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For the entire discussion, to receive bonus content, support independent media and to make this program possible, please join us on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/thekatiehalpershow Direct link to the Patreon portion of this broadcast: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patreon-carl-zha-70174797 Katie Halper is joined by perennial show favorite Leslie Lee to discuss popular culture as well as some mainstream media "news" clips. But first they Katie and Leslie are joined by friend of the show and Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh. Matthew stops by to give us the latest updates regarding his and the Green Party's continuing struggle to simply be allowed to participate in the upcoming election for US Senate in North Carolina. Next Katie speaks with journalist John P. Ruehl about the ongoing Russia & Ukraine conflict, including the presence of private military and security companies in Ukraine. And last but certainly not least, Carl Zha makes his debut appearance on The Katie Halper Show to discuss Nancy Pelosi's recent questionable decision to travel to Taiwan. Matthew Hoh (https://twitter.com/MatthewPHoh) is a disabled Marine combat veteran for peace who is running as a Green Party candidate for the US Senate to represent the people of North Carolina. The North Carolina Democrats have refused to certify the Green Party Ballot access petition required to run. Matthew Hoh is a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy. He is a 100% disabled Marine combat veteran and, in 2009, he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest of the escalation of the war. He is a candidate with the Green Party to represent North Carolina in the US Senate in 2022. John P. Ruehl is an Australian-American journalist living in Washington D.C. He writes for The Independent Media Institute, is a contributing editor to Strategic Policy, runs the Geopolitics General Channel on Roundtable Media, and his book "Budget Superpower" will be available later this year. Carl Zha (Twitter @CarlZha) is the host of the Silk and Steel podcast focusing on China and surrounding regions, history, politics and culture. Links to Carl's Silk and Steel podcast: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/silknsteel Apple podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/silk-and-steel-podcast/id1451115518 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4FWQalj04F4Gu9APMbR9nZ?si=224730f3ccaa4f74 Stitcher - https://listen.stitcher.com/yvap/?af_dp=stitcher://show/377726&af_web_dp=https://www.stitcher.com/show/377726 Podbean - https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-py9z6-4206c4