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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 22 - Russia & Ukraine, Part 1

Check it out, Extempers! Episode 22 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is hitting the airwaves! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, our hosts tackle the Russia and Ukraine situation in part one of a two part series.


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

Conflict is emerging between Russia and Ukraine, but the conflict dates itself nearly eight years. The problem at hand could be more than just Russia wishing to wage war against the West; instead, it could be the threat of destabilization. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer decipher the growing tension between Russia and Ukraine and they break down exactly what it means for the U.S., Ukraine, Russia, and others.

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

  1. Washington Post - Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns -

  2. CNN - US alleges Russia planning false flag operation against Ukraine using 'graphic' video -

  3. New York Times - U.S. Exposes What It Says Is Russian Effort to Fabricate Pretext for Invasion -

  4. NPR - U.S. says Russia is planning a staged attack in Ukraine to justify an invasion -

  5. Reuters - Ukraine hails Turkey drone deal, Erdogan offer to mediate in Russia standoff -

  6. Politico - U.S. deploys troops to Eastern Europe; thousands more on standby -

  7. NYTimes - Europe Thinks Putin is Planning Something Even Worse than War -

  8. The Dragons and the Snakes by David Kilcullen

-----About The Half Hour-----

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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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

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Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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