The newest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, is due to arrive in theaters very soon. Dan and Lyle, being the Star Wars fans they are, decided to talk about the Star Wars franchise for this episode.
On Friday, November 13, 2015, Paris France was rocked by coordinated strikes against its people. Mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage situations occurred at Stade de France, the Bataclan theatre, and in the streets of Paris. The deadliest of which occurred at a concert of the American rock and roll band Eagles of Death Metal. The numbers vary by report, but at least 129 people were killed and upwards of 350 more were injured, some seriously. Many news outlets have called this the deadliest day in Paris since World War II. In this episode of Flash Past, Dan and Lyle discuss the attack, the history of Muslims in France, and Schengen in the European Union.
In Benton Harbor, reasons to celebrate have been fleeting ever since the late 60’s. This Michigan town is struggling, and its high school was in no better condition. That is, until the 2015 school year started with a new coaching staff led by once retired, 74-year-old Elliot Uzelac. Strong coaching, guidance, and genuine concern for the kids turned this losing football club, a team that had only won four games in eight years, into a serious contender for the state championship.
You don’t have to be President of the United States to know that being president is a hard job. No matter what a president does, the public has him under a microscope. People will both love and hate everything about him and his job performance. Getting to the White House is a tough job in and of itself. In this episode of Flash Past, Lyle and Dan discuss the presidents and their jobs before taking the oath of office. What is the most common previous job of the U.S. President?
On October 1, 2015, on the campus of a small community college in Oregon, a man with a hyphenated last name fatally shot nine people and injured another nine before taking his own life during a gun battle with the police. This was the second shooting at a school in Oregon in as many years, and the deadliest in the state’s recent history.
The 2016 presidential campaigns have been drawing a lot of attention over the last few weeks, and the spectacle is only going to continue to grow. One Republican candidate, and his polarizing views, has been taking a lot of the spotlight. In this episode of Flash Past, Dan and special guest Steve Lee talk about the great white, rich, self-aggrandizing, American hope that is Donald Trump. Click and listen. You won’t be disappointed.