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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

May 11, 2021

There are lies, damn lies, and lies masquerading as journalism and politics. Lies in the press can span the complete political spectrum and no party is exempt, but the right wing, with its echo chamber and system of ping ponging utter foolishness, seems to have a particular problem with the truth.  This episode is...


Apr 26, 2021

Biden pledges to make America’s energy 100% carbon free by 2035, and to cut emissions 50-52%...That’s the strongest pledge the US has ever made! Meanwhile, it’s said that some cops across America are training extremist right wing groups like the Oath Keepers. Fact or fiction?  We talk to Clayton Moore, retired...


Apr 19, 2021

20 cities with the largest police departments have paid over $2 billion dollars for alleged misconduct and civil rights violations from 2015-2020. How about paying future settlements from police pension funds rather than taxpayers? The brutality would drop if cops knew their future pensions would be at risk. Current...


Apr 12, 2021

Coronavirus vaccines and the new war on variants; COVID vaccine passports; and Major League Baseball and Voter Suppression with special guest and former Phillies’ Doug Glanville.


Apr 5, 2021

As Derek Chauvin stands trial for the death of George Floyd, I reflect on the scores of similar cases I've reported -- on all ending in acquittal; Matt Gaetz is a member of Congress and rabid Trump supporter - he's in so much trouble even Trump has been advised to keep his mouth shut; and Part II of my interview...