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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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Apr 20, 2018

The idea for a global parliament, a citizen legislature, and the sovereignty of the human being dates back centuries. It’s an idea with roots in ancient Greece and the Roman Republic. It traces back to birth of the United States, the French Revolution and the establishment of the U.N. out of the rubble of World War II.

This week on Wake we’ll talk with the leader of a movement to create a global parliament aimed at addressing major problems that nation states are struggling to address.

  • Andreas Bummel, director of Democracy Without Borders and author of "A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century."

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Taped: April 11, 2018

Hosted by Luke Vargas.