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Truth, Politics and Power

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Each week host Neal Conan engages with historians, journalists, scholars, poets and even comedians who will explore the context and meaning of the Trump era.

The election of Donald Trump is challenging core ideas about how we view ourselves as a nation and how we function as a democracy. Stepping back from the daily scrum, ”Truth, Politics and Power” addresses the context and meaning that underlie the issues.

Each week, host Neal Conan puts the new administration’s policies and practices in historical perspective. Among the range of questions to be explored: What’s the purpose of the President’s constant attacks on the media? Why would a new president question the integrity of his own intelligence services? How do the origins of the “America First” movement fit into Trumps’ World view? How will the president respond to dissent, to the checks and balances of the American system, and to inevitable crises? How does a President and a ruling party with a narrow political base address an increasingly diverse population? What’s the long-term effect of a strategic retreat from the US role as the “indispensable nation” at the center of the world order established after World War II? How does Trumpism fit with the rise of right wing movements in Europe as well as authoritarian regimes in Russia, China, Turkey and the Philippines?

For information about Truth, Politics and Power, please contact Steve Martin at steve@sfmconsulting.com or call 703.715.0827. Hide full description 

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President Trump is delegating more authority over National Security to the generals who lead the National Security Council and the Pentagon. On th...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
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President Trump is delegating more authority over National Security to the generals who lead the National Security Council and the Pentagon. On th...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
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Candidate Donald Trump described his “big, beautiful wall” along the Mexican frontier in existential terms; “If you don’t have a border, you don’t ...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
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Candidate Donald Trump described his “big, beautiful wall” along the Mexican frontier in existential terms; “If you don’t have a border, you don’t ...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
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Candidate Trump vowed to put America's nuclear forces back at the top of the pack, and a Strategic Weapons review that's underway comes as new tech...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2017
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As President Trump expands US involvement in he Middle East, host Neal Conan explores the conflicts in Iraq and Syria in depth. Professor T. David ...

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  • Added: May 23, 2017
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President Trump caused controversy when he dismissed the Acting Attorney General and dozens of US Attorneys, but set off a political tsunami when h...

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  • Added: May 19, 2017
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declares that American values must take a back seat to American interests, host Neal Conan explores Human Rights p...

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  • Added: May 10, 2017
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On this edition of Truth,Politics & Power we examine the origins of “PC” on the fringes of the American Left in the 1930s, how it evolved into a ca...

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  • Added: May 05, 2017
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A Party Politics Edition of Truth Politics and Power explores how Donald Trump thrives in a time of political extremism, obstruction and filibuste...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
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A Chemical Weapons Edition of Truth Politics and Power.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
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On this Edition of Truth Politics and Power, David Livingstone Smith, author of “Less Than Human,” analyzes the meaning and purpose of hateful lang...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
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The slogan of Donald Trump’s campaign has become the mantra for his nationalistic policies as president. And the term comes freighted with history....

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
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