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Facial recognition for cows, printable food, and the food computer. What changes are coming to our daily nutrition? Justin and Lance react to the future of food.

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Could Trump Lose the Popular Vote by 5 Million and Still Win the Presidency

June 25th, 2019

33:35

The electoral college is a system that eludes many voters. Should the President of the United States be elected by a simple majority? Justin and …

Companies Cater Products to Singles

June 20th, 2019

35:17

Today, 28% of households are made up of just one person. This is a significant increase and companies are taking notice by catering more products to …

YouTube to Remove More "Offensive" Content

June 18th, 2019

37:34

In a blog post, YouTube announced that it would further restrict content by removing videos and banning creators that were claiming one race or …

Career & Tech Education Increase Substantially

June 13th, 2019

35:08

Career and technical education options are increasing while full-time MBA programs are decreasing. What does this say about the direction of …

Is There a Looming Water Crisis?

June 11th, 2019

37:04

The United Nations is forecasting that two-thirds of the world's population may soon face issues with access to water. Why haven't you heard more …

Unfair Advantages on the SAT & ACT

June 6th, 2019

34:12

New data suggests some kids are getting extra time on standardized tests and they don't need it. Who's to blame and what's the larger problem? Justin …

The Most Powerful Prince You've Never Heard Of

June 4th, 2019

36:12

He might be the richest man in the world and he runs a county with fewer citizens than Rhode Island. Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates was a close friend of the United States, but recently has been …

The Fate of Millennials is Unclear

May 22nd, 2019

38:50

The largest generation in the workforce today is worse off in most categories than all other living generations. What unique challenges do Millennials face and how can they overcome them? Justin and Lance explore this …

Is It Time to Break Up Facebook?

May 14th, 2019

37:34

Is Facebook a monopoly and shout the FTC split the company? Justin and Lance examine an op-ed written by the co-founder of Facebook suggesting that …

Walmart Raises the Minimum Age for Tobacco

May 9th, 2019

33:21

After criticism from the FDA, Walmart and other retailers are raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 to purchase tobacco products. This is in response to a recent increase in teen use of vape pens and e-cigarettes. …

Who is the Winner of the Mueller Investigation?

May 2nd, 2019

33:57

With the recent testimony of William Barr, the Russia investigation continues. Who is the real winner in the aftermath of the Mueller report, President Trump, the Democrats, or someone else? Justin and Lance share their …

Could Progressive Capitalism Save America?

April 25th, 2019

40:54

Some 90% of Americans have seen their incomes stagnate or decline in the past 30 years. What's the solution, progressive capitalism? Justin and Lance …

Immigration is Driving Population Growth

April 23rd, 2019

35:23

In many counties across the United States, a majority of population growth was attributed to immigration. What's this tell us about our economy, …

Republic or Democracy - The United States

April 16th, 2019

45:56

This question has haunted America since its founding. How is it relevant today and what does it mean for the future?

tags: politics, government, news, …

WikiLeaks Founder Arrested - The Bigger Issue

April 12th, 2019

35:00

Julian Assange was arrested at Ecuador's embassy and is now facing multiple charges. His case raises questions about freedom of the press and at what …

Are Democrats Moving Further to the Left?

April 10th, 2019

38:04

The liberals on social media are not as representative of the Democratic party as some may believe. New data suggests that, as a whole, Democrats are …

Should You be Concerned About Your Biometric Data?

April 1st, 2019

36:13

Businesses are increasingly making use of biometric data to improve security, but does using this data violate employees privacy? Justin and Lance …

Why is the US Not Doing More in Venezuela?

March 29th, 2019

37:15

About 10% of Venezuelans have left the country, the Bolvar is experiencing nearly two million percent inflation annually, and the prevalence of the …

Walmart's Secret Weapon & Facebook Password Problems

March 22nd, 2019

36:31

Jetblack is a new program that Walmart started in an effort to make smarter investments in the future of shopping and possibly as a response to Amazon. Facebook continues to face questions regarding its privacy …

Will Age Matter for the 2020 Elections?

