The End of a "Miss America" Era?

The End of a "Miss America" Era?

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Russian Spies, Miss America Makeover, Asteroids on Collision Course

Episode: Russian Spies, Miss America Makeover, Asteroids on Collision Course

  • Jul 23, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 20:06 mins

Guest: Blain Roberts, PhD, Professor of History, California State University, Fresno, Author, “Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South”  The most famous beauty pageant in America is getting a makeover. No more swimsuits and evening gowns will be optional. The Miss America Pageant isn’t even a pageant anymore, according to the organization’s new chairperson Gretchen Carlson.  “We believe that physical appearance and beauty and being fit – that is empowering. We’re just not going to judge women on that anymore,” said Carlson on ABC’s Good Morning America in early July. Empowering women of all shapes and sizes seems like a great move, but what exactly is Miss America if it’s no longer a beauty pageant?

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Russian Election Meddling and the Spy Who Got Caught

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Guest: Ryan Vogel, JD, Director, Center for National Security Studies, Utah Valley University It’s been a whirlwind of Russia-related news in the last week: The same day President Trump met one-on-one with President Putin, the Department of Justice arrested a Russian woman in the US on charges of spying. A few days earlier, the FBI indicted twelve Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign during the 2016 election. Then during the summit, President Putin offered to let the FBI come to Russia and question the indicted intelligence officers – but only if Russians could come to the US and question a couple of Americans, including a former US ambassador to Russia. President Trump was considering the offer, but then rejected it at the same time the US Senate passed a resolution condemning it as a terrible idea. What's going on?

Guest: Ryan Vogel, JD, Director, Center for National Security Studies, Utah Valley University It’s been a whirlwind of Russia-related news in the last week: The same day President Trump met one-on-one with President Putin, the Department of Justice arrested a Russian woman in the US on charges of spying. A few days earlier, the FBI indicted twelve Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign during the 2016 election. Then during the summit, President Putin offered to let the FBI come to Russia and question the indicted intelligence officers – but only if Russians could come to the US and question a couple of Americans, including a former US ambassador to Russia. President Trump was considering the offer, but then rejected it at the same time the US Senate passed a resolution condemning it as a terrible idea. What's going on?

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