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    Ian Masters

    Ian Masters

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    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.

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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


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Suing Sessions on Behalf of Sanctuary Communities

Is Devon Nunes a Saboteur or Just Dumb?

Can Trump Make Obamacare "Explode"?


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Civil War Within the GOP

More Murders of Russian Whistleblowers

Trump No Longer is the Leader of the "Free World"


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Gorsuch's Most Shocking and Revealing Ruling

Nunes's Clumsy Attempt to Give Trump Cover

Trump's Achievements So Far


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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?


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The "Charade" Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Questions Gorsuch Did Not Answer

Will Threats From Trump and Warnings From Ryan Sway the "Freedom Caucus"?


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FBI Director Comey and NSA Head Admiral Rogers' Testimony

The End of Bi-Partisanship in National Security

How Democrats Should Question Judge Gorsuch


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Trump's Disregard For the Truth

What's Behind Trump's Strategy of Trashing Allies?

Should Democrats Block Gorsuch Like Republicans Blocked Garland?


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