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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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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
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The tension between the States and the Federal Government animates American History from the Constitutional Convention to Charlottesville. In the n...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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While every country puts the best possible face on events, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has devised a post modern propaganda designed to undermine tru...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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After the recent exchange of threats between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, host Neal Conan updates earlier edition of Truth Polit...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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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: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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As Congress and a special counsel investigate allegations of Russian meddling and collusion by the Trump campaign, a presidential commission looks ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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With investigations of the President and his campaign staff underway in Washington, Host Neal Conan talks about the procedure for the removal of ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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James Comey says that President Trump asked for a loyalty pledge…and his unwillingness to agree was the beginning of the end of his job as Directo...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
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As US advisers and aircraft lead the battle to capture Raqa’a, Russian, Iranian and Syrian government forces are also converging on the Capital o...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
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The battle over health care encapsulates the philosophical chasm between the two major parties: Democrats want to expand coverage even at the price...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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A Gerrymander Edition of Truth Politics and Power delves into the structural advantage that Republicans enjoy in the House of Representatives. Both...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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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
  • Length: 58:57