The Big Picture

  • ‘America: The farewell tour’ & climate change: What’s at stake?
    Holland Cooke speaks with Dr Gregg Marland from the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, and Marc Morano, former Republican political aide, founder of ClimateDepot.com, and climate change skeptic,...
  • The Big Picture
    The Big Picture with Holland Cooke tackles the latest in political news, debates, commentary and more. The program airs live every Friday at 1:30 PM ET, with re-runs at 7 PM and 10:30 PM EM on Friday and Mondays at 01:30 PM ET.
  • ‘America: The farewell tour’ & climate change: What’s at stake?
    ‘America: The farewell tour’ & climate change: What’s at stake?
    Holland Cooke speaks with Dr Gregg Marland from the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University, and Marc Morano, former Republican political aide, founder of ClimateDepot.com, and climate change skeptic,...
  • Home for the holidays? Air travel tips. Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?
    Home for the holidays? Air travel tips. Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?
    Here come the holidays, and if you’re making air travel plans brace yourself. Air travel isn’t just a routine, it’s a constant game we play. RT’s Holland Cooke gets travel tips from Andrew Appelbaum, attorney at...
  • Happy birthday NASA. 60 years in space!
    Happy birthday NASA. 60 years in space!
    NASA turns sixty. Where do we go from here? And why bother with space? You will see and hear the last man who walked on the moon, Gene Cernan, who sat down for an interview that has not been seen… until now. And, if you have ever wondered...
  • UN diplomacy on display & supreme drama
    UN diplomacy on display & supreme drama
    Holland Cooke speaks with former US diplomat Jim Jatras about UN General Assembly week as another perennial ritual unfolded. Then, what to expect as the Supreme Court begins a new session in October, with David Katz, former federal prosecutor, and...
  • Who’ll survive in US-China tariff battle? & weekly politics update
    Who’ll survive in US-China tariff battle? & weekly politics update
    On this week’s show, Holland Cooke discusses winners and losers in US-China trade wars. He first gets an insight from the President of the Iowa Soybean Association Lindsay Greiner, whose business directly affected by the tariffs, and Bart...
  • Toxic corporate culture & climate change: Is it too late?
    Toxic corporate culture & climate change: Is it too late?
    Holland Cooke speaks with David Lewis, president and CEO of Operations Inc, about sexual harassment in the workplace; and with Deborah Vagins, senior vice president of public policy and research at AAUW, about sexual assault on campuses. Then, a...
  • Free speech in social media? & fossil fuels v renewables
    Free speech in social media? & fossil fuels v renewables
    Holland Cooke speaks with attorney Rahul Manchanda about just how “free” our speech is online; then a discussion with Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University about climate change and the...
  • Are vaccines overused in the US? & Can AI replace animal testing?
    Are vaccines overused in the US? & Can AI replace animal testing?
    Holland Cooke discusses whether vaccines are overused in the US with Dr Sherri Tenpenny, osteopathic physician and author, as well as attorney and activist, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Then, a discussion about whether Artificial Intelligence should...
  • Privatizing the US postal service & getting some clarity about Lyme disease
    Privatizing the US postal service & getting some clarity about Lyme disease
    Holland Cooke discusses the possibility of privatizing the US Postal Service with Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein and Boom Bust host Bart Chilton. Then, Holland speaks with Dr Joe Alton about the dangers of Lyme disease, and the...
  • Is ‘Stand Your Ground’ a license to kill? & The latest ATM scheme
    Is ‘Stand Your Ground’ a license to kill? & The latest ATM scheme
    Holland Cooke discusses the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law and whether it should be abolished, with Attorney Mark O’Mara, who represented George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. Then, a discussion about police brutality with civil...