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

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.22.2017 | Media
Robert Scheer

The subject matter of Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras’ new film “Risk” could not be more timely: controversial WikiLeaks found...

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern On The CIA’s History Of Disseminating Faulty Intelligence

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.17.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” Robert Scheer interviews Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst. McGovern spent 27 years with the C...

Government Monitoring: You Have The Right To Be Watched

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.02.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer interviews Cullen Hoback, an American filmmaker who has made several documentaries, in...

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

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.08.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer interviews attorney Bill Blum, a Truthdig columnist and a lecturer at the University of...

This Immigration Crackdown Could Destroy The Social Fabric Of The U.S.

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.02.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer interviews Victor Narro, an immigration and labor attorney who is the project director ...

From The ‘Nation Of Poets’ To Trump’s America, One Somali-Born Writer Is Giving Refugees A Voice

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.25.2017 | World
Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Boyah J. Farah, a nonfiction writer whose wor...

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

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.05.2017 | Entertainment
Robert Scheer

On the KCRW show “Scheer Intelligence,” Edward Sorel, author and illustrator of book and magazine covers, tells Robert Scheer about the enduring i...

Heyday Books Publisher Steve Wasserman Discusses the Future of the Printed Word

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Steve Wasserman, former editor at Yale University Press and the Los Angeles Times Book Review,...

The Insanity of a New Cold War: A Top Russian Scholar Sounds the Alarm

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," host Robert Scheer is joined by Russian-born professor Sergei Plekhanov. Plekhanov teaches at ...

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti: I Am Not a Beat!

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

npr.org This week in KCRW's Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the 97-year-old poet, co-founder of City Lights ...

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

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Neon Tommy / commons.wikimedia.org On this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Zev Yaroslavsky, one of the leaders of California'...

Blase Bonpane, A Priest Who Defied The Catholic Church

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Rev. Blase Bonpane. (Office of the Americas) The Rev. Blase Bonpane, a Catholic priest and author of the new book, The Nicene Heresy: Christendom and...

Kali Nicole Gross: Dissecting A Startling Crime

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer speaks with Kali Nicole Gross, Wesleyan University professor of African-American Studies ...

Socialist Kshama Sawant Talk About Progress for Seattle Workers

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Truthdig.com In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Kshama Sawant, the second socialist (and the first within one...

Robert Scheer And Amy Trask Discuss Gender, Race And Profit In The World Of Professional Sports

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with Amy Trask, former long-time Oakland Raiders CEO. In her new book, You Negot...

David Dayen: The Untold Stories Of The Mortgage Crisis

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud.

Robert Scheer And Petros Papadakis Discuss The Joys And Dangers Of College Football

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.

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

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

This week in KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer spoke with Misty K. Snow, the first major-party transgender nominee ...

Gary Tyler: Wrongly Imprisoned For Decades

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

On his KCRW show "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer spoke with Gary Tyler, who served over 40 years in prison after being wrongly convicted as a teenager of murdering a 13-year-old boy in 1974.

Robert Scheer And Journalist David Cay Johnston Discuss The Duplicity Of Trump

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Donald Trump's success and presidential candidacy are not an accident. They are the result of a rigged financial system.

Robert Scheer And Libertarian Journalist Matt Welch Discuss Reason In America

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with journalist and libertarian Matt Welch about 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.

Eddie Conway: Making Real News After Prison

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.30.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway to hear about how he helped fellow prisoners organize for reform while serving a nearly 44-year term sentence for a murder he didn't commit.

Scheer Intelligence: Nomi Prins and the Washington/Wall Street Connection

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

This week's KCRW podcast "Scheer Intelligence" features Truthdig editor and host Robert Scheer in conversation with Nomi Prins, author, journalist and former investment banker, who explains the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government.

Scheer Intelligence interview with John Kiriakou

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In a provocative interview with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer for his KCRW podcast "Scheer Intelligence," John Kiriakou, author of The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror, details his 15 years as a CIA analyst and counterterrorism operation officer specializing in the Mideast.

Hillary Clinton Flaunts Her Surveillance State Baggage

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden? The question comes up because Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials, eliciting Glenn Greenwald's comment that she is "like a neocon, practically."