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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.
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June 1, 2023 - Dennis Aftergut | Richard Parker | Ben Freeman

June 01, 2023 22:35 - 1 hour - 139 MB

Trump Eviscerates His Own Defense as Jack Smith Closes in on Indicting Him | The Disconnect Between Biden's Low Poll Numbers and His Many Achievements | How Defense Contractors Influence the Ukraine Debate backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 31, 2023 - Chris McGreal | Daniel Serwer | Jake Grumbach

May 31, 2023 22:26 - 1 hour - 138 MB

The Sacklers Get to Keep Most of Their Money After a Million Americans Have Died From Their Drug OxyContin | Serbia's Authoritarian Leader and Russian Provocateurs Are Behind What Lavrov Says is a Big Explosion Looming in the Heart of Europe | The March Towards Authoritarianism in States Taken Over by Republican Supermajorities backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 30, 2023 - Jeff Hauser | Paul Pillar | Aaron Stein

May 30, 2023 22:07 - 1 hour - 142 MB

The Hazardous Passage of the Debt Ceiling Deal Through Congress | Will Putin Get the Traitor-in-Chief Back in the Oval Office? | Is Erdogan's Victory Also a Victory For Putin? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 29, 2023 - Lucian Truscott IV | Julia Gledhill | Scott Shapiro

May 29, 2023 21:01 - 1 hour - 151 MB

Remembering an American General Who Would Not Speak of the Glorious Dead on Memorial Day | How Defense Contractors Are Gouging the Taxpayer While Rewarding Shareholders at the Expense of R&D | Is Cybersecurity an Unsolvable Problem? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 28, 2023 - Jeremi Suri | Steven Harper | Branislav Slantchev

May 28, 2023 17:44 - 1 hour - 141 MB

The Impeachment of a MAGA Crook by a Far-Right Republican-Dominated House of the Texas Legislature | Ron DeSantis's Alarming Promise to Do To the Nation What He Has Done To Florida | The Ukrainian Counteroffensive and the "Game of Thrones" Power Struggle Inside the Kremlin backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 25, 2023 - David Roth | Steven Greenhouse | Shibley Telhami

May 25, 2023 22:52 - 1 hour - 153 MB

The Meltdown of DeSantis's Big Announcement on Elon Musk's Troubled $44 Billion Platform | A Chief Justice Out of Touch With Reality and a Call For Justice Thomas to Resign | Time to Deal With the One State Reality of Israel backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 24, 2023 - E.J. Dionne | Ari Berman | Nina Burleigh

May 24, 2023 20:30 - 1 hour - 142 MB

The Continuing Standoff Over the Debt Ceiling as the Congressional Clock Runs Out | As a Red State Turns Blue, New Bills in Texas Target Democratic Voters in Houston | The Shadowy Fixer For the Reverse Altruism of Right Wing Billionaires Who Have Captured Our Courts and Want the Rest backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 23, 2023 - Michael Binder | Whitney Tucker | Kent Harrington

May 23, 2023 22:59 - 1 hour - 145 MB

Ron DeSantis Will Announce His Bid For the Presidency in Conversation With Elon Musk on Twitter | Debt Ceiling Negotiations Will Determine How Much Punishment Will Be Inflicted on the Poor to Reward the Rich | Putin Could Be Arrested If He Shows Up For the BRICS Summit in South Africa in August backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 22, 2023 - Alec Bertina | Joshua Shifrinson | Quinn Slobodian

May 22, 2023 23:01 - 1 hour - 143 MB

Ukrainian Sabotage Operations Inside Russia as Part of the Upcoming Counteroffensive | Europe Can Provide More Military and Economic Assistance to Ukraine | Free Trade Zones as Capitalist Nirvanas to Unleash the Market From the Tyranny of Government and Bureaucracy backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 21, 2023 - Ellis Krauss | Jon Hoffman | Aram Shabanian

May 21, 2023 16:59 - 1 hour - 147 MB

Zelensky's Surprise Visit to the G7 in Hiroshima, Japan | MBS Welcomes Assad Back Into the Arab League While Also Welcoming President Zelensky | Russia Warns of Escalation as Biden Allows Ukrainian Pilots to Train on F-16s backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 18, 2023 - Mark Fitzpatrick | Dean Baker | David Dayen

