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tv   Cross Talk  RT  July 21, 2018 12:00am-12:31am EDT

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look at the background there in our studio in new york i mean a lot of local content been lost there right oh yeah absolutely i mean i was on the w a b c at one point rush limbaugh sean hannity mark levin john bachelor all now some of the biggest syndicated shows that go all over the country and occupy radio slots all over the country at the expense of local programming they were all local shows at w a b c at one point and that's just one example plus i had an overnight show you don't get live overnight on stations anymore either you have syndicate couple of syndicated shows that take up all the air time over night. steve speak to this whole the overbidding and what's going on we see the the bids first sky the high sky prices for sky and other media then use a bring us up to speed on what's going on between five and comcast and does the and and try to untangle that weird web for us well comcast of course finally just recently dropped out of the bidding for fox disney will be buying the assets of fox
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so that's clear and done for a lot of reasons comcast couldn't afford it after a while also they were afraid and so was rupert murdoch that it wouldn't pass the f.c.c. i should say antitrust muster here in the in the united states with the regulators so they wanted the disney deal they got that is in deal now the new jim here is sky sky is a pay per view content provider throughout europe five countries twenty five million subscribers and fox owns thirty nine percent of sky so does this go to acquire thirty nine percent of sky disney would like the rest of it comcast would like to buy sky comcast is probably going to get the sixty one percent that disney isn't going to get so they're going to have two companies that are going to have to work together or or here's a solution that's being bandied about hulu an o t t of course you know hulu that provides programming as well through streaming and. abs and internet etc this thing
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already owns thirty percent approximately comcast own thirty percent fox owns the rest so this is going to wind up owning over sixty percent of hulu so comcast will keep their thirty how about comcast gives their rest of hulu to disney disney owns all of hullo and the thirty nine percent of sky goes to contests comcast will own all of sky now that sounds complicated that is not there because it was much worse and more complicated before they did for comcast dropped out of fox yeah i know the hell are they are but you know you did a great job of untangling it for us and it to us you know when you talk about all these companies and you mention hulu you know how and when we look at satellite radio and streaming and and all the consolidation taking place i mean are we simply is it inevitable we're going down this road to bigger is supposedly better have we lost local content forever holland well the timing couldn't have been worse for big
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corporate radio to dumb down the local programming it was the perfect storm i pod was the shiny object back then now we have sirius x.m. what you mentioned pandora streaming downloads there was never a more important time for broadcasters to do something unique to be local for years we have seen warren buffett buying up small town newspapers a lot of that's driven by high school sports he has content you can't get anywhere else i'd be lieve that as these big companies begin to deal lever they're going to sell the smallest markets first and things have a way of working out and that there will be a new generation of mom and pop independent broadcasters who resumed the local programming that made am f.m. radio so special i sort of hope that happens i mean i love free enterprise but i sort of. it happens and hala just real quick we've only got
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a little bit of time but sinclair broadcasting group which operates the neighborhood two hundred t.v. station the u.s. is still smarting from that embarrassing script where they asked the anchors to all say a certain thing but they're trying to buy tribune media but the f.c.c. chairman pai is sort of throwing up roadblocks what's going on with that well that viral video of all the local anchors parroting the same script from headquarters really was an embarrassment because with all the talk about fake news and the trump bluster the media has lost respect and that last bastion of respectable media is local content so sinclair has got some got some. to do and chairman piii himself has been under investigation for perhaps improper contact with the sinclair people as he was opening the door by deregulating
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various aspects that would have made that tribune merger possible so he's now backing away and he wants an administrative law judge to decide whether or not the sinclair tribune deal happens steve real quick what's your take they were a big supporter of. sinclair of trump what about it well what they're objecting to now what the f.c.c. is objecting to what the sale of three stations in chicago dallas and used in all going to an owner of that has that have ties to each other that you know it's kind of different owners but they all have a common interest and that's really what's what's holding it up so if they could rectify that and with the help of the large judge as. alluded to i think this could still get done well i think we've untangled about as much as we can in our time allotted we thank you both conservative t.v. and radio commentator steve wall for it and the host of the big picture our t.v.'s holland cook thank you both guys you're back i'm actually. and we've spoken about the skills gap in the united states on the program before that the gap between. the
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jobs that are available and the people who possess the skills and the aptitude to do those jobs well yesterday business leaders from bunch of fortune five hundred companies met with u.s. president donald trump at the white house and pledged to train three point eight million workers over the next five years and the president also signed an executive order on job creation that established something called the american workforce policy advisory board which is charged with bringing together governors business executives and educators to tackle this problem and good for the president in this regard to be focusing on the issues are important to continuing economic growth and the only coffee out to my praise and i do praise the president in this regard is that the new advisory board is not funded no dinero for it and speaking of not funding things the president's budget request to congress called for a forty percent cut in skin programs that train retrain workers from two point seven billion dollars to one point six billion and look to me the problem requires
