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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 04.29.2016 | 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."

One Court, Indivisible, Votes Liberty and Justice For All

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

This week's unanimous Supreme Court decision affirming a robust Fourth Amendment protection for cellphone data is an enormously important victory for privacy rights in the digital age.

Where's Saddam Hussein When the U.S. Needs Him?

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

From Egypt, it was off to Baghdad for John Kerry to see whether Iraq's bold effort in democratic nation building could be resuscitated in the face of imminent collapse. The problem there is that Kerry will have trouble locating a military strongman to back.

Up Close and Personal With George W. Bush's Horrifying Legacy

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The Iraq disaster remains George W. Bush's enduring folly, and the Republican attempt to shift the blame to the Obama presidency is obscene nonsense. This was, and will always be, viewed properly as Bush's quagmire, a murderous killing field based on blatant lies.

Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It was a truly historic moment on Tuesday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to warn that the CIA's continuing cover-up of its torture program is threatening our Constitutional division of power.

Honoring the 'Accomplices' to Truth Who Caught Clapper in a Lie

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Media
Robert Scheer

The tide is turning. Yesterday's traitor is today's hero, and the brave journalists who helped Edward Snowden get the word out are at last being honored for their public service. Or so one hopes.

The Super Bowl of War: Three Decades of Failure in Afghanistan

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

For the Democratic hawks, Afghanistan was going to be the good war, but Obama has learned, as did then-President Jimmy Carter more than 30 years ago, that the Afghans are not to be toyed with.

Who Needs the Gestapo When You Have 'Angry Birds'?

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What is alarming is the depth of detail, as well as the breadth of the information, gleaned from the ubiquitous mobile phone apps, including political affiliation and gender preferences, geographical location, an extensive network of one's friends and even distant associates.