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AM 950

Mission Accomplishers – May 18, 2019

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Our review of Detective Pikachu.

Looking back at the 2008 Election of Barack Obama vs John McCain. The history of the right wing hatred of Hillary Clinton. Did Obama provoke Trump to run for president.

Australian elections and the world wide rise of Right Wing world leaders. Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jair Bolsonaro, and Scott Morrison are all right wingers who rule their countries. Running Neo-Liberal politicians doesn’t inspire voters. The Bernie Sanders / Jeremy Corbyn left-wing populism is the way to inspire movements and the only way to combat the global rise of reactionary sentiments. We see the excitement of the yellow vest movement how do we capture that energy?

Television talk. Columbo, The Wire, Downton Abbey and some speculation at how TV could be more interesting.

The future of radio, an optimistic look at the future of our format. While the widely held belief that podcasts and music streaming will replace terrestrial radio we talk about the importance of local content and how podcasts cannot connect to the community the same way that local live radio does. SiriusXM is the only profitable new radio replacement. Spotify, Apple music and other streaming platforms all are not profitable. Terrestrial radio is still the most listened to media in cars by far.