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all stakeholders doing their part and that includes the federal government should be honest about it and hear talk about jobs the economy and the federal reserve which is that in the news this week is danielle de martino both the author of fed up why the federal reserve is bad for america and the c.e.o. of quill intelligence and that daily feather that we love to read danielle thanks for being with us we are at an almost fifty year low on unemployment in fact last week was the lowest level of americans seeking unemployment benefits it's nine hundred sixty nine all excellent news but we are not at full employment and some think well we can never get there but can we or can we get closer at least considering what the available jobs are and the current makeup of our workforce. no i don't think we can get there bart and i think that is why a lot of the larger companies have finally begun to recognize the economies in which in which they are doing business in the main economy in which these american
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companies are doing business is the united states i think they're beginning to realize that they're going to have to go hand in hand with the federal government that it is low on cash as you just mentioned and begin to help through public private partnerships retrain a lot of these american workers who are just too young to even contemplate retiring but don't have the skills necessary to fill the open positions so i'm actually very gratified by some of the steps that are being taken here where i am in dallas for example where toyotas corporation is headquartered they take bright promising high school seniors who might not have this the opportunity to attend a four year college they put them through a two and a half year mechanical training program and they come out at the other end of the pipeline with a full time job a toilet and job security and skills that can transfer into the future we need to see more of this bart i'm happy that we're starting to see more partnerships emerging i'm with you and i know
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a lot of these exist but the more focus we can put on it so i do give the president kudos for that as well make sure it really happens that the money is there for it and maybe it'll come with this partnership danielle from the from the private sector and maybe congress will go ahead and fund all the all the money for these programs let's shift a little bit to something that i just love that you talk about that quick rate where you know there's so many jobs out there some people i think you're saying are just quit explain it to us well i call it the take this job and shove it right as if it's workers feel that they're really i mean well i'm going back to a country song from the one nine hundred seventy s. and i remember i we were in the same. there you go so you know if workers feel empowered such that they're able to quit their jobs and right now we're seeing some of the highest quit rates we've seen for the entire economic recovery that is a sign that they feel that they can hopscotch from one job to another and get
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higher pay and this is vis is good news for the american worker who has as we just talked about the requisite skill set it's not good news for employers because that means that they're going to have to pay up up and up in order to either retain these employees who are threatening to quit or they're going to have to pay up to get new employees but again the solution here is really easy it's to train the millions of workers who are willing to do jobs but don't have the skills then you know we so much appreciate you being here we don't even get too much into the fed but we'll hope to have you back soon that's danielle de martino both the c.e.o. of quill intelligence danielle thanks have a great weekend. thank you you're too. and that's it for this time thanks for being with us you can catch boom bust or you tube dot com slash boom bust r.t. will see you later.
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it's hard to imagine the decades after the war a nazi doctor was still active rich in the nineteen seventies croteau had as the chair of its board a man convicted of mass murder and slavery at ash was a german company told developed from the demise of drugs it was promoted as completely safe even during pregnancy it turned out to have terrible side effects what has happened to my baby is anything but. you know she said is just good choice minix a little mind victims i have to this day received no compensation they never apologized for the suffering that not only want the money i want the revenge. the new global economic war is unfolding in the realm of education the right to education being supplanted by the right to access education low higher
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education is becoming just another product that can be bought and sold but it's not just about education anymore it's also about running a business and what you're good most of the regime look good it's also kind of fellow they couldn't be. more is the place of students in this business model before college i was born now i'm an extremely more higher education the new global economic war. just like the comparison. versus the u.s. policies versus trade so go to the global trading environment with the ability to lead. bridge america's got a leverage in that economy and it can reshape the global economy the eve k. went against the e.u. with no leverage they have a zero leverage against the e.u. therefore they've lost tragically against you and their colleagues being marginalized and isolated as a result of it they completely mis stated our misunderstood their it's the equation
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between the u.k. and the e.u. when it comes to business or trade. for man or sitting in a car when the fifths gets shot in the head. all four different versions of what happened one of them is on the death row there's no way he could have done it there's no possible way because the list did not shoot around a corner. any day to. ride it.
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up right and it was a. mother. of . israeli air force launches massive air strikes against hamas targets in gaza almost four years after a huge military operation there that resulted in thousands of deaths. summit sequel the white house says donald trump is inviting the right. president the us later this year sparking indignation in the american media. to washington the top spy in the united states he doesn't know how is that possible that the president of the united states is inviting putin for a second summit in
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a couple months in the fall over at the white house. the bodies of more than twelve hundred civilians are found in the mass graves in the syrian city of iraq amid claims that they are the victims of coalition air strikes. are broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is r.t. international thomas really good to have you with us now after a massive a day of massive air strikes on hamas positions in gaza by the israeli air force both sides have agreed to a cease fire this is according to a spokesman. has details on how the attacks on fold they have been a massive strike some of the biggest since the last war back in two thousand.


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