Episode for March 1, 2022

Nayyera Haq, Melissa Walker of The States Project and Bill B in DC Episode 551

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31 mins Nayyera Haq is Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Host of the nightly newscast, The World Tonight, on the Black News Channel, as well as a SiriusXM talk-show host. Nayyera leads conversations in response to breaking news, helping people around the country understand the political and social currents of the moment. Nayyera’s insights and personal appeal has made her a regular television guest of hosts such as Bill Maher, Joy Reid, Jake Tapper, and Brian Williams. Her insights appeal to a broad audience, which has resulted in her work being published in outlets as varied as The Daily Beast, CNN.com, Refinery 29, and The Root. Nayyera previously served as a Senior Director in the White House and Senior Advisor at the State Department, advising our nation’s top leaders on issues of international security and diplomacy.

59 mins Bill Boyle is a well sourced and connected businessman who lives in Washington DC with his wife and son. Bill is a trusted friend and source for me who I met after he listened and became a regular and highly respected caller of my siriusxm radio show. Bill is a voracious reader and listeners love to hear his take. I think his analysis is as sharp as anyone you will hear on radio or TV and he has well placed friends across the federal government who are always talking to him. As far as I can tell he is not in the CIA. Follow him on twitter and park at his garages.

1:40 Melissa Walker serves as the Head of Giving Circles at The States Project. As an author and former magazine editor, she now enjoys gathering people together to share stories about how they can pool their resources and change the balance of power in state legislatures. She is a graduate of Vassar College who hails from Chapel Hill, NC, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times and Teen Vogue.

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