The scientific body of evidence is overwhelming: traumas experienced during childhood have a lasting, severely detrimental impact on those who experience them. And those adverse experiences change our very DNA. The good news? The consequences of childhood trauma can be reversed. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris offers a roadmap for changing our medical system to limit and heal the damages done to individuals, families, and society from adverse experiences in our formative years.
Rudeness is on the rise, and it's not only an unpleasant trend -- it's actually contagious and can even make you more likely to die on the roads or suffer a botched surgery. Comedian and author Danny Wallace takes us through the humorous history of modern rudeness, beginning with incivility on the internet, and how we can police the poor behavior and create a more civil society.
If you're a baby boomer or you saw the recent Steven Spielberg movie, "The Post," about the Pentagon Papers published in 1971 you know who Daniel Ellsberg is. He's the man that leaked those famous documents which informed the American public the government knew, for years, the war in Vietnam was unwinnable.
But Daniel Ellsberg actually had even MORE explosive documents that didn't trickle out at the time -- documents outline the US nuclear war plans. Ellsberg helped write them. And in his new book, "The Doomsday Machine," Daniel lays out those scenarios -- which are still classified -- and outlines exactly how many people on Earth would die as a result.
"Torture is illegal and we can't make torture legal..." Last week, President Trump announced the signing of an Executive Order which would not only keep the Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay open, but would allow for new prisoners to be held there. Alka Pradhan, a Penn State Law Professor and Human Rights attorney who has represented numerous men held at Guantanamo says that torture of detainees continues today and that continued operation of the facility undermines American national security.
Underwater nuclear drones, a shocking apocalyptic response to cyberattacks, smaller nuclear weapons that are more "usable," and trillions of dollars. . . that's what's at stake in this critical Nuclear Posture Review. Jon Wolfsthal takes us through the only policy paper in the United States government that lays out a framework which could lead to the Doomsday Clock ticking all the way down.
It's the most difficult conversation in America, and most of the country, regardless of skin color, still hasn't figured out how to have it. Until now. With impeccable grace, wisdom, and empathy, Ijeoma Oluo picks apart a topic that many have either dismissed as irrelevant or given up on entirely.
Richard Nephew is a scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also the author of "The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field," drawn from his experience as the the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating directly with Iran on the the current nuclear deal... The deal President Trump has denounced, though not yet officially scrapped.
Many conservatives agree that the Trump presidency can be considered a success, no matter what happens, if one goal is accomplished: a reshaping of the federal courts via the appointment of conservative judges. Zoe Tillman, Buzzfeed courts reporter, provides a reality check on the state of federal court appointments and the Trump administration's progress.
Dave Ross talks to Omar El Akkad, the Egyptian-Canadian journalist who wrote the novel, "American War." The book is inspired by the troubling divisions he sees in America today.
For the first time, the United Nations has commissioned a report on extreme poverty and inequality in the United States, and our nation's grade is grim. And the policies of President Trump are sinking the economic prospects for millions. According to Professor Philip Alston, the UN's Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, America is becoming the world champion of inequality, with tens of millions living in conditions most would only expect to see in the poorest developing nations, not the richest country in the world.
There is perhaps no man in America pushing back harder against the GOP tax plan than Ady Barkan, and he's doing it from a wheelchair while simultaneously fighting a battle against ALS. The bill would slash $400 billion from Medicare and put Obamacare on life support, which Ady believes every American should stand in opposition to. His life, and perhaps yours, could depend on it.
Retired 4-star general and Air Force Chief of Staff Merrill "Tony" McPeak joins Dave Ross for a wide ranging discussion of his military career and the third installment of his memoirs, "The Aerial View Trilogy." A can't miss conversation on the US-North Korean conflict, the state of the military and further insights from one our nation's top military commanders.
Rex Tillerson's overture to North Korea, offering to open talks without any pre-conditions has raised the hopes of many for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the peninsula -- and questions as to whether the Secretary of State even speaks for the President on foreign policy. Abraham Denmark, Director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia outlines the options for dealing with the Kim regime and what to make of US foreign policy under the Trump administration.
The stellar reporting of CBS News Correspondent David Begnaud has informed the nation on the tardy and inadequate disaster relief efforts provided on the island. Dave Ross unwinds what went wrong, who is to blame, and what the situation is on the ground for the millions of American citizens living in Puerto Rico who are still dealing with an unprecedented failure of federal disaster response in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Andre Norman takes the lessons learned from a youth spent in gangs and behind bars, and applies them to today's kids and the corporate world
The President says he's playing Santa Claus, promising to shower every American with a huge tax cut. Not even close, says this economist about the GOP tax plan. Dave Ross is joined by Stephanie Kelton to discuss the potential impacts of the bill on the economy and everyday Americans. Stephanie is a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University and a former Chief Economic Advisor to the US Senate Budget Committee.
North Korea has launched their most advanced missile yet and the response from the Trump administration is, yet again, more sanctions. Dave is joined by Richard Nephew to discuss where US sanctions policy is failing with North Korea, and how it should be adjusted. Richard is a former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State and the author of the forthcoming book, "The Art of Sanctions: A View From the Field."
Remember Pizzagate, perhaps the most ludicrous example of a fake news story that was pushed during the 2016 election, even by members of President Trump's own campaign? How did that story even bubble up into mainstream consciousness? Amanda Robb reporting for Rolling Stone in partnership with The Investigative Fund takes a deep dive into the murky origins of fake news. She traveled as far as Macedonia to unearth the anatomy of potential election-swinging stories that were once simply tabloid fodder but today are delivered right to your Facebook feed.
Michael Waldman reveals the true history of the 2nd Amendment, its modern context, and how political will -- not a legal or constitutional challenge -- is the only barrier to enacting meaningful gun regulation in the United States.
As Seattle prepares to scrutinize the next Mayor -- and her inevitable sweeping policy items on the horizon, Roger Valdez proposes market-based solutions to address the biggest issues the city faces: housing affordability and the epidemic of homelessness.
MSNBC Commentator Lawrence O'Donnell has studied what was undisputedly the most contentious election in U.S. history. He parallels the career and election of Richard Nixon with that of President Trump.
Internationally renowned photographer Lee Jeffries' photos of the homeless will be displayed on Seattle building to spotlights the faces of homelessness. Lee, Union Gospel Mission President Jeff Lilley, and Mike Cook, one of the homeless men featured in the installation, join Dave and Colleen for an enlightening and heartwarming conversation reminding us all the importance of caring for the least of us who live amongst us.
Washington's 45th District Senate race holds the key to the balance of partisan power in the state -- should the Democratic candidate win, the Democrats will gain majority in the Senate to go along with their existing majority in the House. Dave Ross and Hanna Scott introduce you to Jinyoung Lee Englund, the Republican Candidate for the 45th.
Washington's 45th District Senate race holds the key to the balance of partisan power in the state -- should the Democratic candidate win, the Democrats will gain majority in the Senate to go along with their existing majority in the House. Dave Ross and Hanna Scott introduce you to Manka Dhingra, the Democratic Candidate for the 45th.