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February 26, 2016

Presidential Primaries, Money and The Bern
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If you sometimes find news stories both confusing and overwhelming, then you're in the right place! Join host, Valerie Hayes, for an hour of current events topics presented in an educational, informational and friendly format. Listen in as "everyday expert" guests, small business owner, Heather Moran, Miss America's Outstanding Teen Allie Nault and Lisa Bennett, founder of Feel the Bern - Soundtrack to Revolution, discuss the confusing presidential primary process, the impact of the economy on millennials, the definition of a socialist democrat, and Valerie's personal assessment of the presidential candidates. This is a drama free zone with no name calling, yelling or guests talking over each other. Just a kitchen table conversation so that you can develop your own opinion. It's okay to have your own opinion...as long as it's an informed opinion!
Episode Segments:
 
Heather Moran: The Presidential Primary Process
What's a caucus and why do on;y some states have them? What's the difference between a delegate and a super delegate? These are just a few of the questions we answer in out conversation with Heather Moran.
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Allie Nault: Millennials and Money
Miss America's Outstanding Teen Allie Nault gives her views on the Presidential election and the issues that matter most to her age group. She also talks about why millennials need to take charge of their finances.
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Lisa Bennett: The Appeal of Bernie Sanders
Lisa Bennett discusses why she feels Bernie Sanders' message is resonating with voters.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Lisa Bennett
A formerly jaded and once cynical U.S. citizen, Lisa Bennett would have considered herself to be extremely politically illiterate just one year ago. Since she began to follow Bernie Sanders’ campaign, Lisa has made a complete 180-degree turn in the other direction and she’s realized the high importance of becoming engaged in the process and recognized how ignorance and complacency pose a real threat to our American democracy.

Feel The Bern: Soundtrack to the Revolution

 
Heather Moran
Heather is the proud owner of a small business called Heather Hemingway that makes crystallized jewelry and accessories. She’s a former pageant titleholder, but more importantly she’s a wife to her wonderful husband Jim; and an adoring fan of Valerie’s Current Events Update every Thursday, so suffice it to say she’s very excited to be a part of the very 1st broadcast of Current!

Heather Hemingway Jewlery

 
Allie Nault
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Allie Nault might only be 18 years old, but she is not impressed by the candidates’ lack of interest in the nation’s $19 trillion ballooning debt. Allie has spent the past six months encouraging young people to vote through public service announcements and interviews with all the candidates. Allie has been featured as a guest on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel and Justine Magazine.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Website