March 18th, 2019

34:50

From 37 to 77 there is a wide age range of candidates running for president in 2020. Will age play a role? With Brexit looming there are some …

Teens Need the Truth About Drugs

March 13th, 2019

33:28

9 out of 10 adult addicts tried a drug before their senior year of high school and about 50% of current high school students said they have tried a …

Millennials Seek Therapy - How to Break Free From Your Phone

March 8th, 2019

41:35

Millennials are more likely to seek therapy. A New York Times tech writer shares how he broke free from his phone and decluttered his brain. Justin and Lance share their insight on these current issues.

tags: tech, …

The United States' New Record Trade Deficit

March 7th, 2019

35:52

President Donald Trump has made reducing the United States trade deficit a top priority for his administration. Despite that, last year America saw its largest deficit in history. What's happening? Justin and Lance …

Democracy May No Longer be the Only Path to Prosperity

March 4th, 2019

35:42

According to recent projections, in as little as five years, authoritarian governments like China and Russia may overtake democracies in total GDP. What does this mean for the United States? Justin and Lance explore how …

North Korea, Trump, Cohen and Kushner

March 1st, 2019

42:29

The week was dominated by news surrounding the President. Justin and Lance explore each of the major stories and share their thoughts.
tags: politics, …

United Methodists' Historic Same-Sex Marriage Decision

February 27th, 2019

37:13

The Methodist Church tightened its ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy Tuesday. What will this mean for the United States' second largest …

Prison Reform is Needed - A Judge's Viewpoint

February 25th, 2019

35:30

The United States leads the western world with a 63 month average for prison sentences. Is our criminal justice system working? Justin and Lance discuss what the problem is and explore the merit of the Judge's position.

Weed Might Be Dangerous

February 22nd, 2019

35:33

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reveals some interesting questions about the safety of marijuana. Justin and Lance go over the details …

Farming Bankruptcies are Rising and it Affects All of Us

February 21st, 2019

25:36

Increased farm production has resulted in increased water pollution. Farmers are facing challenges on multiple fronts with farm bankruptcies on the …

The Bigger Issue With Amazon and New York

February 18th, 2019

24:53

Should opposition have caused Amazon to pull its plans for a second HQ in New York? Justin and Lance discuss the larger implications of the Amazon …

President Trump Declares a National Emergency

February 15th, 2019

37:24

What are the implications of President Trump declaring a national emergency to build a border wall? Justin and Lance look at the politics, legality, …

An Alternative to Retirement Savings

February 11th, 2019

35:08

401(k)s are often misunderstood and could be greatly improved. About 1 in 4 Americans has no retirement savings of any kind. What does this mean for …

Generation Z Might Change Political Parties

February 8th, 2019

23:07

Gen Z and their predecessor, the Millennials, have the potential to greatly change the Republican and Democrat parties. Both generations are more diverse. What does the future look like with these two generations as the …

A Different Perspective on the State of the Union

February 6th, 2019

47:15

Presiden Trump gave his second State of Union address. What were the main policy points, has progress been made, and what is next in politics? Justin …

United States Suspends Arms Treaty With Russia

February 4th, 2019

35:11

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will be withdrawing from an arms treaty with Russia. What is the motivation for this and is there a real alternative?

China & Russia May Coordinate Against the United States

January 30th, 2019

35:07

The FBI, CIA, and Department of Defense briefed Congress on current threats. Iran may begin trade with Britain, France, and Germany. China and Russia may work together to undermine the United States. The report also …

How Gen Z Views Tech

January 29th, 2019

26:02

There is a lot of talk about Millennials, but what about their predecessor, Generation Z? Justin and Lance explore how Gen Z views tech and what the …

The United States' Support for the Opposition in Venezuela

January 26th, 2019

36:52

President Trump recently announced the United States' official support for the opposition leader in Venezuela. Russia and China both have interests …

Should the Supreme Court be Handling the Transgender Ban?

January 23rd, 2019

36:40

SCOTUS overturned several lower courts' rulings on President Trump's transgender military ban. Did the court make the right choice and is this even …

Should We Rebuild Puerto Rico & America?

January 21st, 2019

33:10

HUD will spend about $20 billion to rebuild some of the 90,000 homes that were destroyed by the hurricanes in 2017. Is this the best way to spend the money? Justin and Lance explain the situation and propose some …

What's the Future of Rural Hospitals?

January 18th, 2019

34:48

Nearly one in three Americans live in a rural community, but healthcare continues to be a struggle for people in these areas. Jamie Houseman is the President of Mercy Health Urbana Hospital and joins Justin and Lance to …

How is the Shutdown Affecting the Economy?

January 16th, 2019

24:16

More than 800,000 Americans are still going without pay because of the longest government shutdown in history. Justin and Lance discuss the economic implications, what will happen if the shutdown continues, and who's to …

No Homework & Failure Resistance for Kids

January 15th, 2019

34:48

Some schools are nixing homework while others are teaching resilience. The number of hours doing homework for middle and high schoolers has been …

Was 2018 the Best Year in History? Child Deaths & Poverty Greatly Decreased

January 11th, 2019

34:50

There is a lot wrong in the world, but it is crucial to also know what is going right. Hundreds of millions of people gained access to basic necessities in 2018. Justin and Lance highlight some of the positives from …

Trump's Speech on Immigration and the Facts

January 10th, 2019

34:30

President Trump's address to the nation made several claims. Justin and Lance share information on the Coast Guard, illegal drugs, immigration, and crime. The facts are important in understanding these critical issues.

