Iran Deal; Politics of the NCAA; The Moral Arc

Listen Download |

The United States has just come away with an agreement that would effectively dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons program – so why are Republicans trying to torpedo it? We talk to Gareth Porter, author most recently of Manufactured Crisis: the Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Plus: gay-rights protests target the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis – we talk to Dave Zirin; and a discussion about whether the kind of thinking that science demands of us turns us into more moral creatures.

Guests on this program: 

Gareth Porter, investigative journalist and historian specializing in U.S. national security policy; author most recently of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

Dave Zirin, sports writer for The Nation; author of many many books about sports including Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a fellow at Chapman University, author of The Moral Arc: How science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice, and freedom.

The Moral Arc (book cover)

Support KPFA Today

Community Powered Radio for the Bay Area and Beyond

Founded in 1949 by Lewis Hill, a pacifist, poet, and journalist, KPFA was the first community supported radio station in the USA. Keep us going another 50 years!

Secure Online Donations