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September 3, 2020 - Arlie Hochschild | James Risen | Kai Strittmatter

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

While Trump Offers Simplistic, Strongman Magic, Biden Must Show That Real Strength Does Not Depend on Magic | The Overlooked Senate Intelligence Report Puts Mueller's Report to Shame | China's Orwellian Digital Authoritarian Surveillance Statebackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

1hr 2mins

3 Sep 2020

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Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Merrill Markoe Gets Another Award..Talks Letterman Show and Beyond... Plus, Pulitzer Prize Winner, James Risen, on Iran, Trump and the Rise of the Religious Right

The Edge with Mark Thompson

Mark welcomes back the audience and J Elvis Weinstein! Then... As head writer on the Letterman Show (both daytime and late night) Merrill has influenced the entire culture and genre of contemporary talk shows. We visit with her as she writes her acceptance speech for the prestigious Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award from the Writers Guild and reflects on her award winning work with the Letterman shows--work that shaped a generation of comedy. J Elvis Weinstein joins Mark Thompson for the talk with Merrill. Then, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, James Risen on Iran, the U.S. intelligence community and a reinvigorated abortion debate in America. 00:00-07:20 Mark welcomes back the audience and J Elvis Weinstein! 720-41:10   Merrill Markoe on Comedy 41:25- 1:17:30 James Risen on Intel Community, Iran and Abortion Rights reach the show at: edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

1hr 17mins

26 Jan 2020

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January 19, 2020 - Bill Yeomans | Caroline Fredrickson | James Risen

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Barr is Trumps Strategist and the Power Behind the Throne; Barr Uses the Laws that he Should Uphold and Enforce as Weapons Against Trumps Critic; Inside the Leaks from Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Securitybackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia


19 Jan 2020

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Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/20/18 - Thom makes the case that the G.O.P. truly is a threat to democracy, because their divisive blame game masks the boiling tensions from real and growing wealth inequality. And will corporate interests behind the 'Five White Men' succeed in neutering the House Democrats before they can fight back? Plus, an interview with James Risen, the legality of Trump's asylum ban, MBS in hot water?, Bernie and Ro's pharma price plan, and why aren't we hearing much about Ivanka's damn emails?....

The Hartmann Report

Today Thom strongly shows that as wealth inequality becomes huge, and Republicans blame working class resentments on minorities to hold power, the trajectory the GOP has traveled since Nixon threatens to end American democracy. And connectedly- while the challenge against Nancy Pelosi has been described by mainstream news as coming from the left, Thom argues that corporate interests are behind the threat posed by the gang of "Five White Men". ------- Journalist James Risen says that Trump has been the most corrosive president on America's free press- even worse than Obama, who tried to put Mr. Risen in jail for his reporting. ------- Luke Vargas of Talk Media News looks at the legality of Trump's asylum ban. Plus- rumblings of Saudi prince MBS facing a possible change of status. ------- Thom looks at more interesting headlines: Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders introduce legislation to compel US pharmaceuticals to stop overcharging Americans. And, it's funny how Ivanka's insecure private email account used for government business is much less of a big deal to the right than Hilary's email was. ------- And finally, David in Cincinnati shares his thoughts about the G.O.P...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


20 Nov 2018

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RussiaMania: Glenn Greenwald vs. James Risen

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

James Risen and Glenn Greenwald have both won Pulitzer prizes. They both have found themselves in the crosshairs of the U.S. government for their journalism. And they both write for The Intercept. But Jim and Glenn have taken very different approaches to covering the Trump/Russia story. This week on Intercepted, they go head-to-head in a debate.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


21 Feb 2018

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”At Least the Obama People Felt Bad" with James Risen and Jamil Smith

With Friends Like These

James Risen, senior national security correspondent for The Intercept, joins Ana [01:14] to discuss the rocky relationship between journalists and the government, reminding us that Trump’s threats to press freedom are not unprecedented — and Risen would know, since both the Bush and Obama administrations took him to court over his reporting. He wrote about the experience, in a must-read piece, here: https://url.emailprotection.link/?a_64gq3nIS1JTwoUCTzOU0BEMTal24kTbYv7SAHyApgJQTz-aCpiV2hC7thv5GP8w02qq0C-KqxmYADRSi1AbGq7pH-WmboNGJquZv8onY911DoZFz7SDZ2btaA_DPEZ5rnHm7ZagZ2YiROhPXq0k6Z6_X0goiPm1nsOEo3icOF4~Then, Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) drops by [51:15] to make a case for why the term “guys” is problematic as a default when addressing each other. Ana and Jamil conclude it really, truly doesn’t take much to consider someone else’s perspective in every day interactions.We read all your emails and questions. Please send them to withfriendslikepod@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter at @crooked_friends.Thanks to our sponsors!Squarespace: Visit Squarespace.com offer code FRIENDS for 10 percent off your first purchase of a website or domain. The Great Courses Plus: Sign up for your free month by visiting thegreatcoursesplus.com/Friends.Stitch Fix: Go to Stitchfix.com/Friends for 25 percent off when you keep five items. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 6mins

