I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

Two American ex-pats, separated by 7500 kilometers and their levels of optimism, take on the issues of the day in the United States, Canada, Europe and the world. They hunt down news you might have missed, sometimes provide good insights, and shake their heads at the rampant idiocy in the world more often than can be considered healthy ... good thing they live in countries with socialized medicine!
I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

So long, and thanks!

February 25, 2013
| Our last show? We think so. Still we talk about the crazy, make an XL pipeline prediction and even throw in some baseball. Plus news you might have missed.
Length: 32:16 minutes (29.61 MB)
I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

Election reflection, conservative rejection?

November 9, 2012
| Obama wins, but does that mean progressives do? We look at the right and left delusions and aspirations and the need for election reform. Plus news you might have missed!
Length: 37:58 minutes (52.22 MB)
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You don't say: What's not being talked about in American politics

October 15, 2012
| Some big issues get covered in the U.S. presidential campaign, but some of the biggest are given pretty short shrift.
Length: 37:57 minutes (52.19 MB)
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Here’s looking at you: A debate on the surveillance state

August 10, 2012
| Billions of emails and phone calls recorded every day, CCTV cameras going up and staying up, drones watching people’s homes, should we care? Plus, news you might have missed!
Length: 42:44 minutes (39.14 MB)
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Fast and spurious: Obama and executive privilege

June 25, 2012
| Obama flexes some power around an investigation and around immigration but what does all this mean for what is left of American democracy?
Length: 37:06
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Resistance is not futile: Wisconsin, Quebec and gay rights

June 7, 2012
| Wisconsin not a total loss, Obama gets one right (and one very wrong), Ontario does the right thing, Quebec and Canada fight for civil rights, plus Monsanto buys a critic and other news.
Length: 45:17
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Austerity fever

April 9, 2012
| Austerity fever is catching, and it isn't a pleasant disease. Symptoms include unemployment, growing wealth gaps, crumbling infrastructure and more. We diagnose it and give some health tips.
Length: 38:25
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Below the belt: Politics and dirty tricks

March 20, 2012
| The robocall scandal to suppress the vote in Canada still has legs but Canadians aren't quite yet in the pro-league when it comes to vote suppression. Plus, mind-numbing attacks on women's rights.
Length: 38:03
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Does God hate vaginas? The religious right's attack on women's health

February 17, 2012
| Attempts to re-ignite the abortion debate in Canada, an all-male Congressional contraception hearing, the jaw-dropping remarks of Rick Santorum; women's health isn't on the right-wing God's agenda.
Length: 37:36
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Organized sports and Gingrich on the moon

January 27, 2012
| The players' association for the NFL in the U.S. comes out swinging against so-called "right to work" anti-union legislation and we talk labour and sports. Gingrich is over the moon for colonization.
Length: 33:03