Category Archives: Mass Media

Farah Interview – Podcast May 12, 2024

Hope In The Face Of Atrocities And Bloodshed. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Philip Farah of the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. Given the narrative of fighting between Muslims and Jews in the Middle East, it may come as … Continue reading

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Councilmembers Interview – Podcast April 14, 2024

The Complexities And Challenges Of Managing A Small City. Steve Williamson welcomes three members of the Sedona City Council: Pete Furman, Melissa Dunn, and Brian Fultz to discuss some of the more controversial issues facing the city. None of the … Continue reading

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Podcast March 31, 2024

Misinformation And Disinformation. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland take a deep dive into one of the biggest political issues of our time – trying to sort out the truth while being deluged with spin, misstatements, half-truths, fabrications, propaganda, conspiracy … Continue reading

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Podcast November 6, 2023

The Republican Plans To Destroy America. In this show, we look at Agenda 47, the 2025 Project, and Trump’s own words to determine what to expect should Trump or another Republican win the presidency in 2024. In a new Republican … Continue reading

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Baker Interview – Podcast October 16, 2023

The Deficit, Inflation, Media, And Republican Dysfunction. Karen McClelland and Steve Williamson welcome acclaimed economist Dean Baker back to the show. Baker is co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. They begin by discussing the federal deficit. “It’s … Continue reading

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The Midterms – Podcast November 7, 2022

GOP’s Fear Playbook. On the day before midterm elections, Steve Williamson, Karen McClelland and Stephen Hanks address the lack of substance in the campaigns of most Republican candidates, noting that it’s easier for candidates to point out problems than it … Continue reading

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Singal Interview – Podcast August 15, 2022

Optimism For Democrats In Upcoming Elections. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome historian Dan Singal back to the show to give his views on the current state of politic affairs. Asked about Democrats’ prospects for the midterms, Singal, who has … Continue reading

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Bacevich Interview – Podcast April 18, 2022

Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine. The History And Unseen Consequences. Steve Williamson and Karen McClelland welcome Andrew Bacevich to the show. Bacevich is a Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University as well as co-founder and president of … Continue reading

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Baker, Segner Interview – Podcast April 11, 2022

No, Inflation Isn’t The Biggest Story Of The Biden Economy. Steve and Karen welcome Dean Baker, one of the nation’s leading economists, and friend of the show Steve Segner to discuss the economy and inflation. When asked whether inflation is … Continue reading

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We began this show 10 years ago to counter the many falsehoods circulated by rightwing media. By interviewing experts on a wide range of topics, including civil rights, community affairs, economics, history, justice and, yes, politics, our goal is to … Continue reading

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