May 18, 2023 23:03 - 1 hour - 148 MB

The G7 Summit Underway in Hiroshima, Japan and the Haunting Spectre of Nuclear Weapons | Can the House Radicals Compromise on a Deal Many Democrats Say Biden Should Not Be Negotiating? | The Politics Behind Diane Feinstein's Sad Return to the US Senate backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 17, 2023 - Cleo Paskal | Lloyd Green | Jessica Melugin

May 17, 2023 23:09 - 1 hour - 143 MB

How Domestic Turmoil Caused by GOP Radicals Makes the U.S. an Unreliable Partner on the World Stage | What Does Trump Owe Rudy Giuliani and Will he Throw Him Under the Bus? | Regulation of Promising But Potentially Dangerous AI Technology is Necessary But is it Practical or Possible? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 16, 2023 - Thomas Kahn | Scott Horton | Aslı Bâli

May 16, 2023 21:50 - 1 hour - 142 MB

A Lawsuit With Recorded Evidence Against Giuliani By A Woman Scorned Could Be Devastating For Trump | Democrats Cave on a Clean Debt Ceiling Bill | The Disappointing Results of Sunday's Elections in Turkey backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 15, 2023 - Stephanie Kelton | Nicholas Danforth | Fred Turner

May 15, 2023 22:25 - 1 hour - 143 MB

As the Standoff Over the Debt Ceiling Gets Closer to Default, Can Biden Call the House Republicans Bluff? | Running an Anti-American Campaign, Erdogan is Likely to be Reelected, Making Him Less Constrained and More Authoritarian | Not Only Do We Have a Mad Candidate, Countries Can Fall Into the Grip of Madness as Germany Did in the 1930's backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 14, 2023 - Miles Taylor | Orville Schell | James Risen

May 14, 2023 17:47 - 1 hour - 145 MB

The First White House Insider to Expose Trump on How Trump Will be Even More Dangerous Next Time | After Top Officials Met For 8 Hours, Could China and the U.S. Work Together to End the War in Ukraine? | A Champion of Democracy and Transparency Who Took on Powerful Interests and Won backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Could China and the U.S. Work Together to End the War in Ukraine?

May 14, 2023 17:47 - 19 minutes - 44 MB

Could China and the U.S. Work Together to End the War in Ukraine? by Ian Masters

May 11, 2023 - Dr. Bandy Lee | Michelle Garcia | Christine Fair

May 11, 2023 22:16 - 1 hour - 146 MB

Trump's Unstable Unfitness For Office on Display as the Much of the U.S Falls into the Grip of Madness | A Flood of Desperate and Destitute Migrants Face More Military and Police Response Than Humanitarian Assistance | The Arrest of Imran Khan, the Pakistan Military's Favorite who Fell Out of Favor With Them backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 10, 2023 - Will Brederman | Michael Gorham | Elmira Bayrasli

May 10, 2023 22:24 - 1 hour - 144 MB

Today's Indictment of Congressman George Santos on 13 Counts and Calls For Him To Resign, But Not From Speaker McCarthy | Prigozhin Throws Shade on Putin's Victory Day Parade Telling Him Not to F**k Around On Red Square | Could Turkey's Kleptocratic Authoritarian Be Voted out on Sunday and Will He Accept the Results? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 9, 2023 - Anthea Butler | Robert Hockett | Hamilton Nolan

May 09, 2023 23:12 - 1 hour - 144 MB

A Former President Has Been Found Guilty of Sexual Assault But Does the Party of Donald Trump and George Santos Care? | After Today's Pointless Meeting, Biden Should Now Call McCarthy's Bluff on the Debt Ceiling | The Writers' Guild Strike Has Much More Significance Beyond Hollywood backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 8, 2023 - Victoria Sanford | Garrett Epps | Sam Biddle

May 08, 2023 22:35 - 1 hour - 145 MB

Thursday's Expected Influx of Immigrants at the Southern Border and the Failure to Deal With the Root Causes | As Republicans Try to Extort Budget Cuts, the Counter Leverage of the 14th Amendment is in Biden's Pocket | The Weaponization of AI Tech as the Pentagon Looks at CHAT GPT backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 7, 2023 - Jacob Heilbrunn | Eric Segall | Brendan Ballou

May 07, 2023 17:25 - 1 hour - 141 MB

A Reporter Who Was Banned From Entering the "Woke Free Zone" at CPAC's Conference in Orban's Hungary | The Growing Evidence of Ethical Violations by Justice Clarence Thomas and His Right Wing Activist Wife | The Pillage by Vulture Capitalist in Private Equity Who Make Huge Profits Plundering Companies They Buy backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 4, 2023 - Andy Campbell | Lucas Webber | Dov Zakheim

