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The Torch – 01.16.17

Comedian and activist Randy Credico on his subpoena before the House Intelligence Committee, association with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the truth behind Roger Stone. Credico says he’s the victim of a modern day witch hunt that presages a new political inquisition similar to the dark days of McCarthyism and the black list. Immigration lawyer Eugene Goldstein on DACA and …

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The Torch – 01.02.17

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Historian, writer, activist committed to Indigenous people’s rights. How the gun “debate” signifies the rise of a new American militarism peppered by bloody incidents from Sandy Hook elementary school to Virginia Tech, a Charleston, SC church is acting out a very real history of warfare against native people and the …

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The Torch – 12.27.17

Tom Clements; Director of Savannah River Site Watch Savannah River Site Watch is a citizen environmental group aimed at following events at the Savannah River Site where plutonium was produced for nuclear weapons during the Cold War. It’s now the location a major clean up. Clements says that leaked documents show that the government is considering using Savannah River to …

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The Torch – 12.18.17

VOX is an investigative reporter and filmmaker who has been closely following allegations of Russian collusion in the election of Donald J. Trump. Vox says that the charges against Russia are exaggerated. The Russia investigation he adds is designed to undermine Trump and replace him with an even more warlike leader, probably from the Democratic party Dan Kovalik is a …

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The Torch – 12.12.17

Kate Moore author of  The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women Kate Moore tells the story of how these dial painters took on the radium companies that made them sick—as they were dying of radium poisoning. Their lawsuits were key to reinforcing the U.S.’s nascent workplace safety laws. Tom Carpenter Executive Director of Hanford Challenge TO CREATE …

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The Torch – 11.26.17

What are the Paradise Papers? The document dump that shocked the world again with the vast network of tax havens and money laundering organizations that link the .1% in the biggest tax dodge in world history. Sports, figures, artists, banks and hedge funds have parked assets and intellectual property off-shore stiffing schools, infrastructure and public utilities which depend on our …

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The Torch – 11.12.17

Download this episode (right click and save) Nadezhda Kutepova had fought for the rights of the residents of a town in the Chelyabinsk region. The young mother of 4 lost her parents to cancer’s contracted after exposure to radioactive materials at the USSR nuclear weapons fuel production plants near Ozersk int he Ural mountains. A 1957 disaster was kept secret until …

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The Torch – 06.18.17

Alexey Yaroshevsky of RT International and RT America. Alexey has traveled to more than 70 countries for RT – reporting on political, criminal, economic, social and cultural stories. He speaks about Russia and President DOnald J. Trump. Tom Devine has assisted over 5,000 whistleblowers in defending themselves against retaliation and in making real differences on behalf of the public – …

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The Torch – 06.04.17

James S. Henry is a leading economist, attorney and investigative journalist who has written extensively about global issues. James served as Chief Economist at the international consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. As an investigative journalist his work has appeared in numerous publications like Forbes, The Nation and The New York Times. He was the lead researcher of the recently released …

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The Torch – 04.16.17

Khaled Sayed is an award-winning documentary director, who worked as a lawyer in Egypt before he moved to the United States, where he studied Multimedia production at San Francisco State University. Khaled Sayed Filmmaker Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution Filmed primarily in Egypt in March of 2011, soon after the January revolution, this film introduces you to Egyptians who lived …