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Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does.  As a trial lawyer, its his most important tool.  As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally.  As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated. 

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[AM950 Minneapolis] May 25th: Jack Talks Trump, NATO & Terrorism

I appear on AM 950 today with Matt McNeil. Donald Trump just met with other NATO leaders in Europe and the ramifications of his words matter. Unfortunately, the statements he made sounded much more like a campaign speech to his faithful rather than a speech from one world leader to other world leaders. To make it worse, his analysis regarding NATO funding is actually incorrect.  As result, Trump's credibility continues to slide. Agreements currently in place apply to national defense funding for each member state, not NATO funding.  The distinction is critical.  In additionto NATO, we also talk about terrorism and the recent Manchester bombing.

So much to talk about.  


[AM950 Minneapolis] May 12th: Jack Talks Trump and Possible Obstruction

I appear on AM 950 Minneapolis with my buddy Matt McNeil.  President Trump admitted during an interview on NBC that one of the reasons that he fired FBI Director Jim Comey was because of the Russia investigation which he describes as fake news.  Here's the problem.  Its a real investigartion into possible criminal wrongdoing.  If somebody does somethig to impede an investigaiton, one can be charged with a crime, obstruction of legal process.  Again, this is a crime.  Presiden's can be impeached for committing crimes.  Of course, politics plays an enormous role in this.  If we learned nothing following the impeachment of Bill Clinton, we've learned nothing.  

This promises to be an interesting converstion.


[AM950 Minneapolis] March 20th: Jack Talks Intel Investigations re. Trump and Russia

I appear on AM 950 in Minneapolis today at 4:05 p.m. c.s.t to discuss Director Comey's and Admiral Rogers' testimony before Congress. This is quite extraordinary.  Both actually admitted that there was nothing behind President Trump's claims regarding President Obama.  Let me say that again.  This was a lie.  Seriously, this is extraordinary.  In addition, the idea that there is an ongoing investigaiton of the Trump team and Russia is actually mindboggling.  

This is going to be good.


[The Jack Rice Show] October 2nd: Amaiya Zafar is a fighter. I dare you to say she isn't.

Photographer, Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

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What an extraordinary story.  This little 13 year old girl decides she want to fight.  Well, to be clear, she wants to box.  Speed forward two years and 15 year old Amaiya Zafar has been training and sparring and still wants to fight and she wants to compete.  However, there's a problem.  The problem isn't that she's a girl or because she is Muslim and is required to wear specific clothing including long pants, long sleeves and hijab.  That isn't the problem.  The problem is that the AIBA, the international boxing federation that overseas all fights, says that she isn't allowed to wear these and therefore can't box.    

This is when the second fight happens. What Amaiya and her family have do is quite extraordinary.  I enjoyed this interview very very much and I think you will as well.  As a father of daughter, it was especially poignant to me.  However, regardless of whether you have girls, boys, or no children at all, I find this story to be incredibly inspiring. 

Click to listen to Jack's interview with Amaiya Zafar.

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[Jack Rice Show Appearance] May 27th: Jack Talks Oil, Pipelines and Fracking with NRDC's Amy Mall


[Jack Rice Show Appearance] May 27th: Jack Talks Oil, Pipelines and Fracking with NRDC's Anthony Swift