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In the Know with Moe

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In the Know with Moe is a weekly talk show where two-time former White House executive, attorney, entrepreneur, and opinion-maker, Moe Vela, will invite thought-provoking and inspirational guests to discuss the issues that matter to us. From current events, politics, and business to human interest, social activism, and saving our planet, Moe shares his opinions and experiences and will use his humor, curiosity, and warmth to get a glimpse of the knowledge and into the hearts of his guests. The show will be a platform so that we are all “in the know” and are informed, empowered, and inspired to celebrate our shared humanity and called to make the world a better place.

In the Know with Moe is a weekly talk show where two-time former White House executive, attorney, entrepreneur, and opinion-maker, Moe Vela, will invite thought-provoking and inspirational guests to discuss the issues that matter to us. From current events, politics, and business to human interest, social activism, and saving our planet, Moe shares his opinions and experiences and will use his humor, curiosity, and warmth to get a glimpse of the knowledge and into the hearts of his guests. The show will be a platform so that we are all “in the know” and are informed, empowered, and inspired to celebrate our shared humanity and called to make the world a better place.

Location:

United States

Description:

In the Know with Moe is a weekly talk show where two-time former White House executive, attorney, entrepreneur, and opinion-maker, Moe Vela, will invite thought-provoking and inspirational guests to discuss the issues that matter to us. From current events, politics, and business to human interest, social activism, and saving our planet, Moe shares his opinions and experiences and will use his humor, curiosity, and warmth to get a glimpse of the knowledge and into the hearts of his guests. The show will be a platform so that we are all “in the know” and are informed, empowered, and inspired to celebrate our shared humanity and called to make the world a better place.

Language:

English


Episodes

Overturning Roe Just the Beginning?; Musk is a Free-Speech Hypocrite

5/11/2022
Moe is joined by Peter Montgomery, who writes and researches for Right Wing Watch, a project of People for the American Way, where he is a senior fellow. The two discuss Peter's latest piece for Ring Wing Watch, titled "Overturning Roe Is Just the Beginning." (link - https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/overturning-roe-is-just-the-beginning/) Then they analyze Elon Musk's hypocrisy in calling himself a "Free Speech Abolitionist." Finally, they talk about a new examination from the New York...

Duration:00:53:55

Earth Day and the Fight Against Climate Devastation

4/19/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about appearing on the NASDAQ billboard in NYC's Times Square as co-host of 'Unicorn Hunters,' and how the lesson he wants to share with others from that experience is to never give up on your dreams, no matter who you are or where you come from. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Basil Seggos, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The two discuss Earth Day, and what...

Duration:00:45:22

In-Depth Discussion on Survivorship with Cancer and Domestic Abuse Survivor Gail Zahtz

3/31/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about how violence is NEVER the answer, in referencing Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars this past week. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by WiseCare CEO, Gail Zahtz, who is a Cancer and domestic violence survivor. (Gail is also the first ever repeat guest of Moe's on the show!) During today's interview, Gail shares the valuable lessons that she learned about 'survivorship' while battling domestic...

Duration:00:41:13

Transitioning America's Energy Supply from Fossil Fuels to Renewables

3/16/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about the crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Tim Zenk, who has worked in renewable energy development for two decades to build new technologies for difficult to decarbonize sectors like aviation. Presently, Tim is the principal consultant at Molecule LLC. At Molecule, he focuses on the nexus of policy, finance, and technology to fight climate change. The two...

Duration:00:47:44

Jarnell Stokes On Black History Month, Basketball, and More!

2/17/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about 'Black History Month.' For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Jarnell Stokes, a Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Writer, and Film producer. The two discuss Black History Month, basketball, and more! Jarnell's website is StokedBros.com and his Twitter handle is @JarnellStokes.

Duration:00:54:46

Challenging Beijing's Olympics Propaganda

2/3/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about how we as Americans cannot afford to sit on the sidelines and expect our democracy to survive without our involvement. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by leading China expert, advisor to the World Health Organization, and Founder and Chair of OneShared.World, Jamie Metzl. With the 2022 Winter Olympics set to begin tomorrow in Beijing, Metzl is calling the Beijing games “a mockery of the Olympic...

Duration:01:03:45

AFT President Talks Education, Teachers, COVID Safety and More

1/27/2022
Moe is joined by Randi Weingarten, President of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The two discuss education, teachers, COVID safety and more. The website for the AFT is AFT.org and their Twitter handle is @AFTunion. President...

Duration:00:40:34

What's Next If Russia Invades Ukraine? How Will NATO Operate In Outer space?

1/20/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about the fight for voting rights in the United States. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations. He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel. The two...

Duration:00:41:59

Value Based Healthcare Talk with Cancer and Domestic Abuse Survivor Gail Zahtz

1/13/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about contracting COVID-19 and why we should all remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and our families against the virus. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by WiseCare CEO, Gail Zahtz, who is also a Cancer and domestic violence survivor. Gail first shares how her experiences with America's healthcare system, while battling Cancer and domestic abuse, helped highlight for her where and how the system needed...