May 04, 2023 21:40 - 1 hour - 139 MB

Trump's StormTroopers the Proud Boys Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy | The Possibility the Drone Attack on the Kremlin Was Carried Out By Anti-Putin Russian Partisans | Why Does the Biden Administration Create Red Lines For Ukraine Then Eventually Deliver the Weapons Months if Not a Year Later? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 3, 2023 - Vera Mironova | James Thurber | Henry Giroux

May 03, 2023 22:49 - 1 hour - 146 MB

Was the Drone Attack on the Kremlin Staged or a Ukrainian Attempt to Rattle Putin's Cage? | In the Face of House Republicans Extortion, is the Democratic Work-Around of a Discharge Petition Feasible? | 40% of 8th Graders Are Below Average in History and 31% Are Below Basic Proficiency in Civics backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 2, 2023 - Norm Ornstein | Graham Smith | Michael Hiltzik

May 02, 2023 22:25 - 1 hour - 140 MB

How the Press Has Framed the Looming Act of Insanity by House Republicans as Dueling Budget Proposals | Royal Fever Ahead of King Charles's Coronation and a Plan to Abolish the Monarchy | Republican Governors are Bringing Back Child Labor in the United States backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

May 1, 2023 - Moira Donegan | Sirang Shidore | Simon Rosenberg

May 01, 2023 22:07 - 1 hour - 148 MB

Growing Concern at the Supreme Court's Impunity From Ethical Norms as Its Credibility With the Public Plunges | Biden Pledges "Ironclad" Military Ties With The Philippines As China Warns of "Stoking the Fire" | Biden's Reelection Strategy of Running Against Hate and MAGA Madness backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 30, 2023 - Alden Young | Branislav Slantchev

April 30, 2023 16:44 - 59 minutes - 136 MB

Sudan is Descending Into a Destructive and Bloody Civil War Along the Lines of Syria and Libya | An Extensive Look Into Military Preparations For a Ukrainian Spring Offensive Aimed at a Decisive Victory Over Russia backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 27, 2023 - Jeff Madrick | Sung Yoon Lee | Michael Kimmage

April 27, 2023 23:14 - 1 hour - 139 MB

A Republican Budget That Punishes the Poorest Americans, Children, to Deal With A Debt They Caused by Cutting Taxes For the Rich | The U.S. Nuclear Guarantees To South Korea to Stop Their Self Nuclearization | Short of a Decisive Blow Against Russia in the Upcoming Offensive, the Ukraine War Will Go On For Years backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 26, 2023 - Charles Kupchan | Deborah Tuerkheimer | David Smilde

April 26, 2023 22:21 - 1 hour - 147 MB

China's Peace Offer to Ukraine and Does the US Want to Avoid Ukraine Humiliating Putin With Its Upcoming Offensive? | Today's Testimony by E. Jean Carroll Describing How Donald Trump Raped Her in a Bergdorf Goodman's Dressing Room | A Summit on Venezuela in Bogata, Colombia to Which the Former Venezuelan Opposition Leader Showed Up Uninvited backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 25, 2023 - Jonathan Alter | Christopher Whipple | Ryan Cooper

April 25, 2023 22:34 - 1 hour - 143 MB

Biden Announces He is Running For a Second Term at the End of Which He Will be 86 | Biden's Relationship With Kamala Harris Who Might Succeed Him | DeSantis's Surgeon General Doctors Data to Support his Anti-Vaxxer Lunacy backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 24, 2023 - Ben Smith | Adele Stan | Dr. Michael McDonald

April 24, 2023 22:54 - 1 hour - 139 MB

Murdoch's Abrupt Firing of Tucker Carlson and How Progressives Assumed They'd Dominate Social Media Only to be Outflanked by Right Wing Populism | The Sudden Silencing of the Loudest and Most Commanding Voice That Had Republican Leaders Grovelling | DeSantis's Faltering Campaign as the Anointed Alternative To Trump is Starting to Look Like A Loser backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

March 23, 2023 - James Zirin | Ryan Busse | Lako Tongun

April 23, 2023 17:47 - 1 hour - 153 MB

Tensions Within the Supreme Court As Its Popularity and Credibility Suffers While Justice Thomas Flouts Ethics | More Guns and No Restrictions For the Few Or Safety in Schools, Churches, Malls and Theaters For the Many? | While Foreigners Evacuate, Sudanese Face Starvation, Bombs and Bullets as Two Warlords Fight For Power backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 20, 2023 - John Donohue | Craig Holman | Mike Lofgren

