Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policy makers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues – knowledgeable and thoughtful experts explaining the complexities behind major news stories in long-format interviews. Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.
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.
In addition to his work on radio, Ian Masters hosts monthly forums at Los Angeles’s UCLA/Hammer Museum. The Hammer Forum invites prominent and provocative guests to address relevant issues of public concern in conversation with each other and the public.