Scheer Intelligence

Scheer Intelligence

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Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

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In “ Rigged,” historian David Shimer documents both countries attempts to manipulate democracies abroad — and comes to some questionable conclusions

Oliver Stone and Maj. Danny Sjursen frame their nation’s past and present in the context of the imperialist U.S. wars that stole their youth.

The former L.A. Times cartoonist thought he was protected by freedom of the press until his own newspaper came after him for a blog post about LAPD abuses.

Throughout the uprisings inspired by the killings of Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray and so many other Black victims, white leaders refused to learn from Black Lives Matter,…

In conversation with Robert Scheer, Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen examine their roles in our nation's bloody trajectory since the Vietnam War.

Bernie Sanders may never make it to the White House, but, just when we need them most, socialists like “Bigger than Bernie” co-author Meagan Day have picked up his torch.

As BLM protests sweep the globe, the movement’s co-founder Melina Abdullah talks about its roots and her hopes for the coming years.

Journalist Patrick Cockburn examines the disastrous inevitability of America’s failures in the Middle East as the region continues to reel from decades of U.S.-sponsored turmoil.

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from Greater LA

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from Greater LA

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OC desalination plant: Worth the money or environmental disaster?

In Huntington Beach, a debate is brewing over the construction of a desalination plant, which would convert seawater to drinkable water. The process is extensive and expensive.

from Greater LA

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'Creem': New documentary about the 1970s rock and roll magazine

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown.

City of Santa Monica lets restaurants serve in parking lanes, taking on the primacy of the automobile

The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown.

from Design and Architecture

A new test offers some benefits, but also some risks, to finding out if you are at high risk for Alzheimer’s - a disease for which there are currently no good treatments available.

The state of Alzheimer Disease in America

A new test offers some benefits, but also some risks, to finding out if you are at high risk for Alzheimer’s - a disease for which there are currently no good treatments available.

from Second Opinion

The pandemic has placed death and the acknowledgement of our mortality front and center in our consciousness and yet when it comes to dying, we understand little and do even less to…

Is there a way to prepare for a good death?

The pandemic has placed death and the acknowledgement of our mortality front and center in our consciousness and yet when it comes to dying, we understand little and do even less to…

from Life Examined

Death and dying are inevitable and a natural part of life’s cycle. The pandemic has brought the issue of our own mortality into sharp focus.

Why planning for death should start when we’re living

Death and dying are inevitable and a natural part of life’s cycle. The pandemic has brought the issue of our own mortality into sharp focus.

from Life Examined

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“We pathologize the dead.” Mortician Caitlin Doughty on funeral rituals and why death is often hidden away

Some Native Americans have long believed that death is part of the natural cycle of life and many cultures believe the dead spirit continues to  “walk on” implying the continuation…

from Life Examined