We we wrap up our summer pledge drive, Esty Dinur is joined by author Kate Moore. Her new book “The Radium Girls” tells the story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, […]
On today’s pledge drive edition of A Public Affair, we check in with journalist Will Parrish, who has been writing about the counter-terrorism tactic used at Standing Rock to “defeat pipeline insurgencies.”
What does Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement mean for the U.S.? How is D.C. reacting to this? Representative Mark Pocan joins us today to discuss this and the issues he’s working on. Later, journalist John Pilger discusses the raising questions about the role of the British ‘deep state’ in the Manchester bombing that killed […]
Investigative reporter Greg Palast joins Esty Dinur to discuss Trump’s budget, “Trumponomics,” and voter suppression in the United States. His work has appeared on BBC Television, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone Magazine. His new film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, based on his New York Times bestselling books, […]
Robert Jacobs, a historian of nuclear technologies and radiation technopolitics at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University, discusses the Hanford nuclear reservation recent leak, history, and future. Later, journalist and author Andrew Cockburn shares his view of the Trump-Comey-Russia (and Israel and Saudi Arabia) situation.
Sinclair Broadcasting, a pro-Trump company, has just acquired Tribune Media. Media critic Michael Corcoran discusses the meaning of the conglomerate and what happens now. Michael Corcoran is a media critic and journalist who writes about media policy. His article “Trump Uses Power of FCC to Pay Back Friends at Sinclair Broadcasting” was recently published by […]