Russ Baker

Russ Baker Connects the Dots

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.

What Kind of a President would Gary Hart be today?

Reading Time: 2 minutes When he ran for president 29 years ago, Gary Hart was seen as the candidate of new vision and new ideas. Today he thinks we need to get back to the fundamental ideas of our nation’s founders. Gary Hart talks to WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman about the downward spiral from the revolutionary ideal of citizen participation to the corporate reality of Citizens United.

Fill Up Your Gas Tank — and Support Repression, Tyrants, Wars, Terrorism and Atrocities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every time you fill up your tank or buy the latest smartphone, chances are that you are putting bullets in a gun thousands of miles away. In this podcast, Leif Wenar, the Chair of Philosophy and Law at King’s College London, reveals the true ugliness behind the marriage of resource-seeking corporations and the most corrupt despots. He also proposes an ethical alternative — Clean Trade — that benefits everyone but the tyrants.