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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 19 - Violence in Kazakhstan

Check it out, Extempers! YuYu and Spencer have returned for this week's Half Hour. You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, our hosts explore the violent conflict in Kazakhstan.


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19 | Violence in Kazakhstan

-----Description of Podcast-----

This episode does describe violence and unrest in Kazakhstan. Viewer discretion is advised.

This episode features a discussion on street protests in Kazakhstan that started from a rise in fuel prices. However, there is more to the discussion as Kazakhstan fights a corrupt government that has impeded their success for the last 30 years. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer break down what is the unrest in Kazakhstan.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. NYTimes - Revolt in Kazakhstan: What’s Happening and Why It Matters -

  2. BBC News - Kazakhstan: Why are there riots and why are Russian troops there? -

  3. The Economist - Central Asia will remain unstable, however many troops Russia sends -

  4. The NYT - Russian-Led Alliance Begins Withdrawing Troops From Kazakhstan -

  5. CNN - Kazakhstan is in turmoil and regional troops have been sent to quell unrest. Here’s what you need to know -

  6. NYTimes - In Kazakhstan’s Street Battles, Signs of Elites Fighting Each Other -

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The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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