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FF 16: May 22nd, 2017 News Headlines

5/22/2017
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In U.S. News Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner announced on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey will publicly testify before a Senate Committee. No date has been set, but the appearance before the committee will likely come sometime after Memorial Day. On Friday, former New York Congressmen Anthony Weiner plead guilty to sending obscene materials to a minor and will have to register as a sex offender. Most of us remember that Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after it was...

Duration: 00:05:14


FF: 15 May 19th, 2017 News and Chat About Artificial Intelligence with Sean Lane

5/19/2017
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Today’s guest is Sean Lane, CEO of CrossChx, and we have a great chat about artificial intelligence. Email: sean.lane@crosschx.com CrossChx: https://crosschx.com/ In the News President Trump met with Juan Manuel the President of Columbia yesterday and held a joint news conference. The President emphasized counter drug trafficking in partnership with Columbia. Other key points include the President’s claims that illegal border crossings in the U.S. are down 73%, he wants the U.S. to...

Duration: 00:32:39


FF: 14 May 18th, 2017 News Headlines

5/17/2017
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In the News The U.S. Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel to oversee the FBI’s investigation into any Russian interference in the last presidential election. The announcement was made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who also pointed out that the decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. No such determination has been made. Over 40 suspected members of the gang, MS-13...

Duration: 00:05:38


FF 13: May 17th, 2017 News and Chat About Opinion Polls

5/17/2017
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In the News The U.S. National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster told reporters on Tuesday that it was wholly appropriate that President Trump shared ISIS threat information with Russia and that no sources and methods of intelligence collection were disclosed. McMaster’s statement came amidst a barrage of questions from reporters about recent news media coverage about the appropriateness of the President sharing threat information with other nations. President Trump met with Crown Prince...

Duration: 00:17:32


FF 12: May 16th, 2017 News and Chat About Afghanistan With Matt Archibald (Part II)

5/16/2017
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Matthew Archibald, Phd in International Relations and scholar on Afghanistan, is today’s guest. He will help us learn about the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and some of the current challenges facing that nation. In the News After losing the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton announced on Monday that she is launching an organization called Onward Together which seeks to fund resistance groups that are opposed to President Trump. The website for the organization has the...

Duration: 00:22:16


FF 11: May 15th, 2017 News and Chat About Afghanistan With Matthew Archibald

5/15/2017
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Matthew Archibald, Phd in International Relations and scholar on Afghanistan, is today’s guest. He will help us learn about the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and some of the current challenges facing that nation. In the News Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated on Sunday that the Senate should refuse to confirm any new FBI director until a special counsel is appointed to take over the investigation into Russia meddling in the U.S. election. U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions,...

Duration: 00:23:47


FF 10: May 12th, 2017 News, Cyber Security, Trump, Obamacare

5/12/2017
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In the News President Trump signed an Executive Order on Strengthening the Cyber security of Federal networks and Critical Infrastructure. The order is meant to enhance the government’s cyber security and help protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. The order also seeks to treat federal IT as an enterprise while leaving protection responsibility on the shoulders of agency heads. Additionally, federal agencies must use the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Duration: 00:05:23


FF 09: May 11th, 2017 News and Chat About the U.S. News Media

5/11/2017
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In the News Politicians on both sides of the aisle and much of the U.S. news media spent most of Wednesday speculating about why President Trump dismissed James Comey as the FBI Director. Much of the speculation and assumptions involved Russia. Meanwhile, the White House deputy press secretary stated that the President lost confidence in Directory Comey and considered letting him go since the day he was elected. The President then tweeted on Wednesday that, “ Dems have been complaining...

Duration: 00:11:24


FF 08: May 10th, 2017 News and Chat About Cyber Security with Dave Bittner

5/10/2017
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Today’s special guest is Dave Bittner, producer and host of The Cyber Wire Podcast. Thanks for the chat about Cyber Security, Dave. The CyberWire - Your cyber security new connection: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cyberwire-your-cyber-security-news-connection/id1071831261?mt=2 CyberWire Website: https://www.thecyberwire.com/podcasts/ In the News President Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. According to a White House...

