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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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Oct 19, 2017

U.S. stock market keep on hitting record highs. New technology promises to make us more connected, as medical breakthroughs raise hopes of better, longer lives.

And yet by most accounts global wealth is as concentrated as ever. the psychological downsides of technology get more press than their benefits and expensive new drugs offer cures only if you can afford them. Something isn’t working.

This week on Wake we’re looking at the promise and the limitations of 'impact investing, a new way to steer global capital toward social good.

This week's expert panel features:

  • Morgan Simon, author of the new book, “Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change.”
  • Michael Jacobs, director of the Commission on Economic Justice at the Institute for Public Policy Research in the United Kingdom.

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Recorded October 18, 2017. 

Hosted by Luke Vargas.