Video Archive (2020-2021 Season)

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This Is America with Dennis Wholey

Show 2518:
Bill Kristol - Commentary on America, Pt. II of II

On this program, Dennis Wholey concludes a two-part conversation with renowned political commentator, writer and editor, Bill Kristol. As co-founder of The Weekly Standard, Editor-at-Large of The Bulwark and having served as a senior staff member in the presidential administrations of George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Mr. Kristol has an expansive view of American politics today. The conversation examines in detail the struggles both Democrats and Republicans are facing as the Biden administration enters its second year and as the 2024 elections begin to emerge not as a distant concept but as an approaching challenge to America itself.

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Bill Kristol - Commentary on America, Pt. I of II

On this program, Dennis Wholey begins a two-part conversation with renowned political commentator, writer and editor, Bill Kristol. As co-founder of The Weekly Standard, Editor-at-Large of The Bulwark and having served as a senior staff member in the presidential administrations of George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Mr. Kristol has an expansive view of American politics going back for decades. The conversation touches on the mechanics of modern American politics, what is working, what is not working, where to be hopeful and when to be gravely concerned for the political health of the nation. Mr. Kristol's tremendous experience lends gravity and depth to the vibrant dialogue.

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Show 2510:
The Kingdom of Morocco - Culture

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey travels to the Kingdom of Morocco in North Africa. To understand Moroccan culture and history Dennis turns to the rich religious traditions of the country by visiting a variety of sites that speak to the interdependence of different faiths all contributing to the rich culture of Morocco. An interview with Ahmed Toufiq, Minister of Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco, and a visit to the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines and Morchidates which articulates the role of Islam throughout the country. In addition, The Museum of Moroccan Judaism in Casablanca communicates the presence of Judaism’s history in Morocco and a visit to St. Peter's Cathedral in Rabat touches on the Catholic presence within the country. Those of each faith live as neighbors within the wonderfully unique culture of Morocco.

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The Kingdom of Morocco - Tourism

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey travels to the Kingdom of Morocco in North Africa. Director General and CEO of the Moroccan National Tourism Office, Adel El Fakir, shares an overview of what Morocco has to offer visitors from around the world. In addition, Dennis visits with Jen Rasamimanana, Resident Director of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies and Neila Tazi, President of the Federation of Cultural and Creative Industries, discusses the impact of Morocco’s rich cultural past on its economy today.

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The Kingdom of Morocco - Economy & Trade

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey travels throughout the Kingdom of Morocco to learn what drives the country’s economy. Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, offers an overview of the financial function of the country while other segments touch on the importance of investments in Morocco, the country’s Aeronautics industry, and the powerful scope of Tanger-Med Port, a massive industrial port in Northern Morocco. In addition, Dennis speaks with Chakib Benmoussa, Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports and President of the Special Commission on the Development Model of Morocco. The Special Commission strives to craft Morocco’s future built on the direct feedback and input of its social, political, and business stakeholders and citizens.

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Show 2507:
The Kingdom of Morocco - Country Overview

This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey travels to North Africa to begin a visit to the Kingdom of Morocco. While in Morocco’s capital city of Rabat, Dennis visits the city’s Museum of History and Civilizations to get a sense of Morocco’s historical role in the expansion of human civilization. To learn about Morocco today as well as the historic US/Morocco relationship, Dennis visits U.S. Consul General to Casablanca, Lawrence M. Randolph. Their conversation explores Morocco’s importance to the region, its role in the world as well as what Americans can expect when exploring the rich history and modern culture of the Kingdom of Morocco.

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Prof. Stephen A. West, Ph.D. - Elections & American Democracy

This week on THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD, Dennis Wholey speaks with Stephen A. West, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at The Catholic University of America about elections and American democracy. Their conversation reviews the history of American elections and the evolution of the democratic process that brings us to our most recent election and the turmoil that has followed. With an eye on continued election critique, the dialogue turns to claims of election fraud in 2020 and naturally what can be expected as the United States approaches its next presidential election in 2024.

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David Ignatius - Foreign Affairs, Pt. II of II

This week on THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD, Dennis Wholey concludes his extensive two program conversation with renowned journalist and author, David Ignatius. With a decorated career as a foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post, Mr. Ignatius offers his unique input on a variety of topics. The conversation explores political tensions felt around the world and the various strings attached. This includes a detailed review of China’s efforts to contain its own capitalist growth, US obligations regarding NATO, as well as nuclear capabilities of North Korea and political uncertainty with Russia. Lastly, on a personal note Mr. Ignatius shares his insight on what is truly of value in his life and the importance of keeping those things regularly in view.

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David Ignatius - Foreign Affairs, Pt. I of II

This week on THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD, Dennis Wholey begins an extensive two program conversation with renowned journalist and author, David Ignatius. With a decorated career as a foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post, Mr. Ignatius speaks to many aspects of global politics today. The conversation examines the similarities of US foreign policy under Biden and Trump, assesses the role of the United States around the globe and dissects the complexities of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

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