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More Coronavirus Capers • US Elections • Journalism, Disruption, & Start-Ups

February 14, 2020

Join American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groeneweg, living in Asia, as they take you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through the week's international news! This week:

  • Coronavirus ain't going away, so all we've got is gallows humor
  • US politics is feeling the Bern, even though Europeans might call it a mild warming
  • A fantastic conversation with Alan Soon of Splice Media, a company dedicated to empowering journalism start-ups and entrepreneurship in Asia, with global lessons to teach. According to Alan, we're in a new golden age of journalism, even though some traditional outlets are struggling.
  • And the usual dose of happy news! This time the fires in Australia are finally going out. But those koalas...

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Bill & Nikolaj