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Peter Moskowitz: Gentrification is killing cities

Source: KCRW

The journalist and writer talks about the downside of gentrification.

Posted on Jun 16, 2017

Mark Lloyd: Communications are Essential to a Democracy

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The professor and former broadcaster discusses the current obstacles to communications in the United States.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017

Laboni Hoq: A voice for the rights of the undocumented

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Laboni Hoq’s upbringing as an immigrant from Bangladesh and her travels around the world inspired her to be a voice for the underdog.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017

John Scheinfeld: Chasing Trane

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The documentary filmmaker discusses his latest film about jazz icon John Coltrane.

Posted on May 26, 2017

John Scheinfeld: Chasing Trane

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The documentary filmmaker discusses his latest film about jazz icon John Coltrane.

Posted on May 25, 2017

Oliver Stone: A controversial and provocative original (Part 2)

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The Oscar-winning director discusses taking on wall street through film and American foreign policy.

Posted on May 12, 2017

Oliver Stone: A controversial and provocative original (Part I)

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The Oscar-winning director discusses his unique take on history through his films.

Posted on May 5, 2017

Cullen Hoback: What Lies Upstream

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The documentary filmmaker discusses digital privacy and his latest film about the safety of drinking water.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

Dr. Paul Song: Obamacare is not the progressive answer

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The healthcare reform advocate discusses where the Affordable Care Act falls short and what can be done.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017

Bill Blum: Bill Clinton laid the groundwork for Trump

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The attorney and author talks about how the Clinton administration played a role in Trump’s current immigration policies.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017

Victor Narro: Undocumented immigrants living in fear

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The immigration and labor attorney discusses the trauma of being an undocumented immigrant right now.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017

Journalist Robert Scheer fights for truth, the grandest prize

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Silver-haired veterans of the Movement gathered at Agrodolce Osteria in Berkeley on Sunday, March 26, for a fundraiser for Julie Thompson and Brogan De Paor’s documentary-in-the-making, “Robert Scheer, Above the Fold.”

Posted on Mar 26, 2017

Boyah J. Farah: A voice for refugees

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The Somali-born American writer discusses his early life in the war-torn country and becoming an American on Scheer Intelligence.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017

Joel Whitney: The CIA’s Cold War literary influence

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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”

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

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

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