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Is your brain overwhelmed by politics? Would you like to skip the BS and have your facts broken down? Welcome to The Uninformed States of America Podcast with host Mike Riley. A show that is considered the safe-space for the uninformed. New Episodes of #TheUSAPodcast every other Wednesday.

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Is your brain overwhelmed by politics? Would you like to skip the BS and have your facts broken down? Welcome to The Uninformed States of America Podcast with host Mike Riley. A show that is considered the safe-space for the uninformed. New Episodes of #TheUSAPodcast every other Wednesday.

    Riley Now University Winner & Gun Rights vs Voting Privileges

    Riley Now University Winner & Gun Rights vs Voting Privileges

    Welcome to The USA Podcast
    Hosted by Mike Riley
    Episode 154

    Tonight is the night. Tonight is the night that we announce the winner of the first Riley Now University Fund contest. One lucky college student will when $500 to go towards their college expenses tonight. We want to thank every single student who submitted an essay concerning the student debt crisis and for listening to episode 151. Listen in to see if you are the winner.

    In this episode, Mike Riley gives us a very in depth and thorough evaluation of gun rights versus voting privileges. This past week we saw another mass shooting happen in the United states. Mass shooting after mass shooting continues to happen however many of the Republicans in the United states Congress say there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. While Democrats are calling for assault weapons bans, gun control and universal background checks, Republicans say that trying to stop mass casualty events which involve firearms from occurring in the United states is a futile effort. At the same time the Republican Party is laser focused on try to curb voter fraud, a crime which very rarely occurs in this country. Why is it that it's so easy to do something about voter fraud, which hardly ever happens, but so hard to do something about mass shootings, which happen all the time? Why is it that owning a gun is considered a right and voting is considered a privilege? Mike breaks it all down.

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    Mississippi Yearning: A Conversation on American Infrastructure

    Mississippi Yearning: A Conversation on American Infrastructure

    Welcome to The USA Podcast hosted by Mike Riley
    Episode 153 March 17, 2021

    Infrastructure is not often considered a sexy topic, but it is a topic that is extremely vital to the progress of America. Jackson, Mississippi is currently facing a water crisis due to their failing infrastructure. When Jackson was hit a couple of weeks ago by a severe storm, their infrastructure was not up to date and this left many of Jackson's residents without any clean drinking or bathing water. This is not just a problem in Jackson, but a problem all across America. All across America we are facing crumbling roads, bridges, dams, tunnels and many other things that are considered part of our infrastructure. Why is this? In tonight's episode, Mike speaks with Will Stribling of Mississippi Today about the water crisis facing Jackson, Mississippi as well as the bigger infrastructure issue facing the entire country. Learn more about Will Stribling by visiting https://mississippitoday.org/author/wstribling/

    Mike also goes over the Republican outrage at the border, the shooting that took place in Atlanta, that left eight mostly women of Asian descent dead, and some other news items of the week.

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    Rich in Black History w/ Professor Joyice Robinson & Wage Against the Machine

    Rich in Black History w/ Professor Joyice Robinson & Wage Against the Machine

    Welcome to The USA Podcast hosted by Mike Riley

    Many Americans know that black history plays a key role in the American story, however, often times this black history is taught from an indistinct perspective. In episode 152, Mike speaks with Professor Joyice Robinson about how dissecting black history can help us reframe our perspective on its significance to not only American history, but world history. Prof Joyice Robinson, is an educator who teaches Black-interest classes, prepare families for school transition, and supports young adults & women in relationship readiness. You can learn more about Prof. Joyice by visiting https://professorjoyice.com/

    In the 2nd segment, Mike breaks down some of the arguments and some of the myths surrounding raising the federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. Many Americans believe that raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour will be interfering with the free market and will force many small businesses to shut down. But is this true? Should employers be forced to pay their workers a livable wage? Mike breaks it all down in this segment.

