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In-Depth Interview: Danish Psychologist, Author Is Wary of Self-Improvement Schemes

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Svend Brinkmann, author of Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze, joins us for an animated discussion about the limits of self-help programs and books. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Danish Psychologist, Author Is Wary of Self-Improvement Schemes

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PBC News & Comment: Gambler Trump Faces Big Loss on Obamacare Vote

With big stack of chips on the table, Trump insists on House vote; former casino owner should know “house wins”…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Gambler Trump Faces Big Loss on Obamacare Vote

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PBC News & Comment: Torrents of Leaks and Lies Deluge DC

House intel spat, as Republican Nunes shares new info with Trump and Democrat Schiff leaks in response, a duel next?.... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Torrents of Leaks and Lies Deluge DC

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PBC News & Comment: Truth Emergency Worsens in American Government and Media

Wall Street Journal editorial says “Trump lies like a drunk to an empty gin bottle”, as media outlets treat speculation as fact…. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Truth Emergency Worsens in American Government and Media

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In-Depth Interview: Author and Commentator Thomas Frank Talks About the Divided Democratic Party

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Thomas Frank, author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter With Kansas, returns to talk about the factions in the Democratic Party and the struggle between corporatism and populism. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Author and Commentator Thomas Frank Talks About the Divided Democratic Party

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PBC News & Comment: New Study Reveals Shocking Levels of Methane Leaks

Steve Horn at DeSmogBlog reports on new study that shows massive underestimation of methane leaks from refineries, gas power plants… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: New Study Reveals Shocking Levels of Methane Leaks

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PBC News & Comment: Comey Gives Limited Info on Russia-Trump Investigation

FBI and NSA Directors refute Trump’s tweets about wiretaps, deny British role, and admit counterintelligence, criminal investigations are underway… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Comey Gives Limited Info on Russia-Trump Investigation

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In-Depth Interview: Filmmakers Talk About H1-B Visas and the Immigrant Experience Today

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The new feature film For Here or To Go depicts the experiences of immigrants working in the US today, especially H1-B visa holders who are often treated like conscripts.  We talk with director Rucha Humnabadkar and writer-producer Rishi S. Bhilawadikar about the movie and Trump's immigration moves. Continue reading In-Depth Interview: Filmmakers Talk About H1-B Visas and the Immigrant Experience Today

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PBC News & Comment: On Wiretap Claims, Spicer Channels Trump’s Assertions

As establishment pols and media blast Trump over wiretap claims, Spicer sparks row with Brits, fact-free free-for-all… Continue reading PBC News & Comment: On Wiretap Claims, Spicer Channels Trump’s Assertions

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PBC News & Comment: Trump Travel Ban 2.0 is Blocked by Courts

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland block enforcement of new order that Trump admits is “watered-down” version of the first….. Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Trump Travel Ban 2.0 is Blocked by Courts