Not even North Korea's late supreme leader was immune to Hollywood’s charms. (Pictured, Choi Eun Hee, left, and Shin Sang Ok.)
Amy Berg's disturbing documentary on the Warren Jeffs polygamist sect zooms in on a story that oozes with archetypal evil.
Journalist Steve Fisher talks with KPFK’s Joshua Scheer about his and Anabel Hernández's investigative work on the missing 43 students in Mexico. Also, Truthdig's Kasia Anderson discusses Stephen Colbert's debut, and Liza Gold talks gun deaths and mental health.
Documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer talks with Truthdig’s Robert Scheer and Kasia Anderson and KPFK’s Joshua Scheer about the influence his films “The Act of Killing” and the just-released “The Look of Silence” have had on life in Indonesia, where the perpetrators of a 50-year-old massacre still hold power.
What if the Nazis had won in World War II? That question represents one of the thematic forces that shape Joshua Oppenheimer’s quietly riveting, Oscar-nominated documentary about Indonesia's 1965-66 tragedy.
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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: CIA veteran Glenn Carle takes us behind the scenes of a black site prison, Juan Cole says there isn't a Mideast backlash, and Kasia Anderson revisits "Zero Dark Thirty"This week on Truthdig Radio: CIA veteran Glenn Carle takes us behind the scenes of a black site prison, Juan Cole says there isn't a Mideast backlash, and Kasia Anderson revisits "Zero Dark Thirty".
Congratulations to Kasia Anderson, who won a 2014 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for her story on Pasadena City College's awkward and offensive treatment of one of its most famous alumni, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The poet and activist says his friend Edward Snowden's mind "is like cool, clear spring water." Also: Robert Scheer on President Obama's immigration overhaul, Keystone XL dies in the Senate, and Kasia Anderson breaks down the Bill Cosby rape allegations.