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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

Location:

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

September 28, 2023 - Kate Andrias | Mike Rothschild | Dr. Herb Lin

9/28/2023
With the Deck Stacked Against American Workers, the Competition to Win Their Votes | The Rise of Antisemitism and the Role of Conspiracy Theories in Our Politics | With 60,000 Emails Hacked From the State Department, An Assessment of the Government's Cybersecurity backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:16

September 27, 2023 - David Cay Johnston | Robert Kuttner | Sidney Blumenthal

9/27/2023
After Losing His Business License in New York, Trump Could Lose All His Businesses Built on Fraud | Voters Care More About the Economy Than Losing American Democracy | Will Trump's Call to Shut Down the Government Backfire? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:34

September 26, 2023 - Alexander Sammon | Barry Lynn | Eric Levitz

9/26/2023
Biden Sides With Workers on the Picket Line | The FTC's Antitrust Suit Against Amazon Which 17 States Are Joining In | Why Is Trump So Afraid of General Milley and Cassidy Hutchison? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:58:29

September 25, 2023 - Anne Nelson | David Dayen | Doris Meissner

9/25/2023
Trump’s Latest Full-on Fascist Rant to Shut Down Any Media That’s Critical of Him | The Role of the Supreme Court in Helping Sen. Menendez Dodge a Bullet the First Time | As Thousands Arrive at the Southern Border, Biden Is Under Increasing Pressure From Republicans and Democrats backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:15

September 24, 2023 - Nelson Lichtenstein | Perry Link | Diane Winston

9/23/2023
Tuesday Will See the First American President to Join a Picket Line in the UAW Strike in Detroit | How Shaky is Xi Jinping's Hold on Power? | The Failure of Journalism in the Reagan Era and Now the Trump Era backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:03:43

September 21, 2023 - Mike Lofgren | Caroline Fredrickson | Christian Leuprecht

9/21/2023
The House Freedom Caucus Nihilists Further Weaken McCarthy as They Head For a Shutdown | Judicial Activists Focused on Civil Liberties While Plutocrats Captured the Supreme Court to Deconstruct Government Itself | Investigating Credible Evidence That Indian Agents Assassinated a Sikh Activist on Canadian Soil backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:02

September 20, 2023 - Dr. Monique Ryan | Mathias Döpfner | Houri Berberian

9/20/2023
A Member of a Delegation of Australian Politicians in Washington Urging the US Not to Extradite Julian Assange | How To Stop Doing Business With Dictators and Undo the Trade Trap We Built | An Update on the Tense Armenia/Azerbaijan Confrontation as a Ceasefire is Reached backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:15

September 19, 2023 - Steven Levitsky & Daniell Ziblatt | Dawn Clancy

9/19/2023
How the US Constitution's Protection Against a Tyranny of the Majority Has Enabled a Tyranny of the Minority | Presidents Biden and Zelensky at the UN today and the Reactions of World Leaders backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:02:04

September 18, 2023 - Zach Despart | Thomas Nichols | Mansour El-Kikhia

9/18/2023
In Spite of Damning, Salacious Testimony, Texas Republicans Acquit AG Paxton | Mitt Romney, the Last Honest Republican in the Senate | The History of What Contributed to the Tragic Loss of Life in Libya backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:00

September 17, 2023 - Steven Greenhouse | Roberto González | Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

9/17/2023
The UAW and the Transition to EV: Avoiding the False Choice Between a Good Job and a Green Job | After Trillions Wasted by the Military Industrial Complex, Cheap Drones and Robotic Vehicles Operating on AI Are the New Global Arms Race | The Tragic Loss of Life in Libya Already Riven by Civil War and Beset by Corruption backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:41

September 14, 2023 - David Shapiro | Sarah Chayes | Sylvia Allegretto

9/14/2023
The False Equivalence of Hunter Biden on Trial While His Father is Running Against the Head of the Trump Crime Family | The Grey Area Between What is Illegal and What is Corrupt | The Looming Strike by the UAW Against the Big Three Automakers backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:03:15

September 13, 2023 - David Faris | Stephen Noerper | Karen Dolan

9/13/2023
How Delusion and Distraction Now Dominate Our Politics | What is Kim Jong Un Getting For Helping Putin's "Great Victory in the Sacred Struggle" in Ukraine? | Child Poverty Has Doubled in a Year From an Historic Low of 5.2% to 12.4% backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:44

September 12, 2023 - Frank Bowman | Ruth Conniff | Karina Montoya

9/12/2023
McCarthy Caves Into House Radicals to Impeach Biden After 9 Months of Fruitless Investigation of Hapless Hunter Biden | Can the Democrats Shame Wisconsin's Republican Legislative Thugs? | The DOJ Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Its Monopoly Via Billions Paid to Apple and Samsung backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:00:59:15

September 11, 2023 - Philip Shenon | Ariel Dorfman | Zack Cooper

9/11/2023
Why Can't Biden and the Pentagon Control Elon Musk From Helping His Pal Putin? | Ariel Dorfman on the 50th Anniversary of the Coup Against Allende | On the 22nd Anniversary of 9/11 the Senate Homeland Security Committee Wants an Unredacted Report on Saudi Arabia's Role in the Attack backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:58

September 10, 2023 - Christine Fair | Victor Shih | David Phillips

9/10/2023
Modi, the Host of the G20, Employs Fascist Tactics to Make India a Hindu Only Nation | As China's Economy Stumbles With Youth Unemployment at 21.3%, Xi Doubles Down on Repression | The Looming Possibility of Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide Against Armenia backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:28

September 7, 2023 - Simon Rosenberg | Steven Donziger | Alexander Motyl

9/7/2023
An Alarming Poll by CNN Has 46% Against Biden With 44% Saying Any Democrat Would Be Better Than Trump As Biden and Trump's Favorability Stands at 35% | The Only American to be Jailed by a Corporation For Winning a Lawsuit Against Chevron | The Firing of Ukraine's Defense Minister and Zelensky's Efforts to Root Out Corruption backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:06:08

September 6, 2023 - Jeremi Suri | Will Potter| Ronald Suny

9/6/2023
The Impeachment Trial of the "Christian" Crook Ken Paxton Divides Texas Republicans | Over 60 Environmental Activists Charged Under the Same RICO Statutes Trump and His Allies Face For Trying to Steal an Election | On the Brink of Another War Between Armenia and Azerbaijan as the Kremlin Switches Sides and the U.S. Holds Military Exercises in Armenia backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:04:27

September 5, 2023 - Christopher Miller | Sue Mi Terry | Jacob Heilbrunn

9/5/2023
Erdogan Fails to Revive the Black Sea Grain Deal as Ukraine Breaks Through Russian Defenses | Leaked Intelligence on Putin's Plans to Meet With Kim Jong-Un | The Rising GOP Star Ramaswamy is Angling to Be Trump's Running Mate or Secretary of State backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:00:24

September 4, 2023 - Lane Windham | Sarah Anderson | Lee Harris

9/4/2023
The Summer of Strikes Enters the Fall With Energized Labor Movements From Hollywood to Detroit | Wage Disparity Grows as CEOs Write Their Own Multi-Million Compensations, Buying Back Stock to Boost Their Earnings | How Much of the Billions in the IRA and CHIPS Act Will End Up in the Pockets of Workers? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:13

September 3, 2023 - Samuel Moyn | Jonathan Taplin

9/3/2023
What Happened to America's Liberals and Can They Reimagine a Vision For the Future? | The Greatest Threat to Our Politics, Economy and Culture From Big Tech's Billionaires Musk, Thiel, Zuckerberg and Andreessen backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Duration:01:01:04