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Government Matters (Full Show) – July 3, 2022

Mission of U.S. Army North; federally funded brain research


US Army North’s response to hurricanes, wildfires, pandemics and other crises

U.S. Army North’s primary mission is to defend the homeland, but when natural disasters strike, it is often called in to lend support. Mimi Geerges interviewed Lt. Gen. John Evans, commanding general, about the role of the command. Evans explained that U.S. Army North supports U.S. Northern Command in the land domain. While the Department […]


Federal agency works to revolutionize understanding of brain in health and disease

The human brain remains one of the greatest mysteries in science and one of the biggest challenges in medicine. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is funding research that’s beginning to unlock the mystery. John Ngai, director of the initiative, said the mission is to revolutionize understanding […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – June 30, 2022

President’s trip to Saudi Arabia; nationwide paper shortage complicating midterm elections; government agents seize millions in cryptocurrency


Will the president’s Saudi Arabia trip help reduce gas prices?

The White House announced President Biden will be traveling to Saudi Arabia in a few weeks. With gas prices near record levels, the president is looking for the Saudis to pump more oil. Saudi Arabia can produce oil at a high capacity but also uses a lot, and there are varying opinions about whether the […]


Paper shortage could cause problems at polls this November

A recent report finds election officials across the country are struggling to make sure they get election materials in time. A big part of that issue is a nationwide paper shortage. Matt Weil, director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Elections Project, explained that supply chain issues are affecting paper, which is still a vital part […]


Federal agents shut down Islamic State fraud scheme targeting Americans

While people were scrambling to find face masks at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Islamic State terror group was trying to scam Americans with a fraudulent website claiming to have an abundant supply of masks. A team of federal agents discovered the scheme, shut it down and disrupted the financing network. Kyle Armstrong, […]

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