Background Briefing (5am)

Background Briefing with Ian Masters – July 17, 2023

We begin with the hatred spewing from House MAGA Republicans like Eli Crane’s atavistic, racist complaints about “colored people” and Congressman Perry viciously attacking Biden’s Climate Envoy John Kerry and explore the origins of this hatred, how it has entered the mainstream and what can be done to restore civility and decency. Joining us is Wendy … Continued


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Background Briefing with Ian Masters – July 12, 2023

We begin with the heatwave in the south across Florida, Texas, Arizona and California with record temperatures impacting 54 million Americans about to see triple-digit highs this week.  Arizona, and Phoenix in particular, will experience intense heat and could swelter for its longest period on record in 110-degree high temperatures with California and the Desert … Continued


Background Briefing (5am)

Background Briefing with Ian Masters – July 11, 2023

We begin with tomorrow’s NATO summit ahead of which we have just learned that Turkey’s Erdogan has dropped his objections to Sweden entering the alliance. Joining us to discuss alternatives to joining NATO such as Ukraine modeling its future security on Israel, which is something Zelensky has suggested, is Stephen Wertheim, a senior fellow in the … Continued