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Florida BANS AP African American Studies

Florida BANS AP African American Studies

The Florida Department of Education has banned a high school AP course on African American Studies. Proponents of the course have framed the ban as Governor Ron DeSantis trying to whitewash history. Opponents of the course say it teaches concepts like critical race theory as fact, and lacks the balance of opposing viewpoints on the subject. In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at what we know about the course's teachings, why Ron DeSantis is opposed to the course, and what the W.O.K.E. Act actually says about teaching African American history.

Is ChatGPT Going WOKE?

Is ChatGPT Going WOKE?

ChatGPT is a chatbot that was launched by OpenAI in 2022. In order to prevent it from becoming the worst version of the internet, which is where it learns from, the creators put in certain guardrails. However those guardrails have stirred up controversy for being too "woke". In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at how ChatGPT responded to some researchers questions on controversial subjects, how the AI has evolved over time, and what it sounds like for ChatGPT to write an America Uncovered script (hint: our script writers aren't going to be losing their jobs to AI anytime soon!).

Biden’s Classified Documents Scandal Gets Worse

Biden’s Classified Documents Scandal Gets Worse

More classified documents were discovered in President Joe Biden's possession than were previously known. New York Congressman George Santos (R-NY) might get kicked out of Congress for lying repeatedly about his background. Pfizer and Moderna are set to raise prices for Covid vaccines as government funding for the vaccines ends. Watch this episode of America Uncovered for that and more of this week's headlines.

California Eggs Are Crazy Expensive

California Eggs Are Crazy Expensive

Inflation has caused many things to go up in price, but eggs are in a category of their own. Prices are up more than 50% from last year, and in California, eggs are even more expensive. In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at why egg prices rose so quickly, what the shortage means for consumers, and why California has it so much worse.

Gas Stove Ban: Republicans vs Democrats in the Culture Wars

Gas Stove Ban: Republicans vs Democrats in the Culture Wars

The latest culture war over gas stoves has lit a fire under both Democrats and Republicans. After news the Biden administration was considering a ban on gas cooking stoves, many Republicans accused Democrats of trying to control how people made their breakfast (or dinner or any other meal that sounded catchy). In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at this oh-so nuanced debate, which states primarily have gas versus electric stoves, and the studies backing up both sides of the argument.

Brazil Has its Own Jan 6 Riot (on Jan 8)

Brazil Has its Own Jan 6 Riot (on Jan 8)

Supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil's Congress, similar to how protesters stormed the US Congress on Jan 6, 2020. House Republicans have a plan to abolish the IRS. Two years into his presidency, Joe Biden finally visits the southern border. Watch this episode of America Uncovered for that and more of this week's headlines.

SERIOUSLY, the US and Russia Are Weaponizing Dolphins in Ukraine

SERIOUSLY, the US and Russia Are Weaponizing Dolphins in Ukraine

Dolphins are known as being friendly, peaceful animals, which is probably why the Russian military saw them and thought "I bet we could turn them into killers." Both the Russian and Ukraine militaries have trained dolphins to help their militaries, and they're not alone. The US also has a dolphin and sea lion program, although it's trying to phase that out. In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at how militaries are using dolphins, what advantages they have have over machines, and what happened when Russia tried to take Ukraine's Dolphins after it invaded Crimea.

Jordan Peterson Sentenced to Re-Education?

Jordan Peterson Sentenced to Re-Education?

Jordan Peterson was trained as a psychologist, but he's better known as a conservative intellectual who gives speeches, hosts shows and writes books. He's also known for not being afraid to challenge liberal orthodoxy, and often not in the nicest of terms. Recently, the Onatrio College of Psychologists gave him the ultimatum of losing his license or undergoing training for his comments on social media, which he's interpreted as a political re-education campaign. In this episode of America Uncovered, we look into the college's complaints against Peterson, whether it is warranted in asking him to undergo training, and how Peterson has responded to the ultimatum.

California is About to Blow Up The ENTIRE US Economy with New Trucking Regulations

California is About to Blow Up The ENTIRE US Economy with New Trucking Regulations

California wants to all vehicles in the state to be zero emission, and that includes semis that operate in the state. This has created a dilemma for truck operators, who often operate on thin margins and find it hard to afford a new expensive electric truck. In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at California's goals for zero emissions vehicles, why truckers are already leaving the state, and how California's regulations could affect the entire US economy.

Kevin McCarthy LOSES 14 Votes Before Becoming House Speaker

Kevin McCarthy LOSES 14 Votes Before Becoming House Speaker

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy finally gets voted in as Speaker of the House of Representatives after losing the first 14 rounds of votes. The Jan. 6th Committee has ended as Republicans take over the House. After labeling Republicans a threat to Democracy, President Joe Biden is now promoting bipartisanship. Watch this episode of America Uncovered for that and more of this week's headlines.

TikTok Tracks American Journalists

TikTok Tracks American Journalists

Video sharing app TikTok is under scrutiny in the US for its ties to China. Its parent company ByteDance is based in China, and many are worried about Chinese influence, including China getting access to the swathes of data TikTok collects on its users. In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at how TikTok spies on Americans for China, how TikTok parent company ByteDance has used the platform to track journalists, and what's being done to stop it.

Crazy New Laws Now in Effect in California

Crazy New Laws Now in Effect in California

California is always trying to make things more fair. While its intentions may be good, that doesn't mean its policies turn out good. In this episode of America Uncovered, we look at several new California laws that went into effect Jan. 1, what proponents and critics of those new laws say about their effectiveness, and what we think California's new motto should be.

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