Medicare Overpaid Insurers $9 Billion - Trump Might Declare an Emergency for the Wall - Turkey Wants the US to Stay in Syria

January 7th, 2019

34:53

From Medicare shortfalls to the Wall and the United States role in Syria, a lot happened over the past week. Justin and Lance make sure that nothing …

The Problem With the Criminal Justice System

January 5th, 2019

34:23

The United States has seen a 700% increase in our incarcerated population since the 1970s. What is the problem and how can we fix it? The Last Mile …

New Laws for 2019: Guns, Straws, Voting, and More

January 2nd, 2019

41:39

The state of California has a number of new legislative measures taking effect this year that make significant changes to gun rights, sexual assault …

What Happened Politically in 2018?

December 28th, 2018

47:50

From US-China relations and the Mueller Probe to Parkland Shooting and Tensions Over Immigration, there was certainly no shortage of news this year. Our team is going to break down the most significant events and review …

Trump Stays Firm on the Shutdown & Border - Yemen Crisis

December 27th, 2018

34:53

Over Christmas, President Trump remained steadfast in his position on the government shutdown and also stood by his criticism of the Fed raising interest rates. Justin and Lance discuss Trump's decisions and tactics …

Should We Save Rural America?

December 24th, 2018

47:27

Nearly 60 million Americans live in small towns and rural areas. The problem is that these places are dying, both economically and culturally. Is …

Should We Be Skeptical of Basic Income?

December 19th, 2018

39:43

Universal or unconditional basic income has started an interesting conversation about the future of our society. Basic income may hold the answers to …

Democrats & Republicans New Healthcare Problem

December 17th, 2018

32:57

A district judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act last week and the decision has raised some interesting questions. Is the individual mandate constitutional? What do Democrats and Republicans in Congress …

The Gig Economy's Uncertain Future

December 14th, 2018

34:47

Is the iPhone to blame for the gig economy? What will the future of jobs on demand be? Justin and Lance discuss the economic, political, and cultural …

New Rules for the Speaker of the House in 2019

December 12th, 2018

34:12

The House of Representatives may get more bipartisan starting in 2019. Ryan Clancy, Chief Strategist for No Labels, explains what Nancy Pelosi has …

Should Kids Do Chores & Why Are Non-Voters Younger?

December 10th, 2018

35:41

A recent study indicates that the best predictor of a child's success is whether they did chores as a young kid. How can you make your child do chores and what does that have to do with voting? Justin T. Weller and …

Global Growth Slows - Is This What Trump Wanted?

December 3rd, 2018

34:59

In the wake of the G-20 summit, President Trump says that progress has been made with China. Global growth is recoiling, but was this all part of Mr. Trump's plan? Justin and Lance explore whether or not Trump's trade …

Trump on Tear Gas at the Border - GM Closing Plants

November 28th, 2018

34:35

The television "news" media has been in an uproar this week. Justin and Lance share their insight on the situation at the U.S. and Mexico border. They also discuss the GM Ohio plant closing and what it might mean for …

Spotify Plans to Change Podcasting

November 23rd, 2018

34:56

With podcasting on the rise, household names like Spotify and Pandora are looking for ways to improve the industry and monetize the effects. How will …

Disney's Princess Problem in the Age of #MeToo

November 21st, 2018

34:12

How should Disney and other entertainment organizations handle the current conversations around how women are portrayed? Justin and Lance discuss the …

Thanksgiving Food & Traditions

November 19th, 2018

41:22

Justin and Lance share their Thanksgiving traditions and some insight into great food.

FDA Looks to Ban Menthol in Tobacco Products

November 16th, 2018

51:52

The new rules proposed by the FDA would eliminate about one-third of the cigarettes sold annually. The goal is to curb teen use of tobacco which has …

Amazon's New HQ & Five Below - Signs of a Changing Economy

November 14th, 2018

46:39

Amazon just announced the two locations for its second H.Q. Five Below sells items for $5 or less and has seen tremendous success at its brick and mortar locations. What do these companies tell us about the future of …

New Credit Scores in 2019 & What They Mean

November 12th, 2018

35:00

UltraFICO scores are on the way. How will this change your ability to get credit, what are the risks, and is there a better option? Justin and Lance …

The Placebo Effect - Is it Real?

November 9th, 2018

49:07

New research may indicate that the Placebo Effect is a biological process. These findings open the door to larger philosophical questions and how …

Post 2018 Election - What's Next?

