This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: An intimate portrait of new journalism’s banner carrier, how the shutdown affected people of color, lying liars and the economics of mendacity, the Green Party responds to the 60 percent of Americans calling for a third party and The Mantle’s Shaun Randol on Africa and super-independent publishing.

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Guests, in order of appearance: Natasha Vargas-Cooper, Imara Jones, Jason Childs, Scott McLarty and Shaun Randol.

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