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Moment of Truth

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Moment of Truth is the official podcast of American Moment, a Washington DC based non-profit that seeks to identify, educate, and credential the young Americans who will implement public policy that supports strong famil
Latest Episode5/9/2022

The Left's War Against Beauty and Classical Music (feat. Andrew Balio)

Season 2, Ep. 56
The Left's War Against Beauty and Classical Music(feat. Andrew Balio)In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Emma sit down with Andrew Balio, founder of The Future Symphony Institute and Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, to discuss the left’s war against all things good and beautiful in western culture ranging from morals, to religious values, and even classical music.Wisconsin native Andrew Balio was appointed as Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2001 by Yuri Temirkanov. He recently served as principal trumpet of the Oslo Philharmonic concurrently with his BSO duties in 2014/15. In 2019, he was guest principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony and in 2020, the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, he had been principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta since 1994 and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico since 1990, as well as the Boston Philharmonic.His solo debut was at age 15 with the Milwaukee Symphony playing the Haydn Concerto.His teachers included Charles Schlueter, Adolph Herseth, Roger Voisin and Gene Young.In 2014, he launched The Future Symphony Institute, an online think tank to examine the complexities of making symphony orchestras financially viable while preserving their artistic mission.Learn more about Andrew Balio's work:https://music.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-profiles/balio-andrew/index.htmlhttps://www.bsomusic.org/musicians/musician/andrew-balio/––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts –https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify –https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio –https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/
5/9/2022

The Left's War Against Beauty and Classical Music (feat. Andrew Balio)

Season 2, Ep. 56
The Left's War Against Beauty and Classical Music(feat. Andrew Balio)In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Emma sit down with Andrew Balio, founder of The Future Symphony Institute and Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, to discuss the left’s war against all things good and beautiful in western culture ranging from morals, to religious values, and even classical music.Wisconsin native Andrew Balio was appointed as Principal Trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2001 by Yuri Temirkanov. He recently served as principal trumpet of the Oslo Philharmonic concurrently with his BSO duties in 2014/15. In 2019, he was guest principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony and in 2020, the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, he had been principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta since 1994 and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico since 1990, as well as the Boston Philharmonic.His solo debut was at age 15 with the Milwaukee Symphony playing the Haydn Concerto.His teachers included Charles Schlueter, Adolph Herseth, Roger Voisin and Gene Young.In 2014, he launched The Future Symphony Institute, an online think tank to examine the complexities of making symphony orchestras financially viable while preserving their artistic mission.Learn more about Andrew Balio's work:https://music.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty-profiles/balio-andrew/index.htmlhttps://www.bsomusic.org/musicians/musician/andrew-balio/––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter –https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook –https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram –https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble –https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts –https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify –https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio –https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/
5/2/2022

Even Indiana Teaches Math Is Racist (feat. Tony Kinnett)

Season 2, Ep. 55
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Tony Kinnett, a former science teacher and curriculum lead for Indianapolis Public Schools and Executive Director of Chalkboard Review, to discuss the rotten state of America's public school system, how racist ideas like CRT are being taught and parents deliberately deceived about the curriculum, and the negative impact this has on students and our nation writ large.Tony Kinnett is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of "The Chalkboard Review," a site about education commentary advancing the belief that intellectual diversity–left, right, and center–benefits American education. He also serves as the Executive Director of Choice Media TV, a non-profit K-12 education news service chronicling what's happening every day in our nation's schools. Tony previously served as an Indiana school administrator. He went viral for explaining how critical race theory is covertly taught in schools — like “social snake oil schemes” — and was immediately placed on leave, had his email access cut and was banned from entering school buildings. Tony's video clip exposing the Indianapolis school system for lying about CRT being taught has now been viewed more than 500,000 times.Learn more about Tony Kinnett's work:https://choicemedia.tvhttps://thechalkboardreview.com––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey – https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAj
4/25/2022

True Men, Queens, and Social Contagion (feat. Carl Trueman)

Season 2, Ep. 54
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Emma sit down with Carl Trueman, a Professor of Biblical & Religious Studies at Grove City College and fellow in EPPC's Evangelicals in Civic Life Program, to discuss cultural formation, manhood and womanhood, the history of the LGBT movement, and the rise of "self" and triumph of transgenderism in the West.Carl R. Trueman taught on the faculties of the Universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen before moving to the United States in 2001 to teach at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. In 2017-18 he was the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. Since 2018, he has served as a professor at Grove City College. He is also a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor at First Things. Trueman’s latest book is the bestselling "The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self." He is married with two adult children and is ordained in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.Learn more about Carl Trueman's work:https://eppc.org/author/carl_trueman/https://www.gcc.edu/Home/Staff-Directory/Staff-Detail/carl-r-truemanhttps://wng.org/authors/carl-trueman-1––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey – https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/
4/18/2022

