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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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United States

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Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Language:

English

Contact:

213 422 0537


Episodes
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May 23, 2024 - Toby Miller | Eleanor Cooney | Frederick Clarkson

5/23/2024
Right Wing Leaders Gathered in Madrid to Declare War on Socialism | Republicans Are Dusting Off the 1873 Comstock Act to Ban Abortion Pills and Even Birth Control Pills | Justice Alito's display of Christo-Fascist Allegiance backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:58:31

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May 22, 2024 - Samuel Moyn | Jacob Heilbrunn | Joshua Douglas

5/22/2024
Norway, Spain and Ireland Recognize a Palestinian State as the ICC is Poised to Issue Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and 3 Hamas Leaders | The Leading Candidates For Top Positions in a Possible Trump Second Term | How the Supreme Court Has Undermined Elections as the GOP Cheats Rather Than Competes backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:07

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May 21, 2024 - Daniel Benjamin | David Ignatius

5/21/2024
Finally we are Learning More About Saudi State Involvement Behind the 9/11 Attacks | An Investigation Into What Sadly Appears to be the Next Frontier of Warfare, Space backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:53:48

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May 20, 2024 - Nader Hashemi | Jacob Silverman | Terry O'Rourke

5/20/2024
Does the Death of Iran's President Open a Path for the Son of Ayatollah Khamenei to Succeed His Ailing Father? | Netanyahu Has Biden Torn Between Supporting Israel and Not Losing the Youth Vote | The Unholy Trinity of Far-Right Texas Leadership; Abbott, Patrick and Paxton backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:05

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May 19, 2024 - Caroline Fredrickson | Matt Angle | Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

5/19/2024
The Insurrectionists on the Supreme Court Exposed | The Texas Governor Frees a Racist Killer to Please Tucker Carlson | Have Criminals Taken Over Mexico's Elections? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:37

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May 16, 2024 - Orville Schell | Kim Lane Scheppele | James Zirin

5/16/2024
The Murky Ties to the Poet and Would-be Assassin of Slovakia's PM Robert Fico | At their 40th Meeting, Xi and Putin Pledge to Deepen Defense and Military Ties | Trump's Lawyer Attacks Michael Cohen as a Liar Even Though Trump's Fixer Lied in the Service of the Liar-in-Chief backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:09

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May 15, 2024 - Corey Brettschneider | Simon Shuster | Austin Frerick

5/15/2024
The Party of Law and Order Now Embraces Lawlessness as the GOP Speaker Trashes the Rule of Law to Please the Scofflaw-in-Chief | The Setbacks the Ukrainian Military is Suffering as a Result of Trump's 6 Month Delay of U.S. Arms and Ammunition | What is Behind the Rise in Food Prices as a Few Monopolies Gouge the Public and Farmers While Protected by the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:51

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May 14, 2024 - Amanda Marcotte | Joe Lowndes | Spencer Sunshine

5/14/2024
Mike Johnson Personifies the Staggering Hypocrisy of the "Christian" Right | Is the New York Trial Hurting Trump Who is Polling Ahead in all Swing States But Wisconsin? | The Mainstreaming of America's Neo-Nazi Movement and the Potential for Violence in the Election backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:20

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May 13, 2024 - Adele Stan | Lincoln Mitchell | John Branstetter

5/13/2024
In Paying Off A Porn Star For Her Silence Trump Tells Cohen to "Just do it!" | Georgia's Billionaire-Owned Government Passes a Kremlin-Style Law Although the Vast Majority Want to Join the EU | Neo-Nazis, Christian Nationalists and Proud Boys Were in the Pro-Israel Mob at UCLA Claiming to Fight Antisemitism backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:42

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May 12, 2024 - Joshua Shifrinson | Luke Goldstein

5/12/2024
As Ukraine Faces a Long War, Will the US and NATO be There and Is There Any Hope of a Peace Deal? | The FTC Goes After Corporate Greed and AIPAC Goes After a January 6 Hero backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:23

