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Wow! I didn’t know that!

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, an enlightening conversation about trends in government and society, with former County Executive Andy Spano, Norm Jacknis & Tom Creel.
19
Mar 2014

Euthanasia - should it be legal and accepted in our society? Assisted suicide - a New Mexico court recently ruled that it is a fundamental right for a competent terminally ill patient to choose when to end his/her life. Is this o.k.? Is it moral and just to assist a person in this, the ultimate decision? Euthanasia is illegal in all 50 states, however, four states have already approved some sort of medically-assisted suicide. Fact remains that when medication to assist suicide in a terminally ill patient has been prescribed by a physician, in a majority of cases, the patients do not actually take the medication. What does this trend suggest? Do the terminally ill just relish the solace that the opportunity provides? A slippery slope or the future of an aging population? Tune into this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" to learn more as Andy, Norm and Tom dissect this controversial issue.

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19
Mar 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 4:08 pm

Convicted felons - should they have the right to vote? U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder thinks so and has proposed to change the law giving convicted felons the right to vote. His argument is that this restriction affects minorities disproportionately but is he really playing politics? Given the efforts by many in the Republican party to undermine minorities' voting rights, is this a case of political "tit for tat" by the Dems? Or are they trying to increase voters and in essence their base? Voting has always been an evolving process since Revolutionary times and perhaps this will be one more change to our system. Join former Westchester County NY Executive Andy Spano and his co-hosts tech guru Norm Jacknis and attorney/actor Tom Creel as they discuss the evolution of voting in America as well as the change proposed by Attorney General Holder on this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That."

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12
Mar 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 3:09 pm

The Safety Net in America - keeping families afloat or perpetuating a lifetime of dependency on the government? When one-half of all American households are getting some form of government assistance, has the pendulum swung too far? Can we sustain this type of spending and if so, should we sustain it? When skyrocketing healthcare costs and stagnating wages are literally causing people financial ruin, can we risk cutting safety net programs and what devastating effects would these cuts have on the most vulnerable in our society? Co-hosts Andy Spano, Norm Jacknis and Tom Creel explore this highly controversial topic in this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That."

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18
Feb 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 9:03 am

Privacy and technology - is one doing away with the other? Did we ever really have privacy? In many languages there is no word that equates with the English "privacy." Privacy is a relatively new term in this country - there is no defined "right to privacy" in the U.S. Constitution so why have we come to expect it and why are we so outraged by NSA actions, hackers who obtain our identification information, etc.? Is this even a concept worth preserving? Tune into this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" to learn more about this timely subject. The show is hosted by former Westchester County NY Executive Andy Spano along with co-hosts technologist Norm Jacknis and attorney/actor Tom Creel.

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13
Feb 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 11:03 am

Greed, corporate and otherwise - glamorized by the current movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" - is it on the rise, will it ever dissipate? Wall Street's mantra, "We're smarter and we work harder so we deserve more money" - is there starting to be push-back? The richest 85 people in the world have more wealth than the rest of the population on the planet combined so just who is starting the conversation that this is a problem? The President of the United States and the new Pope of the Catholic Church for starters - a counter-movement to reverse this trend is beginning but will it ever be able to reverse the country's addiction to and focus on Wall Street and wealth? Tune into this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" with host Andy Spano, former Westchester County NY Executive, and his co-hosts technologist Norm Jacknis and attorney/actor Tom Creel for more on the subject.

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13
Feb 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 10:51 am

Fiscal Cliff - will the U.S. go over it this time? Do we need to raise the debt ceiling and is this a reality or just Congress playing politics? Approximately 200 percent of the Gross Domestic Product in this country is debt-structured when it should actually be about 60 percent but what does this all mean to the average person and should we really be concerned about paying off our debt as a nation? What are the repercussions for future generations if we do not? On this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" Andy Spano - former County Executive of Westchester County NY - and his co-hosts technologist Norm Jacknis and intellectual property attorney/actor Tom Creel examine this issue.

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13
Feb 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 9:57 am

Disruptive v. Sustaining Innovation and Technology: what does it mean? Are various innovations and improvements in technology really disruptive to the marketplace or just improving upon what is now a way of life? Disruptive innovation is defined as one that changes, alters and essentially disrupts the marketplace and oftentimes translates into a monopoly on that very invention/idea when it becomes a service to those who could previously not afford it. Tune in to this episode of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" to hear more about this complicated subject. Former Westchester County NY Executive Andy Spano and his co-hosts technologist Norm Jacknis and intellectual properties attorney Tom Creel lend their expertise to the issue.

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11
Feb 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 9:28 am

Age of Possibility or decline of humanity? Which best describes the changes happening to the world today at lightning speed? One thing is true: the changes are real and numerous. The family unit has morphed into something very different and perhaps is disappearing altogether. Data shows that there are more households with dogs than children. What do all these trends mean for the future of our country, the world and humanity? Join former Weschester County NY Executive Andy Spano and his co-hosts technologist Norm Jacknis and attorney/actor Tom Creel as they discuss these changes in our culture.

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10
Feb 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 4:25 pm

Income inequality in America - Mayor DeBlasio's a tale of two cities - accurate? President Obama also plans to focus his second Administration on addressing income inequality in the U.S. Listen in to this episode of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" with former Westchester County Executive Andy Spano and his co-hosts Norm Jacknis and Tom Creel to hear more about this pressing issue. Weigh in with your opinion on the matter by following us on Twitter.

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10
Feb 2014
Posted in Uncategorized by idkt at 2:46 pm

Drones in our society - what place do they have outside the military? Drones have been used in unusual ways at institutions such as the New York Public Library. Where else are drones working and what does it mean for the future labor force? Tune into this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" to hear more about the future of robotics from former Westchester County NY Executive Andy Spano and his co-hosts technologist Norm Jacknis and intellectual property attorney/actor Tom Creel.

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