Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.
Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.
Five days a week, Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews.
The program airs Monday-Thursday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time and on Sundays from 11:00 to Noon, broadcast live on KPFK, 90.7FM in Los Angeles.
Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day’s most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, Background Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.
Why Trump Will Not Clear the Air on Russia
Killing the Clean Power Plan and Censoring Science
The Impact of Trump's Reversal on the EPA
Suing Sessions on Behalf of Sanctuary Communities
Is Devon Nunes a Saboteur or Just Dumb?
Can Trump Make Obamacare "Explode"?
Civil War Within the GOP
More Murders of Russian Whistleblowers
Trump No Longer is the Leader of the "Free World"
Gorsuch's Most Shocking and Revealing Ruling
Nunes's Clumsy Attempt to Give Trump Cover
Trump's Achievements So Far
A Terror Attack on the UK's Parliament
Did Manafort and Flynn Commit Treason?
Will Failure to Pass the Health Care Bill Be the Beginning of the End of Trump?
The "Charade" Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Questions Gorsuch Did Not Answer
Will Threats From Trump and Warnings From Ryan Sway the "Freedom Caucus"?
FBI Director Comey and NSA Head Admiral Rogers' Testimony
The End of Bi-Partisanship in National Security
How Democrats Should Question Judge Gorsuch
Trump's Disregard For the Truth
What's Behind Trump's Strategy of Trashing Allies?
Should Democrats Block Gorsuch Like Republicans Blocked Garland?