November 7th, 2018

44:39

The mid-terms are over and the Democrats and Republicans have made gains. What are the key takeaways and where do we go from here? Justin and Lance …

Democrats and Republicans Have Major Problems

November 5th, 2018

40:47

With the election looming, Democrats are facing some short-term problems and Republicans must address their long-term future. Justin and Lance explain the current shortcomings of both parties.

The State of the Race - Everything You Should Know

November 2nd, 2018

44:03

What's happening in Texas, dark money for Democrats, President Trump's ideas, and more. Justin and Lance run through the state of the election as it stands now.

Should Birthright Citizenship End?

October 31st, 2018

34:29

President Trump floated the idea of attempting to end birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants with an executive order. Is this legal and could …

Google Wants Kids to be Internet Awesome

October 29th, 2018

43:15

The digital world is increasingly being woven into the fabric of education. To what extent should companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft be …

Amazon vs Sears Employees

October 26th, 2018

44:02

Sears was a pillar of American success in the 1950s and '60s. Adjusted for inflation, how would its employees fare against the new American icon, …

Snapchat Registers Voters - Understanding Polls

October 24th, 2018

42:41

Over 400,000 people registered to vote as a result of Snapchats efforts. Other technology companies are using similar campaigns to encourage young …

What Will Happen to Democrats on November 6?

October 22nd, 2018

34:17

The midterms are around the corner and much is at stake for both parties. The Democrats know what they are against, but do the know what they are for? Justin and Lance give their predictions for the election and discuss …

Race Issues in Schools are Being Ignored

October 21st, 2018

34:33

Charlottesville has experienced racial tensions throughout its history and now there are signs that the school's gifted program may favor white …

Uber Valued at $150 Billion - U.S. and Saudi Arabia

October 18th, 2018

35:11

Some banks are valuing Uber at near $150 billion ahead of its IPO next year.
Should the U.S. still be an ally of Saudi Arabia after the death of a …

China and US Talks are Strained

October 11th, 2018

29:46

North Korea, trade, politics, and the stability of Asia are at stake. What is President Trump's strategy and can it work? Justin and Lance discuss …

Bipartisanship is Alive? The Democrats Can't Decide

October 5th, 2018

26:16

The mainstream media is failing to cover the current bipartisanship in Washington. Instead, they continue to talk about the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. What's happening that you werent aware of? Lance and Justin are …

The New Nafta - USMCA

October 3rd, 2018

30:51

Nafta is gone. The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is headed to congress for approval. What's changed and is it good for America? Lance and Justing have the scoop.

What to Make of Judge Kavanaugh & Dr. Ford

September 28th, 2018

37:41

After a day of passionate testimony, who should be believed and how can this be approached in a civil manner? Justin and Lance have some surprising …

What You Need to Know About 5G

September 25th, 2018

35:02

Fifth generation wireless technology will change the way we access the internet and it will be here sooner than you think. Justin and Lance breakdown …

We Can Balance the Federal Budget by 2030

September 21st, 2018

35:00

No Labels laid out a National Strategic Agenda and one of the main goals was to address our mounting national debt. The United States has to start by balancing the budget. Here are six widely supported ways to do it.

New North and South Korea Agreement

September 20th, 2018

23:31

The leaders of North and South Korea signed a number of agreements aimed at easing tensions on the peninsula. What's included and missing from the …

Is the Next Financial Crisis Oil?

September 15th, 2018

36:48

The 60 biggest fracking companies had -$90 billion in free cash flow per quarter from 2012-2017 and investors keep supporting them. What does this mean for the economy?

American's Productivity Increased 77% - Wages Only 12%

September 12th, 2018

38:59

With positive economic numbers, why are some Americans not feeling the benefit? Raising wages may seem like the answer. Justin and Lance uncover the problems.

Did the New York Times Make the Right Choice?

September 10th, 2018

39:55

Donald Trump responds to the New York Times op-ed entitled "I am the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration." What are the consequences for the media and the President?

Do the Judge Kavanaugh Hearings Matter?

September 7th, 2018

37:44

Democrats tried to delay the hearings on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Why would the Democrats do this and can they succeed?

Inmates Are Learning to Code

September 3rd, 2018

36:15

Employers are taking a serious interest in hiring inmates to code and high school students to weld. Is there a downside to programs like this?

Trump Attacks Google - Yahoo Scans Emails

August 30th, 2018

25:16

President Trump took to Twitter, saying Google unfairly filters search results. Yahoo is the only major email provider scanning emails. How do these …

Are Illegal Immigrants More Violent Than Americans?

