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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Mar 28, 2022

What does victory look like for Putin? Ask the same question for The Ukraine and in either direction your head will be spinning. Is it a question even asked by the so-called sanctions negotiators? Maybe if there were some definitive answers we could strive for conflict resolution?
While the World's Ugliest Circus aka...

Mar 21, 2022

Despite the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian armed forces and its people, the forces of Russia are pushing into Ukraine’s biggest cities, and more than 3m Ukrainians have fled. Also looks like it’s a firm ‘no’ to President Zelensky’s request for a no-fly zone over his country and allowing his pilots to...

Mar 14, 2022

Residents of Russia say 'so what' to sanctions, and that Putin is on the right track. 
How's the gas pump treating you these days? Guess what, just like Covid isn't going away, gas prices aren't going back either to what they used to be.
Racial slurs...should they be punishable by law and what if a citizen decides to...

Mar 7, 2022

This week's podcast is more like a quiz. Question: How does the US fund Putin's war?
Answer: Geometry. Picture the financial triangle between China, Russia and the US.The US buys goods from China (yes, you Amazon hounds...that's you).

China uses the dollars to buy energy from Russia to build the infrastructure for their...