Duration:00:41:35

What Caused the January 6th Insurrection and What Future Warning Signs to Watch Closely

1/6/2022
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about the legacy of the late American icon Betty White, who recently passed away at age 99. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Peter Montgomery, who writes and researches for Right Wing Watch, a project of People for the American Way, where he is a senior fellow. With it being the somber one-year anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack on our Capitol, Moe and Peter discuss how the insurrection came to...

Duration:00:41:57

It's a Biden-Boom - and No One Has Noticed Yet

12/16/2021
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about the hypocrisy of Congressional Republicans when it comes to disaster relief funding and President Biden's recently passed infrastructure law. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by Dr. Robert Shapiro, Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm and a Senior Fellow of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. They discuss: 1. Economics 101 when it comes to supply and demand, as well as...

Duration:00:41:32

Special Veterans Day Show

11/11/2021
Two of Moe's close friends, and business associates, David Montoya and Josh Jones, guest host the show. The two of them are both Air Force Veterans, and are joined by Navy Veteran Michael Grandjean for today's special Veterans Day show. The three veterans discuss why they decided to join the military, what it was like while they were serving, and how returning to civilian life has been for them.

Duration:00:59:52

The Power of an Innovative Public School System

10/21/2021
Today's guest host is Brianna Vela Garcia, Director of Media and Public Relations for Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. She is Moe's niece and has a passion for promoting the community where they both grew up. Her love extends to showcasing how the town's innovative and strategic public school district creates excellent choices and opportunities for children. This school system's moment in time is a movement in history as they work to ensure every child graduates college,...

Duration:00:42:27

Breast Cancer Awareness, COVID-19, and Healthcare with Health System CEO Manny Vela

10/7/2021
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he talks about Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is October. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by his younger brother Manny Vela. Manny is the CEO of Valley Baptist Health System and Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. The two discuss their upbringing together and how it shaped their futures, healthcare, COVID-19, Breast Cancer, and more. 'In The Know With Moe' can be heard live every Thursday from...

Duration:01:14:23

Entrepreneurialism, Aspiration, Career Changes and Life With Nikhil Sehgal

9/9/2021
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," where he criticizes two new severely restrictive laws passed in Texas by Republican Governor Greg Abbott. The first is "the most restrictive abortion law to be enforced since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide," according to Axios. The second law is the most restrictive voter suppression bill that has passed nationwide. It rolls back early voting and adds new ID requirements, which critics say...

Duration:01:11:53

Lorena Chambers Guest Hosts 'In The Know With Moe'

9/2/2021
Today's guest host is Lorena Chambers, PhD, CEO of Chambers Lopez Strategies LLC. Lorena is the only Latina — and one of only two women — to have produced broadcast commercials for a U.S. presidential campaign. In 2020, she was the media strategist for People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote campaign and the Latina strategist for Senate Majority PAC (SMP) to elect John Hickenlooper as the new U.S. Senator from Colorado. Dr. Chambers is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University...

Duration:00:40:52

How to Find the Resolve to Follow Your Dreams

8/19/2021
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," which is about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and wearing masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by aspiring Actor Cameron Somers to discuss how to find the resolve, and make the sacrifices, to follow your dreams. They also explore the qualities, characteristics, values and resiliency it takes to pursue a career like acting. Finally, they talk about how trauma, and how...

Duration:00:43:21

Jan 6th House Investigation, Infrastructure, Voting Rights

7/29/2021
Today's guest host is Atiba Madyun, the President/CEO of Party Politics US, a data collection firm that not only gathers data from American voters but also engages with young people to educate them on public policy. Atiba is first joined by Co-Host of the "Chalkboard Conversations" Podcast, Earl Wyatt, and progressive political activist Mark Grimaldi. The three discuss the new CDC recommendations on having vaccinated Americans wear masks while indoors due to the Delta COVID variant, the...

Duration:00:42:21

An In-Depth Conversation With Veterans For Independence Day

7/1/2021
Moe begins today's show with his 'Moe-ment of Truth," which is about the conclusion of LGBTQ+ PRIDE Month, and being proud of ourselves regardless of our backgrounds. For the remainder of the show, Moe is joined by a pair of Air Force Veterans, who Moe also knows personally. They are David Montoya and Josh Jones. With Independence Day this weekend, David and Josh discuss what being military veterans has taught them, the important issue of PTSD, and what entering civilian life from the...

Duration:00:43:03

Star Power

6/24/2021
Today's guest host is Atiba Madyun, the President/CEO of The Madyun Group, a government relations firm based in Washington, DC, as well as Party Politics US, a data collection firm that not only gathers data from American voters but also engages with young people to educate them on public policy. Atiba is joined by Dr. Lauren Wright, Professor of Politics at Princeton University. The two discuss Dr. Wright's book, which is titled, "Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity...

Duration:00:43:52