Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

July 24, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

The Unwomanly Face of War
Truthdig Bazaar more items

Tag: Scheer Intelligence

‘Nobody Speak’: How Billionaires Are Silencing the First Amendment (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with Brian Knappenberger (pictured) about his new documentary on billionaire Peter Thiel’s takedown of Gawker Media. Transcript added.

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
Square, Category Page

Robert Scheer and Lizbeth Mateo Explore the Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy

Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the lawyer and immigrant-rights activist, who self-deported to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Music Industry Veteran Danny Goldberg on Channeling the Idealism of the Summer of Love (Audio)

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with Goldberg about the political impact of psychedelic music in the 1960s and the authenticity of commercial music today. [Transcript added.]

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

A Former CIA Analyst Explains Why Denuclearization Is Crucial to Stabilizing U.S.-Russia Relations

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with Melvin Goodman (pictured) about agency failures and the future of U.S.-Russia ties. [Transcript added.]

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Author Rebecca Carroll on Identity and the ‘Monolith of Blackness’ (Audio and Transcript)

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews author Rebecca Carroll about how her background influences her writing and the intersection of race and class. [Transcript added.]

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

America’s Incarceration Crisis: Are We Doomed to Repeat the Same Failed Policies? (Transcript Added)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and law professor James Forman Jr. (pictured) discuss the mass incarceration of black men and the issue of drug decriminalization. [Transcript added.]

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

How Gentrification Is Destroying America’s Cities (Audio and Transcript)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and author Peter Moskowitz discuss gentrification, poverty and the concept of housing as a human right. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

How Media Monopolies Are Undermining Democracy and Threatening Net Neutrality

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews former FCC associate general counsel Mark Lloyd about why a fair, open media is crucial to maintaining democracy. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

How Undocumented Communities Targeted by Trump Can Push Back (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and civil rights attorney Laboni Hoq discuss protecting the rights of undocumented immigrants in the age of Trump. Transcript added.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Director John Scheinfeld on the Spiritual Journey of Jazz Icon John Coltrane (Audio)

In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the documentarian about his latest film and how Coltrane’s journey parallels that of other music legends. Transcript added.

Posted on May 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Two Views on Trump and the Israel Reality


Can Donald Trump bring peace to the Middle East? Author Yoav Litvin and Tom Dine, former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, examine the possibility.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE

Director Laura Poitras: Julian Assange Is an ‘Equal-Opportunity’ Leaker (Audio)

In the latest episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Oscar-winning documentarian speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about Assange’s rights as the publisher of WikiLeaks. Transcript added.

Posted on May 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Oliver Stone on the History of Wall Street Corruption and the Future of American Military Power

The award-winning director speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in Part 2 of a conversation about filmmaking, Wall Street greed, and the past and future of America’s military exploits. Transcript added.

Posted on May 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Oliver Stone on Interviewing Putin, Documenting Snowden and Making Controversial Choices

“I never did a movie because it was good for my career,” the director tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in a hard-hitting conversation about filmmaking, America’s military exploits, Russia and other topics. (Transcript added.)

Posted on May 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on the CIA’s History of Disseminating Faulty Intelligence

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and McGovern discuss the agency’s influence during the Vietnam War and the role it now plays in America’s perception of Russia. Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Government Monitoring: You Have the Right to Be Watched (Audio & Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback (pictured) discuss the demise of privacy online, safe drinking water and other topics in this week’s “Scheer Intelligence.” Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Why the Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough (Audio and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and activist Dr. Paul Song discuss the failures of Obamacare and the future of health care reform. Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Immigrant Scapegoating Didn’t Start Under Trump—It Was ‘Greatly Accelerated’ Under Clinton

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and columnist Bill Blum discuss the history of scapegoating immigrants for crimes, as well as former President Bill Clinton’s role in Donald Trump’s immigration policies.   

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

A Community Terrorized: Immigration Crackdown Could Destroy the Social Fabric of the U.S. (Audio)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses the trauma of undocumented immigrants with Victor Narro, an immigration and labor attorney and project director at the UCLA Labor Center. Transcript added.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Somali-Born Writer Boyah Farah Blasts Trump Ban on Refugees From His Country (Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks about the president’s “tribal rhetoric” with author Boyah Farah and discusses how Farah uses nonfiction to combat refugee stereotypes. Transcript added.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author of “Finks,” about how the spy agency turned literary figures into propagandists for militarism and imperial power. Transcript added.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Fired ‘Marketplace’ Reporter Wonders: Is Objective Journalism Dead?

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Lewis Wallace (pictured), who was fired from the American Public Media show for questioning objective reporting under Trump.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

Illustrator Edward Sorel and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discuss the impact of Astor’s love affairs on her movie career and the parallels between the film industry of the early 20th century and the industry of today.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Historian Juan Cole Warns Against Strongmen at Home and Abroad

In an interview by Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, the Middle East scholar also says that Islamic terrorism is overreported in the U.S. and criticizes the linking of violence and religion.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Warns That the Recent Attacks on the Press Subvert Democracy

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with the co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” to discuss the future of journalism and the need for a more diverse media. Transcript added.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Geoff Cowan, Former Head of Voice of America, Stresses the Need for a Strong Press in the Trump Age

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with the USC journalism professor, pictured, about opposition to the new Trump administration and the role of the media in these troubling times.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Heyday Books Publisher Steve Wasserman Discusses the Future of the Printed Word With Robert Scheer

Wasserman talks about actual books and e-books and recounts how Malcolm Margolin founded the company to champion indigenous people.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Willie Nelson: A Long Story From Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump

In part one of a two-part conversation at his home in Hawaii, the musician tells Truthdig’s editor in chief that his upbringing during the Depression was an ideal childhood.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Tells Robert Scheer: I Am Not a Beat!

