Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Motley Experience Returns to the Radio Waves!

The Motley Experience is back on 88.7 WRSU FM New Brunswick!

Check it out every Tuesday from 12pm to 1pm from now until May.

For live streaming, visit http://www.wrsu.org and click “Listen Live”!

In case you miss the live show, you can listen to the recording right here on WordPress!

Listen in to the long awaited return of The Motley Experience News Broadcast below:

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Topics Include:
Unrest in Ukraine, Kerry on America in Retreat, China vs Japan, Book of the Week, Japanese Trade Deficit, French Unemployment, Price of Stamps, Farm Bill, and Memorandum to Stimulate the Economy

Songs Include:

On Our Way by The Royal Concept, Youth by Foxes, Love Me Again by John Newman, America by Imagine Dragons, In the Mood by Glen Miller, What Would You Do by Bastille, and Hey Brother by Avicci!

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China vs Japan: A Story of Nationalism and Old Rivalries

Anyone following world events will have noticed that there continues to be a growing tension in East Asia. The conflict predominantly stems from the rivalry between China and Japan; a rivalry that has stretched back centuries.

Recent headlines concerning the conflict are centered on the dispute of which of the two countries have sovereignty over a small island chain. Japan has legally owned the islands for decades, but has claimed ownership since the late 1800’s. Despite this, China still claims the islands belong to them and have gone so far as to include the islands in their Air Defense Identification Zone. This, of course, has only further aggravated the debate over the island chain, as well as the overall relationship between the two nations.

Conflict between China and Japan is nothing new. Armed conflict dates back centuries. The First Sino-Japanese War was held from 1894 to 1895, mostly over control of Korea. The most infamous conflict held between the two countries was the Second Sino-Japanese War which was held from 1937 until 1945. This war merged with the greater, global conflict being fought in World War II. The main purpose of the Second Sino-Japanese War was to expand Japanese control over China’s vast natural resources, and was a result of Japan’s imperialistic policies. The most controversial event to come out of this war was the Nanking Massacre, commonly referred to as the Rape of Nanking. It is because of such atrocities committed against the people of China, that the relationship between the two nations has never quite healed.

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U.S. Attorney, Mayor Signal More Cooperation In Fighting Street Violence

Chicago is facing a severe economic downturn that the new Mayor (and former White House Official) hopes to turn around. Symptoms include the highest crime in the country.

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — Chicago’s new U.S. attorney pledged Thursday to do his share in the war against inner-city crime.

Zachary Fardon made himself available for reporters’ questions, hours after Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent talked about their own crime-fighting strategy.

For the first time in a while, both parties appear to be on the same page, if you take them at their word, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

“I think every day and every night about street violence in this city,” Fardon said. “This office and the men and women in this office take street violence as seriously as anybody in this town.”

Fardon was addressing the perception that federal prosecutors have been more concerned about high-profile public corruption cases over the types of cases that could be brought against gang members.

Earlier Thursday, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talked at a monthly meeting about the latest crime statistics.

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Is East Asia Stoking the Fire Towards Major Global Conflict?

East Asian Conflict

 

Conflict in East Asia, specifically between China and Japan, continues to escalate. A major focus of the conflict seems to be territorial disputes over a small chain of island, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan bought the the privately held islands not long ago, nationalizing them, though they have been under Japanese control since 1895. China views these islands as belonging to them and that Japan stole them. In fact, China has included the airspace above the islands in their Air Defense Identification Zone, which requires all aircraft to enter flight plans and radio information.

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Memorandum for Proposed Action to Revitalize the US Economy

Problem Statement 

The United States economy has shown positive growth since the Great Recession. Despite the positive overall trends, the economy is still sluggish. The fact remains that unemployment is still plaguing middle and lower class demographics and is leading to weaker-than-preferable economic activity (1). Below you will find several policies that, if undertaken collectively, will revitalize the US economy.

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New Year, More Experience!

Happy New Year everyone! The ME is gearing up for its biggest year yet. Stay tuned for new content on the important events going on in today’s politics and economics.

We will be starting off our new year of postings with what could possibly be our biggest and best yet; “Memorandum for Proposed Action to Revitalize the US Economy”, which will lay out reasonable and practical policies that the government can follow to give our economy that extra boost it needs. Coming soon!

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