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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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English


Episodes

The Americanization of Popular Culture Should Terrify Us All

5/24/2019
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Hollywood's triumph in the global culture wars is a serious cause for concern at a time in which conglomerates and uniformity reign, argues French scholar Violaine Roussel.

Duration:00:35:19

Has Freedom of the Press Become a Convenient Illusion?

5/17/2019
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In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.

Duration:00:45:07

Silicon Valley doesn’t give a damn about Earth’s imminent demise

5/10/2019
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Bill McKibben, the “world’s best green journalist” says it may be too late to save the planet, but that doesn’t seem to keep tech barons and the rest of the uber-rich up at night.

Duration:00:38:32

Can We Trust Billionaires to Save Democracy?

5/3/2019
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Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen’s plan to revamp democracy and put capital in the hands of the people has one glaring blindspot.

Duration:00:39:41

Julian Assange Is Being Used as a Smokescreen

4/26/2019
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The U.S. government’s attack on the WikiLeaks founder covers up a menacing assault on the First Amendment, argues journalist Bruce Shapiro.

Duration:00:42:13

Is Life After Prison Possible?

4/12/2019
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After finding herself abandoned by society after leaving prison, Susan Burton became the aid she and so many others in her position needed.

Duration:00:30:08

This Is the Only Way White Supremacists Lose

4/5/2019
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The victory against “the white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative capitalists” will be won in our courtrooms, our streets and our classrooms through vigorous, relentless resistance, according to Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah.

Duration:00:32:31

The Liberal Betrayal of America’s Most Vulnerable

3/29/2019
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Mass incarceration, one of our greatest shames, was established by Republicans and Democrats who demonized large parts of American society.

Duration:00:40:22

The U.S. Deserves Its Own Nuremberg Trials

3/22/2019
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Nazi Germany’s crimes and the U.S. War on Terror may not be so different in the eyes of international law.

Duration:00:36:18

Hollywood’s Love Affair With Racism

3/15/2019
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When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.

Duration:00:38:04

Liberals Are Digging Their Own Grave With Russiagate

3/8/2019
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Two Russia experts discuss how the Washington establishment's virulent anti-Kremlin sentiment affects domestic and foreign policy as well as media narratives.

Duration:00:39:45

The Uncomfortable Truth About Journalism’s Good Ol’ Days

3/1/2019
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Los Angeles Times reporter Patt Morrison and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer point out a surprising fact about journalism through the ages.

Duration:00:35:22

Growing Up Among the Great American Rebels of the 60s

2/22/2019
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Tosh Berman, the son of the artist Wallace Berman, describes his childhood surrounded by the revolutionary artists of the Beat movement.

Duration:00:33:11

The Power of Living in Service to the Oppressed

2/15/2019
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The story of Tom Catena, a doctor who risks his life daily to proffer medical care in an African war zone, is as remarkable as it is inspiring.

Duration:00:36:04

The Great Con of American Patriotism

2/8/2019
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In conversation with Robert Scheer, Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen examine their roles in our nation's bloody trajectory since the Vietnam War.

Duration:00:35:28

The Border Story Our Leaders Don’t Want You to Hear

2/1/2019
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Life, replete with its ups and downs, goes on in U.S. and Mexican border communities despite the political calamity unfolding around them.

Duration:00:30:52

The Illegal CIA Operation That Brought Us 9/11

1/25/2019
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Was it conspiracy or idiocy that led to the failure of U.S. intelligence agencies to detect and prevent the 2001 terror attacks?

Duration:00:37:48

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