Retro Report is a growing series of over 125 short documentaries that tell the history behind the news.
Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
The Berkeley City Council recently declared a “climate emergency” and further stated that the world needs to “humanely stabilize population.” But in reporting this short documentary, we found that it isn’t the first time overpopulation fears have taken hold.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has asked for a sweeping review of US Special Forces – which military sources think will likely result in a cut to the elite commandos. We explored this very topic and the unusual genesis of Special Ops in recent story. Watch…..
An Australian court has found Catholic archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of covering up child sexual abuse in the 1970s. He’s the highest ranking Catholic in the world to be convicted of knowing about abuse, without having committed it himself. This is an issue we explored in our story “Shame of the Church.”