April 20, 2023 22:21 - 1 hour - 141 MB

What Will it Take For the Supreme Court to Deal With Reality and Politicians to Ignore the NRA? | Growing Pressure From the Clarence Thomas Scandal on the Supreme Court to Adopt a Code of Ethics | How Wall Street Dictates to CEO's of the Military Industrial Complex Have Led to the Ukrainians Running Out of Ammunition backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 19, 2023 - Caroline Light | Harold Meyerson | Carol Sanger

April 19, 2023 22:18 - 1 hour - 139 MB

How Innocent Mistakes Can Get You Killed in the NRA's America | A $787 Million Loss For Fox is a Win In Not Having Tucker Carlson Squirm on the Witness Stand Confronted by His True Statements About His Repeated Lies | Will the Supreme Court Continue Their Moral Crusade Against Abortion or Accommodate Big Pharma? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 18, 2023 - Karen Dolan | Joseph Bodnar | Steven Simon

April 18, 2023 22:34 - 58 minutes - 134 MB

The House Republican Caucus Fails to Agree on a Budget to Punish the Poor and Reward the Rich Using the Debt Ceiling as Leverage | "Donbass Devushka", The Navy Vet Behind the Pro-Putin Site that Doctored and Spread Documents Stolen by a 21 year-old National Guard Airman | A Chronicle of 40 Years of Delusional Misunderstanding, Appalling Errors and Death and Destruction by the US in the Middle East backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 17, 2023 - Angelo Carusone | Dave Kamper | Steve Howard

April 17, 2023 23:01 - 1 hour - 144 MB

How Americans Alarmed by the Murdoch Propaganda Machine and Appalled by Trump, Subsidize Fox News | Speaker McCarthy Declares War on the Poor Before the New York Stock Exchange | The Callous Barbarism of Duelling Warlords in Sudan backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 16, 2023 - Robert Young Pelton | Karen Greenberg | Kerry Howley

April 16, 2023 16:47 - 1 hour - 138 MB

Prigozhin's Call to End the War is Actually a Call to Rise Up From a Temporary Defeat as a "War Monster" | Our Zombie National Security State Transitions From "Forever War" to Eternal War | As the Government Collects More Data Than in the Course of Human History, Deep State Conspiracies Flourish backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 13, 2023 - William Arkin | Dr. Heidi Beirich | Alexander Sammon

April 13, 2023 22:37 - 1 hour - 142 MB

The Arrest of the Leaker and the Inordinate and Unnecessary Amount of Widely Circulated Classified Material | The Dangers Racist, White Supremacist, Anti Semitic and Anti Government Views Pose to the US Military | Having Missed 60 Votes, Senator Feinstein is in No Hurry to Go Back To Work As She Holds Up Judicial Nominations backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 12, 2023 - Rachel Rebouch | Jacob Heilbrunn | Luke Tonachel

April 12, 2023 22:46 - 1 hour - 138 MB

How the FDA Overregulates Mifepristone and Why it Should Decline to Enforce a Ban | The Intellectual Leader of GOP Insurgents Who Want to Abandon Ukraine to Confront China | The New EPA Rules to Ensure Two Thirds of Cars and a Quarter of Trucks Are All-Electric By 2032 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 11, 2023 - Scott Horton | Alexander Motyl | Rory Carroll

April 11, 2023 22:45 - 1 hour - 146 MB

The Manhattan DA Sues Congressman Jim Jordan and the Pentagon Leaks That Have the IC in a State of Alarm | Rumors of Divisions, Russian Moles and Corruption at the Highest Level Inside Ukraine's Leadership | Biden's Visit to Ireland and a New Book There Will Be Fire: Margaret Thatcher, the IRA, and Two Minutes That Changed History backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 10, 2023 - Olga Lautman | Lawrence Korb | Lisa Tucker

April 10, 2023 22:41 - 1 hour - 149 MB

Damaging Leaks From Inside the Pentagon Embarrass Allies and Demoralize Ukrainian Officials | Along With the House, Senate and Fox News, is There a Pro-Putin Network Inside the Pentagon? | What Will it Take to Censure or Impeach Justice Clarence Thomas? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 9, 2023 - Caroline Fredrickson | Anne Nelson | Jeff Sharlet

