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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek speaks with Julie Hurwitz, activist and a partner with Goodman & Hurwitz, PC, Bob Schlehuber, news analyst and the producer of the Radio Sputnik show By Any Means Necessary, by Camilo Matos of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, and by financial policy analyst Daniel Sankey.

    In the first hour, they discuss the big issues of the day — Donald Trump in Las Vegas in the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting, Rex Tillerson attempting to defuse tensions between himself and Donald Trump, and the outrage continues towards Trump's ridiculous behavior in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

    In the second hour, Brian and Walter are joined by independent journalist Catherine Shakdam. Testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary of Defense James Mattis defended the Iran nuclear deal, putting him at odds with Donald Trump.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has hit out at the United States over its military actions in Syria, and vowed to respond to US sanctions. International criminal lawyer Christopher Black analyzes the state of US-Russia relations.

    There are more mixed messages and confusion coming out of the Trump administration on immigration, as a high-level Department of Homeland Security official suggests that Trump supports the Dream Act, but then a spokesperson quickly backpedaled. Angie Kim, community organizer with the MinKown Center for Community Action, joins the show.

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has made another one of his signature gaffes, joking about "clearing away dead bodies" in Libya, the country his government helped destroy. Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief of The Duran, discusses Johnson's comments.

    We'd love to get your feedback at radio@sputniknews.com

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