August 27th, 2018

33:55

The immigration debate continues to be widely controversial, but what do the facts say about the issue? Justin and Lance respond to a comment and share the truth.

Can a Labor Shortage Be Avoided Without Increasing Immigration?

August 24th, 2018

37:45

Cindy Cisneros, Vice President of Education Programs at CED, joins Justin and Lance to explain how to tap into the labor market of workers who have given up looking for a job.

Cohen Pleads Guilty, Manafort Convicted, What's It Mean for Trump?

August 22nd, 2018

35:59

Paul Manafort was convicted of eight different counts. Michael Cohen plead guilty, admitting that Trump directed him to pay two women to keep silent. …

Afghanistan and the U.S. May Pursue Peace With the Taliban

August 20th, 2018

35:39

After 17 years and several recent setbacks, the Afghan government has proposed a conditional ceasefire with the Taliban. Does the U.S. support this and is there a better option?

Consumer Debt Hits a New High

August 16th, 2018

30:19

U.S. households now have more than $13.3 trillion in debt. Delinquency rates are down, but is the economy at risk and how can the lending process be …

The Looming Labor Shortage

August 13th, 2018

37:53

In June, the number of available jobs exceeded the number of unemployed Americans. Is a labor shortage on the horizon and what would that mean for …

U.S. Punishes Russia With Sanctions

August 10th, 2018

35:57

A new round of U.S. sanctions are set to go into effect later this month. What is the Trump administrations strategy and how will Russia react? Is there a better option?

Make the Speaker Bipartisan to Save the House

August 8th, 2018

29:28

Can the gridlock in Congress be broken? No Labels thinks so. Ryan Clancy, the Chief Strategist for the organization, joins Justin and Lance to explain the Speaker Project.

Optimism as an Aid for the Poor

August 6th, 2018

36:12

There are numerous anti-poverty programs teaching people to have a positive outlook. Can this be applied in the United States and what else must be done?

More Than 2,000 Women & Children in Detention Camps

August 2nd, 2018

43:55

The wives and children of former ISIS fighters are being held in detention camps with no foreseeable way out. What's happening in the middle east and …

What to Do When the Hospital Is 100 Miles Away?

August 1st, 2018

41:00

Should healthcare be restricted based on where you live? Some communities are lacking essential services. Justin and Lance share solutions to this …

Renewable Energy Might be Good for the Economy

July 28th, 2018

28:26

The price of electricity has actually decreased since 2008. Why is renewable energy becoming affordable and what's it mean for the American economy?

Trump Plans Aid Package for Farmers

July 26th, 2018

27:36

President Trump's administration is planning to offer a $12 billion aid package to farmers in response to falling agriculture prices. What is the …

Phones May Not Be the Problem With Teens

July 25th, 2018

40:59

A new argument suggests that phone may not be the biggest problem facing teens. Are phones a coping method and what is the underlying issue?

American Civics Make a Comeback

July 19th, 2018

46:04

Americans know less about their own country than you might think. Why is it important for an average citizen to understand how the government works?

Breakdown of the Trump and Putin Meeting

July 17th, 2018

44:24

President Trump and President Putin shared some differing insight into several of the most pressing issues. Justin and Lance have the full …

Is America Losing the Cyber Arms Race?

July 14th, 2018

33:58

The U.S. has some of the most advanced cyber weapons on the planet, but do we have the policy necessary to use them effectively? The American way of …

Does America Have a Problem With Moms?

July 12th, 2018

48:42

Women earn 4% less for every child they have on average according to a recent article in the New York Times. Is this intentional, does it matter, how can it be changed?

Trumps Critics Cringe and Supporters Salute

July 10th, 2018

44:30

Why are Americans so dug into their positions? Can we change it? Justin and Lance discuss TrueChat's problem solver mentality and how people can …

New Phone Privacy Standards - What Should You Expect?

July 7th, 2018

37:06

Police are now required to get a warrant before obtaining surveillance on cell phone location data according to a recent Supreme Court ruling. How …

States Can Collect Online Sales Tax

July 5th, 2018

43:25

The Supreme Court has freed states to make businesses responsible for collecting sales tax on web sales. What will this mean for your online shopping?

Is the American Empire Failing?

July 3rd, 2018

40:22

Where does the United States stand in the world? Is the country's empire beginning to crumble? Justin and Lance discuss the problems and potential …

Justice Kennedy Retires - What's Next?

June 28th, 2018

43:03

As a Supreme Court Justice prepares to retire, what will the Republicans do to fill his seat? How will this affect America for generations to come?

