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Futurist, change management specialist and “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design” author Brian Solis sits down with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur to talk about the past, present and future and how more and faster change is coming, and the only question is whether you’re going to be a part of that change or a victim of it.

Along the way, the two discuss how disruptive technologies and changing cultural standards will affect the news business, city planning, transportation and nearly every other aspect of how we live our lives.

Specifically, Uygur and Solis address:

- Why it’s not so terrible that people engage with their phones more than with one another face-to-face
- Why Apple, a company that never designed a remote control, will soon revolutionize what a remote control can do.
- How legacy-based decision making is killing both the taxi and TV news businesses
- Why Cenk says he’s more afraid of a random kid in Nebraska than all the cable news organizations in the world.

Check out Brian Solis onine: http://www.briansolis.com/

Follow Brian on Twitter: @briansolis
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur


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The Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein is serious about running for president, and taking on the system that drives up student loan debt and healthcare costs, cuts taxes for the rich, promotes endless war while flooding weapons across the Middle East, and bails out the criminals on Wall Street while channeling young African-American males into the school-to-prison pipeline.

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Stein also shares:

- Her plan to drive young people to the polls by promising to eliminate student debt
- Why, as much as she admires Bernie Sanders, the Democratic machine will never let him win
- Her strategy for dealing with ISIS
- The lessons of the Obama presidency
- Her position on Black Lives Matter
- Why no one else will deal with the urgency of the climate crisis
- How her plan for a Green New Deal can turn back the tide against climate
change while providing jobs and promoting a thriving economy

For more information about the Jill Stein candidacy, visit http://www.jill2016.com/

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The United States’ targeted drone killing program is notoriously fraught with controversy. Just a few pointed concerns include the practice of video game-like killing from afar, the inevitable deaths of non-combatants and the constitutionality of extra-judicial murder away from the battlefield with no due process or transparency.

In this fascinating and at times disturbing TYT Interview, The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur speaks with former US Air Force drone operator and whistleblower Brandon Bryant and DRONE filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei about the process of becoming a drone operator, what it’s like to kill someone you’ve never met from thousands of miles away while watching the event unfold on a screen, the impact of the US drone program on terrorist recruiting, and much more.

Find out more about the documentary DRONE: http://www.dronethedocumentary.com/

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David Duke first rose to prominence in the ‘70s and ‘80s as a modern, more photogenic representative of the white supremacist movement, abandoning the Ku Klux Klan's robe and hood in favor of business suits and trading overt racist appeals in exchange for more “acceptable” coded language that involved disparaging “welfare queens” and “racial set-asides.”

Duke eventually left the Klan to found the “National Association for the Advancement of White People,” served one term as a Republican in the Louisiana state house, published two books, one on “Racial Understanding” and the other on “Jewish Supremacism,” ran for governor, senator and president, served a 15-month prison sentence for mail fraud and tax evasion, and today is a well-traveled international spokesman bringing attention to what he views as the Zionist conspiracy to run the world.

In this at times combative interview, an increasingly exasperated Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks listens as Duke goes on at great length attempting to substantiate his claims of a purported Jewish control of the media, the entertainment and banking industries and the US government - all while denying the label of anti-semite.

During the few breaks in his harangue, Duke briefly answers questions about:

- Whether he has any sympathy for African-Americans who, like him, claim to be victims of discrimination in the criminal justice system.
- Whether black people are more criminally inclined than white people or are simply targeted for arrest more frequently than whites.
- If MSNBC is run by a secret Irish-American cabal
- If he feels vindicated by the GOP’s adoption of policies he first pioneered, including the drug-testing of welfare recipients
- Whether all his railing against Zionism isn’t simply jealousy at the successes Jews have achieved while his and other white people’s fortunes have continued to dwindle.

Be sure to stay tuned all the way to the end!


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Malaysian-born Grammy-winning singer Ani Zonneveld is a progressive Muslim living in the US who’s pushing back against what she describes as the hateful, violent misinterpretation of Islam propagated by fundamentalists in the Saudi Arabian government, the Taliban, ISIS and even in the United States and Europe.

In this wide-ranging interview, she and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- How the Koran is actually a PROGRESSIVE text
- Why the punishment for leaving Islam is NOT beheading
- How Bill O’Reilly agrees that Trump and other Muslim-bashers are actually doing ISIS’s work for them
- Strategies for persuading Muslims to abandon fundamentalism
- Cenk’s Koran-based argument that ISIS is actually the Shaitan, or Islamic devil
- How modern interpretations of Sharia law are nowhere in the Koran
- Stories of the brave heroes in the Muslim world who have been killed for promoting moderate Islam

For more information about Avijit Roy, Sabeen Mahmud, Samira Saleh al-Nuaimi, and other heroes who have fought for human rights in the Muslim world, read this Buzzfeed article: http://bzfd.it/1ROYEnp.

