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What Does House Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Mean For Future US-China Relations?

A US military aircraft with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on board prepares to land at Songshan Airport in Taipei on August 2, 2022. - Pelosi landed in Taiwan on August 2 evening, defying days of increasingly stark warnings from China that have sent tensions between the world's two superpowers soaring.
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A US military aircraft with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on board prepares to land at Songshan Airport in Taipei on August 2, 2022. - Pelosi landed in Taiwan on August 2 evening, defying days of increasingly stark warnings from China that have sent tensions between the world's two superpowers soaring.

What Does House Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Mean For Future US-China Relations?

Pelosi In Taiwan 8.2.22

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday night despite threats from Beijing of serious consequences, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China.

Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tension between China and the United States. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, to be annexed by force if necessary, and views visits by foreign government officials as recognition of the island’s sovereignty. China had warned of “resolute and strong measures” if Pelosi went ahead with the trip. China’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday night it will conduct a series of targeted military operations to “safeguard national sovereignty” in response to Pelosi’s visit. It vowed to “resolutely thwart external interference and ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist attempts.” The Biden administration did not explicitly urge Pelosi to call off the visit, while seeking to assure Beijing it would not signal any change in U.S. policy on Taiwan. Phelim Kine, D.C. based China correspondent for POLITICO, and Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center, join guest host Austin Cross to discuss the latest.

With files from the Associated Press

Honoring The Impact Of Bill Russell & Nichelle Nichols

Nichols And Russell Obit 8.2.22

Two prominent Black trailblazers in the world of entertainment passed away this weekend, actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, known for her role as Lieutenant Uhura in “Star Trek,” and NBA Hall of Famer and social activist Bill Russell. Both of course had done amazing work in their respective fields, Nichols in the world of acting and Russell in professional basketball. But today in the program we’d like to not only honor them for their work but also for how they impacted our society at large.

Today on AirTalk we talk to distinguished professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University Michael Eric Dyson and Karsonya Whitehead, associate professor of Communication and African & African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.

Therapists Have Biases Too. Sometimes That Can Fuel Conflict In Families And Cause More Harm Than Good

Family Estrangement 8.2.22

Going to therapy has always been stigmatized, though today much less so than in the past. The benefits of seeing a therapist are well-documented. But there are downsides clinical psychologist Joshua Coleman wants people to be more aware of. Coleman is the author of several books on family estrangement, including "Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict," (Harmony, 2021, and he’s also senior fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families. Coleman says the biases therapists bring to individual sessions can sometimes fuel estrangements within families that are more harmful than helpful. Why? Coleman joins guest host Austin Cross to discuss the challenges and how we can address them.

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