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The Oregon Protests Are Nudnickery, Not Terrorism

The Oregon Protests Are Nudnickery, Not Terrorism

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Jan. 4 2016 7:48 PM

Terrorists or Nudniks?

In the Spiel, The Gist ponders how we should describe the armed anti-government protesters in Oregon.

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Ammon Bundy, leader of a group of armed anti-government protesters speaks to the media as other members look on at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, Jan. 4, 2016.

Photo by Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images.

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On The Gist, how significant is the impact of the shale revolution on the international oil markets? We ask Robert Weiner, professor of international business at George Washington University. For the Spiel, Mike wonders what we should call the armed protesters who took over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

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