Saving the Speaker of the House

June 23rd, 2018

33:05

No Labels and several members of the House of Representatives may hold up the vote for a new Speaker next year if reforms to the position are not …

Trump's Executive Immigration Order

June 21st, 2018

37:38

The President signed an Executive Order to stop separating families while initially processing their requests for asylum. What changed his mind and is there another move coming on immigration?

Children Being Detained & The Immigration Solution

June 19th, 2018

42:28

Thousands of children are being separated from their families at the Mexico border. Is there a solution to immigration issue?

What You Need to Know About Young Americans

June 16th, 2018

51:40

Harvard University just released polling information on the seven things everyone should know about young Americans. What do these facts tell us …

What Does Trump Want in Yemen?

June 14th, 2018

36:36

The U.S. is providing intelligence to make missile strikes more accurate in the middle east. What does the President expect from Yemen and how does it impact you?

Key Takeaways From the U.S. and North Korea Summit

June 12th, 2018

43:09

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a joint statement after their historic meeting. Can we expect any real changes and what's next?

Suicide Is on the Rise

June 9th, 2018

34:20

Suicides have increased 25% nationally since 1999, despite increased efforts to prevent them. The State of Us opens the conversation about this topic, with more episode to come on the issue.

The Danger of Overprotecting Your Child

June 7th, 2018

38:30

Can you give your child too little freedom? What happens to kids that are not permitted to fail? American children are facing a problem: overprotection.

The Real Cake Case Issue

June 5th, 2018

38:49

The Supreme Court made a narrow ruling in a recent case concerning LGBT+ rights. Are there more significant issues surrounding this controversy and …

Bullying May Not Cause School Shootings

June 2nd, 2018

51:17

What really causes school shootings? Some contend that bullying isn't the problem. Justin and Lance also update you on the estimated death toll in …

What Causes School Shootings?

May 31st, 2018

40:54

The debate around school violence focuses on guns and mental health, but is there a broader issue? Lance shares his thoughts on this critical issue.

Why Does the Government Encourage Building in Storm Areas?

May 29th, 2018

35:45

The United States accounts for only 4% of the hurricanes that make landfall, so why does the country incur 60% of the costs? Justin and Lance discuss this revelation from The New York Times.

Facebook Fights False News With Print Ads

May 26th, 2018

32:53

An ad appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday about false news and Facebook was the advertiser. Is the company taking this problem seriously …

Should Drug Ads Be Required to List the Price?

May 24th, 2018

39:37

The Trump Administration is proposing requiring drug manufacturers to list the full price of their medications in advertisements. Would this help …

The State of Us in May

May 19th, 2018

35:27

Justin and Lance hold true to the values of The State of Us and read the newspaper in an attempt to find a topic worthy of informed debate.

Felons Want to Vote and Some Are Already

May 17th, 2018

43:08

Some states are allowing ex-felons to vote. Should they be allowed to and what are the implications?

Jerusalem Embassy Opens Amid Chaos

May 15th, 2018

35:20

The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem amongst the death of multiple protesters. What can be done to ease tensions in the region?

Trump's Recent Victories - Are They True Wins?

May 10th, 2018

38:05

President Trump has left the Iran Nuclear Deal. China is amenable to working on the United States' trade deficit and North Korea just released three hostages. Are these legitimate wins for America?

Should a Judge Solve the Opioid Crisis?

May 8th, 2018

37:35

Can a single judge solve America's drug problem? It is indeed possible with multidistrict litigation. Justin and Lance discuss this relatively …

Are Liberals Off-Base?

May 5th, 2018

37:20

The United States and China just finished unproductive trade negotiations and President Trump is turning to outside advisers. Does any of that matter to the American people?

Should You Robot-Proof Your Child?

May 3rd, 2018

38:48

What excatly is AI and should you protect your kids from it? Even the tech savy people have something to learn on today's episode.

Small Towns Are Paying People to Move

May 1st, 2018

39:21

With labor shortages across the country, small towns are trying all kinds of ways to lure workers. Can paying people to move to your city work or is there a better option?

Can the Koreas Achieve Lasting Peace?

April 28th, 2018

36:46

The leaders of North & South Korea meant on Friday to discuss peace. Will this historic moment lead to peace and what role will the United States …

Amazon Wants to Deliver to Your Car

April 26th, 2018

38:15

The world's largest online retailer will start delivering packages inside some cars with your permission. This may be the company's first step toward delivering packages inside your house.