Find out more about the Celebration of Life ​​event: http://bit.ly/1Qq4kVc

For more information on Ani Zonneveld’s organization, Muslims for Progressive Values, click here: http://www.mpvusa.org/

Follow Ani on Twitter: @AniZonneveld
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur


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Online dating, with all its potential - and potential for disappointment - is the hot topic of this latest installment of TYT Interviews, hosted by The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian. For this episode, Ana sits down and gets real with:

- Lauren Urasek, holder of the vaunted title of “Most Messaged Girl on OKCupid” and author of “Popular: The Ups and Downs of Online Dating from the Most Popular Girl in New York City,” a collection of essays based on her online dating experiences.

and

- Robyn Lynne Norris. creator of “Undateable/#DateMe – an OKCUPID Experiment,” the most successful show in Second City’s (LA) history.

The three discuss their disparate online dating experiences - the good, the bad and the ugly relationship truths facing millennials seeking love in a dating world where one’s soulmate could always be just one more swipe away.

Also discussed:
- How Lauren wound up as “The Most Messaged Girl on OKCupid”
- How “Undateable” arose purely by accident from Robyn’s efforts to create the most undesirable online dating profile imaginable
- Ana’s disappointing experience going on numerous dates with a guy who wouldn’t respond to her romantic advances.
- Other online dating horror stories
- Tips for creating an online profile that’s both honest and attractive.

Buy “Popular” on Amazon: http://ow.ly/W5r73

Follow Lauren on Twitter: @loandthecosmos
Follow Robyn on Twitter: @robynlnorris
Follow Ana on Twitter: @anakasparian


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The child of Haitian-born parents, Fugees co-founder Pras Michél has always felt an affinity for the Caribbean nation and the long-suffering Haitian people. After a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 and the government seemed incapable of or uninterested in helping ease the people’s plight, Pras helped recruit hugely popular musician Michel Martelly, a.k.a. “Sweet Micky,” to run for president. Martelly’s successful campaign is documented in the new film “Sweet Micky For President” (http://www.sweetmickyforpresident.com)

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Jayar Jackson, Pras talks about:

- The role of protests in a democratic society
- How the Arab Spring and other movements abroad may finally be coming to the United States
- What was different about the University of Missouri football team’s protest - and why it succeeded
- How the LA Clippers could have made more of an impact to protest against owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments
- Whether health care should be a right or a privilege
- The Obama legacy
- Whether Donald Trump has a real shot at winning the presidency
- Sweet Micky as a man of the people and whether fellow Fugee Wyclef Jean could have also won.

Follow Pras on Twitter: @PrasMichel
For more about the movie: @SweetMickyMovie
Follow Jayar on Twitter: @JayarJackson

http://sweetmickyforpresident.com

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With allies like Cornel West and Quentin Tarantino, longtime activist and revolutionary Carl Dix helped found the Rise Up October movement against police brutality. He’s also been at the forefront of the fight against mass incarceration, the war on drugs and stop-and-frisk practices while supporting communities where police violence has ended the lives of African-Americans like Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, John Crawford and Michael Brown.

In this interview with The Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur, Dix attacks the capitalist and imperialist sources that reinforce a range of societal ills, including police misconduct, the mass incarceration and marginalization of black and Latino Americans, the war on women and the dual exploitation and scapegoating of undocumented immigrants. The solution, he says, is to bring these structural inequities to light, compel the masses to decide “which side are you on?” and then mobilize for a political, economic and structural revolution and wholesale realignment of society.

For more information on Carl Dix’s work, visit http://www.revcom.us

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Having recently returned from his latest visit to some of the most remote areas of Bolivia, Ramesh Srinivasan, director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab and an Associate Professor in Information Studies  at UCLA, joins The Young Turks’ Dave Koller to discuss how cultural diversity can be empowered through technology efforts. Bolivia is such a richly multicultural nation that it can be seen as an interesting example for many of us across the world who are interested in how to support cultural diversity in a world where this is being lost. Srinivasan shares fascinating stories of how Bolivia’s indigenous communities are reinventing traditional media - specifically radio - to spread information across far-flung regions of the country, promote indigenous causes and help organize labor and workers. He provokes us to think about how social media and Internet initiatives can learn from radio.

