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Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.
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Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

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@KCRW

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Episodes

The West Has Islam Dangerously Wrong

1/18/2019
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University of Michigan professor and author Juan Cole explores our biggest misconceptions about the world's second-largest religion.

Duration:00:31:53

The Opioid Crisis: Made in the USA

1/11/2019
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Writer Chris McGreal and host Robert Scheer zero in on the book American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts in this week’s episode of Scheer Intelligence. McGreal, the book’s author and a correspondent for The Guardian and other news sources, discuss how the opioid addiction crisis is largely an American epidemic.

Duration:00:35:06

How Corporate Corruption Fuels Terrorism – and Why It Goes Unpunished

1/4/2019
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Here’s a pop quiz: How long has corporate corruption existed? Answer: As long as corporations as we know them have been in business. Thanks to journalist David Montero’s meticulously sourced survey, Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network, the consumer public now has access to a wealth of details about the astonishingly shady antics in which multinationals have been engaging since the retro-imperialist heyday of the British East India Company. And this malignant strain of...

Duration:00:34:17

The ‘Highest Danger of the Cold War’ Isn’t Behind Us

12/28/2018
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The odds were stacked against the two authors of “The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America’s Man in Cold War Moscow” when it came to treating their subject with anything resembling journalistic precision or objectivity. That’s primarily because they resembled their subject a little too closely -- in addition to being the book’s co-writers, Jenny and Sherry Thompson are also Llewellyn Thompson’s daughters.

Duration:00:33:49

Another Christmas on Death Row

12/21/2018
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This is part two of a two-part interview. To listen to part one, click here.

Duration:00:33:15

Is California About to Execute an Innocent Man?

12/14/2018
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In part one of a two-part interview, 33-year death row inmate Kevin Cooper—also an artist of exhibited works and a published author—describes his fight to prove his innocence of a heinous murder and asks why Gov. Brown refuses testing that could prove his innocence, identify the real killer and prove he was framed.

Duration:00:36:36

Wall Street's Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom

12/7/2018
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"Noncompliant" author Carmen Segarra sounds off on Goldman Sachs, deregulation and the dangerous ways our culture rewards bad behavior.

Duration:00:35:28

The Center Is Not Holding, and Trump Is Our Proof

11/30/2018
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Digital DNA co-author Jonathan Aronson on the "hollowing out" of American workers and the elected officials that claim to represent them.

Duration:00:33:42

The Future of the Planet Looks Like 'WALL-E'

11/23/2018
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Dianna Cohen of the Plastics Pollution Coalition reveals how our dependence on the material threatens the health of future generations.

Duration:00:29:56

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About

11/16/2018
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FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen dissects the midterm elections, the failures of the mainstream media and the future of the Democratic Party.

Duration:00:35:28

An Urgent Call for Humanity in the Age of Trump

11/9/2018
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Filmmaker Alexandria Bombach discusses her new documentary, "On Her Shoulders," and the challenges of telling Nadia Murad survivor's story and the Yazidi people.

Duration:00:28:41

We're in a New Age of McCarthyism

11/2/2018
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Comedian Lee Camp explores the legacy of Lenny Bruce, big tech's capacity to strangle independent media and the freedom of working for a network like RT America.

Duration:00:27:49

Who Loves War? You Guessed Wrong

10/26/2018
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Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a five-year marine veteran of the war in Afghanistan, member of About Face: Veterans Against the War, and PhD candidate in history has developed considerable authority and wisdom to speak on US foreign policy, truth about war veterans, and the role liberal and progressive media celebrities play as “cheerleaders” of the “forever war” the United States seems unwilling to end. Rubin and Scheer talk about the relationship of war-fighting, patriotism and the American people....

Duration:00:31:25

Spying in LA

10/19/2018
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Has the CIA taken over local policing? Activist Jamie Garcia discusses how technologies launched by the CIA, NSA and the Pentagon to spy on terrorists are radically altering crime-fighting in Los Angeles and local communities in a “predictive policing” program that ends up targeting black and brown communities.

Duration:00:32:09

NAFTA 2.0, Trump Got It Right?

10/12/2018
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Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and a 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles, discusses NAFTA 2.0, the Trump Administration’s newly negotiated trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States that, improbable as it may seem, could actually give Mexican workers a living wage and end corporate control of trade courts.

Duration:00:36:23

America the Great and Its Fascist Reality

10/5/2018
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Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, discusses his latest book, How Fascism Works, the Politics of Us and Them, and why the United States is especially vulnerable to certain elemental features of fascist policies. Our history with actual fake news, patriotism, racism, and the lack of a true liberal democracy has led us to the rise of Trump, Stanley asserts.

Duration:00:30:52

Justice and Liberty for Some

9/28/2018
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California’s only elected public defender Jeff Adachi, of the City and County of San Francisco, discusses why he opposes California’s new bail reform bill, his views on preventive detention, immigration, and how the Japanese internment camps led him to a career as a public defender.

Duration:00:29:30

Outgrowing Men: Jane Fonda’s Rebuke of Male Hegemony in Life and Politics

9/21/2018
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Film veteran Susan Lacy discusses her latest documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. Lacy stresses that celebrated actress and political activist Fonda has been shaped by four “acts —the four men in her life—her father and actor Henry Fonda, and husbands, film director Roger Vadim, political activist Tom Hayden and media mogul Ted Turner. The last act is Fonda’s alone, on her lifelong journey to personal liberation.

Duration:00:28:27

Silicon billionaires are the lethal monkey on the back of the American public

9/14/2018
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Author Anand Giridharadas discusses the distorted libertarian ideology that they use to subvert the American experiment in democracy. They have done so by denying the legitimacy of government intervention into the economy on the side of fairness and justice, including decent working conditions, fair wages, regulation of the economy, and the right to form unions to represent them and fight for their interests.

Duration:00:32:33

Bill Clinton Enabled Trumps Immigration Policy

9/7/2018
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Helen Sklar, immigration attorney for more than 33 years, discusses the basis of the immigration family separation under Trump and how former President Clinton laid the groundwork for this.

Duration:00:30:49