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Andrea J. Ritchie: Invisible No More

The attorney and author discusses her new book about law enforcement’s assault on women of color.
DATE: 2018-02-02

Trita Parsi: Losing an enemy
The founder and president of the National Iranian American Council talks about the United States' resistance to normalizing relations with Iran.
DATE: 2018-01-26

Mary Murphy: Change Happens When Women are in Power
The journalism professor and media expert discusses the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood.
DATE: 2018-01-19

Peter Edelman: Not a crime to be poor (part two)
The Georgetown Law professor and director of the Georgetown Center for Poverty and Inequality talks about his most recent book.
DATE: 2018-01-12

Peter Edelman: Not a crime to be poor (part one)
The Georgetown Law professor and director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality talks about how the criminal justice system continues the cycle of poverty in America.
DATE: 2018-01-05

Steven J. Ross: Hitler in Los Angeles
The history professor discusses his new book about a small group of civilians in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 40s who helped fight Nazis in America.
DATE: 2017-12-22

Bryan Buckley: The Pirates of Somalia
The director discusses his new film about the true story of a young journalist who embedded himself with Somali pirates.
DATE: 2017-12-15

Jere Van Dyk: The Trade
The author discusses his time in Afghanistan both as a reporter and as a hostage.
DATE: 2017-12-08

Peter Nicks: The Force
The documentary filmmaker discusses his new film The Force, about the Oakland Police Department.
DATE: 2017-12-01

Tiana Alexandra-Silliphant: The General and Me
The documentary filmmaker discusses her film about Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap.
DATE: 2017-11-17

Peter Kornbluh: Transparency is essential
The senior analyst at the National Security Archive discusses the need for transparency of government documents.
DATE: 2017-11-10

Daniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine
The former military analyst talks about why he leaked the Pentagon Papers and why there aren't more whistleblowers today.
DATE: 2017-11-03

Erwin Chemerinsky: Free Speech on Campus
The Dean of Berkeley's Law School discusses his new book and the limitations of the First Amendment.
DATE: 2017-10-27

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his acclaimed novel and the legacy of the Vietnam War.
DATE: 2017-10-20

Brett Morgen: Jane
The filmmaker discusses his most recent film about primatologist Jane Goodall.
DATE: 2017-10-13

Norman Lear: A 'bleeding heart conservative,' Part II
The 95-year-old television icon talks about politics and mortality. [Contains mature language.]
DATE: 2017-10-06

Norman Lear: A lifetime of changing TV and its audience, Part I
The 95-year-old television icon talks about his time in the military and his shows' biggest controversies. [Contains mature language]
DATE: 2017-09-29

James Cromwell: The consequences of doing nothing
The Oscar-nominated actor discusses his social activism.
DATE: 2017-09-22

Dolores Huerta: A tireless voice for workers
The 87-year-old labor icon discusses her life and career as well as a new film about her.
DATE: 2017-09-15

William J. Perry: The real risk of nuclear war
The documentary filmmaker discusses his new film about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the organic food industry.
DATE: 2017-09-08

William J. Perry: The real risk of nuclear war
The former Secretary of Defense discusses the current nuclear threats the world faces and how we got to this point.
DATE: 2017-09-01

Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis: Whose Streets?
The documentary filmmakers discuss their film about the Ferguson, Missouri protests after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in 2014
DATE: 2017-08-25

Sarah Pillsbury: Breakthrough films and Liberty Hill
The film producer discusses her career in entertainment and her Los Angeles foundation.
DATE: 2017-08-18

Jonathan Taplin: Move Fast and Break Things
The professor and music industry insider discusses the downside of the tech industry's rise.
DATE: 2017-08-11

Robert Rosenthal: Embracing new forms of journalistic storytelling
The executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting discusses new ways to reach more people.
DATE: 2017-08-04

Hamilton Fish: Breathing fresh life into journalism
The publisher of the New Republic discusses the changing landscape of the fourth estate.
DATE: 2017-07-28

Brian Knappenberger: Nobody Speak
The documentary filmmaker discusses his latest film about the end of Gawker and the billionaire who helped bring it down.
DATE: 2017-07-21

Danny Goldberg: In Search of the Lost Chord
The music industry insider discusses his new book about the summer of love and the changing business of music.
DATE: 2017-07-14

Melvin A. Goodman: A truth-teller at the CIA
CIA insider Melvin A. Goodman discusses his new book and restarting a constructive dialogue with Russia.
DATE: 2017-07-07

Rebecca Carroll: Writing as a way to figure things out
The columnist and author discusses how writing has been integral to her life after growing up as a black girl adopted by a white family.
DATE: 2017-06-30

James Forman, Jr.: Locking up Our Own
Professor and former public defender James Forman, Jr. discusses his new book about the mass incarceration of black men.
DATE: 2017-06-23

Peter Moskowitz: Gentrification is killing cities
The journalist and writer talks about the downside of gentrification.
DATE: 2017-06-16

