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Bill Obrien

6 Podcast Episodes

Latest 4 Apr 2021 | Updated Daily

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Dr Bill Obrien's Virtual Civics, Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Head-ON With Robyn Kincaid

We welcome our special guest, Dr. Kevin Shanley, and appreciate the discussion on China and U.S. relations. Where does China stand on Taiwan? And in the event of war, where would we stand? We also had book recommendations by author and historian, Margaret MacMillian, who is a professor at the University of Toronto and an expert in history and international relations.  This is definitely one conversation not to be missed!  

2hr 1min

30 Mar 2021

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Dr. Bill Obrien's Virtual Civics, Monday, March 29, 2021

Head-ON With Robyn Kincaid

Today's program covered issues with the Filibuster, unity among the parties that's necessary but non-existent, and what we might expect along the lines of voting regulations that impede rather than encourage voter turn-out. We have an opportunity to change the direction we're heading if we just work together. Please join us tomorrow for another discussion with Dr. Kevin Shanley on the global relationship with China and where we stand among it all. Thank you for your continuing support of the Virtual Center!

2hr 1min

29 Mar 2021

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Dr Bill Obrien's Virtual Civics, Thursday, 18 February 2021

Head-ON With Robyn Kincaid

Welcome back! We apologize for our extended absence in doing a program and thank you for your continued support. While we try to maintain a schedule there are those moments that life throws in our paths and we have to detour for a bit, but we should be back to our normal schedule of Monday and Tuesday of this coming week. Today we talked about the passing of Rush, the emergence of former President Trump from his silence post the impeachment proceedings, and the unpreparedness of states to combat climate change that's putting millions at risk for life and limb in Texas. All in all we've discovered Pandora's Jar and we can't seem to get the stopper back in fast enough to keep hope preserved, but we try none the less.   

2hr 2mins

18 Feb 2021

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Dr Bill Obrien's Virtual Civics, Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Head-ON With Robyn Kincaid

Dr Bill is joined by China expert Dr. Kevin Shanley for another of their riveting conversations on U.S. foreign policy in Asia. 

2hr

1 Dec 2020

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Dr Bill Obrien's Virtual Civics, Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Head-ON With Robyn Kincaid

Welcome back to our our conversation regarding elections and our nation's health and welfare. We're in the transition phase where we're needing to work together to combat a pandemic, rebuild a non-existent safety net for the most vulnerable, while establishing the nation's ability to recover from the edge of economic disaster. Once we realize that we're a symbiotic society the better off we'll be so that we can move forward and begin to build a better future for all. Please note in today's program the articles and authors mentioned by Dr. Obrien that appear in the Washington Post, as well as the New York Times, for reference to our discussion. We would like to convey our sincerest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your continuing support of the program. 

1hr 59mins

24 Nov 2020

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Dr Bill Obrien's Virtual Civics, Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Head-ON With Robyn Kincaid

Tonight will be the Presidential debate that lets us know how the next few weeks will pan out. No matter how we look at it our nation stands in peril with the current information we have regarding foreign interests and our presiding president's finances. So if the election turns in his favor, will we be able to last four more years? Please join us for a conversation that's vitally important to everyone. Because we are all together in this whether we like it or not and the words United We Stand or Divided We Fall has meaning to it. Let's not fall. 

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29 Sep 2020