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Join Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, as she sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity.
 
Go beyond mainstream cable news and party lines, with a Millennial and a Boomer, as they work to push past the noise and bring attention to all the issues that matter. Justin T. Weller and Lance Jackson examine the topics that are often overlooked by most major media outlets, but are critical for Americans to be educated about. There’s a world beyond the noise and it begins with Justin & Lance on The State of Us.
 
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Apple, the world's most valuable company, is under fire for supposedly using their app marketplace unreasonably and unlawfully. Also, will China take away your iPhone? Justin and Lance talk about all things Apple and touch on China's role in the global economy. Tags: tsou, iPhone, China, trade, android, google, big tech, iPhone 12, software, iOS 14…
 
Is the Senate, the world's most deliberative body, broken? Justin and Lance discuss why they believe the Senate is broken and outline what can be done to fix it. tags: tsou, senate, executive, legislative, judicial, president, government, politics, republican, democrat, representatives, senators, voting, bipartisan, broken, Justin weller, lance jac…
 
The latest COVID-19 trend is binge-reading, families may need some rearranging in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and what are the questions you should be asking your parents? Justin and Lance cover all these topics and deduce a common theme that ties them together. tags: tsou, coronavirus, pandemic, reading, books, bookstore, family, parent…
 
A bipartisan group of congressional leaders will spend 4 million dollars on an ad campaign that's focused on battleground states to bolster confidence in the legitimacy in U.S. elections. Justin and Lance talk about all things voting in the age of the coronavirus and the uncertain voting process many Americans are facing. tags: tsou, election, voti…
 
Why are sports so tightly woven into American culture? Justin and Lance are joined by Ryan Swanson, Associate Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico, to discuss the history of sports in America, our outlook on health, and the evolution of youth sports. tags: tsou, sports, youth, football, basketball, soccer, tennis, basebal…
 
With the hyperpolarized political climate in America, it may seem like the future of the country is in grave danger. However, this might be exactly what our country needs right now. Justin, Lance, and Devon discuss what America's tomorrow may look like. tags: tsou, America, politics, election, voting, generations, polarization, debate, danger, hope…
 
There are more than 55 million students in primary and secondary schools in the United States. Justin and Lance are joined by Karen Dresden, the founding principal of Capital City Public Charter School, to discuss what charter schools are and if they might be a better option than traditional public schools. tags: tsou, education, policy, charter sc…
 
California is banning the sale of new gas cars by 2035, we're on the cusp of a scientific revolution in baby-making, and the justice department proposes limits to big tech's legal shield that has protected them since the 90s. Justin, Lance, and Devon dive into all these topics in today's episode. tags: politics, parenting, technology, tsou, poly pa…
 
Something exceptional and unprecedented has happened in Washington. Justin and Lance outline the new COVID-19 relief bill and highlight how the house problem-solvers compromised on a plan that can benefit most Americans. tags: tsou, politics, congress, America, election, covid-19, stimulus check, education, internet, online, virtual, 2020, lance ja…
 
Would you be surprised to know that not every vote for the presidency counts the same? Justin and Lance are joined by Jesse Wegman, a member of the New York Times editorial board, to talk about the shortcomings of the electoral college and how a popular vote could benefit all Americans. tags: tsou, election, electoral college, rural america, coasts…
 
A recent 5 to 4 supreme court ruling could lead to nearly half of the state of Oklahoma being classified as indian country. Justin and Lance discuss what this means for indian reservations around the country and the history behind America's relationship with the native people. tags: tsou, indian, native, indigenous, America, trail of tears, stolen …
 
Will you get another stimulus check from the government in 2020? Justin and lance cover the republican and the democrat's proposals for government spending in the age of COVID-19. tags: tsou, corona virus, covid-19, economy, education, health care, spending, government, politics, stimulus, jobs, election, trump, republican, democrat, Justin weller,…
 
There might be danger on the horizon, and it might include your wallet. COVID-19 has plunged most of the world into a recession, but government stimulus checks and consumer optimism are painting a confusing picture. Justin and Lance are joined by Joe Minarik to discuss how the decrease in our nation's output will affect your pockets. tags: tsou, ec…
 
With the democratic and republican national conventions coming to a close, there is a lot to unpackage. Justin and Lance highlight their biggest takeaways from both unprecedented conventions and discuss if they even mattered at all. tags: tsou, DNC, RNC, democrat, republican, politics, president trump, vice president biden, election, voting, speech…
 
Problems have been plaguing the oil industry for years and the pandemic has highlighted those issues. Justin and Lance discuss what's happening in the multi-trillion dollar industry, and whether we should save it, or let it die. tags: tsou, oil, car, gasoline, plastic, economy, government, covid-19, pandemic, environment, industry, politics, Justin…
 
COVID-19 has unintentionally made huge cuts to global carbon emissions. Justice and Lance discuss the sacrifice the human race must make, and what we can all do on an individual level to fight climate change. tags: tsou, climate change, covid-19, corona virus, pandemic, emissions, economy, green, fossil fuels, coal, oil, electric vehicles, Justin w…
 