How to Fix the Student Loan Program

April 24th, 2018

43:26

An opinion piece suggests that fixing the college loans might be common sense and as easy as eliminating a single lousy option. Justin and Lance …

The Risk of a Trade War for Farmers

April 21st, 2018

38:01

Trump’s gamble on trade might be paying off in Europe, but what is the risk of a trade war for American farmers? Justin and Lance discuss the perhaps …

Trump's Trade Bet Might Be Working

April 19th, 2018

37:35

The European Union may be giving in to the pressure of tariffs proposed by President Trump. Could the United States and Trump benefit from the …

Teens Are Taking Jobs - College May Be Out

April 17th, 2018

33:24

With a worker shortage in full swing, many employers are turning to the youngest echelon of the workforce: teens. Will this have a positive or …

Will Trump's Syria Strikes Be Enough?

April 14th, 2018

39:45

The US and its allies struck multiple Syria targets in response to the illegal use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. Was President …

Zuckerberg Testifies to Confused Lawmakers

April 12th, 2018

38:50

Throughout Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to the House and Senate committees, it became clear that a number of lawmakers do not understand these issues. …

Are Bail Bondsmen Taking Advantage of Poor Clients?

April 10th, 2018

34:02

Is there a problem in the bail bonds industry and, if so, how can it be solved? Justin and Lance discuss a recent New York Times article about the …

Trump Sends Troops to the US-Mexico Border

April 5th, 2018

40:43

President Trump has ordered troops to the Mexican border, but not to the Canadian border. Why is the National Guard only headed South?

California Spars With the Fed - Why It Matters

April 3rd, 2018

37:48

States' rights are becoming a conversation piece again because of California. Why should you care about what's happening in California?

Why Did Trump Freeze Aid to Syria?

March 31st, 2018

29:56

Donald Trump ordered his State Department to freeze $200 million in funds for Syrian relief efforts. Was this the right thing to do and is there alternative?

America Asked for Trump

March 29th, 2018

35:48

The country feels more divided than ever before, but is it because of President Trump or is this what Americans wanted?

Should Tech Schools Make a Comeback?

March 27th, 2018

39:17

Smart kids in Generation Z seem to be considering tech school over college.
Why is this happening and will it be a positive for America?

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Trump Tries Again to Ban Transgenders in the Military

March 24th, 2018

35:41

On Friday night, President Trump’s administration announced another ban on people who are transgender serving in the military. What is the purpose of this and is it the right move for America?

The Larger Issue With Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

March 22nd, 2018

36:26

Facebook’s CEO posted an apology and action plan to address the Cambridge Analytica data issue. Will this make your information secure and are you …

Would Capital Punishment for Drug Dealers Work?

March 20th, 2018

25:29

In New Hampshire yesterday, President Trump announced his approach to addressing the opioid crisis. What is he proposing, should you care, and can it …

Why Do Young Russians Support Putin the Most?

March 17th, 2018

27:46

The likely outcome of Russia’s presidential election tomorrow will be the reelection of the current president. Why is it that 18 to 24 year-olds …

What's Next for Trump?

March 15th, 2018

38:35

After several shakeups on the President's staff and the midterms approaching, what can we expect from Donald Trump?

Should People Have to Work for Food Stamps?

March 13th, 2018

40:10

Wisconsin’s governor is expected to sign a bill into law that requires certain parents seeking food stamps to work at least 30 hours a week to be …

Should Trump Have Agreed to Meet With North Korea?

March 10th, 2018

32:02

President Trump told South Korean diplomats he would meet with North Korea's supreme leader. Should he have agreed to meet so quickly and what will …

Why Will Trumps Tariffs Matter?

March 8th, 2018

34:45

Over 100 Republicans signed a letter asking the president to reconsider his proposed tariffs. As President Trump announces them today, what will the tariffs mean and do they matter?

Who Decides What is True and Does is Matter?

March 6th, 2018

29:23

The term “fake news” is everywhere. Who should the arbiters of truth be and how can you know who to trust? Justin and Lance examine the greater issue …

Russia's New Weapons and the US Response

March 3rd, 2018

35:40

President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia now has nuclear weapons that cannot be stopped by the United States. President Trump hasn’t yet …

US, Russia, and Others Battle for Dominance in Syria

March 1st, 2018

33:36

As the Islamic State continues to be repressed by US backed forces, Russia and others are fighting for dominance in the region. What should America’s …

Is Education a Science or an Art?

February 27th, 2018

34:26

Should teachers be required to supply so much data and what do administrators use the data for? Will the millennial nomad movement take hold? Great …

The Danger of Fake Photos on Facebook

February 24th, 2018

34:02

Facebook and other social media can’t detect doctored photos that spread fake news. What does this mean for you and how can this problem be solved?

How to Address School Shootings - Both Sides

February 22nd, 2018

37:44

Students and parents are demanding changes to gun laws. Legislators are responding. Today, The State of Us has compiled some highlights of these moving discussions.

Are You Being Represented by Congress Fairly?

