Background Briefing (5am)

Background Briefing with Ian Masters – May 19, 2023

We begin with the G7 summit underway in Hiroshima, Japan and examine the inescapable symbolism of Hiroshima summoning the issue of nuclear weapons to the forefront even if the summit’s agenda is largely about Ukraine, climate change and countering China’s more assertive foreign policy. Joining us to discuss what is likely to happen with Saturday’s … Continued


Background Briefing (5am)

Background Briefing with Ian Masters – May 15, 2023

We begin with the frightening prospect that Donald Trump could return to the White House with a recent ABC/Washington Post poll having Biden 6 points behind Trump. Although many Americans found Trump’s recent CNN Town Hall appalling, it is increasingly apparent that what Democrats think should disqualify him only makes him stronger and more dangerous. … Continued