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Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

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Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

    The US spends almost as much on healthcare as the rest of the world combined and has one of the worst outcomes

    The US spends almost as much on healthcare as the rest of the world combined and has one of the worst outcomes

    Esteemed physician Dr. Stephen Bezruchka explains why spending the most in the midst of inequality and flawed politics produces an unhealthy prognosis.

    • 45 min
    Joel Beinin: Israel’s Elections Spell More of the Same for the Country, Only With an Even Uglier Face

    Joel Beinin: Israel’s Elections Spell More of the Same for the Country, Only With an Even Uglier Face

    Historian Joel Beinin uses his personal experiences to paint a picture of Israel, past and present, as a country and an idea.

    • 52 min
    Highly regarded poet Javier Zamora tells the riveting story of his hellish nine-week journey as a nine-year old child

    Highly regarded poet Javier Zamora tells the riveting story of his hellish nine-week journey as a nine-year old child

    In this week's Scheer Intelligence interview, as in his New York Times bestselling book, ​“Solito: A Memoir,” ​celebrated poet ​Javier Zamora​ ​cuts through the nasty dehumanization about undocumented immigrants with the focused memory of his perilous journey as a child refugee attempting to join his family under the most vulnerable of circumstances. With their lives overturned by the U.S.-sponsored war in El Salvador, Zamora's parents had found refuge in California, but it took eight years and the risky efforts of a paid smuggler to open the possibility for their child to join them.

    • 46 min
    Is Elon Musk the best or the worst for Twitter?

    Is Elon Musk the best or the worst for Twitter?

    Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Legal Director Corynne McSherry discusses with host Robert Scheer the internet control issues raised by Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and what may lie ahead for it and other social media giants.

    • 37 min
    Is Dennis Kucinich the last Democrat for peace?

    Is Dennis Kucinich the last Democrat for peace?

    For 16 years the former Democrat congressman from Cleveland advocated for peaceful alternatives to the madness of war, but now members of his party in Congress are permitted only the voice of the warmonger.

    • 33 min
    How the Federal Reserve and allied central bankers wrote the obituary for competitive capitalism

    How the Federal Reserve and allied central bankers wrote the obituary for competitive capitalism

    Former Goldman Sachs managing director Nomi Prins exposes the role of the Federal Reserve and other western central banks in creating a world economy for the superrich while enabling the impoverishment of much of the world’s population

    • 35 min

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