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Joel Whitney: The CIA’s Cold War literary influence

Source: KCRW

The author of Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers discusses how the spy agency used its own form of propaganda through highly respected magazines to counter the rise in communism around the world.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017

Lewis Wallace: Is objectivity dead?

Source: KCRW

The former Marketplace reporter discusses his controversial blog post about neutrality in the Trump era.

Posted on Mar 15, 2017

Edward Sorel: A lifetime curiosity about Mary Astor

Source: KCRW

Robert Scheer interviews the illustrator and author discusses his recent book, Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017

Juan Cole: Be wary of strongmen in the US and abroad

Source: KCRW

The history professor and essayist talks about Islamophobia and foreign relations under President Trump.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017

Judy Woodruff: The perfect time to be a journalist

Source: KCRW

The award-winning journalist talks about women in the press and the next generation of the media.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017

Geoff Cowan: An aggressive press is essential

Source: KCrW

Professor Geoff Cowan discusses the need for a strong press and opposition during the Trump presidency.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

Steve Wasserman: The future of books

Source: KCRW

Heyday Books’ Steve Wasserman talks about why books are more important now than ever.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017

Willie Nelson: A Long Story (Part I)

Source: KCRW

Willie Nelson’s recent autobiography It’s a Long Story details the singer-songwriter’s upbringing in Texas and his bumpy musical journey as he rose to fame and ran into trouble with the law.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017

A Powerful Woman in the World of Football

Source: KCRW

Robert Scheer sits down with former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask to discuss her experience as a female executive in a male-dominated field.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016

The Joy and Danger of College Football

Source: KRCW

Robert Scheer sits down with sports broadcaster and former college football player Petros Papadakis to discuss the lure of the sport for young players.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016

Chris Hedges And Robert Scheer Assess The Merits Of A Life Of Virtue In A World For Careerists

Source: Huffington Post

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” on KCRW, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges about the rewards of Hedges’ unorthodox career as a minister and journalist covering the disintegration of societies on multiple continents, his working habits, and the consequences of elite neglect of the forces that turn civilized populations barbarian.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016

Scheer Intelligence: Thomas Frank and the New “Liberal”

Source: KCRW

Robert Scheer sits down with writer Thomas Frank to discuss his new book about the changing face of liberals.

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

Scheer Intelligence: Blowing the Whistle on the NSA

Source: KCRW

Robert Scheer sits down with former National Security Agency official turned whistle-blower William Binney to discuss the fight between Apple and the US government over access to Americans’ cell phone data and why he believes there can be too much intelligence.

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

Left, Right & Center: A Friendly GOP Debate?

Source: KCRW

Republicans endorse each other and blame Obama for Trump’s rise. On the Left, Robert Scheer (TruthDig.com, KCRW podcast, “Scheer Intelligence”).

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

Left, Right & Center: Trump Plays His Trump Card

Source: KCRW

Chris Christie endorses Trump, closing Guantánamo, and iPhone security. Bob Scheer said Donald Trump is a moderate in the spirit of Mussolini.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016

‘The Enemy Is Us,’ Says Robert Scheer

Source: Santa Barbara Independent

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation brings Robert Scheer to Deliver the 15th Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity’s Future at the Faulkner Gallery titled “War, Peace, Truth and the Media”

Posted on Feb 18, 2016

Left, Right & Center: Sanders and Trump Won Huge in New Hampshire

Source: KCRW

What’s going to happen in Nevada and South Carolina? On the Left, Robert Scheer (TruthDig.com, Scheer Intelligence).

Posted on Feb 12, 2016

Left, Right & Center: It’s Finally, Almost, Caucus Time

Source: KCRW

Donald Trump skips the last debate. Democrats fight for the soul of their party. On the Left is Robert Scheer (TruthDig.com, Scheer Intelligence).

Posted on Jan 29, 2016

Left, Right & Center: Competing for Republican Values; Bernie Surges

Source: KCRW

Does Donald Trump have New York Values? Does Ted Cruz have Calgary values? On the Left is Robert Scheer (TruthDig.com, Scheer Intelligence).

Posted on Jan 15, 2016

Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (10/10)

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Robert Scheer says you get drunk on the power of this culture and its military, its wealth, and you can become incredibly destructive. And we have been incredibly destructive.

Posted on Jul 5, 2015

Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (9/10)

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Scheer and Paul Jay discuss Scheer’s book “The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America”

Posted on Jul 2, 2015

Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (8/10)

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Scheer and Paul Jay discuss the successes and failures of the “American Experiment.”

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (7/10)

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Scheer and Paul Jay discuss American partisan politics - the demonization of the other camp and is there a real difference between parties?

Posted on Jun 28, 2015

Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (6/10)

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Scheer and Paul Jay discuss and debate whether there is any rationality left amongst the ruling elites.

Posted on Jun 26, 2015

Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (5/10)

Source: The Real News

On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Scheer discusses American partisan politics, is there a real difference and the demonization of the other camp.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

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