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Radio news and analysis from The Nation
December 16, 2020
Talk Radio: Democrats Can’t Win if They Don’t Play
The vast right-wing talk-show network across the United States has enormous political sway—and Republican politicians know and embrace it.
July 5, 2018
Ed Schultz Respected the Wisdom of Working-Class People
The veteran broadcaster, who has died at age 64, gave the microphone to Americans who are rarely asked their opinions.
February 15, 2018
The alt-R&B of Rhye
Despite all of the sex baked into
, the album is striking for the sense of solitude that lurks beneath its surface.
February 14, 2018
With His Assault on PBS and NPR, Trump Seeks to Eliminate Real News
In much of America, PBS and NPR stations represent the primary alternative to fanaticism and fakery.
August 19, 2016
Krista Tippett: Speaking of Faith
In a new book, the host of NPR’s
tries to formulate a unified theory of secular spirituality.
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August 8, 2016
One More Media Organization Just Admitted: Unpaid Internships Have to Go
An organizing drive at New York Public Radio’s WNYC yielded an unlikely victory for interns—a paycheck.
March 20, 2015
Danny Schechter Was Our News Dissector
He criticized old media, he created new media and he knew the necessity of a free and freewheeling press.
March 19, 2015
Interview With Steve Earle
"Everybody thought everybody was fooling everybody. And both of us were probably right to a certain extent, everybody was fooling each of us."
February 11, 2015
Is Pacifica Radio Worth Saving?
Once a beacon of progressive programming, the network is now beset by financial woes and infighting.