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Fifty years ago this Wednesday, Robert Kennedy ascended a platform near 17th Street and Broadway to deliver a poignant plea for peace and racial harmony in the wake of word that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been murdered in Memphis. The neighborhood, like so many Kennedy had visited in his brief ...
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin speaks during a press conference about being chosen by Pope Francis to be a Cardinal, Indianapolis Catholic Center, Indianapolis, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (Robert Scheer/IndyStar). 636116967544353601-03-022514-Archbishop.JPG Buy Photo. Archbishop Joseph Tobin ...

Robert Scheer: Hi, it's Robert Scheer with another edition of Scheer Intelligence, my alternative to the Central Intelligence Agency. And where, hopefully, the intelligence comes from my guests. And I know in this case it will, because we have Mr. Fish–Mr. Fish, otherwise known as Dwayne Booth to almost ...
The guy was lying in the parking lot of the Marathon station at 10th and Rural Streets, staring at nothing. A passerby probably thought he was dead, and had called 911. That's how the firefighters and I ended up at the scene. He was high on bug spray, and not the kind of stuff you slather on your skin to fight ...
A man in the country illegally has been charged with a federal crime after two gun scares, including one involving an AR-15-styled rifle equipped with a scope and bump stock outside a downtown Indianapolis hotel on the day of the Women's March with thousands of attendees. Ahmed Alaklouk, described ...
Members of Rolling Thunder stand in front of the audience during a roll call for the 50 missing Hoosier military members who have not made it home from Vietnam during a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans celebration at Plainfield High School, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Photo: Robert Scheer/IndyStar).

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The IndyStar team, comprised of the trio of reporters, photojournalist Robert Scheer and investigations editor Steve Berta, began looking into allegations of sexual abuse in gymnastics in March 2016 after learning of a lawsuit filed in Georgia against Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics. The lawsuit alleged ...
The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect, has decimated local ash trees over the past 5-8 years, and is making removal of these trees a necessity for area property owners, Monday, August 14, 2017. Robert Scheer/IndyStar. 636579324813939741-ash-52.jpg. Indian Hill launched the Reforest the Hill ...
Dustin Lance Black won an Academy Award in 2009 for the screenplay for “Milk,” a film about activist and politician Harvey Milk, and he has since gone on to fight for LGBT equality offscreen. He sits down with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer to discuss his risky but, he says, necessary decision to ...
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“Women and children—and indigenous women, in particular, and black women, in particular—have always been targets of police violence in the United States,” says Andrea J. Ritchie in a new interview with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer. In addition to being an attorney, Ritchie is researcher in ...
Following leads, the reporters — Kwiatkowski, Evans and Alesia, along with photographer Robert Scheer — traveled to 12 states and gathered public records from 23 states. Lawyers helped to unseal additional records in Georgia. After the story was published, their phone lines and email inboxes were ...
Robert Scheer/The StarBuy Photo Vice President Joe Biden greets kids at Sycamore Elementary School during a stop in the visit of the President and Vice President to Kokomo, IN, Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Robert Scheer, Robert Scheer/The Star.Buy Photo President Barack Obama and Vice ...
Led by editors Jeff Taylor, Ronnie Ramos, Alvie Lindsay and Steve Berta (who supervises investigations), IndyStar journalists Marisa Kwiatkowski, Tim Evans, Mark Alesia and Robert Scheer have continued to diligently follow the story about USA Gymnastics for nearly two years. In 2017, they were ...
His latest book, “Losing An Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy,” delves into the Obama administration's diplomatic success, but in a new interview with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, Parsi says many within Washington, and others abroad, impeded this foreign policy. “My point in the ...

