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Wednesday

10:00:00

 

About The Show:

Republicans Abroad Radio: The Voice of Americans Overseas



 

 

About The Host:

"Cynthia Dillon joined Republicans Abroad in Washington D.C. as Executive Director in June 2007. Cynthia’s volunteer work in Spain for the organization included being Country Chairman during the 2004 elections. In 2005, RA-Spain organized the Regional Meeting and invited former Maryland Lt. Governor and GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele.

Cynthia’s international career and background is in the field of design, and began in 1980 while working alongside one of Tiffany & Co.’s designers, Elsa Peretti. In 1983 she became president of Ms. Peretti’s company in New York. In 1989, under contract with a Japanese company, Cynthia Dillon designed and sculpted several collections (1,000 pieces) as finished metal models in Sterling Silver, 18Kt. Gold, and pave diamonds. Cynthia's other skills include writing and editing. As a volunteer and Director of the Navy League Madrid Council she created, edited and published the 2005 Navy League Magazine. (An example of her jewelry designs can be seen in the ad that appears in the magazine). With her vast experience in high end advertising in print and the internet, she has designed and developed several websites, (including www.republicansabroad.org), created and developed the 2008 and 2010 advertising campaign for Republicans Abroad Voting League which appeared in The Herald Tribune, (Print and Internet),Stars & Stripes, The National Post (Canada) and Drudge.

Cynthia was born in New York and spent part of her childhood in Buenos Aires and Tokyo. A graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York in 1978 she lived and worked for many years in New York City and Madrid. Fluent in English and Spanish, Italian and French."

 

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Republicans Abroad Radio

Host: Cynthia Dillon

Politics

 

Recent Episodes:

 

04/16 : 04/16/14 Foreign Policy - Ambassador John Price; Frontiers of Freedom Institute - George Landrith

 

04/09 : 04/09/14 Obamacare and Medicine - Dr. Elaina George; U.S. / Eurasia Trade Relations

 

Segment 1
HealthCare.  Obamacare  (Affordable Care Act) Dr. Elaina George
Dr. Elaina George, a Board certified otolaryngologist, discusses the ramifications of Obamacare or the “Affordable Care Act” on patients and doctors…  Dr. George mentions the latest tendency of “demonizing Doctors,” and gives examples of some of the decisions behind  procedures, “with foremost  consideration,  the wellbeing  of the patient.”  As a “solo practitioner and business owner,” Dr. George  explains the obstacles encountered by patients and doctors today, noting  how the “government has inserted itself between the patient and doctor.” She criticizes the Specialty Certification Boards’s latest “scheme” of forcing Doctors to re-certify, charging enormous fees…and compares it to lawyers having to take  Bar exams continuously throughout their careers…

Segment 2
Healthcare.  Obamacare  and  “Practicing”  Medicine. Dr. Elaina George
Dr. Elaina George discusses the “burdens” of practicing Medicine today…”the countless certifications to stay in practice, the “anonymous peer” revues and other obstacles…Dr. George comments on the “loss of privacy,” the erosion  of the patient-doctor relation, and  the increased  participation   of the Government –insurance companies and other corporate entities, making the doctors “outsiders looking in…” Dr. George points to Medicare, as the first example of socialized Medicine (for Seniors) in the US and how its fund was “raided” to support Obamacare’s infrastructure…

Segment 3
Healthcare.  Alternatives to Obamacare. Dr. Elaina George
Dr. George speaks of alternatives in healthcare insurance that are becoming more popular as more Americans are finding out the limitations and costs in  national/corporate health insurance.  As “an old School physician,” Dr. George emphasizes, in concluding the interview, the importance of the Hippocratic Oath and the responsibility   doctors have  towards  patients and how today their relation  is being threatened. Dr. George speaks of how she disseminates information  “on health issues and politics of medicine” with her weekly radio show and her writings. Dr. George comments on her personal background, her involvement in conservative causes through Project 21, an initiative of the National Center for Public Policy Research.

Segment 4
Trade/Foreign Relations. Eurasia-US. Ralph Winnie Jr. JD, LLM
Ralph Winnie discusses the latest US-Eurasia relations, specifically  with Russia, China and Korea and the upcoming Conference, sponsored by the Eurasia Center, on  May 13th on doing business with BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China)

03/26 : 03/26/14 Options in Healthcare with Liberty Health Share -Dale Bellis; State Education Trends - Andrew J. Coulson

 

Segment 1

Options in Healthcare. Liberty Health Share. Dale Bellis, Executive Director

Dale Bellis, Executive Director of Liberty Health Share, describes “an option outside traditional insurance,” whereby “control, transparency and freedom is back in the hands of the individual…” A concept of “sharing the costs” amongst those who subscribe to the program, the idea… “of neighbor helping neighbor…” As Mr. Bellis explains, “we are not an insurance, it’s the sharing community the glue that keeps us together…In today’s climate of “anti-Religious freedom” will this type of healthcare service have more appeal with Americans? So far, there are 150,000 Americans throughout the United States who participate in some sort of Healthcare Sharing, sharing as well what Mr. Bellis calls the “Core Beliefs…” ( as delineated in the US Constitution!) Mr. Bellis describes the different Program Options and how the plans work…

