emissions, government, subsidies, debt, politics, spending, clean, energy, oil, gas, electric, cars, power, America, Justin weller, lance jackson
Universal Internet Access? Students Job Prospects Improve
With more people working from home, America is faced with a major question: do we have adequate internet access? Nearly one in two Americans deal with slow, unreliable, or nonexistent internet. Justin and Lance discuss the reality of universal internet and teenage employment.
tags: tsou, internet, computer, politics, government, opportunity, school, work, online, connection, Justin weller, lance jackson, teenage, adult, children, success
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The State of US
I’m always pleased when I get in my car and it’s preset to the Bluetooth connection and the podcast comes on. I am NOT a political person, but find myself listening & learning... and enjoying myself while doing so. I truly enjoy the relationship and comments between both Justin & Lance. Thank you for the research & the show.
Great Coverage of Current Events!
I can always count on learning new stuff from The State of Us. Lance and Justin really do a good job of finding unique stories!
TrueChat keeps it real and unbiased. They touch on subjects that people should be more engaged in without letting personal feelings get in the way.