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, addresses media members during a brief press conference before a speech at the American Federation for Children's conference, Westin Hotel, Indianapolis, Monday, May 22, 2017. Robert Scheer/IndyStar. 798322001-OS-Healthiest-Schools-Award-11.jpg ...
In April 2016, a few instances of nearby schools failing to report child abuse caught the attention of the investigations team at The Indianapolis Star. The journalists wondered how often it happened, and why. As one of the reporters, Marisa Kwiatkowski, looked into it, a source tipped her off to a lawsuit ...
Cars sit on the sidelines of 56th street, where crashes, delays, and slide-offs are common during a slow commute that is compounded by a layer of slick ice that fell overnight, in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (Robert Scheer//The Indianapolis Star via AP). Robert Scheer. Indiana trooper hurt after ...
Robert Scheer, Comfort Cases founder, spoke on the importance of community. Following, students packed 500 Comfort Cases for children and teens entering foster care. Citizenship Project concluded Friday with a student showcase and talk by Eric Stephenson, a social impact investing expert, alongside ...
“The thing to me that is most inspiring about this story is the women,” she tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in a new interview. “This is finally spilling into the area of equal pay, it's not just about sexual harassment anymore. … There's a slow sea change that's happening. It doesn't mean we don't ...
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will ring out all day long over Southern California's airwaves Monday, as KPFK-FM 90.7 broadcasts 10 speeches and other recordings to celebrate King's birthday. The recordings, which are owned by the Pacifica Radio Archives and housed in ...
This week, host Robert Scheer and Edelman delve deeper into “the conscience of the liberal,” as Scheer terms it, and discuss how Democrats share the blame of rising poverty rates and incarceration. Edelman, who was an adviser in the Clinton administration before resigning in 1996 in protest of Clinton's ...
Whitney Kincaid gets little kids so excited about her princess characters that they sometimes ask to come live with her instead of their parents. Two years ago she began to adorn herself with the dresses of various movie princesses and started entertaining children at parties and other events. And while the ...
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sat down with Georgetown Law professor Peter Edelman last week to discuss how President Clinton betrayed the poor and how other policies from the 1970s and 1980s fed mass incarceration and increased poverty. While Part One of the interview focused on the past ...
Georgetown Market offers this example of cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD, Indianapolis, Friday, September 1, 2017. The oil is used by a variety of people, and medical testing is being done to determine its efficacy in treating seizures, and pain. (Photo: Robert Scheer/IndyStar)Buy Photo. CONNECT 9 ...
“In terms of public policy and poverty … the research shows us that we'd have about 90 million people in poverty if we didn't have Social Security, the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, which is food stamps, and so on,” Edelman tells Robert Scheer during Part One of the KCRW's podcast “Scheer ...
It's that time of year again, it's time for my top 10 state and local stories of 2017. Yes, there were a lot of national events taking place, but we focus on politics here in the Hoosier state. 1. A Road to Somewhere -- Who would have thought that Indiana lawmakers would be thoughtful and responsible enough to ...
Robert Scheer: Greetings. This is another edition of Scheer Intelligence. I'm Robert Scheer, but the intelligence comes from my guests. And in this case it's Joel Whitney, who's just written a really terrific book called “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World's Best Writers.” And actually, my only disagreement ...
Deadly Listicle: The Las Vegas shooting punctuated a another year of gun violence in America. These 11 charts and summaries bring into focus: gun death statistics, children involved shootings, cost of injuries, gun laws passed, NRA spending and more. Photo credit: Jared Narber / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) ...
From the U2 concert at Lucas Oil Stadium to Indiana University basketball, take a look back at IndyStar photographer Robert Scheer's photos of the year for 2017. FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn. Robert Scheer's photos of the year 2017. Fullscreen. Post to Facebook ...
In the spirit of the holidays, television icon Norman Lear—on his podcast “All of the Above—is re-airing his two-part interview with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer. The two delve into politics after World War II, how Lear revolutionized television and today's political and cultural climate. Audio Player.
... Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America. In this episode of Scheer Intellligence, Ross sits down with Robert Scheer to discuss what can be learned from this small group of Americans, led by Jewish attorney Leon Lewis, and their efforts to thwart Nazi schemes in ...
In a new interview with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer, Stein clears up any misgivings about her trip to Russia---something she has also addressed in a Facebook live video. The two go on to examine the larger problem of the "Russiagate" hysteria permeating American politics. "I want to just be very ...
“No one was going in there, so he took it upon himself to send out cold emails to different organizations out there,” Buckley tells Robert Scheer in this episode of KCRW's Scheer Intelligence. “Jay's story as a journalist … it's inspiring. It's essential in this age to inspire others to go and do what he's doing.”.
In this week's episode of KCRW's “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer talks to Jere Van Dyk, who has reported on Afghanistan since the 1970s and has written extensively about the nation's evolution from a hippie haven to a battleground for the war on terror. Van Dyk's most recent book is The Trade: My ...
Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis' new documentary “Whose Streets?” may take the recent racial justice movement out of Ferguson, Mo., as its main focus, but its scope and significance are far broader. Take, for example, Foyalan's comment to Robert Scheer in this week's episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” ...
RS: Hi, I'm Robert Scheer, and this is Scheer Intelligence, where the intelligence presumably will come from my guests. There's no question today; it is journalist and author David Cay Johnston. And I want to say, this is Part 2 of an interview we began, a podcast that you can go get, in September of 2016.
Peter Nicks' newest documentary, “The Force,” is already getting Academy Awards buzz. The film, which Nicks made over the course of two years, follows young officers in the Oakland (California) Police Department, chronicling its attempts to enact criminal justice reform. Nicks sits down with Robert Scheer ...
State Senators Greg Taylor and John Ruckelshaus, from opposite sides of the aisle, are hoping to pass hate crime legislation in Indiana, Monday, August 28, 2017. Robert Scheer/IndyStar. 636468773319295458-OrganizationDay-KW-011.JPG. Supporters for hate crime legislation hold signs for love, not ...
The White House is discussing a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo in a major shake-up of President Trump's national security team. In the video above, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer explains the global implications of a departure by ...
Many Americans spend Veterans Day combing the internet for deals and discounts or hosting a backyard barbecue, rather than pausing to think about war and those we send to fight in it. Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer recently hosted veterans Ron Kovic, an anti-war activist and author, and ...
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer recently hosted veterans Ron Kovic, an anti-war activist and author, and filmmaker Oliver Stone at the ...
In this edition of Scheer Intelligence, Kornbluh sits down with Robert Scheer to dive into the past and explain what we can learn about the CIA's ...
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer recently hosted veterans Ron Kovic, an anti-war activist and author, and documentary filmmaker Oliver ...
Hinckle also recruited Robert Scheer, a former graduate student at UC Berkeley's Center for Chinese Studies, to write about the U.S. ...
In this week's edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer tackles a timely issue with constitutional law ...
Robert Sheer, of Avon Lake, works on his drawing technique Oct. 23, 2017, during the Lorain County Metro Parks Miller Nature Preserve's ...
Photographers are often asked how they captured a certain photo or what it's like rubbing shoulders with pro athletes or celebrities. Today ...


 

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