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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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Mar 1, 2019

Outer space isn’t about to be militarized, it’s been militarized for decades, and as China, Russia and the U.S. race to outdo each other in a new domain of battle, the world is waking up to the risks that war in space pose for everyone back on Earth.

When destroying a satellite with a missile or laser can bring communications networks and financial institutions to a halt – effectively shutting off countries from the world or businesses from markets – it’s troubling just how few rules exist to stop that from happening.

This week on Wake we’ll look at a new U.S. report on the space arms race and discuss efforts to try and stop it.

Helping us do that is this week's guest:

  • Theresa Hitchens, senior research associate, Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland

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Taped: March 1, 2019.

Hosted by Luke Vargas.