Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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BACKGROUND BRIEFING:A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.Five days a week, Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.The program airs Monday-Thursday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time and on Sundays from 11:00 to Noon.Broadcast live on http://www.kpfk.orgIAN MASTERS:Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day's most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, Background Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.In addition to his work on radio, Ian Masters hosts monthly forums at Los Angeles's UCLA/Hammer Museum. The Hammer Forum invites prominent and provocative guests to address relevant issues of public concern in conversation with each other and the public. All events are free and open to the public. Videocasts are available at http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/programs/cat/7.

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Taking listeners deep into the underlying issues and forces that shape our world.
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2019-06-14 02:46
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2019-06-13 23:25
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
13.06.2019

June 13 - Trump: The Wannabe Gangster; A Founder of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps on Today's Attacks on Tankers; How Democracy in Brazil Was Sabotaged to Allow a Far-Right Leader to Take over

Program Date:  06/13/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
12.06.2019

June 12 - Trump Sides with North Korea's Murderous Dictator; A Wake-Up Call for the Grassroots to Get Active While the Democratic Party Plays It Safe

Program Date:  06/12/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
11.06.2019

June 11 - Do Americans Expect Their Head of State to Have Some Dignity?; Mueller Proved There Is No "Deep State"; A Rare Call for One Democratic State with Equal Rights for Palestinians and Israelis

Program Date:  06/11/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
11.06.2019

June 10 - Hong Kong's Largest Demonstration Against China's Extradition Law; Could Latino Americans Vote to Overwhelm Trump's Angry White Voters?; Further Exposs of Transportation Secretary Chao

Program Date:  06/10/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
9.06.2019

June 9 - America's Leading Expert on China "On Hostile Coexistence with China"; Solving the Central American Refugee Problem at Its Roots; Separating Manufactured Problems on the Border from Real Ones

Program Date:  06/09/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
6.06.2019

June 6 - Trump Threatens Mexico with a Tariff War; Pelosi Wants Trump in Prison, Not Impeached; La's Homeless Crisis Persists in Spite of $619 Million Spent on Housing

Program Date:  06/06/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
6.06.2019

June 5 - Ending Usury and an "Agenda for Economic Patriotism"; Senators Push Back Against Trump Transfers of Nuclear Technology and Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia; Crippling Mexico with Tariffs to Stop Central American Refugees

Program Date:  06/05/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
4.06.2019

June 4 - The Arrest of the Serial Pedophile Who Was Trump's Go-Between and Fixer; The Saudi and Emirati Backing for Massacring Pro-Democracy Protesters in Sudan; Trump's War on Workers' Rights

Program Date:  06/04/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
3.06.2019

June 3 - The Trump Family Outing to Buckingham Palace; The Constitutional Remedy Robert Mueller Obscured with His Impenetrable Legalese; Elaine Chao's Alarmingly Inappropriate Conflicts of Interest

Program Date:  06/03/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
2.06.2019

June 2 - The 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre; Could Our Reality TV President Be Brought Down By Reality TV?; The Execution of North Korea's Nuclear Negotiators of the Failed Hanoi Summit

Program Date:  06/02/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
1.06.2019

May 30 - Trump Spews Poison at the Lawman Who Could Not Nail Him Because of a DOJ Rule; Choosing Science Over Pseudoscience; The Problem with Liberal Luddites

Program Date:  05/30/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
30.05.2019

May 29 - Mueller: A DOJ Rule Places Trump Above the Law; Impeachment Makes Trump's Re-Election Less Likely; Assange Indictment an Escalation in Trump's War on the Press

Program Date:  05/29/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
29.05.2019

May 28 - Dark Forces Did Not Win in the EU Elections but the Greens Did; Trump Throws Bolton and Abe Under the Bus; Will Working Class Politics Emerge in the 2020 Elections?

