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rp daily: justice is inadequate

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justice is inadequate. in the wake of the killing of george floyd by a police officer in minneapolis, peaceful and violent protests alike have risen across the nation. there is no correct, immediate, concrete answer to police brutality and systemic racism in america—but where do we begin in righting our wrongs? today, tom and rp are in conversation with neil phillips, founder of the Visible Men Movement and Visible Men Academy, a charter school in bradenton, florida. neil poses the idea that justice is inadequate for the lives of black americans lost, and what is needed is justness, in that racism and discrinimation does not have a place in society to begin with. neil is a nationally recognized voice on the topic of race, diversity, and inclusion in America. He has delivered award-winning presentations, including Race to Truth and A Conversation with Norman Lear, as well as consulting programs that confront diversity-related challenges with fresh perspectives and advocate seizing the opportunities that the rapidly changing national demographic present.

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: what do you see?

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what do you see in this photo? on may 29th, 2020, donald trump tweeted the message “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” in response to protests that erupted in the wake of george floyd’s death in minneapolis. today, tom and rp discuss leadership, divisiveness, and trump’s support leading up to the november elections. rp says “every great leader wants a crisis,” but how has trump handled his? will his actions and reactions have an effect on his unchanging core voter base? and why is this voter base unchanged in the first place? tom and rp reference New York Times columnist david brooks’s may 29th op-ed, If We Had a Real Leader. 

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: the current state of misinformation

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the current state of misinformation. in the world of COVID-19, misinformation runs rampant. from international interference to at-home video productions, the internet hosts misinformation and spreads it similarly to a disease. guest clint watts discusses this misinformation: what is it? where is it coming from? how can we spot it, and know what to truly believe? tom and rp cover the top pandemic conspiracy theories, and get to the bottom of knowing if a news source is legitimate. clint watts is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Non-Resident Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy. he is also a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. clint is the author of the book Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News. 

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: covid chapter 2

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covid chapter 2. tom has arrived back in the east coast from his trip down the mississippi, thus beginning a new chapter of rp daily. the country is in the beginning stages of reopening; but concerning images of people coming together—perhaps too close—are circulating. tom and rp highlight the importance of not turning masks into a divisive topic, including north dakota governor doug burgum’s pleaful speech to avoid masks as a political statement. they also discuss the new york times cover with 1000 names on the front page: is it editorial? too dramatic? also, how will the world post-pandemic stratify privileged groups from the less fortunate, and how will industries change as a result? finally, with the dawn of a covid-19 vaccine approaching, what would it mean if the vaccine was developed in america versus china? as the pandemic moves forward, so do tom and rp’s conversations highlighting togetherness and daily life. 

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: the muscle shoals manifesto

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rp daily has finished 50 episodes and 5,500 miles of a journey down the mississippi river. tom and rp discuss some of the guests on the show that have moved them the most: stacey woodland, laurie garrett, and vivek murthy, whose contributions aided in creating a conversation around the pandemic. as the 50th episode coincides with memorial day, tom and rp honor those who have served and lost their lives for their country—including pandemic front line workers. tom reflects on his trip down the mississippi: who he’s met, the conversations that he’s had, and what he’s learned the most from his deep dive into america’s heartland.

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: we think we’re in a fight we are not actually in

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we think we’re in a fight we are not actually in. start – cautious – vigilant – a new normal: these four phases of breakouts from the covid-19 shutdown are a wary attempt to return to normalcy. with massachusetts announcing their plan to reopen beginning with stage one, hosts tom scott and rp eddy discuss the questions of restarting daily life: how do we reopen? do we expect spikes in covid-19 cases, and what do we do about them? how do we get back to “normal” while protecting ourselves and those most vulnerable around us? tom has arrived in nashville, where he is visiting the muscle shoals, subject of a music documentary. he notes that most of the city has reopened, but also acknowledges the economic impact of the shutdown. rp eddy and tom discuss the impact of privilege and health on the likelihood of contracting covid-19, and strive to answer the best way to help ourselves and our communities while avoiding the spread of the virus. 

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo. rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: the show covid doesn’t want you to see

may 18, 2020

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the show covid doesn’t want you to see. tom and rp play catch up with recent episodes of rp daily. tom, who is in alabama on his drive down the mississippi river, notes the impact of the 90,000 deaths from covid-19. this news is dismal, but it opens up tom and rp’s conversation: what are the 10 things each that they think we have learned and will change as a result of the covid-19 pandemic? with a useful and refreshing perspective, tom takes on the subject of marginalized americans and how they are reacting to the pandemic; rp discusses leadership, communities, and the natural beauty of america. all the while, tom and rp dive into the popular culture of the mississippi, including elvis, the allman brothers, Netflix’s “Last Chance U,” and larry gordon. listeners who want a recap of recent rp daily episodes will find this episode helpful. 

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: how will we protect lives and livelihood on nantucket, ma?

may 16, 2020

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the island of nantucket, massachusetts has reduced its covid-19 infections to zero. not only is this an extraordinary feat, it poses an extraordinary problem: with the island’s three-month summer season approaching on memorial day, how will the island keep that infection rate low while keeping their economy at a high? as people arrive on nantucket, they will inevitably carry disease, and with only one hospital on the island, there’s the chance of a spike in infection and death. tom and rp are joined by matt fee, owner of Something Natural, and dawn holdgate, a real estate agent. both matt and dawn are local to nantucket, and are on the island’s governing select board. nantucket is posed with an incredibly unique situation as the population increases by 500 percent during the summer months: how will cases of covid-19 be prevented, screened, and traced? rp notes that the possibilities to create a successful model for reopening on the island could be impactful to similar environments; however, the island also houses a divided population on the subject of reopening. 

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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rp daily: the covid cassandra who saw this coming

may 15, 2020

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the covid cassandra who saw this coming. tom and rp are in conversation with laurie garrett. laurie, a pulitzer prize–winning investigative journalist and one of the greatest public-health and public-policy prognosticators of our time, particularly on the topics of HIV and COVID-19, is a cassandra, or a person who can foresee crisis even if no one responds to the crisis itself. laurie saw the COVID-19 pandemic approaching from china. she answers the questions: how should the world have prepared for the virus? what is it like to be a cassandra? how do we balance our lives with our livelihood in a pandemic? laurie garrett is the author of New York Times bestseller The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health

tom scott is chairman & co-founder of the nantucket project. rp eddy was the architect of the Clinton administration’s pandemic response framework and the United Nations response to the global AIDS epidemic & is CEO of global intelligence firm Ergo.  

rp is co-author of the best-selling award-winning book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes with Richard A. Clarke, Former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser.

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