Truthdig’s editor in chief asks the co-founder of San Francisco’s famed City Lights Bookstore to discuss his life and his work with writers of the Beat Generation.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Best of ‘Scheer Intelligence’ 2016: Robert Scheer’s Guests Offer a Wealth of Insight

Once a week, Truthdig’s editor in chief interviews someone who, through long engagement with American culture or politics, has an informed and highly personal perspective on pressing issues.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

China on My Mind: Robert Scheer Interviews Hollywood Producer Janet Yang

On KCRW’s “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the veteran filmmaker about Donald Trump’s belligerence toward China and the experience of the American film industry doing business with the all-too-convenient “evil empire.”

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

California Democrat Zev Yaroslavsky Tells Robert Scheer Why the State Is a Model for Progressives

Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with one of the leaders of California’s Democratic Party about the state’s paradox—how progressives swept the nation’s largest state in the 2016 election while Hillary Clinton got Trumped elsewhere in the country. Transcript added.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer Meets Blase Bonpane, a Priest Who Defied the Catholic Church

The priest and author of the new book “The Nicene Heresy: Christendom and War, Reverence and Critique” tells Truthdig’s editor in chief about his career working for peace in Central America and his conflicted relationship with his church.

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Journalist Johann Hari Discuss Addiction and the War on Drugs

British journalist Johann Hari discusses his new book “Chasing the Scream,” about the history of the drug wars in the U.S. and how other nations approach drugs and addiction.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Socialist Kshama Sawant Talk About Progress for Seattle Workers

Sawant, who is in her second term on Seattle’s City Council, and Truthdig’s editor in chief discuss her political achievements and challenges. Audio and transcript.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Amy Trask Discuss Gender, Race and Profit in the World of Professional Sports

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief speaks with Amy Trask, who served as CEO of the Oakland Raiders for over a decade.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Thomas Frank on Democrats’ Shift Away From Addressing Inequality (Audio)

In this repost, Truthdig Editor in Chief Scheer interviews the author to discuss his new book, “Listen, Liberal,” about how the Democrat Party abandoned the American working class. (Frank will join Scheer in Los Angeles on Oct. 30 for a public discussion about the upcoming presidential election and Frank’s book. See the jump for more information.) Transcript added.

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and David Dayen Uncover Untold Stories of the Mortgage Crisis

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief speaks with the author of the book “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.” Transcript added.

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer Interviews Misty K. Snow, the First Major-Party Transgender Nominee for U.S. Senate

The millennial, a Utah Democrat, tells Truthdig’s editor in chief how working full time in a supermarket and living paycheck to paycheck inspired her to run. Transcript added.

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer Interviews Gary Tyler, Wrongly Imprisoned for Decades

Tyler tells Truthdig’s editor in chief how he survived his years in the penitentiary after being wrongly convicted of murdering a 13-year-old boy. (Transcript added.)

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Journalist David Cay Johnston Discuss the Duplicity of Trump

Donald Trump’s success is not an accident. It’s the result of a corrupt capitalist system. The author of “The Making of Donald Trump” explains in a conversation with the Truthdig editor in chief.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Libertarian Journalist Matt Welch Discuss Reason in America

Welch tells Truthdig’s editor in chief what it means to be a libertarian, how the Libertarian Party has grown during the 2016 presidential campaign and where libertarian values and progressive values overlap. Transcript added.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and ‘M.A.S.H.’ Actor Mike Farrell Discuss Ending the Death Penalty in America

Farrell tells Truthdig’s editor in chief about his efforts to save the lives of people awaiting execution—and the pitfalls awaiting celebrities who get involved in social causes.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Assess the Merits of a Life of Virtue in a Careerist’s World

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges tells Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the rewards of his unorthodox life 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 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Was America Great When It Burned Native American Babies? (Audio and Transcript)

Benjamin Madley, a history professor and author, joins Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to talk about a too-little-known part of California’s history: the government-supported massacres of indigenous people.

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

California Democratic Party Chair John Burton on Campaign Finance and the Election (Audio)

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with John Burton, who has decades of experience working in the California political system.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Larry Gross Discuss the Rise of the U.S. Gay Community

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” podcast, Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the author and academic about how formerly “invisible,” closeted gay men and women came—over the course of the middle and late 20th century—to form a community that wielded political power.

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Barbara Williams Talk Tragedy, Fame and Fortune (Audio)

Barbara Williams, acclaimed Canadian actress, musician and author, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about her difficult childhood and her path to a successful acting career.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Robert Scheer and Anthony Davis Discuss Football and Brain Trauma

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” podcast, Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the former University of Southern California football player about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Nomi Prins About the Connection Between Washington and Wall Street

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence”—the Truthdig editor in chief’s podcast on KCRW—author, journalist and former investment banker Nomi Prins explains the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

View older articles:  1 2 >

View the most popular tags overall?

View all tags?

Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide