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THINK! America – Weekend of Feb. 17, 2017 – Show #1

Topics - February 18, 2017 - Show #1. Guest: Economist & Attorney Kerry Lutz.

Topics and Guest – February 18, 2017 – Show #1

Trump’s Executive Order on travel: Why do you suppose the order is so controversial? Is it because travelers believed travel to the US would be “business as usual” and were disappointed? Is it because the EO targets Muslims? Is it because it targets a religion? Targets refugees? Doesn’t target enough “bad guys?” Or simply because it slows down travel until the administration can (in Trump’s words) “figure this thing out?” Why, exactly do you think it’s such a hot button?

Americans are still talking about Lady Gaga’s performance during Super Bowl LI’s halftime and her post-performance sales have spiked. She jumped off the stadium roof and rocked the house. Her sales are now going through the roof, because she didn’t “go political” so say analysts. Yet, Meryl Streep did the opposite—and did “go political”– at the SAG awards– and she’s still the #1 icon in acting. Which style works better for stars? Why? Can going political help or hurt you?

Interview: Economist & Attorney Kerry Lutz. Topic: Trump, the Workaholic-in- Chief. Lutz worked with Trump on deals in the past. Trump says he sleeps only 4-5 hours a night…but is this sustainable? Is he the first workaholic since LBJ?

California’s Secretary of State has announced that a ballot initiative called “California Nation” has been approved for signature gathering. Petitioners can begin collecting names of Californians interested in putting on the 2018 ballot this question-–should California succeed from the Union. Would the largest state actually want to leave the US in a kind of “Calexit?”

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