Reading Time: 1 minute What are the deeper issues in the Middle East that make it such a hotbed for violent conflict? And why are US fingerprints all over these crises? In this interview with California radio host Douglas Everett on Radio Parallax, Russ Baker discusses the surprising connections between them, including the explosion of Middle Eastern refugees in Europe, 9/11, and others.
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker and radio host Gary Null discuss the tragedy of Katrina, “disaster capitalism,” the Bush Administration’s hollowing out of government services, and more. What you didn’t hear … anywhere else during all the 10th anniversary hand-wringing.
Reading Time: 1 minute Among the more important “discovered footage” out there — capable of profoundly changing the ways we understand history — is this little gem. It shows a Secret Service agent being ordered off JFK’s motorcade car and objecting, as the president made his way to his demise. What do you suppose that was about?
Reading Time: 2 minutes This documentary examines America’s broken electoral system, focusing in particular on shenanigans in the fiercely contested election and reelection of George W. Bush. Though released in 2006 to a limited audience, its lessons have never been more relevant.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker returns to Denver’s KNUS (July 24). Tune in to this wide-ranging interview with Peter Boyles to hear Russ go deep on the Bush family’s true impact, the folly of wars sold under false pretenses, the family’s business practices, the Military-Industrial Complex and Homeland Security Complex, and general dastardliness of our elites and media. Full of surprises.
Reading Time: 1 minute There’s more to the second prison break by Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo than meets the eye. A podcast.
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker back on with popular Denver radio host Peter Boyles, talking about Jeb Bush dropping his last name for campaign purposes—and the mysterious, fiery death two years ago of journalist Michael Hastings.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy Founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker talks about US and world history, GroupThink, propaganda, disinformation, war, profits, bank failures and other crimes, scandals that destroy those who defy the system, and the role of the Bush clan in it all—with popular Denver radio host Peter Boyles. Some context as a third Bush contests the White House.
Reading Time: 1 minute Paul DeRienzo appeared on the Thom Hartmann Program to talk about the risk of contamination and explosions from America’s nuclear stockpile waste.
Reading Time: 1 minute With the Patriot Act debate raging in Congress, there has perhaps never been a better time to consider what’s at stake. And what is that? Most of us never really knew. But this documentary, from Executive Producer Robert Greenwald and Earl Katz, directed by Nonny de la Peña, whose work has been funded by a MacArthur grant and shown at TriBeCa Film Festival, spelled it all out a decade ago, and is as relevant as ever.
Reading Time: 1 minute In this post-trial discussion with radio host Peter B. Collins, WhoWhatWhy Editor in Chief Russ Baker discusses the amazing and consequential elements of this terror mystery that never got aired in court.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The major decision for the jury that sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death was whether he was a lone terrorist waging jihad or a gullible teen misled by his radicalized brother. On the seeming other end of the political spectrum, neo-cons are pulling out the gloves to gear up for 2016. What do they have in common? According to this 2004 documentary series, there are parallels between the rise of radical Islam and the rise of the neo-conservative movement that are worth taking a look.
Reading Time: 1 minute While covering the Baltimore riots, journalist Shawn Carrie was shot in the head by a police pepperball and held without being charged. These, however, are just two of the very many violations of civil liberties taking place in the wake of civil unrest.
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy readers have weighed in, and think The Century of Self is “nothing short of magnificent”; a classic documentary series that “every public school and college should use in their curriculum and for discussion.” We thought it was so important that we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it.
Ever feel surrounded by things you don’t need? There could be a deep-seated psychological reason for it. This series chronicles the rise of advertising and the development of Freudian psychology. Think you own your mind? You may want to think again.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever feel surrounded by things you don’t need? There could be a deep-seated psychological reason for it. This classic four-part documentary series chronicles the rise of advertising and the development of Freudian psychology. Think you own your mind? You may want to think again.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The War on Drugs has caused just as much damage, destruction, and loss of life as any war in the traditional sense. Rebecca Gordon, University of San Francisco professor and author of the book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, joins us to discuss.
Reading Time: 1 minute On Feb. 19, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals heard Dzhohar Tsarnaev’s argument why his trial for the Marathon Bombing should be moved from Boston. Since the media is barred from recording the proceedings in his trial, the oral arguments before the appeals court offer a unique opportunity to actually hear the case in action. Listen in to decide for yourself if the three-judge panel was persuaded by the arguments put forth by both sides.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. is the only home of the “American Dream,” a concept still so powerful that millions of illegal immigrants take grave risks to achieve just a tiny semblance of it. RadioWHO host Guillermo Jimenez interviews filmmaker Diego Quemada-Diez about his award-winning film examining the phenomenon, originally entitled “The Golden Cage.” It will debut on HBO this summer as “The Golden Dream.” Which is it? That depends on how you translate it.
Reading Time: 1 minute Before “Freeway” Ricky Ross gained infamy as a $3 million-a-day Los Angeles crack dealer with hidden CIA support, he was headed to college on a tennis scholarship. In the most explosive episode of RadioWHO yet, Ross gives host Guillermo Jimenez his definitive answer about the CIA’s motives to sponsor drug dealing. Was it just to support Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Most people know what Hollywood agents do: but how Paul Alan Smith does it is unlike anyone else.