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Trump and Pompeo Trolling Iran, Pakistan Elections, “A World Without”: Global Sand Crisis

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On Today's Show:

  • On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, made hawkish statements aimed at Iran’s leadership at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. We’ll discuss the row between the US and Iran with historian Mateo Farzeneh, an associate professor of history and inaugural principal of The Mossadegh Initiative at Northeastern Illinois University-Chicago.
  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, resigned last week after the country’s Supreme Court ruled him unfit for office.To discuss Pakistan’s political future, we’re joined by Aqil Shah, an assistant professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Oklahoma and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s South Asia program.
  • Many of us think of sand as an infinitely bountiful mineral. However, the things we use sand for the most, like concrete, glass, electronics, and roads, require a specific type of sand that is more and more in demand.To discuss the global sand shortage, we’re joined by Jodi Brandt, assistant professor of Human Environment Systems at Boise State University. 

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