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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.

Feb 24, 2024 05:45

China’s BRI progress

In this episode of Direct Impact, host Rick Sanchez delves into the realm of global economics. The focus is on China’s highly anticipated summit for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) held last October, uniting countries worldwide, with a particular emphasis on neighboring Russia. Join Rick as he engages in conversation with geopolitical analyst Anna Ge to dissect the outcomes of 2023’s third-ever Belt and Road Summit.

Feb 17, 2024 05:37

Woke movies

Hollywood has evolved over the years, whether through technological advancements or through the art of acting. However, the storylines have also changed and it appears that a sort of ‘woke’ ideology has become the precedent for some movies. Direct Impact’s Rick Sanchez discusses this trend with cartoonist Ted Rall.

Feb 10, 2024 06:28

Tucker Carlson interviews Vladimir Putin

It could be the interview of the century, and the century has barely begun. In less than 24 hours, American journalist Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin became one of the most watched and most in-demand sit-downs with a head of state in decades, taking X and YouTube by storm and even causing Carlson’s own website, where the interview was hosted, to face attacks by hackers. The mainstream media has been in a froth. So why are corporate journalists, Western governments, and all of their ilk so dead set against Vladimir Putin having a platform to share his, and his nation’s, views on the conflict in Ukraine? And could this groundbreaking, two-hour tour de force of an interview set up X and Tucker Carlson as the new beacons of free speech in a Western world facing decay culturally, socially, and politically, as well as be a game changer in how Western governments now approach negotiations with Russia if Western publics start to ask questions based on what they saw? In this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez analyzes President Putin’s interesting breakdown of Russian history and is joined by host at Radio Sputnik, Garland Nixon, to assess it all. You don’t want to miss it!

Feb 3, 2024 05:49

The New Hampshire primary

On this week’s Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez breaks down the latest and all the fallout from the recent New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump was the clear winner on the Republican side, although Nikki Haley looks to be sticking in it. And Joe Biden is the clear candidate for the Democrats. So, are the two camps gearing up for a rematch of 2020? All signs seem to be pointing to it. Rick is joined by two Radio Sputnik hosts, Angie Wong and Jamarl Thomas, to discuss the ins and outs of America’s election.

Jan 27, 2024 07:50

Two wars

The months-long war in Gaza has proven to be a major obstacle for the Biden administration as the cost of supplying and funding Israel adds further to its financial burden from the Ukraine-Russia conflict. So, can the US afford another war? Direct Impact’s Rick Sanchez speaks to international-relations and security analyst Mark Sleboda about the US’ ability to fund two very expensive wars.

Jan 20, 2024 07:34

This is Iowa!

The Republican primary caucus in Iowa this week made one thing clear: Donald Trump is still king of the Republican Party. Even far distant Ron Desantis (2nd place) and Nikki Haley (3rd place) could not come close to rivaling Trump once the final votes were counted. This despite spending MILLIONS of dollars across the state. So does this mean the collapse of all neocon resistance to MAGA, or will the endless streams of money pouring to people like Nikki Haley actually give her a chance to challenge former President Trump? On this episode of Direct Impact, Rick Sanchez is joined by radio host and commentator Dr. Wilmer Leon.