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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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
A mini-documentary on how the middle east crisis is spiraling away from the control of the big power nations that are playing out a great game of power and control at the expense of million of lives. ...
October 16, 2018
Contradicting positions agreed by the United Nations in 2016, Donald Trump heralded a Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem as his first action at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. The doc...
October 1, 2018
Storm surge barriers threaten the very life of the Hudson River. Jessica Roff of Riverkeeper on the Army Corps of Engineers alternative plan for building $60 billion for a vast dam across the mout...
September 19, 2018
Bandy Lee, MD is a clinical professor of law and psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She organized a conference held at Yale University last year held to look into the mental health of P...
August 6, 2018
Yatziri Tovar is a Dreamer and Media Specialist with Make the Road New York, the largest grassroots community organization in New York offering services and organizing the immigrant community.  Joshu...
July 23, 2018
Sam Menefee-Libey of the Dead City Legal Posse an organization supporting the J20 defendants. Spaeaking after prosecutors dropped the final 39 charges of the J20 defendants. Those were the last of 234...
July 16, 2018

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