PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Medicare for All with Dr. Margaret Flowers” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses how the dysfunctional U.S. health care system can be fixed with Dr. Margaret Flowers, a pediatrician and leading advocate for a single-payer system. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the soaring cost of health care.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Insane Clown President” with Matt Taibbi” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges examines the spectacle of the 2016 presidential election and the system that created President Donald Trump with Matt Taibbi, author of “Insane Clown President”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil highlights some of the more absurd moments of the election season.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The Power of Political Cartoons with Mr. Fish” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the influence of editorial cartoons and the plight of the artists who make them with political cartoonist Dwayne Booth, also known as Mr. Fish. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil explores what we have done to dissident artists throughout American history.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The American Empire with Allan Nairn” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, host Chris Hedges examines the future of the American empire under the Trump Administration with investigative journalist Allan Nairn. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the global reach of the American military.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “President Obama’s Legacy with Glen Ford” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges looks back on President Barack Obama’s legacy with Glen Ford, Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report. They examine Obama’s role in boosting the war industry, serving corporate interests and depleting the privacy rights of Americans. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at some of the darker decisions made over the past eight years.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “The Pay to Play Clinton Foundation Losing Donors After Hillary’s Embarrasing Failure of a Presidential Bid” / RT America / Anya Parampil ☮

The Clinton Foundation announced that the Clinton Global Initiative will shut down in April. The announcement coincides with their decision to terminate the employment of 22 employees, citing a lack of funding due to an overall decrease in donations and the loss of several high profile donors. RT correspondent Anya Parampil reports.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Real Purpose of Intel Report on Russian Hacking with Abby Martin and Ben Norton” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by journalists Abby Martin and Ben Norton to discuss the declassified U.S. intelligence report on Russia’s alleged “influence campaign” on the U.S. presidential election. They explore the allegations and why a large portion of the report is dedicated to RT America’s programming. RT correspondent Anya Parampil details the charges made in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence report.