The Torch

A weekly program dedicated to investigating the stories that lay outside the mainstream and shining a bright light on the darkest crevices of the national security state.

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The U.S. grounds an aircraft built by a major defense contractor. We speak with Bill Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy about Boeing, The United...
March 27, 2019
Iconic education activist Jonathan Kozol on the college admissions scandal and savage inequalities of American education, The U.S. grounds an aircraft built by a major defense contractor. We speak wi...
March 18, 2019
Jacob Bacharach is a Jewish American author based in Pittsburgh.. He wrote an oped today on the website Truthdig.com. Saying that criticism of the left for anti-semitism has become it’s own dogwhist...
March 12, 2019
As temperatures in New York City plunged to the single digits this week, some inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn have been forced to endure the frigid weather without heat, hot w...
February 18, 2019
The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia, lifting what it sees as unreasonable constraints on competing with a resurgent Russia and a more...
February 5, 2019
Scott Ritter was the nuclear weapons inspector who first reported that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. He was an outspoken critic of the Iraq invasion and war who warned of the destruct...
January 21, 2019
Alene Lee (1931–1991) was an African-American member of the Beat generation in New York City whose romantic relationship with Jack Kerouac was the central theme in his novel The Subterranea...
December 17, 2018
Patricia Okoumou Immigrant Activist Tortured in France   On July 4th an African-American immigrant, Patricia Okoumou charmed New Yorkers when she scaled the foot of the Statue of Liberty to protest t...
December 12, 2018
The Torch investigates how slavery built New York City. Lisandro Perez is a professor at John Jay College and the author of Sugar, Cigars and Revolution, The Making of Cuban New York. He says few ...
November 12, 2018
Aaron Leonard: author with Conor A. Gallagher of "A Threat of the First Magnitude". Tells the untold story of the FBI informants who penetrated the upper reaches of organizations such as the Communist...
October 22, 2018

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