Program Date:  05/28/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
27.05.2019

May 27 - Will Trump Pardon American War Criminals?; The Release of the Unrepentant "American Taliban" From Prison

Program Date:  05/27/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
26.05.2019

May 26 - The Alarming Potential Mischief of "Deepfake" Videos; Inside The Darkest corner of the Deep State; Working Around the Electoral College

Program Date:  05/26/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
24.05.2019

May 23 - Our Reality TV President's Feral Understanding of How to Use Media; Intelligence Is No Guarantee Against Stupidity

Program Date:  05/23/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
23.05.2019

May 22 - Trump's Tax Travails; Trump's Border Wall at a Billion Dollars a Mile; The Bizarre Russian Plot to Create "Blockmanistan" in the Deep South

Program Date:  05/22/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
22.05.2019

May 21 - Growing Pressure on Speaker Pelosi to Initiate Impeachment Hearings; The Need to Get Witnesses Trump Does Not Want to Testify on National TV; Trump Again Is Ahead of the Democrats in Using Social Media for 2020

Program Date:  05/21/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
20.05.2019

March 20 - Another Scandal Involving Trump and Deutsche Bank; Will the Expose of Austria's Far-Right Vice Chancellor Impact the Right in the EU Elections?; The DOJ's Latest Lifeline to Trump to Stop McGahn from Testifying

Program Date:  05/20/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
19.05.2019

May 19 - The US Has Already Declared Economic Warfare on Iran; "Iran and the Coalition of the Weird"; "Democracy May Not Exist But We'll Miss It When It's Gone"

Program Date:  05/19/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
17.05.2019

May 16 - The US is Engaged in Economic Warfare Against Iran; How Trump Used the DOJ to Sabotage Mueller; Trump Aims His Big Guns at China

Program Date:  05/16/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
16.05.2019

May 15 - The Fight Inside the NRA; How Our World Is Being Impoverished for the Benefit of a Few Kleptocrats; Too Many Democratic Candidates Are Running for President but Not Enough for the Senate

Program Date:  05/15/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
15.05.2019

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Program Date:  05/14/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
14.05.2019

May 14 - Bolton's War Shaping Up in the Gulf; Trump's White House Dalliance with a Despot; Wall Street's Latest Perversion of Capitalism

Program Date:  05/14/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
12.05.2019

May 12 - A New Low in Un-Presidential Rhetoric; From the Frontier to Border; Has Turkeys Despot Gone Too Far?

Program Date:  05/12/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
9.05.2019

May 9 - Democrats Should Not Have to Choose Between Progressive Politics and Winning Elections; How Putin and His Cronies Are Looting Russia

Program Date:  05/09/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
9.05.2019

May 8 - One of the 730 Former Federal Prosecutors Who Believes Trump is a Criminal; The Difference Between Real and Politically-Motivated Investigations; A New Poll on American’s Concerns About Trump’s Foreign Policy

Program Date:  05/08/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
8.05.2019

May 7 - Pompeo Denies Global Warming But Praises its Results; The Country's Leading Authority on Russia; The Market Plunges as Trump Reignites a Trade War with China

Program Date:  05/07/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
7.05.2019

May 6 - The Alarming New UN Report on the Destruction of Biodiversity and the Mass Extinction of One Million Species; An Assessment of Global Warming's Impact on Life Over the Coming Decades

Program Date:  05/06/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
5.05.2019

May 5 - Is Trump Naive or Compromised by Putin?; Our Conspiracy Theorist-In-Chief; Brexiteers Polling Ahead of May 23rd EU Election

Program Date:  05/05/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
3.05.2019

May 2 - How Do the American People Learn What Is Actually in the Mueller Report?; The Embarrassing Amateurism of Trump's Foreign Policy Team; Will Japan Soon Join the Nuclear Club?

Program Date:  05/02/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
2.05.2019

May 1 - Barr Continues to Blunt the Impact of the Mueller Report; How to Clear the Air Polluted By Republican Obfuscation; Venezuela on the Cusp of Civil War or Regime Change

Program Date:  05/01/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
30.04.2019

April 30 - Venezuela in the Midst of an Uncertain Coup; Trump Sues Banks to Stop House Investigations of His Family's Finances; Rosenstein's Unctuous, Grovelling Letter to Trump

Program Date:  04/30/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
29.04.2019

April 29 - In the Standoff Between Trump and the House, The Constitution Has No Answers; Why Do the Press Who Trump Vilifies, Normalize Him?; Letting Trump Be Trump is a Recipe for Disaster

Program Date:  04/29/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
28.04.2019

April 28 - The Deepening Battle Lines Between the House and the White House; Why Can't Trump Say Nazis are Bad People?; Has Trump Gone Full-On Fascist?

