radical progressive ideas

Today we bring you part 1 of a 2-part interview with Neil Kiernan (v-radio.us), host of the V-Radio podcast. He and John discuss the nature of biased journalism, namely how advocacy journalists inject emotion into pieces to keep people interested, but then people act on those emotions, making bad decisions. If we are to reach out to people on the other side of the ideological divide, we need to ignore hyperbolic slogans, be patient, and focus on listening and sticking to the facts. More and more people are sick of all the craziness and irrationality.

Join us tomorrow for part 2 of the interview. John and Neil have a more casual conversation as the recorder kept rolling after the interview was over.

What’s True, What’s Going On, What Works

Broadcast Running Time: 1:56:49

John Loeffler

January 11, 2020

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In any situation, including the recent Iraqi embassy attack and subsequent deadly drone strike, you have to ask yourself what is true and what is going on. In this week's boralogue, John busts through some narratives and gives a backgrounder on the Middle East and the groups that have arisen from there. It sets the table for our next guest and gives you a clear and realistic picture of how we got to what happened last week.

Now that we know how we got here, we can look at the now former leader of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, who was taken out with a drone strike last week. Back with us is Kenneth Timmerman (www.iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, who describes the truth of who Soleimani was, what he was involved in, and where Iran goes from here.

What happens when a radical progressive idea, seemingly outlandish, begins to gain traction in serious circles? Christopher Rufo (www.city-journal.org), Contributing Editor at City Journal, joins us to examine the Abolish the Police movement, showing that if it were ever to come to pass, crime and inequality would only deepen.

Education is the key to why we are so divided in America, but it is also being used to radically reform the country. Robert Steven Ingebo, (www.americanthinker.com) Akron, Ohio-based businessman, joins us to look at Deep Equity, a progressive-based reform program that relies heavily on buzzwords like intersectionality, diversity, and changing of norms. It's the newest version of a formalized teaching system designed to transform our society.

John's quote of the week:
"Everything that you are hearing about the Middle East is being seen through the lens of the leftist media, these spinners of stories, to match their Western narratives, which are divorced from the reality of what's happening on the ground."

On this week's extra segment, we play a double feature. You might recognize our first interview (as we played it for you here last summer), but it's still pertinent and deserves an encore presentation. James Hutchens from June 2012 is up first followed by Reza Kahlili from January 2015, both covering Iran.