Duration: 00:31:51


FF 07: May 9th, 2017 News and Chat About Syria with Brian Glyn Williams (Part II)

5/9/2017
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Today’s Guest Brian Glyn Williams is today’s special guest for our discussion about Syria. Brian is a professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and a former Counterterrorism Center, Central Intelligence Agency officer. Brian’s Website: http://www.brianglynwilliams.com/ Brian book, “Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and...

Duration: 00:26:11


FF 06: May 8, 2017 News and Interview with Professor Brian Glyn Williams, Syria

5/8/2017
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Today’s Guest Brian Glyn Williams is today’s special guest for our discussion about Syria. Brian is a professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and a former Counterterrorism Center, Central Intelligence Agency officer. Brian’s Website: http://www.brianglynwilliams.com/ Brian book, “Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and...

Duration: 00:24:46


FF 05: May 5th, 2017 News and Chat About the Show

5/5/2017
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In the News House resolution 1628, The American Health Care Act, passed with a 217 to 213 vote on Thursday. The President remains convinced that insurance premiums will come down and the bill will pass the Senate. Democrats continue to be concerned that some Americans will lose any type of health coverage. HR 1628: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1628/text President Trump signed the Promoting Free Speech and Religious LIberty executive order today which aims to...

Duration: 00:08:47


FF 04: May 4, 2017 News and Interview with Professor Mark Mueller-Eberstein, Blockchain

5/4/2017
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Today’s Guest with a Discussion on Blockchain Special thanks to Professor Mark Mueller-Eberstein, CEO and Founder of the Adgetec Corporation Mark’s Website: http://www.mueller-eberstein.com/ Adgetec’s Website: http://www.adgetec.com Be sure to check out Mark’s TED Talk, :Lad and be the change” http://www.mueller-eberstein.com/ In the News The U.S. House of Representatives may vote on a bill to replace and repeal Obamacare on Thursday. There is still talk of having a high risk pool...

Duration: 00:27:29


FF 03: May 3, 2017 News and Interview with Nick Moran (Part 2) of The Full Ratchet, Venture Captital

5/3/2017
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In the News President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke yesterday regarding the crisis in Syria. Both agree that “suffering in Syria has gone on for far too long and that all parties must do all they can to end the violence.” Discussion included the need for safe zones within Syria that might help achieve a lasting peace for humanitarian reasons. The U.S. will also be sending a representative to the cease-fire talking in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 3rd and 4th. Be sure...

Duration: 00:14:30


FF 02: May 2, 2017 News and Interview with Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet, Venture Capital

5/2/2017
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U.S. News Yesterday was May Day, May 1st, a public holiday with its roots in an ancient festival that celebrates Spring in many cultures. In the late 19th century, the same day, May 1st became known as the International Workers’ Day. In cities around the world yesterday, celebrations, labor rallies, and protests were seen. Several protests occurred in major cities across the U.S. with protesters’ messages varying. Some protesters called for universal healthcare and others chanted for...

Duration: 00:18:08


FF 01: May 1, 2017 News and Interview with Michael Fisher (TheMrMobile)

5/1/2017
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In U.S. News President Trump signed two executive orders on Saturday that were related to foreign trade. One order directs a review of all existing U.S. trade agreements while the second order establishes an Office of Trade and Manufacturing. Link to U.S. presidential executive orders: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders At least 7 people were killed and dozens injured as tornadoes struck in Texas over the weekend. Much of the damage was...

Duration: 00:25:03


FF 0: April 25, 2017 Coming Soon...Daily News and Current Events

4/25/2017
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We are excited to introduce FactFruit, a new daily news podcast. We will bring you the most important news stories Monday through Friday. We are simply going to deliver you the information without the political noise that we all commonly find in other media outlets. Many of our daily shows will feature a guest who will dig deeper into a topic so that we can all better understand our world. Topics range from the crisis in Syria to the latest consumer technology. Our guests are not...

Duration: 00:01:00