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  • Political Scams in Government - Part 1

    24 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of "Lest We Forget Historical, Host Lillian Cauldwell examines the array of scams impacting our nation and beyond. A staggering 52% of Americans are reported to fall prey to scams each year, often inadvertently due to misinformation and Deepfakes from politicians and candidates seeking office. Ms. Cauldwell details the various scams affecting individuals and provides advice on how to avoid and be aware of the AI-generated scams, increasing in our country and worldwide. Furthermore, Ms. Cauldwell introduces her new podcast, "ScamDamnation" which explores her own experiences with scams. She offers resources and guidance for listeners to act promptly if they suspect they are targets of a scam.
    17m 14s
  • GenAI Skills The New Imperative for Job Seekers

    17 MAY. 2024 · In today's episode of "Lest We Forget," host Lillian Cauldwell discusses the essential skills required for the 21st-century job market. While 87% of business leaders have adopted GenAI technologies to some extent for daily operations, over four in five, with 23% strongly agreeing and 62% somewhat agree, believe that GenAI skills will become essential for most job roles. All business leaders concur that lacking these fundamental skills will pose significant job acquisition and retention challenges.
    10m 50s
  • The Dynamics of Money in Elections

    10 MAY. 2024 · In today's episode of Lest We Forget-Historical, host Lillian Cauldwell revisits the political past to discuss the campaign expenditures of political candidates in the years leading up to the last Presidential election. Ms. Cauldwell informs the audience that in the 2016 campaign for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, House Speaker Paul Ryan spent $13 million to win a race against an opponent who only spent $16,000. She also notes that in the same year, 129 members of Congress were elected based on the amounts of money spent on their campaigns, with figures ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, while their opponents reported no spending. However, these statements are controversial because the competitors, anticipating defeat, chose not to spend, highlighting the impact of power, money, and influencers on our free elections—a point worth pondering.
    20m 2s
  • Unveiling the Role of Finance in Political Campaigns

    3 MAY. 2024 · This is Part 2 of Campaigns and Money  In the latest episode of "Lest We Forget-Historical," host Lillian Cauldwell examines the impact of money on US political elections. Opening with Cyndi Lauper's quote, "Money changes everything," Ms. Cauldwell explores the notion that billions of dollars raised and spent in federal elections are pivotal in deciding electoral outcomes. She reflects on a past where the less fortunate, the proud, and the educated shaped the nation through due process. Now, she observes, political candidates wield substantial sums to secure office, making money the new barometer for presidential candidacy over qualifications, experience, and potential contributions to the nation. Ms. Cauldwell urges citizens to reclaim the electoral process from the wealthy and powerful, their lobbyists, and the financial influence that fills their campaign chests.
    11m 46s
  • Lest We Forget-Historical- Money In Politics Part 1

    26 ABR. 2024 · In the latest episode of Lest We Forget-Historical, host Lillian Cauldwell examines the role of money in politics and its corrupting influence that benefits only the wealthy and powerful, sidelining the real citizens of the United States. She starts with a historical perspective, noting the early instances of monetary influence in politics, such as our first President, George Washington, who enticed voters with rum punch, ginger cookies, and snacks. This set a precedent for using temptations to sway voters towards favored and affluent candidates. Ms. Cauldwell plans to further explore how money continues to pour into the coffers of political candidates, supported by their wealthy sponsors and political influencers in Part II, May 3, 2024. There is further information on this subject_  Use this URL:https://bit.ly/44fgwlk
    8m 58s
  • One Man's Opinion on former President Trump Part 1

    15 ABR. 2024 · In the latest episode of "Lest We Forget-Historical," hosted by Lillian Cauldwell, she presents various media and political commentators who express their views on the hypothetical scenario of former President Trump becoming a dictator for a day.  Among them is Mr. Thomas B. Edsall, a Washington D.C. commentator known for his weekly column on politics, demographics, and inequality. In his article, he hints at Mr. Trump's admiration for Orban and continues to reveal information crucial for an informed citizen to determine whether Mr. Trump is an adversary or a protector of the United States of America. For more information on this topic:  https://bit.ly/49wvrbX
    21m 5s
  • Trump As Dictator Will America Lose Its Democracy_ (1)

    8 ABR. 2024 · In this current episode of "Lest We Forget-Historical," hosted by Lillian Cauldwell, she ponders the consequences of Donald Trump assuming the role of a dictator for a day. Would such an event lead to the United States experiencing its most significant attack on democracy? She questions whether it would be appropriate to dismantle the Statue of Liberty, discard our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and whether citizens should resign themselves to the forfeiture of all their freedoms. Mr. Trump's stance is that upon taking office, we should confront our adversaries—specifically, his adversaries—and he commits to never relinquishing his position. His remarks suggest that while he intends to be a "Dictator for a Day," he frequently employs this threat and attempts to coerce the American populace into executing his covert directives. For further information: https://bit.ly/3TKCEPR
    21m 5s
  • Putin's Reasoning to Invade the Ukraine

    25 MAR. 2024 · In this episode of "Lest We Forget-Historical," host Lillian Cauldwell discusses the eleven reasons Vladimir Putin believed an attack on Ukraine was necessary. These reasons span from a sense of nationalism and a desire to reclaim lost territories, to ambitions of expanding his empire to encompass all the former Russian territories that later gained independence from Russia. For more information  on this discussion: https://bit.ly/4ajqzIF
    18m 34s
  • Putin Using Nuclear Weapons in Space

    18 MAR. 2024 · In the latest episode of “Lest We Forget-Historical,” host Lillian Cauldwell delves into the rumors surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged development of a nuclear anti-satellite weapon in space. According to CNN, this weapon, akin to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), poses a significant threat to both government and commercial satellite operations for the United States and its Western allies. Despite speculation and recent acknowledgments by the U.S., President Biden and our government emphasize that such a weapon would violate the 1967 Space Treaty, which all nations—including Russia—have signed. For more information on his blog:  https://bit.ly/3TECnzf
    19m 16s
  • Mental Health Crisis in America’s Business Sector

    11 MAR. 2024 · In today’s episode, airing on March 1, 2024, host Lillian Cauldwell delves into the pressing mental health crisis within America’s business community. This crisis, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its evolving variants, shows no signs of abating. Alarming employee statistics and the uncertainty faced by business executives have contributed to the escalating mental health challenges. If not addressed promptly, these issues could have far-reaching consequences for future generations of business professionals and their families. For further information on Mental Health, please use this information: https://bit.ly/3IrfoBh
    19m 54s

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