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Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad

Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad

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The business of culture \ The culture of business. Policy; media & tech; entrepreneurs and more. Full Disclosure airs on NPR member station VPM News.

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Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on 2020's Epidemics

Before Covid-19, the U.S. was already facing a number of public health crises. Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins the show to talk about the pandemic, the U.S. response, and the root cause of other American epidemics: loneliness.

Meanwhile, Election 2020...

A year that started with Pres. Trump riding a 50-year low in unemployment has devolved into a summer of pandemic, protests and the worst economy in a generation. The White House and Senate are up for grabs in November. Washington Week's Robert Costa and VOX's Jane Coaston discuss the many the moving parts.

Mythology and the Monuments

For as long as Richmond's Jim Crow-era Confederate monuments existed, there have been calls for their removal. The Atlantic's Adam Serwer and historian Dr. Julian Hayter join the show to talk about how the myths behind the monuments and the movement to bring them down.

Superpower Showdown: The U.S. vs China

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei of the Wall Street Journal on their new book, Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War

Disinformation and 2020

In this time of pandemic, protests, and a presidential election, how can civil society protect itself from the spread of disinformation on social media? We're joined by Siva Vaidhynathan, Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia and author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, and Celeste Headlee, public radio journalist and author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter.

Food Disclosure

While the pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of the industrial-agricultural supply chain, could the buy-local food and farms movement offer a promising future for our food supply?

The Long Con of Whitey Bulger

Bestselling investigative journalist Casey Sherman on his new book with Dave Wedge — Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture and Killing of America's Most Wanted Crime Boss. Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's criminal career spanned much of the 20th century, culminating in his 2011 capture and 2018 prison assassination at the age of 89.

Grit and the COVID Graduate

High school seniors are reassessing their college plans, and this spring's college graduates are entering the most punishing labor market in memory. With so much uncertainty, what can young people do to thrive? Linda Kaplan Thaler, co-author of Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary, offers advice on how this generation's young leaders can rise to the challenges of a COVID-19 economy.

It's Not Easy Being Green

How will Covid-19 and its economic and oil crises affect record gains made in clean energy? Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor at Bloomberg, joins the show to help answer that question. Plus, a conversation with Founder and CEO of solar-powered product manufacturer SolarMill.

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