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S01 EP 12 Explaining Trump's Economic Policies with Prof. Felbermayr

11/16/2018
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Renowned economist and expert on international trade, Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr explains President Trump’s economic policies. Topics include the Trump tax cuts, US-EU trade imbalances, Nordstream2, energy security, and Iran sanctions, as well as forecasts about the future of the US economy.

Duration:00:28:31

S01 EP 11 The US Mid-Term Elections: The View from Germany with Prof. Bierling

11/8/2018
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On November 6, Americans went to polling places across the US to cast their votes in the mid-term elections. Prof. Bierling, a leading expert in transatlantic relations, discusses the election results and the consequences for the United States, Germany, and transatlantic relations in general.

Duration:00:28:41

S01 EP 10 The Prague Spring after 50 Years with Dr. Thomas Murphy

8/29/2018
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Fifty years after the Prague Spring, Dr. Thomas Murphy discusses his new book Czechoslovakia Behind the Curtain: Life, Work, and Culture in the Communist Era. Dr. Murphy and host Andrew Sola explore the history of Czechoslovakia, the events that led to the Prague Spring, the Soviet-led invasion of 1968, and the lives of ordinary people under communist rule. The episode ends with a discussion of recent political developments in central Europe.

Duration:01:04:39

S01 EP 09 Introduction to Ecocritism with Dr. Phillips

7/12/2018
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Dr. Alexander Phillips and Dr. Andrew Sola chart the history of ecological thinking and the origins of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline and then discuss the importance of the environment in the works of German authors Wilhelm Raabe and Adalbert Stifter. The episode ends by assessing the importance of ecocriticism in the present.

Duration:01:09:16

S01 EP 08 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

6/29/2018
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In the June episode of “This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner,” Andrew Sola and EU insider Guenter Danner discuss Europe’s immigration and refugee crisis, the Latvian banking scandals, and the end of the Greek bailout.

Duration:00:52:28

S01 EP 07 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

5/4/2018
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In the April 2018 edition of “This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner,” Andrew Sola and EU insider Guenter Danner discuss the elections in Hungary, the state of the Greek economy at the end of the bailout, and China’s influence on the EU.

Duration:00:42:36

S01 EP 06 Henry David Thoreau and Civil Disobedience with Professor Dieter Schulz

4/27/2018
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Professor Dieter Schulz and Andrew Sola discuss Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” and its influence on Dr. Martin Luther King.

Duration:00:24:26

S01 EP 05 Life Lessons with Basketball Legend Wilbert Olinde, Jr.

4/16/2018
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Basketball legend Wilbert Olinde, Jr., and Andrew Sola discuss ways to maximize one’s potential, learn from life’s challenges, and cope with daily stresses. They also discuss immigration politics in Germany and lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King.

Duration:00:52:10

S01 EP 04 This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner

3/29/2018
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In the first installment of “This Month at the EU with Dr. Danner,” Andrew Sola and EU insider Guenter Danner discuss the elections in Italy, the formation of a coalition government in Germany, the latest in the Brexit negotiations, the effect of Trump’s tax cuts on the European economy, and Russian-EU relations.

Duration:01:23:16

S01 EP03 Start-up Advice from Silicon Valley Insider Gideon Marks

2/26/2018
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Andrew Sola and Gideon Marks, from the Google Incubator Accelerator in Silicon Valley, discuss product creation, team building, mentorship, data privacy, Industry 4.0, as well as the importance of values and ethics in start-ups.

Duration:00:25:32

S01 EP02 Poster Double Happiness Exhibit with Torsten Jahnke

2/22/2018
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Torsten Jahnke from the American Poster Institute and Andrew Sola discuss the history of gig posters in the USA and Europe as well as gig posters as an art form.

Duration:00:35:32

S01 EP01 Trump’s First Year with Dr. Jackson Janes

2/21/2018
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Janes and Sola discuss how different US presidents have affected the trans-Atlantic relationship in their first years before looking specifically at German-American relations during the course of Donald Trump’s first year.

Duration:01:16:08