April 09, 2023 17:21 - 1 hour - 142 MB

A Far-Right Anti-Abortion Zealot Bans a Drug the FDA Approved 23 Years Ago Which is Safer ThanViagra or Tylenol | The Shadow Network Behind the Capture of Our Judiciary | The Author of The Undertow: Scenes From a Slow Civil War backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 6, 2023 - John Nichols | Scott Kennedy | Michael Swaine

April 06, 2023 23:17 - 1 hour - 145 MB

Tennessee's Republican Majority Railroad Three Democratic State Legislators in a Display of Anti-democratic Thuggery | The Dangerous Lack of Dialogue Between the World's Biggest Military and Economic Powers | How to Reverse the Downward Spiral of U.S.- China Relations backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 5, 2023 - Corey Brettschneider | Victor Pickard | Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling

April 05, 2023 23:25 - 1 hour - 143 MB

As Trump Faces Further Legal Jeopardy, Is the Manhattan DA's Case Against Him Weak or Strong? | After Trump's Prime Time Tirade of Bitter Fury and Paranoid Delusion, Will the Mainstream Media Continue to Give Him Free Campaign Advertising? | How Libertarians and Alternative Health Gurus Created the Medical Freedom Hustle backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 4, 2023 - Sidney Blumenthal | Dr. Allen Frances | Lisa Graves

April 04, 2023 22:41 - 1 hour - 139 MB

With Today's Indictment Securing Trump's Domination of the GOP, is the Monster Right Wing Plutocrats Created Now Out of Their Control? | With So Many Americans Seeing Trump as a Hero and Martyr, What Explains the Failure to Communicate Who He Really Is? | Why Today's Supreme Court Election in Wisconsin Has Critical National Implications backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 3, 2023 - Lawrence Douglas | Jonathan Zasloff | Derek Schearer

April 03, 2023 22:59 - 1 hour - 139 MB

The GOP Embraces Lawlessness Placing Trump Above the Law While Denigrating the Rule of Law | The Republican Strategy of Weaponizing the Judiciary by Forum-Shopping in an End-run Around the Executive and Legislative Branches | The Youngest Female World Leader Loses to Older Men as Finland is Poised to Enter NATO backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

April 2, 2023 - Harry Litman | Allan Lichtman | Daniel Runde

April 02, 2023 17:36 - 1 hour - 145 MB

What Changed the Manhattan DA's Mind to Charge Trump on 34 Counts? | Trump Will Delay and Defame Into the Summer of 2024, Rallying the GOP to His Side While Locking Out His Primary Challengers | How to Reverse the Global Decline in Democracies and the Rule of Law backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

March 30, 2023 - David Satter | Will Bunch | Dr. Sumit Ganguly

March 30, 2023 23:40 - 1 hour - 146 MB

An American Journalist Charged with Spying Who Was Arrested in Russia For the Crime of Reporting | More Chemical Spills into Rivers as Plan B for Big Oil is the Manufacture of Plastics | How Far-Right Religious Nationalism Has Captured the World's Biggest Democracy backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

March 29, 2023 - Laura Thornton | Lane Windham | Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

March 29, 2023 22:28 - 1 hour - 141 MB

Biden's Second Summit for Democracy and the Need For a Plan to Combat the Growth of Autocracies | Starbucks CEO in the Hot Seat Before Bernie Sanders' Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee | Immigrants Burned Alive in Mexico as Guards Refuse to Open Locked Gates backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

March 28, 2023 - Jonathan Metzl | Jon Hoffman | Barbara Walter

March 28, 2023 22:18 - 1 hour - 141 MB

A Majority of Americans Want Their Kids to Come Home From School Alive So It is Time For Them to Stand Up and Be Counted | As MBS Plays America Off Against China, the Abraham Accords Are Stalled With Turmoil in Israel | Is Trump About to Start a Civil War or Fade Away as His Act Gets Stale? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

March 27, 2023 - Avraham Burg | Dr. Tatsiana Kulakevich | Seth Hettena

March 27, 2023 22:33 - 1 hour - 143 MB

Netanyahu Postpones Power Grab in the Face of Massive Demonstrations and a National Strike | Putin Threatens Nukes in Response to Ukraine Getting 14 British Tanks with Depleted Uranium Ammunition | New Revelations of a CIA Coverup of Saudi Hijacker's Activities in US Before 9/11 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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