Tag: geopolitics

Brakes Under Pressure – 02×04

FCC guts Net neutrality, Disney buys Fox for 52 billion, Wildfire updates in California, US Petrodollar + Middle East and Alabama senate race — Doug Jones v. Roy Moore Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:38) Net neutrality (7:14) Disney buys Fox for 52 billion (13:03) Wildfire updates in California (16:56) US Petrodollar + Middle East (27:53) Alabama senate race — Doug Jones v. Roy Moore Articles used in the episode:  FCC guts Net neutrality Source: Los Angeles Times Disney buys Fox for 52 billion Source: Comingsoon.net Wildfire updates in California Source: CNN Trump plan to move U.S.

Dynamo! – 02×03

Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark, Four Things That Could Explain Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Decision, Google’s Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself and Jony Ive is retaking control of Apple’s design team after two years in hands-off role. Hosted by Antwand Howard and Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:27) Bitcoin breakout (4:57) Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem (7:22) Google AI bots make robo-babies (11:42) Apple’s design chief returns Note: (12:56 – 13:46) Silences were accidental. Antwand points out that corporate made technologies are getting more unnecessary and aimless, improving only in the direction of VR and corporate control. blockchain is growing

Domo Arigato – 02×02

Honduras imposes martial law due to public protests, US, UK vs. Bitcoin, enforcing cryptocurrency taxation, CVS buys Aetna for $69 billion, uncompetitive practices, Amazon invests in machine learning and John Conyers leaves congress after being exposed for sexual misconduct. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis, and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:18) Honduras imposes martial law due to public protests (7:24) US, UK vs. Bitcoin, enforcing cryptocurrency taxation (13:15) CVS buys Aetna for $69 billion, uncompetitive practices (23:04) Amazon invests in machine learning (25:02) John Conyers leaves congress after being exposed for sexual misconduct Articles used in the episode:  Honduras

Grassroots of Control – 02×01

John Morgan: I’m leaving Democratic party, Nelson should run for governor, Big Pharma may be trying to ban another harmless plant that helps people, Donald Trump warns federal shutdown coming, Government Banks Have Complicated Feelings About Cryptocurrencies, US Congress withdraws RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill. Hosted by Antwand Howard, Francisco Pierre-Louis and Fatina Shahzad [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:28) John Morgan leaving the US Democratic Party. (6:58) The Pharmaceutical Industry may be trying to ban Kratom, a natural remedy to treat drug addiction (10:08) Donald Trump warns of a federal shutdown coming. (13:53) Government banks are slow to catch up

Paper Planes – 01×10

Wall Street Wants to Kill the Agency Protecting Americans From Financial Scams, The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers, Kim Dotcom to build alternative web, Homeland Security Department terminates temporary residency program for almost 60,000 Haitians. Hosted by Antwand Howard and Francisco Pierre-Louis [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:48) Wall Street Wants to Kill the Agency Protecting Americans From Financial Scams (5:30) The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers (09:57) Kim Dotcom to build alternative web (10:40) Homeland Security Department terminates temporary residency program for almost 60,000 Haitians Articles used in the episode:  Wall

Manna from Heaven – 01×03

China has a new technology that grows crops in deserts, Trump’s reluctant response to Puerto Rico crisis and three Americans earn the Nobel prize for Bio clock discovery and what could this mean for our future? Hosted by Francisco Pierre-Louis, Antwand Howard and Slade Winston [powerpress] Timestamps: (0:50) New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops (11:00) Trump Says Puerto Rico in Trouble After Hurricane, Debt Must Be Dealt With’ (23:00) Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize Articles used in this episode: New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops.