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Brigida Santos is a Los Angeles based producer and investigative journalist. She currently hosts and produces “The World According to Jesse” with former Independent Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura. The half-hour political series airs internationally Fridays at 4:30 and 7:30 pm Eastern on RT America. Every week, Jesse and Brigida investigate, analyze and comment on important underreported issues. 

Brigida also appears weekly on “America’s Lawyer” where she exposes corporate, environmental and government corruption cases as they go through the American justice system. The show is hosted by famed trial lawyer and “Ring of Fire” radio host, Mike Papantonio. America's Lawyer airs Wednesdays at 4:30 and 7 pm Eastern on RT America. 

As a news correspondent on RT America, Brigida has covered some of the biggest breaking stories including the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 2016 Presidential elections, Trans Pacific Partnership and Porter Ranch gas leak. She has also produced in-depth investigations on the conflicts in Libya and Yemen

Before joining RT America, Brigida produced and hosted “Off the Grid” with Jesse Ventura on Larry King’s independent television network Ora TV. 

She holds a degree in broadcast journalism from California State University Northridge. 

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss the corporate takeover of politics and how stakeholder capitalism is harming the public. Author Don Jeffries talks about his latest book, "Survival of the Richest: How the Corruption of the Marketplace and the Disparity of Wealth Created the Greatest Conspiracy of All."

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss "Operation Streamline," a Bush era policy that criminalized immigration, and whether it's time to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Latin American Studies Professor and immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky joins Jesse to talk about her book "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal."
Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos talk about the declining state of health in America and whether the sugar industry is behind the trend. Author Max Lugavere shares healthy eating tips and discusses research from his latest book, "Genius Foods."

Brigida Santos joins filmmaker and activist Peter Joseph on his podcast, "In All Seriousness,” to discuss the rise of blockchain technology and what it means for the future of AI, banking, the Internet, voting and more.

Special Report: On October 20, 2011 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by opposition forces in Sirte. His death was supposed to bring democracy to the people and save them from massacre but today, the country’s government is still divided and terrorist factions have taken over. Brigida Santos investigates what went wrong in Libya, what drove NATO to intervene and what life is like for people in the war-torn country today.

In this special report, Brigida Santos investigates the dark side of congressional transparency. Politicians consistently call for more transparency in Congress, claiming it curbs corruption and informs the electorate. However, a growing body of political science research reveals that legislative transparency has been corrupted by the establishment. When legislators are forced to vote publicly, their votes can be used as a weapon against them by corporations, foreign governments and lobbyists. Instead of empowering voters, congressional transparency overwhelmingly benefits those already in power. James D’Angelo from the Congressional Research Institute reveals how sunshine laws directly contribute to political decline, rising inequality and hyper-partisanship.

Brigida Santos joins Jimmy Dore to talk about media coverage of Syria.

Special Report: Twenty million people in Yemen are on the brink of death due to famine and preventable disease. What began as a civil war now extends far beyond Yemen's borders. Air, land and sea blockades by Saudi Arabia and its allies, have brought an entire nation to its knees, causing the worst humanitarian crisis and cholera outbreak in modern history. Brigida Santos investigates the neglected conflict, featuring Interviews with immigration lawyer Julie Goldberg and Doctor Riaz Karim, formerly of Yemen's MONA Relief Organization.

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos reveal changes at the FCC that will change the media landscape as we know it. Changes include gutting anti-monopoly rules so corporations can own even more media businesses, which will make news less reliable. TYT host Jimmy Dore joins the governor to discuss how repealing net neutrality puts independent media at risk.
Mike Papantonio and Brigida Santos talk about how and why sexual predatory abuse in Hollywood went on for so long with Harvey Weinstein.

In this episode of the World according to Jesse, the governor and Brigida Santos look at one of the most prominent problems in America - police brutality. Former Baltimore police officer Michael Wood Jr. debates former Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson. 

Via America's Lawyer: Mike Papantonio talks with Brigida Santos about how the lawyer who wrote a memo supporting Trump's appointment to the CFPB represented a predatory foreign financial company with a substantial history of sketchy debt-collection routines. To learn more about this topic, visit http://www.levinlaw.com/america-lawyer Ring of Fire needs your help!

Mike Papantonio talks with Brigida Santos about a massive investigation of US Navy corruption in Asia that featured wild parties, bribes and prostitutes, which has expanded to include more than 60 admirals.

Mike talks with Brigida Santos about how some states are using artificial intelligence against individuals during criminal sentencing.

America's Lawyer: Mike Papantonio talks with Brigida Santos about why San Diego California has been arresting its homeless population. To learn more about this topic, visit http://www.levinlaw.com/america-lawyer Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word!

America's Lawyer: Mike Papantonio and Brigida Santos talk about how the ADHD industry is targeting adults as they try to increase their billion dollar industry. 

Children in Fresno, California, are suffering from lead poisoning at rates nearly three times higher than children in Flint, Michigan. In Fresno, lead exposure comes from lead-based paint on old houses. RT's Brigida Santos investigates. Here is part one of her report. 

As virtual games and simulations improve, the line between real life and fiction will increasingly blur. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have been studying the effects of virtual reality on rats to find out how VR affects the brain's understanding of abstract concepts like space and time. RT America's Brigida Santos sits down with UCLA professor Mayank Mehta to discuss. 

A judge has approved a $4 million settlement in the 2015 methane gas leak that forced thousands of residents to relocate from the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The settlement angered many former residents who say it doesn't allow them to seek further restitution for their losses and the costs associated with relocating. RT's Brigida Santos reports on tonight on the news with Ed Schultz. 

The gas leak that began back in October 2015 and poured 96,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere has since been sealed, but it still may be making Los Angeles-area residents sick. RT America's Brigida Santos reports.

A group of intelligence professionals in California have examined the North Korean nuclear threat on the Port of Long Beach. The port serves as a main gateway to Trans-Pacific trade-and could be a top target. Brigida Santos went to find out more.

The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that limits the belongings of the homeless to what can fit inside a large trash bin. Though a step up from the previous rule, which only allowed the homeless to keep what they could fit in their hands, critics say the new law is seeking to punish the city's homeless population. RT correspondent, Brigida Santos investigates.