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State of the States

Star US investigative journo Jason Leopold gives 95bFM the dirt on the most amazing, powerful and pretty good country in the Universe. This guy has a Wikipedia page WITH references, so you know you’re in good hands.

State of the States: Russia, Michael Flynn and NATO

State of the States: Russia, Michael Flynn and NATO State of the States: Russia, Michael Flynn and NATO, 10.18 MB
Thu 16 Feb 2017

Pearl speaks to Jason about the resignation of Michael Flynn, Trump administration ties to Russia and Trump's perspective on NATO.

State of the States: Senate nominations, immigration ban, Trump's first month in office

State of the States: Senate nominations, immigration ban, Trump's first month State of the States: Senate nominations, immigration ban, Trump's first month, 12.79 MB
Thu 9 Feb 2017

Pearl speaks to Jason this week about Trump's Senate picks, the immigration ban and his first month in office.

State of the States: Trump's first days in office

State of the States: Trump's first days in office State of the States: Trump's first days in office, 34.06 MB
Thu 26 Jan 2017

Pearl and producer John Michael speak to Jason about the radical change that has begun in Trump's first week in presidency. 

State of the States: A (shitty) year in review

State of the States: A (shitty) year in review State of the States: A (shitty) year in review, 9.3 MB
Thu 22 Dec 2016

Ximena speaks to Jason this week about the turbulent year the US has had in politics, and about what terrifying things are still to come as we ring in the new year. 

State of the States: Should we be worried about Russia/Trump relations?

State of the States: Should we be worried about Russia/Trump relations? State of the States: Should we be worried about Russia/Trump relations? , 8.65 MB
Thu 15 Dec 2016

We don’t have Jason this week because he’s currently in Guantanamo Bay, but we do have a guest with us for State of the States today - Ximena speaks to Stephen Hoadley from the University of Auckland about the United State's interesting (and increasingly concerning) relationship with Russia, now that Trump is soon-to-be at the helm.

State of the States: Halting of Dakota Pipeline construction, Drumpf cabinet appointments

State of the States: Halting of Dakota Pipeline construction, Drumpf cabinet appointments State of the States: Halting of Dakota Pipeline construction, Drumpf cabinet appointments, 12.42 MB
Thu 8 Dec 2016

This week, Ximena speaks to Jason about how the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has come to a standstill (for now), and also about some of the concerning cabinet appointments president elect Donald Trump has made so far.

State of the States: Standing Rock and US election recount

State of the States: Standing Rock and US election recount State of the States: Standing Rock and US election recount, 12.78 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2016

This week, Ximena speaks to Jason about the Standing Rock protests happening in North Dakota, and also about the US election recount process happening at the moment.

State of the States: Election fallout

State of the States: Election fallout State of the States: Election fallout, 12.57 MB
Thu 17 Nov 2016

This week, Ximena speaks to Jason about the fallout from last week’s election result. They discuss what a Trump administration might look like; how much Trump can actually do as president; and also whether Clinton's blame on FBI Director James Comey for her election failures is warranted or not.