Also discussed in this wide-ranging interview:
- The emerging and dynamic politics of South America, with an eye toward Bolivia and the pope's recent visit to the region
- The tensions and paradoxes associated with Bolivian president Evo Morales
- How radio may provide an answer to the angst we feel about the Internet
- Why new media and the Internet have failed to take hold with rural and indigenous communities and how radio can be a teacher in overcoming this.
- How technologies can support indigenous and non-western values and beliefs.
- What those of us in the west can learn from Bolivia’s efforts to promote connectedness.
- The first-hand experience of seeing Bolivians’ reaction to Pope Francis’ recent visit.

Visit the UC Digital Cultures Lab's website: http://digitalcultures.net

Follow Ramesh on Twitter: @rameshmedia
Follow Dave on Twitter: @DaveKoller

Watch Ramesh’s interview with Cenk Uygur on Tahrir Square and social media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pi29UzPnMs

Watch Ramesh’s earlier interview with Dave on the South American Indigenous Internet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTaNyJRlq84


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When we hear the term “Stem Cell Research”, we automatically think of controversy, and the conflict between religious groups and medical researchers that stole headlines in the lead up to the 2000 election. Today, stem cell research has progressed beyond using cells from embryos and is now an essential part of medical research – and potentially treatment – in adults.

Watch the first video in this series where Cenk interviews Praveen Singh and Jayde Lovell:
Stem Cell Research: At TYT It's Personal (Cenk Uygur Interview w/ Praveen Singh and Jayde Lovell)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0umBLB-18&list=PLvTWdtzKwG6eaI3iFSEbvHUWyNO7WsZmG&index=2
 
Just one frontier for stem cell research is finding a cure for acute heart conditions. Around 280,000 people die every year from heart attacks, and many of those people will die with no warning and no prior history of heart disease. Research into the cause of these heart attacks is difficult – studying the genetic mutations that cause these heart attacks is all but impossible, as most carrying the mutation will never know they have it. But new stem cell technology allows doctors to use blood cells from an affected adult to grow both healthy and diseased tissue, giving scientists an opportunity to study the disease and trial potential cures.

In this incredible interview, TYT host Cenk Uygur speaks with three world-leading scientists about their groundbreaking international research, and their ‘hunt for the cause’ behind a family of heart conditions that continue to prove fatal for tens of thousands of Americans. They discuss the Nobel Prize-winning stem cell technology that allows scientists to grow heart tissue from blood cells, the creation of a “disease in a dish”, the rise of ‘precision medicine’, and the potential for genetic engineering technology to cure all gene-based illnesses and save millions of lives.

Interviewees:
Dr Todd Evans
(Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College)
 
Dr Jim Cheung
(Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University)
 
Dr Albano Meli
(Senior Research Associate, Inserm – the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research)

To learn more about the research and support the research study, go to www.PraveenNYC.com

Read more about the story via Weill Cornell Medical College / NY-Presbyterian Hospital: http://ow.ly/VitDr

More detailed scientific explanation behind the research here: http://ow.ly/Vis1x

Learn about heart conditions via the American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage.jsp

Follow Cenk on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CenkUygur

GLOSSARY
- Cardiologist: A heart doctor
- Electrophysiologist: A doctor who specializes in electrical signals in the body, primarily abnormal heart beats
- Arrhythmia: Abnormal heart rhythm. Can be life-threatening.
- Myocardial infarction: Heart attack
- Cardiomyocytes: Heart muscle cells
- Cardiomyopathy: Weakened or abnormal heart
- Reggie Lewis: American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics from 1987 to 1993. Died suddenly of ‘hypertrophic cardiomyopathy’.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Unusual thickening of the heart
- Erythroblast: An immature red blood cell
- IPS cells / IPSCs: “Induced pluripotent stem cells”, adult cells that have been turned into stem cells.
- Mutation: A change in our DNA sequence. Often has no impact on the adult organism.
- Pemphigus vulgaris: Autoimmune disorder which can cause blisters.
- Precision medicine: A treatment approach targeting an individual’s genetics and environment, rather than just the disease.
- Calcium ryanodine receptor (RyRs): a channel in the cells to transport charged calcium and therefore allows electrical signals to pass.
- Allele: A different form of a gene
- NIH: National Institutes of Health
- Embryogenesis: How an embryo forms and develops.
- Germ line: Sex cells (Eggs and sperm)
- Oocytes: Human egg cell
- Hematopoietic stem cells: Cells that produce new blood cells.
- Thalassemia: An inherited (genetic) blood disorder.

Learn more about the turning adult cells into stem cells (discovered by Shinya Yamanaka and his colleagues, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize)
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2012/popular-medicineprize2012.pdf

Learn more about curing disease with gene-editing technology
http://biotech.about.com/od/technicaltheory/a/Crispr-Whats-All-The-Excitement-About.htm

Learn more about Personalized Medicine and Precision Medicine
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/30/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-precision-medicine-initiative

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