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In our divided country where fake news and alternative facts
compete with urgent realities and scientific truths, Ian Masters’
“Background Briefing” offers a daily digest of analysis and insight into
national and international events. While Donald Trump ignores the
Presidential Daily Briefing and gets a version edited by Stephen Bannon,
listeners to “Background Briefing” obtain the best open-source
information from the most experienced specialists closest to the scene
so that an informed citizenry can restore civic engagement and establish
a fact-based consensus on how our country deals with the challenges we
Five days a week, Background Briefing asks knowledgeable and
thoughtful experts to explain the complexities behind major news stories
in long-format interviews.
The program is recorded on Monday-Thursday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time and on Sundays from 11:00 to Noon. It is broadcast on WRUU on Monday-Friday at 9-10 am.
Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and
filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the
most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day’s most
important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, Background
Briefing, has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program
expanded to five days each week.