12 Jan 2018

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257: Is Trump Crazy? Sessions Targets Pot, James Risen

Chris Spangle Show - We Are Libertarians Podcast Network

`Chris Spangle and Harry Price discuss the new Michael Wolff book "Fire and Fury," we consider the mental health of Donald Trump, explain the American hero that is James Risen, and why Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama marijuana rulings. Wolff Book/Trump's Mental Fitness http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/michael-wolff-fire-and-fury-book-donald-trump.html https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/01/trump-cog-decline/548759/ https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/is-trump-a-very-stable-genius-or-a-dange https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-wolff-my-insane-year-inside-trumps-white-house-1071504 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/05/trump-book-highlights-michael-wolff-fire-fury http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-york-times-maggie-haberman-on-michael-wolff-book-he-gets-basic-details-wrong/article/2645066 http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/05/opinions/much-of-wolffs-trump-book-rings-true-opinion-dantonio/index.html https://www.axios.com/trumps-state-of-mind-1515262317-b4fdf611-a745-4ca0-b28d-d3069de423f7.html https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/5/16770060/trump-mental-health-psychiatrist-25th-amendment http://thehill.com/homenews/media/367635-who-is-fire-and-fury-author-michael-wolff https://www.gq.com/story/trump-mental-fitness-question https://www.gq.com/story/michael-wolff-white-house-trump-access https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/07/trump-25th-amendment-mental-health-327503 http://rare.us/rare-politics/everyone-is-wrong-donald-trump-actually-looks-like-a-winner-in-fire-and-fury/ James Risen https://theintercept.com/2018/01/03/my-life-as-a-new-york-times-reporter-in-the-shadow-of-the-war-on-terror/ https://theintercept.com/2018/01/03/all-the-news-unfit-to-print-james-risen-on-his-battles-with-bush-obama-and-the-new-york-times/ http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/ask_james_rosen_and_angela_merkel_about_obama_spying.html http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/351495-it-looks-like-obama-did-spy-on-trump-just-as-he-did-to-me Sessions/Marijuana https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/4/16849866/marijuana-legalization-trump-sessions-cole-memo https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/4-things-congress-can-do-to-stop-a-canna https://reason.com/volokh/2018/01/07/the-rule-of-law-supports-marijuana-feder https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/did-jeff-sessions-marijuana-memo-restore https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/sullum-jeff-sessions-riscind-cole-memo https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/05/vermont-weed-legalization-passes-house https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/04/blame-scotus-for-allowing-the-feds-to-ta https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/04/sessions-still-is-not-leading-a-cannabis Dossier Causes Death https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/fusion-gps-attorney-drops-bombshell-somebodys-already-been-killed-as-a-result-of-this-dossier/ `Support We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 10mins

10 Jan 2018

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087 "Fire & Fury, Prosecuting James Risen"

The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition

Recorded: January 5, 2018- Kmele’s Axioms of Child Rearing- Long on Fury, Short on Fire- Red Flags, Fake News on Facebook- Trump's Tax Cut, Regulation Busting - Heather Mac Donald vs. Everybody  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 38mins

7 Jan 2018

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Puerto Rico, Orlando, James Risen & the War on Journalism

Media Roots Radio

Abby and Robbie Martin talk about Puerto Rico's manufactured debt crisis and history of colonial subjugation, the Orlando massacre and America's mass shooting epidemic, James Risen's book 'Pay Any Price' documenting the criminal looting and corruption in our post-9/11 dystopia.www.mediaroots.org www.theempirefiles.tv

1hr 9mins

6 Jul 2016

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1 - Investigative Reporter James Risen Talks About His New Book "Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War". 2 - More with James Risen. 3 - Marshall's News. 4 - The News Buffet.

The Armstrong and Getty Show (Bingo)

8 AM - 1 - Investigative Reporter James Risen Talks About His New Book "Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War". 2 - More with James Risen. 3 - Marshall's News. 4 - The News Buffet.

4 Nov 2014