February 20th, 2018

32:17

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has redrawn a gerrymandered map. Will this set a precedent, can you expect to be more fairly represented, and could …

Do Different Opinions Matter?

February 17th, 2018

27:07

Across America, politically correct phrases might be taking precedence over informed debate. Is this the right course of action for society?

Are Things in America as Bad as They Seem?

February 15th, 2018

31:16

Americans feel that the country is worse than it was 50 years ago. Is this accurate and, if not, what is the reason for the disparity?

What Does Trump's Budget Proposal Mean?

February 13th, 2018

33:43

The President has sent to congress a budget proposal. Is this how things are supposed to work? How will this affect the country and your everyday life if it is passed?

Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole

February 10th, 2018

31:40

How does YouTube decide what to show you? The answer and the dangers of it may surprise you. The State of Us shares critical insight on the responsibility of YouTube and its users.

Is the Budget Deal Good for You?

February 8th, 2018

36:43

Democrats and Republican leadership have announced a potential two year budget deal. Will this deal be good for the American people? Why did Nancy Pelosi give an eight hour speech?

What Does 2018 Look Like for Poor Americans?

February 6th, 2018

31:28

Prosperity Now just released their annual scorecard on inequality in the United States. Lebaron Sims, Senior Research Manager at Prosperity Now, joins The State of Us to determine what’s next for the poorest Americans.

Can the Democrats and Republicans Agree on Immigration?

February 1st, 2018

32:37

President Trump spoke about his immigration “compromise” during his State
of the Union address. Can Democrats and Republicans find common ground to

Should Americans be Spending More?

January 30th, 2018

40:47

Americans are spending more and saving less as the economy continues to climb. Is this sustainable and what balance should you be striking between …

Should Trump and the GOP Get Some Credit?

January 27th, 2018

34:26

Numerous businesses are giving bonus and reinvesting in the United States. They cite the tax bill as the reason. Are the Republicans and the President owed more credit than they are being given?

Should Facebook Pay for News?

January 25th, 2018

30:22

Rupert Murdoch has suggested that if Facebook cares about responsible media then it should pay publishers for content the same way cable providers …

The Government Shutdown may Leave Legal Haitians Stranded

January 20th, 2018

36:15

The Senate has failed to pass a continuing resolution for the budget and the government has shutdown. What will this mean for the 60,000 legal …

Can There Be Limited Nuclear Strikes

January 16th, 2018

35:17

The Pentagon is reviewing the United State’s nuclear policy and considering developing smaller nuclear weapons. Can this be an effective deterrent …

A Week of Trumps Comments - What do They Mean?

January 13th, 2018

40:04

Justin, Lance, and Taylor discuss President Trump's comments throughout the week. What do they mean and how will they change the world's view of us?

IV Shortages Hit America Hard

January 11th, 2018

30:16

Why are hospitals running low on IV bags? It’s the same reason that 1.5 million Americans are still without power in Puerto Rico. What can you do to make a difference? Justin and Lance answer these questions and more.

Should We Trust US Intelligence - Education is Changing

January 9th, 2018

25:48

Could there be a limited nuclear option? US intelligence agencies failed to predict North Korean nuclear missile strides. Higher education is …

Trump Spars With Bannon - Iran Protests

January 4th, 2018

35:32

After the release of a new book, President Trump comes after his former senior strategist Steve Bannon. How will the protests in Iran potentially cause issues for the US economy?

Why are Wages on the Rise?

January 2nd, 2018

37:22

After two years of mostly stagnant wages, workers are finally seeing wages start to rise. What is causing this, is it sustainable, and who deserves credit?

2017 America in Review

December 30th, 2017

42:15

What happened in 2017 or, more specifically, what didn’t happen in 2017? Justin and Lance breakdown the good and bad. They also discuss how to move …

2017 Business and Markets in Review

December 28th, 2017

38:15

How did business and the economy fair in 2017? Pretty well, but what does that mean for 2018 and beyond?

2017 World in Review

December 27th, 2017

41:54

 As 2017 comes to a close, Justin and Lance examine the important world
events that have transpired. What do Americans need to focus more on in
2018?

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How Can Workers Save More for Retirement?

December 23rd, 2017

33:13

Are you saving enough for retirement? How can you save efficiently? Nearly half of Americans may not be saving enough. Find out how to avoid their mistakes.

Cherokee Sue Walmart, Walgreens & CVS for Abuse

December 21st, 2017

27:17

What is happening with American Indians and are they being neglected by the United States? The State of Us investigates.

What Will the Final Tax Bill Mean for You

December 19th, 2017

35:18

What is in the final GOP tax bill? The State of Us has the full breakdown of the Republican plan expected to become law.

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