Mark Lloyd: Communications are Essential to a Democracy
The professor and former broadcaster discusses the current obstacles to communications in the United States.
DATE: 2017-06-09

Laboni Hoq: A voice for the rights of the undocumented
The civil rights attorney talks about advocating for immigrants.
DATE: 2017-06-02

John Scheinfeld: Chasing Trane
The documentary filmmaker discusses his latest film about jazz icon John Coltrane.
DATE: 2017-05-26

Laura Poitras: A filmmaker who takes risks
The Oscar-winning documentarian discusses her new film Risk, about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
DATE: 2017-05-09

Oliver Stone: A controversial and provocative original (Part I)
The Oscar-winning director discusses his unique take on history through his films. [Contains adult language]
DATE: 2017-05-05

Oliver Stone: A controversial and provocative original (Part 2)
The Oscar-winning director discusses taking on wall street through film and American foreign policy.This conversation includes adult language.
DATE: 2017-05-05

Ray McGovern: Faulty intelligence
The former CIA analyst discusses his time in the agency and how he believes intelligence was used to wrongly justify wars.
DATE: 2017-04-28

Cullen Hoback: What Lies Upstream
The documentary filmmaker discusses digital privacy and his latest film about the safety of drinking water.
DATE: 2017-04-21

Dr. Paul Song: Obamacare is not the progressive answer
The healthcare reform advocate discusses where the Affordable Care Act falls short and what can be done.
DATE: 2017-04-14

Bill Blum: Bill Clinton laid the groundwork for Trump
The attorney and author talks about how the Clinton administration played a role in Trump's current immigration policies.
DATE: 2017-04-07

Victor Narro: Undocumented immigrants living in fear
The immigration and labor attorney discusses the trauma of being an undocumented immigrant right now.
DATE: 2017-03-31

Boyah J. Farah: A voice for refugees
The Somali-born American writer discusses his early life in the war-torn country and becoming an American.
DATE: 2017-03-24

Joel Whitney: The CIA's Cold War literary influence
The author of Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World's Best Writers discusses how the spy agency used its own form of propaganda through highly respected magazines to counter the rise in communism around the world.
DATE: 2017-03-17

Lewis Wallace: Is objectivity dead?
The former Marketplace reporter discusses his controversial blog post about neutrality in the Trump era.
DATE: 2017-03-10

Edward Sorel: A lifetime curiosity about Mary Astor
The illustrator and author discusses his recent book, Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
DATE: 2017-03-03

Juan Cole: Be wary of strongmen in the US and abroad
Robert Scheer sits down with actor and activist Mike Farrell to discuss his involvementThe history professor and essayist talks about Islamophobia and foreign relations under President Trump. in the anti death penalty movement.
DATE: 2017-02-24

Judy Woodruff: The perfect time to be a journalist
The award-winning journalist talks about women in the press and the next generation of the media.
DATE: 2017-02-17

Geoff Cowan: An aggressive press is essential
Professor Geoff Cowan discusses the need for a strong press and opposition during the Trump presidency.
DATE: 2017-02-10

Steve Wasserman: The future of books
Heyday Books' Steve Wasserman talks about why books are more important now than ever.
DATE: 2017-02-03

Willie Nelson: A Long Story (Part II)
Robert Scheer continues his discussion about music, life, and America with legendary musician Willie Nelson. (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)
DATE: 2017-01-27

Willie Nelson: A Long Story (Part I)
Robert Scheer sits down with legendary musician Willie Nelson to talk about what makes him an "American Original."
DATE: 2017-01-27

Sergei Plekhanov: A new chapter with Russia
Robert Scheer sits down with Professor Sergei Plekhanov to discuss the United States' future ties with Russia under President-elect Donald Trump.
DATE: 2017-01-13

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A champion for the Beats
Robert Scheer sits down with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and co-founder of famed City Lights Bookstore to talk about his life and work publishing writers of the Beat Generation.
DATE: 2017-01-08

Janet Yang: A groundbreaking producer
Robert Scheer sits down with Hollywood producer Janet Yang to discuss her connection to China and how it has influenced her career in filmmaking.
DATE: 2016-12-23

Zev Yaroslavsky: A pragmatic Los Angeles politician
Robert Scheer sits down with longtime Californian politician Zev Yaroslavsky to discuss his decades-long career and his take on the presidential election.
DATE: 2016-12-16

Richard Reeves: A timely history of internment in America
Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Richard Reeves to discuss Donald Trump's rise and what we can learn from the past.
DATE: 2016-12-09

Blase Bonpane: A priest who defied the church
Robert Scheer sits down with priest Blase Bonpane to discuss his career working for peace in Central America and his conflicted relationship with the Catholic Church.
DATE: 2016-12-02

Johann Hari: Chasing the scream
Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Johann Hari to discuss what he has discovered about addiction and the war on drugs.
DATE: 2016-11-25

Kali Nicole Gross: Dissecting a startling crime
Robert Scheer sits down with Author Kali Nicole Gross to discuss her new book Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso.
DATE: 2016-11-18

