The independent photographer Robert Leutheuser began traveling in the Middle East in the 1990s. He found himself drawn to the region's stark desert landscapesas well as the welcoming Kurdish communities he met in Northern Iraq. These trips led Robert to what has become his main photographic for the last seven years: The Yezidis.
The Republicans win control over Congress along with over 20 state legislatures. So what's next?
A Washington Post columnist writes the most irresponsible column in recent memory, a new report shows that marijuana arrests are up, and listener mail on Uber.
The multiple ways special operations forces are stretched thin after 13 years of war, some additional thoughts on GamerGate, and listener mail.
How ISIS gets its hostages, and the schools that are keeping their fun military weapons.
Checking in on the tragic police shooting of John Crawford, ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for longer than the NFL suspended Ray Rice, and the White House says it won't send any ISIS prisoners to Guantanamo Bay.
Guy Schaffer joins us to discuss the climate march and broader issues related to the changing environment, and Obama addresses the UN General Assembly.
It's Cooking Week at BTR! On today's show, political scientist, author, and professor emeritus with Boston University, Andrew J Bacevich joins us to discuss his recent op-ed for Reuters on President Obama’s announcement on air strikes against the ISIS. And later, researcher for the Remote Control Project, Crofton Black discusses his work datamining documents from the Department of Defense on the corporate interests involved in the US Special Operations Command.
Peter Hart joins us to discuss the media's coverage of ISIS and Obama's expansion of the war, Molly phones in to discuss Adrian Peterson, and listener tweets.
Greg Basta joins us to discuss the key takeaways from the Zephyr Teachout campaign against Gov Andrew Cuomo, Obama addresses the country and announces he'll expand the war against ISIS to Syria, and listener mail.
Jessica Luther on gendered violence in sports, Zephyr Teachout's amazing and unlikely showing in the New York Democratic primary, and Obama says he doesn't need Congress' authorization to expand his war on ISIS.
It's Share Week on BTR! On today's show, BreakThru Radio's own Michele Bacigalupo tells us more about apps for monitoring police interactions. And later, Claire Mysko of the National Eating Disorder Association shares with us the best ways to dispell the myths about some of the most misunderstood mental disorders in psychology today.
The White House responds to the Ravens firing Ray Rice after video of him hitting his then-fiance is released, majority of US public now believes ISIS sleeper cells threaten Americans, and listener mail.
How Kabul is changing as the US occupation winds down, Obama says US may fight ISIS for next three years, BDB is shipping homeless people out of buses, and listener mail.
John Knefel of the Radio Dispatch podcast chats about why Westerners are joining the ISIS.
It's the first day of school and we've got education policy to discuss, a high ranking counter-terrorism official walks back the ISIS threat, and heroin rates are increasing in NYC.
A NYT op-ed on why Pre-K is good but not enough, school discipline guidelines in NYC will remain the same, and ISIS beheads another American journalist.
The Obama administration is reportedly considering beginning airstrikes in Syria, so-called anti-rape nail polish, and listener mail.
The New York Times obituary of Michael Brown refers to him as “no angel” and suggests his interest in rap music was somehow evidence of a nefarious character. Also, mission creep in Iraq and Radio Dispatch has a new four-legged co-host.
It's Mash-Up Week on BTR! On today's show, "Pop Culture Pirate" Elisa Kreisinger chats about copyright law and how the struggle of being a feminist consumer of media is real, and later the man behind the "Puglet" Kickstarter tells us what it's like to be a non-news story in the mainstream media.
How ISIS wages war over social media and the international backlash against it.