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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

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... Show full description


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On this episode of Truth, Politics and Power, Neal will look at what the new president describes as his ongoing war with the media. Stepping back f...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 54:53
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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
  • Length: 58:57
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A Chemical Weapons Edition of Truth Politics and Power.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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The DPRK Edition of Truth Politics and Power delves into the background and history of the nuclear stand off with North Korea. As Pyongyang contin...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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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
  • Length: 53:58
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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
  • Length: 54:56
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Donald Trump is not the only Nationalist in charge of a major military power and will soon run headlong into a long simmering dispute with another ...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 54:58
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