Kshama Sawant: Bringing socialism to Seattle
Robert Scheer sits down with Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant to discuss the changing face of socialism in this country.
DATE: 2016-11-11

Lizbeth Mateo: An immigration activist using herself as an example
In this week's Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with immigration rights activist Lizbeth Mateo to discuss what should be done for immigrants and her own status.
DATE: 2016-11-04

Amy Trask: A powerful woman in the world of football
Robert Scheer sits down with former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask to discuss her experience as a female executive in a male-dominated field.
DATE: 2016-10-28

David Dayen: The untold stories of the mortgage crisis
Robert Scheer sits down with writer David Dayen to discuss the fallout from the housing crisis.
DATE: 2016-10-21

Petros Papadakis: The joy and danger of college football
Robert Scheer sits down with sports broadcaster and former college football player Petros Papadakis to discuss the lure of the sport for young players.
DATE: 2016-10-14

Misty K. Snow: An historic Senate nominee
Robert Scheer sits down with Utah Democratic Senate nominee Misty K Snow to discuss her unlikely candidacy.
DATE: 2016-10-07

Gary Tyler: Cast the First Stone
Robert Scheer sits down with Gary Tyler to discuss his decades wrongly imprisoned and a film about the play he directed while in prison.
DATE: 2016-09-30

David Cay Johnston: The Making of Donald Trump
Robert Scheer sits down with award-winning journalist and author David Cay Johnston to discuss the GOP presidential candidate.
DATE: 2016-09-23

Matt Welch: reason and the libertarian
Robert Scheer sits down with journalist and libertarian Matt Welch to discuss the party's growth during this election campaign.
DATE: 2016-09-16

Mike Farrell: Putting an end to the death penalty
Robert Scheer sits down with actor and activist Mike Farrell to discuss his involvement in the anti death penalty movement.
DATE: 2016-09-02

Chris Hedges: A voice against collective narcissism
Robert Scheer sits down with journalist and author Chris Hedges to discuss Hedges' career and influences.
DATE: 2016-08-19

Benjamin Madley and a California Genocide
Robert Scheer sits down with professor and author Benjamin Madley to talk about a little known part of California's history.
DATE: 2016-08-05

Anthony Davis and the Repercussions of a Football Career
Robert Scheer sits down with famed USC and pro football player Anthony Davis and USC dean Jeremy Rosenberg to discuss how brain trauma from years of playing football forever changed Davis' life.
DATE: 2016-08-05

John Burton and California Democrats
Robert Scheer sits down with former congressman and current head of the California Democratic Party, John Burton.
DATE: 2016-07-22

Larry Gross and the Formation of the Gay Community
In this week's Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with author and academic Larry Gross to discuss how once "invisible" closeted gay men and women eventually formed a powerful community over the middle and late 20th century.
DATE: 2016-07-07

Barbara Williams and "The Hope in Leaving"
In this week's Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with actress, singer, and writer Barbara Williams to discuss her new memoir.
DATE: 2016-06-24

Sandy Tolan: Children of the Stone
Robert Scheer sits down with journalism professor Sandy Tolan to discuss his new book about the creation of a music school for children in the West Bank.
DATE: 2016-05-27

Jodie Evans: A Codepink Disrupter
Robert Scheer sits down with activist Jodie Evans to discuss her organization's efforts to move the United States away from military conflict as well as the origins of her activism.
DATE: 2016-05-13

Jason Leopold and the Power of FOIA
Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Jason Leopold to discuss how he has used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) again and again to obtain previously undisclosed government documents.
DATE: 2016-0415

Robert Scheer Talks With Eddie Conway About Making Real News After Prison
In this week's "Scheer Intelligence," the Truthdig editor in chief 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.
DATE: 2016-04-30

Madison Shockley and the Meanings of Christianity
Robert Scheer sits down with Reverend Madison Shockley to discuss his family's history with racism as well as his views on what is means to be Christian today.
DATE: 2016-04-01

Thomas Frank and the New "Liberal"
Robert Scheer sits down with writer Thomas Frank to discuss his new book about the changing face of liberals.
DATE: 2016-03-18

William Binney: Blowing the Whistle on the NSA.
Robert Scheer sits down with former National Security Agency official turned whistle-blower William Binney to discuss the fight between Apple and the US government over access to Americans' cell phone data and why he believes there can be too much intelligence.
DATE: 2016-03-11

D. Watkins and 'The Beast Side'
Robert Scheer sits down with author, professor and activist D. Watkins to discuss his book about life in Baltimore and why he has chosen to stay in the struggling city.
DATE: 2016-03-04

Ron Kovic and the Continuing Struggle for Veterans
Robert Scheer sits down with Vietnam veteran, author and peace activist Ron Kovic to discuss what has changed and what hasn't since Kovic's time in combat.
DATE: 2016-02-19

Richard Nixon, Ted Cruz and the Abuse of Power
In the premiere episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig's editor-in-chief sits down with John Dean, the former legal adviser to President Richard Nixon who blew the lid on Watergate scandal.
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