Background Briefing with Ian Masters
By Ian Masters
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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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||CleanFebruary 20 - A "Bad and Nasty" Woman Organizer of Today's "Not-My-President's Day" Actions; For Profit President; Trump's Cron||Program Date: 02/20/2017 mp3audio: Full Program read more||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 19 - Who is Minding the Store at the NSC?; The Press as "An Enemy of the People"; Trump's War on Whistleblowers||Program Date: 02/19/2017 mp3audio: Full Program read more||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanFebruary 15 - The White House's Dangerous Dysfunction; Institutionalized Lying in the White House; Trump's "Burgers and Boobs"||Program Date: 02/15/2017 mp3audio: Full Program read more||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanFebruary 12 - Corroboration of the Intel Dossier on Trump; Rumors of War with Iran; A North Korean Missile Upstages the Abe-Tru||Program Date: 02/12/2017 mp3audio: Full Program read more||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 9 - Will the Biggest Political Scandal in Washington be Buried?; Bannon and the Vatican"Rad Trads" Who Oppose the Pope||Program Date: 02/09/2017 mp3audio: Full Program read more||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 8 - Senate Acts to Prevent Trump From Easing Russian Sanctions; Trump Faithfully and Repeatedly Echos Alex Jones; Will||Program Date: 02/08/2017 mp3audio: bbriefing_2017_02_08c_nicholas heras.mp3 read more||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanFebruary 6 - Trump Trashes Allies While Making Excuses for Enemies; Another Trump Betrayal, His Chair of the FCC; A Senate "Tal||Program Date: 02/06/2017 mp3audio: Full Program read more||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 5 - Could Trump Be Tried For Treason?; Could Erik Prince Start a War For His Friend Bannon?; Wilbur Ross's Bank For Di||Program Date: 02/05/2017 mp3audio: Full Program read more||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I have been listening to Ian Masters for years and appreciate his interviews; look forward to his daily show.
I’ve been a KPFK listener and member for over 50 years. I value Ian’s insightful interviews with experts in the field more than any other single source of political, economic, and cultural news. Ian is a master and his guests always top-rate. When I can’t listen live (over the Internet, I’m out of town), I listen via podcast. Excellent.