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    Student Debt Survival & Living in a State of Oligarchy

    Student Debt Survival & Living in a State of Oligarchy

    Tonight, on The USA Podcast hosted by Mike Riley, we take an in depth look into what is the student loan debt crisis in the United States. Mike brings on a special guest, Jay, who has first-hand experience of working in the student loan industry. Jay educates Mike Riley and his audience about how student loans work, what the consequences of education debt can be on the country, the prospects of debt-free college and what we can do to survive student loan debt.

    this is also the opening night of The Riley now University Fund. Mike Riley has teamed up with Franek technologies to start a college grant that will reward a lucky college student with $500 for listening to the conversation between Jay & Mike Riley concerning student loan debt. go to www.rileynowuniversity.com to learn more and sign up.

    Also, in tonight's episode, Mike Riley Gets into a very in-depth discussion about Oligarchy and the relationship The United States has with it. Mike Riley breaks down how he feels we are being ruled by the rich, how the United States is living in a state of oligarchy and what we can do about it.

    Student Debt Survival & Living in a State of Oligarchy

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    The Vaccine Situation Conversation Part 2 w/ Anne Heiner, The Post-Trump Era & Uncensored Censorship 2021

    The Vaccine Situation Conversation Part 2 w/ Anne Heiner, The Post-Trump Era & Uncensored Censorship 2021

    The Vaccine Situation Conversation Part 2 w/ Anne Heiner
    We continue our discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine on this episode of The USA Podcast. Mike Riley speaks with a physician’s assistant who works in an urgent care center in rural Oregon about some of the myths and questions people may have surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. With the swearing in of a new administration today, this could be a chance to move forward and finally get this virus under control. Mike speaks with Anne Heiner and continues the conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine

    The Post-Trump Era
    It has been done. Donald Trump is no longer the President of the United States and Joe Biden was sworn in today at his Inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. Along with this, Kamala Harris was also sworn in as Vice President and the tie breaker in the United States Senate that will give Democrats the majority. So what does this mean? What happens next? What does moving forward and living in the Post-Trump Era look like ? Many people say this will be the new “Reconstruction” of trying to heal and unify the country . Mike explores this topic in this segment
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    Uncensored Censorship 2021
    In the past week we witnessed the historical impeachment of Donald Trump for a second time and we also witnessed a complete repudiation of Donald Trump on social media platforms. What does the banning of Donald Trump and other right wing echo chambers on social media in 2021 say about censorship in the digital age? Mike explores this topic and gives his opinion on censorship in this segment

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    The Vaccine Situation Conversation with Dr.Catherine Fuller, MD and Living The Conspiracy Theory

    The Vaccine Situation Conversation with Dr.Catherine Fuller, MD and Living The Conspiracy Theory

    Welcome to The USA Podcast with host Mike Riley.
    Ep 149

    The Vaccine Situation Conversation with Dr.Catherine Fuller, MD

    In this episode of the USA podcast, Mike Riley speaks with a physician about the ins and outs of The COVID 19 Vaccine. Catherine Fuller, MD, is a Physician whose practice is clinical immunology, allergy and asthma. Many people have a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Trust in the vaccine is very low amongst much of the public. Mike speaks with doctor Fuller about some of those trust issues and answers many of the questions that many people might have about the vaccine. Learn more about Dr. Catherine Fuller by visiting drfullerallergy.com

    Living The Conspiracy theory
    On this day January 6, 2020 we witnessed an attempted coup on the United States Capitol. Much of this is due to the fact that many of Donald trump's followers are living through conspiracy theories and unproven claims. But what is a conspiracy theory really? Where did they come from? How is it that people live through them? Mike goes over much of these things in this episode.

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19 Ratings

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Every Episode!

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Great Podcast!

I love this podcast! I really like Mikes opinions and the way he delivers his show is so easy to digest. The show topics are always interesting and relevant to current events. Also, his multiple segment format has great addition gems of fun facts and history. Just a great independent show.

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I recently started to get into politics and this show was perfect! I feel like mike brings a great relatable vibe to his show. I feel like I’m listening to a conversation with a friend, not some boring lifelong politician. He is funny and very informative. I love his podcast covers. They are super creative!

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