A conversation on the Republicans within the Nixon administration who opposed the president and Nixon’s attempt to use the federal government to go after his political enemies. We talk to Michael Koncewicz, he is the Cold War Collections Specialist at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.  He previously … Continued

For decades after its founding, America was really two nations–one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked their lives to flee their masters in the South in search of freedom in the North proved that the “united” states was … Continued

We discuss the legal issues surrounding the circumstances of Julian Assange with Karen Greenberg.  Assange was arrested in London last week, he could face extradition to the United States. Guest: Karen J. Greenberg is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and the author of Rogue Justice: The Making of the … Continued

After being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy for seven years, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British authorities. He could also face extradition to the U.S.  To talk about all the details of this issue we are joined by Ryan Grim, D.C. Bureau Chief of The Intercept. Then, A conversation with internationally-known disability … Continued

Instead perhaps of talking about Medicare for All, we should be talking about Veterans Affairs Health Care for All, a system that resembles what we see in Europe. Today we are in conversation with journalist Suzanne Gordon about the history of the VA, how it works and the efforts to privatize it. Guest: Suzanne Gordon … Continued

According to Jennifer Eberhardt, unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. Guest: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “genius” … Continued

A conversation about how history propagates itself quite consciously as we emulate the past.  We talk to Susan Jaques, author of The Caesar of Paris about Napoleon’s idea to turn Paris into “the new Rome”― Europe’s cultural capital― through architectural and artistic commissions around the city.  Napoleon had a tradition of appropriating from past military … Continued

A conversation with with Nina Khruscheva, she is the great grand-daughter of Nikita Khruschev, the former soviet premier who took over Joseph Stalin and an ex-pat living and reporting on Russia and the Soviet Union since 1993.  She is currently a professor of International Affairs at New School University, and a member of the Council … Continued