The History of Now

The History of Now

The History of Now – Social commentary on modern life told with a touch of humor.

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June 9, 2021 25 min


What is a writer to do when a story has three equal headlines? Each drawn this month from public documents and government reports from the Inspector General.


Headline Number One: Homeland Security has a Data Problem!


Headline Number Two: Inspector General Demonstrates 22% Error Rate with FEMA Programs.


Headline Number Three: FEMA to provide $1B for infrastructure and communities.


Headline number one derives from the most recent DHS OIG...

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The U.S. government’s response to COVID involves contradictory, complicated, and confusing streams of funding. The government committed to spent at least $4 trillion to assist with the response, management, and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for government responses; funding for research and vaccine development; funding for vaccine distribution; funding now for personal funerals; funding for state, county, and muni...

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The U.S. federal government is providing nearly 4 trillion dollars to assist with the management of coronavirus. $2 trillion through the CARES Act and more then followed. Much of this money will be provided to organizations as grant funds. I fear that people will focus on the urgent needs, the pressures of the day, and miss the importance of following federal law. In a few years FEMA and the Inspector General will review these gran...

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May 4, 2021 1 min

Fraudsters fraud; corrupt officials corrupt resulting in the maltreatment of public funds and public trust. While not shaming I will continue to identify critical issues, flaws, and core problems. Yes, there are genuine crooks in the world employed as public servants. Alas, the complexity of the rules and poor communication invite unintentional mistakes as well. What can we together formant an environment where the crooks get spott...

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October 14, 2020 21 min

Show notes, illustrations, transcripts all at https://ChristinaMoore.us/an-october-respite/

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October 7, 2020 21 min

Show notes, transcript, pictures, and more at https://ChristinaMoore.us/fraud-in-vermont-shocked/

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September 30, 2020 35 min

Resources, photos, transcript, show notes all at https://ChristinaMoore.us/do-something-now/

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September 23, 2020 14 min

Show notes, links, transcripts, etc all at https://ChristinaMoore.us/enron-haunts-us-still/

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September 16, 2020 56 min

Little Lie Big Lie, Christina Moore, coronavirus, corruption, Storm Petrel, true crimes of public funding, true story, waste fraud and abuse, covid19, social commentary, pandemic, SCOTUS, McDonnell v United States, Skilling v United States, Puerto Rico, Afghanistan, Iraq, On Corruption in America, Thieves of State, King Midas, Hydra

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September 9, 2020 15 min

Resources, links, show notes, transcript at https://ChristinaMoore.us

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September 2, 2020 16 min
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August 26, 2020 11 min

Show notes, resources, links, and script can be found at https://ChristinaMoore.us

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August 19, 2020 18 min

For show notes, script, and resources, please go to https://ChristinaMoore.us

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August 12, 2020 9 min

Show notes, script, resources and links: https://christinamoore.us/knobs-and-twiddly-bits/

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August 5, 2020 10 min
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July 29, 2020 20 min
In a typical year, 75% of FEMA fund recipients, usually local governments and non-profits fail to follow the law. While the original analysis I did has aged some over the last four years, I’ll bet we’re still looking at massive failures with disaster related funds. First, show you how I derived this failure rate. Second, I’ll show you the significant risks you and I have when communities fail to manage FEMA and federal grants well....
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July 22, 2020 9 min

For show notes, script, resources, and links visit: https://christinamoore.us/what-missing-data-looks-like/

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July 15, 2020 7 min

For show notes, script, resources, and links visit the website: https://christinamoore.us/weve-been-dun-in/

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July 8, 2020 7 min

Show notes, script, resources, and links at https://ChristinaMoore.us

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July 1, 2020 5 min

Visit the website for show notes, scripts, and other resources: https://christinamoore.us/data-contracts-blood-and-money/ 

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