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BACKGROUND BRIEFING:
A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.
Five days a week, Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.
Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.
The program airs Monday-Thursday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time and on Sundays from 11:00 to Noon.
Broadcast live on http://www.kpfk.org
IAN MASTERS:
Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day's most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, Background Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.
In addition to his work on radio, Ian Masters hosts monthly forums at Los Angeles's UCLA/Hammer Museum. The Hammer Forum invites prominent and provocative guests to address relevant issues of public concern in conversation with each other and the public. All events are free and open to the public. Videocasts are available at http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/programs/cat/7.

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BACKGROUND BRIEFING:
A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.
Five days a week, Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.
Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.
The program airs Monday-Thursday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time and on Sundays from 11:00 to Noon.
Broadcast live on http://www.kpfk.org
IAN MASTERS:
Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day's most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, Background Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.
In addition to his work on radio, Ian Masters hosts monthly forums at Los Angeles's UCLA/Hammer Museum. The Hammer Forum invites prominent and provocative guests to address relevant issues of public concern in conversation with each other and the public. All events are free and open to the public. Videocasts are available at http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/programs/cat/7.

    September 20, 2020 - Jim Manley | Caroline Fredrickson | James Fallows

    September 20, 2020 - Jim Manley | Caroline Fredrickson | James Fallows

    September 20, 2020 - Jim Manley | Caroline Fredrickson | James Fallows by Ian Masters

    • 1 hr
    September 17, 2020 - Joseph Lowndes | Mark Sandel | Shuja Nawaz

    September 17, 2020 - Joseph Lowndes | Mark Sandel | Shuja Nawaz

    When he Loses the Election Will Trump Call His Armed and Delusional Supporters to the Streets? | The Dark Side of Meritocracy and the Need to Restore the Dignity of Work | Chaos and War Will Follow Trump's Withdrawal from Afghanistan Before the Election
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    September 16, 2020 - Paul Waldman | David Graham | Ryan Cooper

    September 16, 2020 - Paul Waldman | David Graham | Ryan Cooper

    Trump Chokes on ABC's Town Hall Facing Real Questions From Ordinary Americans | Silence From the White House and GOP on Caputo's Call to Arms For a Civil War in November | The GOP's Affinity for Putin Who Runs a Regime Republicans Want for America
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    • 58 min
    September 15, 2020 - Juan Cole | Naomi Oreskes | Valerie Trouet

    September 15, 2020 - Juan Cole | Naomi Oreskes | Valerie Trouet

    The Trump, Netanyahu, UAE and Bahrain Peace Deal is Actually an Arms Deal | With the West of Fire, Trump Puts a Global Warming Denier in Charge of the Weather | Ending Fire Suppression and Learning From the "Good Fires" of Indigenous People
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    September 14, 2020 - Daphne Wysham | Meg Krawchuk | David Vine

    September 14, 2020 - Daphne Wysham | Meg Krawchuk | David Vine

    Trump's Threat to Withhold Funds Unless States Follow his Advice to Rake the Forest Floor | The Role of Winds and Power Lines in the Oregon Fires | The 48 to 59 Million Displaced by the U.S. War on Terror
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    • 1 hr
    September 13, 2020 - Peter Strzok | Harry Litman

    September 13, 2020 - Peter Strzok | Harry Litman

    The Person at the Eye of the Storm Heading up the "Crossfire Hurricane" Counterintelligence Investigation Into Trump/Russia Ties | Growing Resistance Inside Barr's DOJ
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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