Program Date:  04/28/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
25.04.2019

April 25 - Biden Takes a Moral Stance as He Enters the Race; Is Trump Counting on the Russians to Help Him Again in 2020?; The Courts Packed with Partisans

Program Date:  04/25/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
24.04.2019

April 24 - Trump Defies Congress with Gangster-Like Tactics; An Analysis of Mueller's Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump; What Might Emerge from the Kim Jong-un-Putin Summit

Program Date:  04/24/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
23.04.2019

April 23 - National Security and Our Corrupt, Compromised Commander in Chief; Conservatives on SCOTUS Signal They're OK with Counting Citizens Only; Trump Defies the Deadline on His Tax Return

Program Date:  04/23/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
22.04.2019

April 22 - While Trump Does a Victory Lap, Democrats Wrestle with Impeachment; Examining the Fine Print in the Mueller Report; Links to Foreign Terrorist Networks Emerging from the Bombings in Sri Lanka

Program Date:  04/22/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/22/background-briefing-april-22-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
21.04.2019

April 21 - Has Trump Dodged Another Bullet?; Glaring Evidence of Collusion in the Mueller Report; Why Investigate Someone You Can't Indict?

Program Date:  04/21/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
19.04.2019

April 18 - Why the Mueller Report Will Only Scratch the Surface; Why the US Intelligence Community Wants Assange

Program Date:  04/18/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
17.04.2019

April 17 - Will the Mueller Report Give a Career Criminal and a Traitor a Free Pass?; Democratic Fratricide and Digital Technology's Assault on Humanity

Program Date:  04/17/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/17/background-briefing-april-17-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
17.04.2019

April 16 - Paris the Day After the Burning of Notre Dame; Amnesty International's Condemnation of Ortega's Brutality; Trump Swears in a Coal Lobbyist to Head the EPA

Program Date:  04/16/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/16/background-briefing-april-16-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
16.04.2019

April 15 - On Tax Day Trump Hides His Returns While He and Jared Pay No Taxes; Could Mayor Pete Revive the Religious Left to Challenge the Religious Right?; Trump's Threat to Close the Border Unless Mexico Stops Drugs Entering the US

Program Date:  04/15/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
14.04.2019

April 14 - It Will Be a Long Time Before Julian Assange is in US Custody; Mayor Pete’s Background and Local Reputation; Trump’s Use of Poor, Desperate Immigrants to Distract Us

Program Date:  04/14/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/14/background-briefing-april-14-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
11.04.2019

April 11 - The Danger in Celebrating Assange's Arrest; As Bad as Barr Is, Trump's Nominee to Replace Rosenstein is Even Worse; Will the Removal of Sudan's Dictator Be the Beginning of Democracy or a Transition to Another Dictator

Program Date:  04/11/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/11/background-briefing-april-11-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
10.04.2019

April 10 - A Partisan Protector of Trump, Barr Shapes the Narrative; Will a Split Between Centrists and Progressives Sink the Democrats?; Trump Places Himself Above the Law as He Fights to Hide His Tax Returns?

Program Date:  04/10/2019 mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
9.04.2019

April 9 - Barr's Less-Than-Reassuring Testimony; Republicans Try to Deflect Hearing on White Supremacy; Outside Backers are Driving Libya to a New Civil War

Program Date:  04/09/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/09/background-briefing-april-9-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
9.04.2019

April 8 - Trump's "You're Fired!" Spree; Designating the IRGC as a Terrorist Organization; Netanyahu's Last-Minute Pandering

Program Date:  04/08/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/08/background-briefing-april-8-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author
7.04.2019

April 7 - Why Not Release Mueller Team's Summaries Now?; Trump Vows Democrats Will Never See His Tax Returns; Are Democrats Forming a Circular Firing Squad

Program Date:  04/07/2019https://www.backgroundbriefing.org/2019/04/07/background-briefing-april-7-2019/ mp3audio:  Full Program
Ian Masters author