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.
Reading Time: 6 minutes WhoWhatWhy reporter Dan Mika discusses his recent article on an underground fire in a landfill that also holds Manhattan Project-era nuclear waste on national radio.
Reading Time: 1 minute WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker was interviewed this week by Al Warren on the Phoenix-based radio station KFNX on a range of timely and timeless subjects.
Reading Time: 2 minutes CNN’s Richard Quest, author of a new book about the vanished Malaysia Airlines jet, talks to WhoWhatWhy. You may not agree with his conclusions, but few know more about this mystery.
Reading Time: 16 minutes A new wave of restrictive voting laws, coupled with unlimited political cash, reminds us that voting rights are still not guaranteed and the Founders’ battles are still not over.
Reading Time: 17 minutes Parole hearing number 14 for Sirhan Sirhan may have finally launched a search for the truth behind Robert F. Kennedy’s murder.
Reading Time: 1 minute Nothing about Donald Trump has changed in the decade since Tim O’Brien was granted unprecedented access to write about him — only to be sued for his effort. Today, he tells WhoWhyWhy about the mogul’s narcissism, greed, and psychopathy.
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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Every single day, criminals from all over the world are coming over the cyber border right into our connected devices with little to stop them. But the problem goes way beyond someone stealing our credit card information.
Reading Time: 1 minute Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig thinks that Congress has gotten so dysfunctional that either a major piece of radical legislation or a Constitutional Convention are needed to save our democratic government.
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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you drive your friends nuts talking about the deeper influences beneath the surface of a corrupt society? Have you been accused of being paranoid or a conspiracy theorist because of these views? Now, a former longtime congressional staffer says you are not mistaken.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Every day, we ask ourselves: Who…What…Why? Once a week, we invite you to Stop, Look and Listen to our podcasts. In 2015, we’ve given you a lot to listen to and think about — over 50 episodes this year, on a variety of topics. Here are some highlights.
Reading Time: 2 minutes People are killing each other all over the world. The stated cause? Religion. In this blunt, edgy podcast, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, goes after the ultimate sacred cow.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Donald Trump’s comments about rounding up Muslims and keeping Muslims out of the country are not so far-fetched in light of what happened after 9/11. The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is filled with internees who have never been charged with a crime. WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman talks with the editor of a diary written by one of Gitmo’s longest-serving prisoners.
Reading Time: 1 minute The 20 richest Americans now have more money than the entire bottom half of the population. Here are some surprising insights. PODCAST.