Janky Wars, Jingoism, and Joe Biden (feat. Dan Caldwell)

Season 2, Ep. 53
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Nick sits down with Dan Caldwell, a retired U.S. Marine and VP for Foreign Policy at Stand Together, to discuss all the problems with U.S. foreign policy, including the false pretenses for our invasion of Iraq, the failed war in Afghanistan, the corrupt role the media played in all of it, and what lessons we must learn to avoid a similar fate in Europe as the Russia–Ukraine War looms.Dan Caldwell is vice president for foreign policy at Stand Together and has worked within the Stand Together community for over eight years. Dan is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He deployed to Iraq with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and conducted operations in the Al Anbar and Ninawa provinces. Following his service in the Marines, Dan worked for Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), focusing on veterans and defense issues. Dan is also an advisor to Concerned Veterans for America.Learn more about Dan Caldwell's work:https://standtogether.org/https://cv4a.org/news-media/cva-names-dan-caldwell-new-executive-director/––––––Follow American Moment across Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey – https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/
4/11/2022

The Conservative Who Would Break Big Tech (feat. Congressman Ken Buck)

Season 2, Ep. 52
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), a lawyer, author, and vocal critic of Big Tech, to discuss all the problems with Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon including online censorship of conservatives, anti-competitive behavior, algorithm manipulation, and what anti-trust actions Congress can and should take to level the playing field.Congressman Ken Buck serves as the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. He previously served as District Attorney for Weld County, a position he was elected to three times. Under Ken's leadership, the crime rate in Weld County dropped 50%, one of the best records int he country. Ken is a Christian and a leader in his profession and community.Learn more about Congressman Ken Buck's work:https://buck.house.govhttps://buckforcolorado.com––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey – https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/Stitcher – https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/moment-of-truth-3
4/4/2022

From Broken Windows to Burning Cities (feat. Charles F. Lehman)

Season 2, Ep. 51
In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Charles F. Lehman, a Manhattan Institute Fellow, Contributing Editor for City Journal, and expert on crime, policing, and public safety in America, to discuss our current pandemic "crime wave," what caused it, how to fix it, and whether or not America has an over-criminalization and over-incarceration problem.Charles Fain Lehman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, working primarily on the Policing and Public Safety Initiative, and a contributing editor of City Journal. He was previously a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon, where he covered domestic policy from a data-driven perspective. His work on criminal justice, immigration, and social issues has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and Tablet, among other publications, and he is a contributing writer with the Institute for Family Studies. Originally from Pittsburgh, he now lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.Learn more about Charles F. Lehman's work:https://www.manhattan-institute.org/expert/charles-lehmanhttps://open.spotify.com/show/05KDevzHa5rQLYpdRlT20S––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey – https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/
3/28/2022

The Stephen K. Bannon Interview

Season 2, Ep. 50
In today's 50th episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Stephen K. Bannon, a former U.S. Naval Officer, investment banker, Chief Strategist to President Trump, and now host of "War Room: Pandemic," to discuss Russia's War against Ukraine, rising tensions between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party, what it was like working in the White House and what the next President needs to do to counter the entrenched power of the Deep State.Stephen Kevin Bannon an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After his military service, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker, and left as vice president. In 1993, he became acting director of the research project Biosphere 2. In the 1990s, he became an executive producer in Hollywood, and produced 18 films between 1991 and 2016. In 2007, he co-founded Breitbart News. In August 2016, Bannon was named the chief executive officer of Trump's 2016 presidential bid. Following Trump's victory, Bannon was appointed Chief Strategist in the Trump administration.In October 2019, Bannon began co-hosting “War Room: Impeachment,” now called “War Room: Pandemic” a daily radio show and podcast that now has over 135million downloads, making it one of the most popular podcasts in America.Learn more about Stephen K. Bannon's work:https://warroom.org/https://rumble.com/c/BannonsWarRoom––––––Follow American Moment on Social Media:Twitter – https://twitter.com/AmMomentOrgFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmMomentOrgInstagram – https://www.instagram.com/ammomentorg/YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qmB5DeiFxt53ZPZiW4TcgRumble – https://rumble.com/c/c-695775Check out AmCanon:https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/Follow Us on Twitter:Saurabh Sharma – https://twitter.com/ssharmaUSNick Solheim – https://twitter.com/NickSSolheimEmma Posey – https://twitter.com/emmaposey7American Moment's "Moment of Truth" Podcast is recorded at the Conservative Partnership Center in Washington DC, produced by American Moment Studios, and edited by Jake Mercier and Jared Cummings.Subscribe to our Podcast, "Moment of Truth"Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moment-of-truth/id1555257529Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5ATl0x7nKDX0vVoGrGNhAjiHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-moment-of-truth-77884750/