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Truth, Politics and Power – Weekly Feed

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Each week, host Neal Conan conducts in-depth conversations that help listeners learn the history, politics and risks of the new administration's decisions

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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

Weekly SubAuto seriesThe 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... Show full description


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As President Trump makes a crucial decision on the deal to contain Iran’s nuclear weapons program, two old enemies confront each other in eastern...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
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The effort to suppress specific words at the Centers for Disease Control represents another round in the long conflict between politics and science...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Two law professors from Yale argue that a now-obscure treaty, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, marked a major turning point in world history; prior to i...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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Donald Trump’s promise to end what he called the war on coal played a critical role in his presidential campaign. On the next “Truth, Politics and ...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Presidents use the power of speech to persuade, console, encourage and inspire. On a “Bully Pulpit” Edition of Truth, Politics and Power, Host Ne...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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After Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Advisor, admitted that he lied to the FBI and agreed to co-operate with the Speci...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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From Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo to the War on Terror, presidents have gathered more and more authority to start and conduct wars on their own. In a “Wa...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Legions of lobbyists and lawyers obscured the facts on tobacco and cancer for decades…even when tobacco companies knew their products caused cance...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has overthrown the political order to install his 32 year old son as Crown Prince. Mohammed bin Salman now controls th...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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After ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush attacked Trumpism in separate speeches, a look at seventy years of competition, co-operation a...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
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As the White House and Congressional Republicans press for sweeping tax reform, Truth Politics and Power Host Neal Conan explores the economic and...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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While details of the future obviously remain unknowable, we can predict that the next few decades will be profoundly affected by climate change,...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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The Kellogg-Briand Pact returns! Two law professors from Yale argue that the now-obscure treaty marked a major turning point in world history; prio...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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As the nation struggles to come to terms with the mass shooting in Las Vegas, host Neal Conan delves into the history of the debate between gun r...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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As President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un exchange insults and threats, host Neal Conan puts the nuclear standoff between Washington and P...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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As people in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico struggle to recover from storms, the Politics of Disaster is the next edition of Truth, Politics and ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border of Myanmar…they say the military is mounting a campaign of murder, rape and arson tha...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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The United States and Iran confront each other in Yemen and the Gulf, while the longtime enemies act as uncomfortable allies against ISIS in Syria...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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Legions of lobbyists and lawyers obscured the facts on tobacco and cancer for decades…even when tobacco companies knew their products caused cancer...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:56