With the 2020 election around the corner, Biden and Trump are making their case to voters. The key is who they are making their case to. Justin and Lance discuss the progression of white evangelicals support for Trump, and the divide between the coasts and middle America. tags: tsou, america, trump, biden, politics, religion, white, christianity, v…
 
227 million Americans are estimated to be purchasing goods online in 2020. Justin and Lance breakdown how covid-19 is changing shopping, retail jobs, and grocery stores, as well as discuss how grocery stores engineer themselves to make you spend more. tags: tsou, grocery, retail, shopping, spending, Walmart, Kroger, money, economy, online, quick li…
 
With a worldwide pandemic and an unconventional presidential election underway, you may think that these are the most pressing issues we are facing. Justin and Lance examine the U.S reducing troops in Germany and South Korea, the thousands protesting in Russia, the suppression of ethnic groups in China, and refugees with no place to go. tags: tsou,…
 
With an international pandemic changing many of our lives, the idea of sending children back to school in the coming weeks has generated many questions. To answer these questions, Justin and Lance are joined by Dr. Laura Jana, a pediatrician and award winning author, and Cindy Cisneros, VP of Education Programs at the Committee of Economic Developm…
 
We are less than 100 days out from the 2020 Presidential Election. Normally, the most important topics during this time are policies, the presidential debate, and candidate events. However, this year Trump and Biden are raising attention to the election itself. Justin and Lance discuss how America can lead a free and fair election in 2020. tags: TS…
 
How can corporate America champion women and people of color? Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She joins Janice Ellig to share her experience reshaping Wall Street and boardrooms to advance women and people of color. tags: women, leadership, business, diversity, black, color, race, adva…
 
President Trump's champaign is spending significantly more on advertising in Georgia, Iowa, and Ohio, while Biden's champaign has spent next to nothing in those states. Justin and Lance analyze the swing states, and list some of the keys to success for each champaign. tags: trump, biden, Tsou, president, election, politics, champaign, Washington, W…
 
Who gets to own the West? According to The New York Times, a new group of billionaires is shaking up the landscape. Justin and Lance dive into the details and talk about the implications. tags: land, government, climate, freedom, united states, america, republican, democrat, history, west, truechat, justin weller, tsou, lance jackson, families, pow…
 
95% of the world's population think that they will develop dementia in their lifetime. Justin, Lance, and Bradley outline what dementia is, what we can do to prevent it, and how we can connect with those who are suffering with dementia symptoms. tags: tsou, podcast, dementia, healthcare, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, memory, vision, language, sympto…
 
Biden leads Trump by 47% to 38% among registered voters. Yet these voters still favored Trump, 44% to 38%, when asked about economical policies. Justin and Lance discuss the upcoming election and the current political climate in America. tags: tsou, politics, economy, protests, gen z, boomer, presidential election, 2020, trump, biden, voting, activ…
 
Adolf Hitler and Franklin Roosevelt. These two names may not seem to share much, but their first 100 days shaped their respective nations. Justin and Lance are joined by Peter Fritzsche, author of Hitler's First 100 Days, to discuss what Hitler's reign can teach us today. tags: tsou, hitler, germany, america, history, wwii, holocaust, book, author,…
 
The group known as Unit 29155 is one of many components that make up President Vladimir Putin's hybrid warfare efforts to undermine Western democracies. Justin and Lance take you inside the story and explain its importance. tags: politics, news, current events, russia, united states, america, putin, trump, president, foreign, war, relations, tsou, …
 
In most industries, federal law protects workers with disabilities including mental illness. Church is an exception. Pastors are regularly fired for disclosing mental health problems. Justin and Lance discuss why this happening and how conversations about mental health ae changing. tags: religion, tsou, christian, jesus, god, pastor, job, mental he…
 
The unemployment rate jumped to 14.7% possibly putting the U.S. in the greatest recession since the Great Depression. Justin and Lance are joined by Robin Erikson, a principle researcher in human capital, to discuss the lasting effects of these unprecedented times. tags: tsou, economy, politics, pandemic, recession, covid-19, corona virus, money, u…
 
The fuel efficiency of cars and light trucks operating in electric mode is equivalent to about 100 miles a gallon. Are electric cars a viable option for most consumers or are they a niche that cannot be scaled to the masses? Justin and Lance answer this question and debunk some common myths about battery powered cars. tags: tsou, cars, electric car…
 
Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs, joins Janice Ellig to discuss her journey to serving on the boards of Chevron Corporation and the 3M Company. tags: women, business, leadership, power, money, color, race, board room, companies, influence, career, life, story, success…
 
Your zip code is a better predictor of your life expectancy than your cholesterol, blood pressure, and even your genetic code. Justin and Lance address racism and policing in America as citizens across the nation protest and demand social change. tags: tsou, protest, racism, race, housing, police, defund, white, black, america, politics, social iss…
 
Hong Kong's protest movement is in crisis. The tactics that pushed officials to retreat are at times inadequate against an aggressive police force, fear of the Corona Virus, and a Chinese communist party that has run out of patience. Justin and Lance discuss the many dangers in Hing Kong and why it's relevant to the US. tags: hong kong, china, tsou…
 
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