I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

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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!

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Jul 15, 2008

Episode 36:Storm's a comin'

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With a run on a bank, a war resister is deported to the U.S., the U.S decides its time to toss the fourth amendment with Obama joing the chorus, nope, we are not on the sunny side of the street.
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May 16, 2008

Episode 33: A healthy comparison

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It is all over but the shouting in the Democratic primaries, so we make a healthy comparison between health plans and wonder how myths about the Canadian system will have an impact on what happens
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Mar 26, 2008

Episode 31: Race To The Bottom

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Reaction to Obama's speech on race is pretty ugly, but is there a giimmer of hope? No hope if you are a "Dandy" trying to get into the US, plus the neo-cons crow in Canada
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Mar 9, 2008

Episode 30: Do We Hafta?

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Do we hafta hear the politics of fear - again? Do we hafta have another scandal from Harper and gang, and finally (you saw this coming), do we hafta change NAFTA?
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Feb 7, 2008

Episode 28:Fury on the sound of one mouth yapping

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Can Romney bring politics any lower? yes! Can a dream ticket be in the works for the Dems? Maybe! Can we just give Black focused schools a chance? We hope so.
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Jan 23, 2008

Episode 27: The bear doesn't just dance

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The circus around the U.S. elections is just that but we are less focused on the dancing bear and more on the growling bear with our take on the pending recession, plus impeachment hearings?
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Dec 8, 2007

Episode 25: Truth and Consequences

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The truth about Iran kills the right wing and whether or not Schrieber is telling the truth old style bribes are crass, plus an impeachment threat from a key U.S senator and its so hot in N.C . . .
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Nov 13, 2007

Episode 24: The One That Got Away

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Toys with drugs, Niagra falls annexed by Disney to the U.S, and other news you might have missed. And speaking of missed, it was a great show but it got away. . .
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Oct 23, 2007

Episode 23: Ohh no it's the status quo

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Field hockey promoting drought, falsified nuclear sub records, airline safefty records suppressed and Guliani's racist company - and that's just the start. Really, then we warm up.
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Oct 9, 2007

Episode 22:Out of proportion

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Looks like Ontario will be out of luck for proportional representation, the border guards have lost all sense of proportion and private military companies have portioned up Iraq.
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Sep 24, 2007

Episode 21: (Not so) shocking politics

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Shocked by the taser incident in the U.S? We aren’t. We aren’t shocked about Jena either but we are happy we haven’t seen “shock and awe” in Iran.
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Aug 17, 2007

Episode #19: Poopy politics

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When Carl "turd blossom" Rove is involved, how can it not be scatalogical? Plus with the crap going on in Toronto around panhandling and a sad atomic history, politics can be shite.
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Jul 24, 2007

Episode #18: Separating laws/rights;church/state; brain/mouth

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Bush criminalizes dissent, Tory has faith in schools (or wants it), no one wants Condi's article, homeland security wants to know the sex lives of travelers and the case of Job-Seeking-While-Black.
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Jul 3, 2007

Episode 16 - Where There's Smoke. . .

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) return with a look at the political crime in Washington DC, the Aboriginal day of action, and what Romney did to his dog.
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Apr 26, 2007

Episode 15: The Impolite Dinner Table Show

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) discuss the things you shouldn't at the dinner table - abortion, gun control and the Canadian Greens (kidding)
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Apr 6, 2007

Episode 14: Dumont: Vive le Quebec libre?

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) try to understand the US Democratic Party posturing on Iraq and also try to understand Quebec politics. Help!
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Mar 23, 2007

Episode 13: Of Budgets and Prosecutors

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) give odds on the latest Democratic Congress vs. GW Bush standoff and try to figure out why so many Canadians hate the new Federal budget
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Mar 8, 2007

Episode 12: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) discuss how a grown man named Scooter got caught lying and obstructing as well as firing US attorneys for fun and political sport
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Feb 20, 2007

Episode 11: Does Britney Need Sunscreen?

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) discuss whether Stephen Harper can ignore Parliament or Kyoto and whether the US news media can ignore celebrity hairdos
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Feb 12, 2007

Episode 10: Obamamania strikes!

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) discuss the dynamics of Barack Obama's entrance into US presidential race, the climate report on Canadian and US politics and the Ontario by elections
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Jan 16, 2007

Episode 9: Back in the New Year Mood

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Matt Adams (Canada) and Keith Gottschalk (USA) fight Skype in their ceaseless efforts to discuss the US in Iraq; a Greener Stephen Harper and Scooter in the hot seat

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