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Joe Virgillito
Joe discusses the recent developments surrounding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, the Russian investigation, and President Trump's proposed budget.
Curt Goering returns to discuss the dangerous precedent of implicitly or openly approving torture and whether the United States can maintain moral leadership in the world if it does so.
Curt Goering, executive director of the Center for Victims of Torture joins the show to discuss the prevalence of torture in 2017, his organization's role, and the surprising number of torture victims living in the United States.
Our conversation with David Radley continues, as he discusses the slight uptick in premature deaths and attempting to overcome deficiencies with data.
David Radley of the Commonwealth Fund joins the show to discuss the organization's recently released Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which showed generally positive results and improvement.
Joe discusses his frustration surrounding the American Healthcare Act's rush to the House floor and mentions why it's important to ignore at least some of the things President Trump says.
BTRtoday sits down with genomics researchers Jennifer Hochschild to discuss the field's potential to change humanity as we know it.
We continue our conversation with Dr. Brian Primack, who discusses the time it will take to strike the balance between the benefits and detractions of social media, as well as establishing the directionality of future research.
Dr. Brian Primack joins Joe and Zach to discuss his study on the correlation between social media usage and social isolation among young adults.
Jan Null joins the show to discuss El Niño, common misconceptions about the weather phenomenon, and how it's one of many factors in global warming and cooling.
Healthcare reporter Lilo Stainton of NJ Spotlight joins the program to discuss New Jersey's high rankings on the Commonwealth Fund's Healthcare Scorecards, how the state's wealth factors in, and what the potential replacement of Obamacare could change.
Hypocrisy has long been part of political perception, but with Republicans fast-tracking healthcare, Democrats pushing Russian conspiracy, and both sides cackling about leaks, how much deeper can we delve into the political slime?
Joe discusses the glut of hypocrisy in national politics, our need to reckon with it, and Rachel Maddow's reveal of Donald Trump's 2005 tax forms.
In part two of our conversation, Jennifer Hochschild discusses the longstanding politicization of science, bipartisan approval of genomics, and whether or not the field will develop similar polarization.
Jennifer Hochschild joins the show to discuss the ethical issues surrounding genomic studies and the monumental impact it could have on humanity in years to come.
BTR social media director Irina Groushevaia joins the show to discuss covering the 'A Day Without a Woman' protests and the issue of whether men can discuss women's issues.
Dr. Steve Billet is back, this time to discuss issues with the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act and the lack of self examination on the part of Democrats.
Joe discusses the conspiracy thinking that has taken over the Trump-Russia issue, and ponders about the future of politics when everyone's hypocrisy can be pulled up instantly.
Frustrated fans would be less likely to call for a boycott or blackout if they felt a visceral, tangible stake in their favorite team's success or failure, even if it seems meaningless.
George Lucas discusses the lack of public trust in law enforcement surveillance and the future of cyber security and warfare.
Ethicist George Lucas joins the show to discuss the difficulties with ethics in cyber warfare, how misinformation shapes discourse around cyber security, and the justification of massive data collection.
Bill Povletich discusses the pros and cons of a publicly owned team, and provides his thoughts on the notion that the Packers' fan ownership is a scam.
Author and filmmaker Bill Povletich joins the show to discuss the ownership structure of the Green Bay Packers, the only publicly owned American professional sports franchise.
Joe discusses the week in news, from the Jeff Sessions controversy to New York's proposed surveillance oversight bill.
Comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler have been both rationally considered and wantonly overblown. Does his presidency really signal the early stages of American fascism?
During the second half of our conversation, Jeffrey Sachs discusses his recent opinion piece for the Boston Globe, concerns surrounding Donald Trump, and his faith in millennials.
Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs joins the show to discuss sustainable development, the current division in our politics, and the problem with our country's lack of forward planning.

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