Reading Time: 8 minutes New ultra-precise mapping software is taking the practice of gerrymandering to levels never before imagined and, in so doing, is making elections irrelevant.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Imagine guns that will only fire with your fingerprints or biomarkers, that can do facial recognition, and that send out a GPS signal as to their location. Will that make guns safer?
Reading Time: 11 minutes Acadamy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) discusses how the changing climate is already contributing to global injustice.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A mainstream narrative is quickly taking shape, as it did following the Boston Marathon bombing. In this week’s podcast Russ Baker begins to ask the questions that will lead to a deeper understanding of events in Orlando.
Reading Time: 18 minutes John West was asked separately by both his parents to help them end their lives. His story tells us a lot about the moral questions surrounding assisted suicide and why it is such a hard topic for families to discuss.
Reading Time: 24 minutes How might the world be today had Bobby Kennedy lived? And who was behind his death? Paul Schrade, one of his closest confidants, who was also shot that night, looks back.
Reading Time: 1 minute A reprise of WhoWhatWhy’s podcast marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing with voices from Hiroshima.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Monsanto has given us PCBs, Agent Orange, Roundup and GMOs. For over two decades the company has shaped agribusiness. Find out in this week’s podcast how all that is about to change.
Reading Time: 19 minutes L.M. Bogad, a master of theatrical spectacle as a way to protest government policy, talks to WhoWhatWhy about “tactical performance.” Does it have a place — as a kind of force multiplier for protests — when all politics is devolving into entertainment?
Reading Time: 14 minutes The founder of a major research institute explains how to deal with conflicts that take place amid the global web of economic and social interactions.
Reading Time: 17 minutes In this podcast with radio host Peter Boyles, WhoWhatWhy founder and editor-in-chief Russ Baker discusses the suppressed 28 pages of the Congressional 9/11 Inquiry Report, which leads to the question: Who is really in charge of this country?
Reading Time: 19 minutes In the 1950s and 60s, at the height of the Cold War, the CIA cornered the market on the world’s LSD supply. In this podcast, get a firsthand account from a man who was there.
Reading Time: 20 minutes With the help of governments and their intelligence agencies, the global arms trade continues to be a controlling and corrupting force throughout the world.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Most of the media today reports on individual events and moves on. Russ Baker talks about WhoWhatWhy’s more holistic approach to covering these stories and to understanding how they are interconnected.
Reading Time: 11 minutes If taxes are the price we all pay for living in a civilized society, why is it the wealthy who benefit the most from our system of taxation?
Reading Time: 16 minutes Activist Rebecca Gordon argues that it’s time to bring to justice those in the US government responsible for war crimes, such as Abu Ghraib.
Reading Time: 19 minutes Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, tells of the lies that led the US into Iraq, the resulting chaos, and the price of having no coherent foreign policy.
Reading Time: 18 minutes Even in a close presidential race, candidates need only campaign in 10 “purple” states to optimize their chances of winning. So how healthy is this for our democracy?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The failure of immigration policy, the triumph of rhetoric over policy, has resulted in 2.1 million children, the so called “dreamers,” whose lives are frozen.
Reading Time: 22 minutes Mikey Weinstein is fighting what he considers the dangerously excessive influence of Christian extremism in the US military. It’s an ugly fight and the push-back against him and his group has been intense.