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May 9, 2024 - Gideon Levy | Jennifer Taub | Mike Lofgren

5/9/2024
The Israeli Public's Support for Continuing the War and Netanyahu's Defiant Response to Biden | Trump's Wildly Inflated Ego Takes a Beating as Stormy Daniels Belittles Trump's Sexual Prowess | Will the Slapdown 359 to 43 Vote Deter "Moscow Marge" From Fomenting Further Chaos in the House? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:20

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May 8, 20224 - Michael Greenberger | Azamat Junisbai | Henry Giroux

5/8/2024
Trump's Delaying Tactic is Working as 3 of the 4 Trials He's Facing Will Likely Not be Heard Before the Election | Following His 5th Inauguration, Putin Is Now Called "Imperator", the Formal Title For the Russian Tsars | Student Protests in the Age of the New McCarthyism Host: Ian Masters Producer: Graham FitzGibbon Assistant Producer: Evan Green

Duration:01:00:32

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May 7, 2024 - Leila Hilal | Oona Hathaway | Casey Michel

5/7/2024
Israel Joins Peace Talks in Cairo Amid IDF Escalation in Gaza | Strengthening the Laws of War as Non-combatants Die in Gaza and Ukraine | Brazen Examples of Foreign Governments Buying US Senators and Congressmen backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:09

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May 6, 2024 - Dr. Guy Ziv | Jeremi Suri | Eugene Rumer

5/6/2024
The Gaza Impasses With Hamas Wanting a Permanent Ceasefire and Israel a Temporary One | A Possible Change in the US's Israel/Palestinian Policy as Grassroots and Student Protests Ended Support For South Africa's Apartheid Regime | Russia Announces Drills For the Use of Tactical Nukes Ahead of Putin's Inauguration Tomorrow backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:11

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May 5, 2024 - John Nichols | Harold Meyerson | Brian Levin

5/5/2024
The House Speaker Uses an Antisemitic Trope Blaming George Soros as he Launches Hearings on Anti Semitism on Campuses | The Role of Right Wing, Christian Zionist and MAGA Provocateurs in Campus Violence | Models of Dialogue and Deescalation as Outside Opportunists Stoke Violence on Campuses backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:03:15

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May 2, 2024 - Paul Pillar | David Pozen | Cat Packer

5/2/2024
On the Brink of the Ethnic Cleansing of Gaza as Ceasefire Talks Are Deadlocked | The DEA's Decriminalization of Marijuana as Too Little Too Late | Could a Change in DEA Policy Revive California's Troubled Marijuana Industry? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:18

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May 1, 2024 - Ananya Roy | Aziz Rana

5/1/2024
A Pro-Israel Mob Invades the UCLA Campus to Beat up Pro-Palestinian Students While the Police Look On | Assessing the Flaws and Exploring the Fixes to a Constitution That is Failing Americans As Fascism Threatens Our Democracy Host: Ian Masters Producer: Graham FitzGibbon Assistant Producer: Evan Green

Duration:00:58:04

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April 30, 2024 - Wendy Pearlman | Timothy Ryback

4/30/2024
As Campus Protests Intensify and Spread, Northwestern University Serves as a Model For Deescalation | The Disturbingly Accurate Analogies Between Hitler's Rise to Power and Trump's Threat to Democracy backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:58:55

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April 29, 2024 - Raz Segal | Dennis Aftergut | Sumit Ganguly

4/29/2024
The Weaponization of Anti Semitism Against Students Protesting on American Campuses | The Strength of the Only Trial That May End Up Holding Trump to Account Before the Election | Elections Underway in the World's Largest Democracy and the Dark Side Modi's India backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:29

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April 28, 2024 - Lara Friedman | Leah Litman | Allan Lichtman

4/28/2024
The House and Senate Moves to Strip Non-Profit Status From Foundations That Support Palestinian Causes | The Damage the Supreme Court is Doing to the Rule of Law by Making Trump Above the Law | Biden's Reelection Chances According to a Prediction System That Has Got Every Presidential Election Right Since 1984 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:57