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"Wake" with Luke Vargas

Wake with Luke Vargas is an hour-long weekly radio broadcast that explores how overseas developments affect the United States. 

Launched in 2017 by Luke Vargas, TMN's chief foreign correspondent, Wake aims to introduce American news audiences to pressing global developments likely to impact domestic policy, but which may not dominate the cable news cycle.

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Wake aims to maintain a a 50/50 male-to-female gender ratio among on-air guests.

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Sep 23, 2017

From Hurricanes Irma to Jose to Maria, an active atlantic storm season has ravaged wide swaths of the Caribbean.

The storms themselves receive wall-to-wall media coverage, but when they pass, the story of reconstruction quickly drops from the front page, and post-storm assessments become the stuff of academics and city...

Sep 15, 2017

In recent weeks, a military campaign by Myanmar’s Buddhist government in a remote corner of the country has displaced at least 400,000 people, most of them Rohingya Muslims.

International observers are banned from visiting conflict areas, but there are reports of mass killings, perhaps an ethnic cleansing of the...