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Direct Impact


Direct Impact is Rick Sanchez's analysis on the top global news stories of the day. Rick uses his experience as a journalist to take a look at global politics in hotspots around the world typically ignored by mainstream media like Russia, China, India, and Africa. The show features interviews and Rick's take on the news of the week.

May 27, 2023 06:35

Congressional insider trading

On this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez takes a deep dive into the military industrial complex and its influence over US Congress. Rick sits down with radio host Garland Nixon to discuss the members of congress who have made significant sums of money by investing in the military industrial complex amid the amplification of conflicts across the world. 

May 20, 2023 06:02

US two-party system

On this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez discusses the US two-party system and its political monopoly over the country's institutions. Rick sits down with radio host and Republican strategist Melik Abdul to discuss the two-party system's chokehold on US politics.

May 13, 2023 05:59

China brokers peace

On this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez delves into China’s emergence as an international peace broker, after the nation successfully mediated an agreement between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. At the same time, China has faced ‘spying’ allegations from Washington. To break down the troubled relations between the US and China, Rick is joined by journalist Marco Fernandes.

May 6, 2023 05:59

Twitter files

On this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez takes a look at the Twitter files and their revelations about the US’ role in censoring information from users. Rick speaks to radio-host Jamarl Thomas about the contents and what this means going forward for the future of social media, especially when it comes to governments dictating what may be shared on these platforms.

Apr 29, 2023 06:24

Biden’s JFK files

On this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez analyzes the JFK files that were released by the Biden administration. Rick speaks to filmmaker Sean Stone about the multiple redactions and files missing from the release, and what this means going forward for one of America’s greatest mysteries of the 20th century. In the second half of the show, Rick speaks to author Jefferson Morley, who has written extensively on this topic. Morley sounds the alarm on the files and offers an insight into the assassination and its infamous protagonist Lee Harvey Oswald.

Apr 22, 2023 06:34

An Eastern Cold War

On this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez spoke to political analyst Kiji Noh about the long-standing conflict between China and India, and how it has transpired into an “Eastern Cold War” for control of an imperative territory that neither superpower is ready to concede. Rick and Kiji dissect the issues between the two nations and introduce the secret players amplifying the conflict for political gains.