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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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Aug 17, 2018

On the heels of meetings with the leaders of Russia and North Korea, President Trump says he’s open to talking with Iran’s leaders without precondition. Curiously, that offer of face-to-face dialogue came just days after Trump threatened Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani.

Several months after the American exit from...