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Trump and Rhetoric, Relative Race, Panama Papers

The Matt Townsend Show
  • May 14, 2016 1:00 pm

Trump and Rhetoric Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, who studies political communication and presidential rhetoric, explains why Trump seems to be able to say things that others can’t. Dr. Mercieca an associate professor of Communication at Texas A&M. Week after week it seems there’s another story about a controversial statement made by Presidential candidate, Donald Trump.  The remaining republican candidate has lined the campaign trail with countless prejudice remarks leaving many feeling ostracized and fearful of a possible Trump presidency. Dr. Mercieca explains why is it that Trump “get’s away with saying things other candidates can’t." Listen to the Interview here: Relative Race Dan J Debenham is the host of BYUtv’s new show, Relative Race. He is also the Principal and Vice President, LENZ-works Productions. Do you know who your fourth cousin twice removed is? What if he or she showed up at your front door one day? Do you think you’d look alike? What kinds of stories could you share? This kind of experience is at the forefront of BYUtv’s new show, Relative Race. Listen to the Interview here: Panama Papers Dr. Daniel Nielson is a Professor and Associate Chair of the Political Science at Brigham Young University. Several weeks ago news outlets all around the world were buzzing with the most recent high profile leak, The Panama Papers. This 11.5 million-file leak from the database by the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, contained the secrets of offshore finances of many heads of state and political figures from around the world. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), shared this leak with a large network of international partners, including the Guardian and the BBC. The documents which show the ease at which these leaders and other influential individuals can exploit offshore tax regimens, has catapulted an intense investigation into the shady world of shell companies and the dangers it presents to global security. Dr. Nielson explains how shell companies work and role offshore law firms play in international business, crime and possibly terrorism. Listen to the Interview here: