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Streaming Between the Lines – “The Gilded Age”

Sarah Colt’s “The Gilded Age” takes a look at the rapid industrialization and growth, as well as the exploding wealth gap between the capital class and the working class which defined the late nineteenth century in the United States, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss their takeaways from documentary, which originally aired in 2018 on PBS, including what...

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End of Emergency Child Care Funding Creates Direct and Downstream Issues; Also, the Perpetual Threat to Masculinity

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the tens of billions in federal child care funds that recently expired and what the role of government should be for something like child care (1:28).  The guys also consider why it always seems like masculinity is under attack (32:29).Federal childcare funding is about to expire–and it could be terrible for the U.S....

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Side Taking in the Israel-Hamas is Pushing People to the Extremes; Also, Is Free Will an Imagined Construct?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the way many have seemed to want to take sides in an all or nothing way when viewing and discussing the Israel and Hamas war, and how several factors in our society seem to be involved in promoting this approach (1:37).  The guys also react to Robert Sapolsky’s premise in his new book...

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The GOP Controls the House, but Who Controls the GOP? Also, US Latinos’ Staggering Level of Economic Output

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the dysfunction in the US House of Representatives following the ouster of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House that some Republicans seem to be intentionally driving and consider what may be the source of it (1:31).  The guys also react to some recent economic data which shows that Latinos in the us...

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The GOP Controls the House, but Who Controls the GOP? Also, US Latinos’ Staggering Level of Economic Output
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Viewing the Israeli-Hamas Conflict with a “What’s Past is Prologue” Lens; Also, What Was Happening in the Americas in 1491?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the historical context of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas and consider whether after 75+ years of conflict, there is any pathway to an end to this cycle of violence (1:13).  The guys also discuss some recent research into what was happening in the Americas right before Columbus landed...

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What Causes People to be Angrier than Ever, and What Happens as a Result? Also, All Eyez on the Arrest for Tupac’s Murder

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider how anger affects one’s ability to think, the types of actors in a society that have an interest in using anger to manipulate others for their own benefit, and whether people could be angrier now than in years past (1:19).  The guys also react to the recent arrest of a suspect for the...

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What Causes People to be Angrier than Ever, and What Happens as a Result? Also, All Eyez on the Arrest for Tupac’s Murder
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Assessing the Risk of Illegal and Legal Corruption Following Senator Menendez’s Indictment; Also, Are Two Parents a Privilege?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to the corruption allegations against Senator Bob Menendez and discuss whether the type of movie villain style corruption is more of a risk  than the legal corruption that is omnipresent in our political system (1:51).  The guys also comment on some recent publications that investigate how a two-parent household can be beneficial for...

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Assessing the Risk of Illegal and Legal Corruption Following Senator Menendez’s Indictment; Also, Are Two Parents a Privilege?
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Labor Strikes in Detroit and Hollywood May Signal a Resurgence of Union Activity That Will Benefit Us All; Also, Why Assisted or Isolating Exercises Can Create Risk

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the United Auto Workers’ strike and consider whether it, either alone or in the context of the ongoing Hollywood strikes, represent a needed resurgence in union activity (1:15).  The guys also discuss the recent expert recommendations on which exercises and/or equipment in the gym that one should avoid (39:59).UAW boss...

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Labor Strikes in Detroit and Hollywood May Signal a Resurgence of Union Activity That Will Benefit Us All; Also, Why Assisted or Isolating Exercises Can Create Risk
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The Iran Contra Scandal and the Perspective it Provides for the Issues of Today

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look back at the Iran Contra scandal, which despite not seeming to have the notoriety of Watergate or the sizzle of Clinton-Lewinsky, was a pretty big deal and one that illustrated both how the U.S. governmental system can be exploited and the mechanisms in the system that allows it to fight back...

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Is the Christian Church Prioritizing Politics Over Christ? Also, the Remembering the March of Washington Will Take Work

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana are joined by special guest Warren Smith III from the Contemporary Commentary YouTube show, and they react to recent comments by former church official Russell Moore about the crisis in the American Evangelical Church and comments from the Pope about the American Catholic Church and discuss whether politics and political ideology have become too...

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Is the Christian Church Prioritizing Politics Over Christ? Also, the Remembering the March of Washington Will Take Work
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Are Trigger Warnings Counterproductive for Both Individuals and for Communities? Also, Reacting to India’s Unprecedented Moon Landing

With more research being done on the actual effects of trigger warnings, setting aside their intent, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana weigh in on the debate over trigger warnings, whether they are helpful, and whether they can cause unintended consequences (01:45).  The guys also discuss India recently becoming the first country to land near the south pole of the...

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Are Trigger Warnings Counterproductive for Both Individuals and for Communities? Also, Reacting to India’s Unprecedented Moon Landing
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What Does Fascism Really Look Like, and How Does it Arise? Also, Why Ozempic is Changing the Overweight and How We See Being Overweight

Fascism is a label that gets thrown around more often than is warranted, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what Fascism really is, how a society get slip into it, and the extent to which aspects of it can be seen today in the American system (01:36).  The guys also take a look at Ozempic, its seemingly miracle...

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What Does Fascism Really Look Like, and How Does it Arise? Also, Why Ozempic is Changing the Overweight and How We See Being Overweight
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