Peter B Collins

BFP Partner Producer & Host, Processing Distortion & the Boiling Frogs Show

Peter B. Collins is a radio producer and talk show host based in San Francisco. He has hosted talk programs on major stations, and for satellite radio and national syndication. He is an independent progressive who covers a range of important issues in his series of podcasts, available here.

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Radical Feminists Oppose Transgender Bathroom Rule

Peter B. Collins Presents Kara Dansky Recently, 13 state attorneys general sued to block federal orders regarding access to bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender individuals, and separately, the Women’s Liberation Front sued the Departments of Justice and Education over related issues.  Kara Dansky argues that any biological male can claim to be transgender to […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Media Malpractice in Presidential Race

Newsbud Interview:  Peter B. Collins presents Prof. Robert W. McChesney The FCC used to require radio and TV stations to provide equal time to political opponents, a standard that was jettisoned as Trump was given far more coverage than any others. We also discuss the future of Fox News after the scandal that exiled its […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- US is Most Aggressive Cyberwarrior

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist James Bamford As Russia is being blamed for the recent email leak from Democratic National Committee servers, NSA and intelligence expert James Bamford notes that the US is, by far, the most aggressive nation in the cyberwarfare space.  He notes that the US has hacked candidates and recent elections in […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Guantanamo Population is Declining

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Andy Worthington While Congress maintains its refusal to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Obama administration has reduced the inmate population to 76, and only 10 of those have been charged with any crime. More than half of the remaining 66 men are cleared for release, 16 are […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Hillary’s Hawks Want Escalation in Syria

Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Gareth Porter Clinton’s top pick for Pentagon, Michele Flouornoy, calls for US escalation in Syria. Gareth Porter comments on the report from Flournoy’s Center for New American Security, calling for US escalation in Syria, and convention speeches by Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton.  Porter also comments on Israel’s demand for […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Drone Strikes: Obama the Assassin-in-Chief

Newsbud Interview:  Peter B. Collins presents Prof. Rebecca Gordon Professor Rebecca Gordon comments on the July 1 White House release of estimates of civilian deaths from drone strikes targeting “militants” who pose and “imminent” threat to American interests, and concludes that most of the deaths “are almost certainly illegal” under US and international law.  In […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Prof. Stephen Zunes on the Chilcot Report & the 9/11 “28 Pages”

Newsbud Interview:  Peter B. Collins presents Prof. Stephen Zunes Prof. Stephen Zunes talks with Peter B. Collins about the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey and the massive purge by the Erdogan government in its aftermath.  We also discuss the recently released report in Britain by the Chilcot Commission, which identified serious errors in intelligence […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins – Episode #5

In the latest edition of Newsbud Report, Peter B. Collins gets Brexit commentary from outspoken British author and commentator Richard Seymour, and previews an important new documentary about cyberwarfare and the Stuxnet virus.  Plus, we will have recaps of important Supreme Court decisions on abortion and political corruption, and the growth of anti-Muslim hate groups […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins: Episode 4

From the Orlando Shooting to “Dissent Memo” on the Syrian War In the latest Newsbud Report, we look at how the Orlando shootings are driving media and politics; we talk with abandoned CIA officer Sabrina de Sousa about her impending extradition to Italy; State Department veteran Peter van Buren comments on the “dissent memo” urging […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins – Episode #3

Coming up in today’s Newsbud interview, military whistleblower Joe Hickman reveals how exposure to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan have exposed tens of thousands of our veterans to cancers and chronic health problems…he says it’s the new Agent Orange scandal…we’ll also look at the debt crisis in Puerto Rico, the roles of Bill […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins- Episode #2

Did we just finish Mainstream Media Malpractice Week? We examine the media’s premature projection of Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee. We report on the FBI’s expanding use of paid informants in “domestic terrorism” cases, like the recent convictions in Minneapolis; and the FBI’s push for expanded powers to monitor internet activity. We examine NY Gov. […]

Newsbud Report with Peter B. Collins

In this debut episode of “Newsbud with Peter B. Collins,” we put President Obama’s historic visits to Vietnam and Hiroshima, Japan in context with his activities regarding the nuclear arsenal and his expansion of the U.S. military. We also cover Israel’s new defense minister, Bayer’s bid for Monsanto and the pervasive impact of the herbicide, […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: California Moves to Suppress Critics of Israel

Peter B. Collins presents “A Call to Action” On two tracks, California is embracing unconstitutional measures to restrict speech and actions by opponents of policies of the State of Israel. In March, the University of California Board of Regents adopted a “Statement of Tolerance” that only focuses on critics of Israel and conflates anti-Zionism with […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Hastert Coverup Cemented in Place

Peter B. Collins presents Sibel Edmonds In the last week of April, the judge who sentenced former GOP Speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in jail described him accurately as a “serial child molester” while, perhaps unwittingly, he cemented in place the coverup of Hastert’s serious crimes (not limited to pedophilia) as a Congressman and […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: US Role in Unfolding Coup in Brazil?

Peter B. Collins presents Journalist Pepe Escobar Following the dramatic April 17 vote to impeach Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, Pepe Escobar unpacks the layers of corruption in his native country and suspects an American role in the effort to take down the pro-workers PT party based on NSA surveillance of the state oil firm, Petrobras, […]