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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek are joined by Marcia Stedman, President of Health Care for All - Washington, and by Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

    A dramatic new move from the Trump administration could totally upend insurance markets and lead to the collapse of the Affordable Care Act.

    Reaffirming its staunchly anti-Palestinian orientation, The Trump administration announced today that the United States was withdrawing from UNESCO, the cultural and social organization of the United Nations, citing supposed "anti-Israel bias". Brian and Walter are joined by Jafar Ramini, a Palestinian writer, political analyst and commentator, and by Kim Ives, an editor for Haiti Liberte.

    The long Palestinian division between the West Bank and Gaza may finally be coming to an end as a result of an agreement signed today in Egypt. Alberto Garcia Watson, former senior Middle East correspondent for HispanTV, comments on the developments.

    Peshmerga briefly blocked the roads between main cities of of the Kurdistan Regional Government and Mosul to protest Iraqi troop movements in the latest escalation of tensions following an independence referendum. Ali Musawi, a war correspondent covering the fight against Daesh in Iraq, joins the show.

    Theresa May has said her government is preparing for the dreaded "no deal" scenario in the negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union, causing even more disunity in her government. Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief of The Duran, discusses the latest in the Brexit fiasco.

    Appearing on Fox News, Donald Trump shed some light on his ominous "calm before the storm" remark, confirming that Korea was the target he had in mind. Keith Bennett, China and Korea expert, joins the show.

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

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