Segment 2

Options in Healthcare. Liberty Health Share. Dale Bellis, Executive Director

Dale Bellis concludes the interview by explaining the prerequisites for people to join, the advantages (lowering costs all-around) and answers the questions critical to such programs. He also describes real life stories and the successes of the program. For more information, visit the website www.libertyhealthshare.org


Segment 3

Education. State Education Trends. Andrew J. Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

Dr. Coulson, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute, a non-profit, non- partisan public policy research organization speaks of his recently released study on “State Education Trends” and the controversial findings…the “flat” academic performance of public high school students in all 50 States from 1972-2012 despite the 120% - 200% increase in government funding over the years taking into consideration demographics and other factors… Responsibilities…from the Government to politicians…, stating that “what our officials have been doing (for 2 generations!) has not been effective.” Dr. Coulson points to the fact that “there is no correlation between spending and performance…” giving examples. In his Report, Dr. Coulson uses the “SAT score averages for factors such as participation rate and student demographics, which are known to affect outcomes, then validates the results against recent state-level National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test scores. This produces continuous, state-representative estimated SAT score trends reaching back to 1972. The present paper charts these trends against both inflation-adjusted per pupil spending and the raw, unadjusted SAT results, providing an unprecedented perspective on American education inputs and outcomes over the past 40 years…”

Segment 4

Education Reform. “State Education Trends.” Andrew J. Coulson, Director, Cato Institute

Dr. Coulson concludes the interview by explaining what can be done to rectify the stagnation in education, advocating “choice for parents, freedom and incentives for educators, freedoms for entrepreneurs” with the goal of … “serving children in schools.” Dr. Coulson points to entrepreneurial examples, like Korea, where a teacher has used the Internet to deliver lessons to more than 150,000 followers , and making more than $20Million years over a 10 year period charging minimal fees…

03/07 : 03/07/14 Live From CPAC European Parliament, Secretary General of (AECR) - Daniel Hannan; Liberty Island - David Bernstein; Chairman of the conservative Colorado - Jennifer Schubert-Akin; Republican candidate for Ohio’s 11th District - Marc Zetzer; Republican candidate for Utah’s 4th District - Bob Fuehr; Utah Attorney General -Sean D. Reyes

 

Daniel Hannan, MEP, British member of the European Parliament, Secretary General of  (AECR), the Alliance of EuropeanConservatives Reformists,  a CPAC presenter and panelist, spoke about President Obama’s  ”wasted opportunities,” and the difficulties faced by America today…replicating many of the mistakes of Europe (nationalized healthcare, regulatory burdens…);
David Bernstein, presenting the website Liberty Island,…”home of conservative fiction” for conservative writers to publish novels, articles and stories…;
Jennifer Schubert-Akin, Chairman of the conservative Colorado  think tank (and rival to the Aspen Institute) called Steamboat Institute and located in Steamboat Springs, Co.,  spoke of its mission and conferences;
Marc Zetzer, Republican candidate for  Ohio’s 11th District, spoke about the prospects of his campaign against his Democrat liberal opponent and his vision of bringing positive change to the area,…”jobs…”; 
Republican candidate for Utah’s 4th District, Bob Fuehr, former businessman and  professor   discusses his campaign and “the importance of reducing regulations and supporting entrepreneurship for job creation and the revitalization of the economy…;”  
Republican Candidate  for Utah Attorney General’s office, (Present)  Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, … of Spanish-Filipino-Hawaiian-Japanese ancestry, was “honored as the first ever National Outstanding lawyer by the American Bar Association.”  Mr. Reyes spoke of his background, his career, and his qualifications and  trajectory as a public servant….

03/07 : 03/07/14 Live From CPAC European Parliament, Secretary General of (AECR) - Daniel Hannan; Liberty Island - David Bernstein; Chairman of the conservative Colorado - Jennifer Schubert-Akin; Republican candidate for Ohio’s 11th District - Marc Zetzer; Republican candidate for Utah’s 4th District - Bob Fuehr; Utah Attorney General -Sean D. Reyes

 

Daniel Hannan, MEP, British member of the European Parliament, Secretary General of  (AECR), the Alliance of EuropeanConservatives Reformists,  a CPAC presenter and panelist, spoke about President Obama’s  ”wasted opportunities,” and the difficulties faced by America today…replicating many of the mistakes of Europe (nationalized healthcare, regulatory burdens…);
David Bernstein, presenting the website Liberty Island,…”home of conservative fiction” for conservative writers to publish novels, articles and stories…;
Jennifer Schubert-Akin, Chairman of the conservative Colorado  think tank (and rival to the Aspen Institute) called Steamboat Institute and located in Steamboat Springs, Co.,  spoke of its mission and conferences;
Marc Zetzer, Republican candidate for  Ohio’s 11th District, spoke about the prospects of his campaign against his Democrat liberal opponent and his vision of bringing positive change to the area,…”jobs…”; 
Republican candidate for Utah’s 4th District, Bob Fuehr, former businessman and  professor   discusses his campaign and “the importance of reducing regulations and supporting entrepreneurship for job creation and the revitalization of the economy…;”  
Republican Candidate  for Utah Attorney General’s office, (Present)  Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, … of Spanish-Filipino-Hawaiian-Japanese ancestry, was “honored as the first ever National Outstanding lawyer by the American Bar Association.”  Mr. Reyes spoke of his background, his career, and his qualifications and  trajectory as a public servant….

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