President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration President Obama will address the nation tonight at 5pm from the White House to unveil executive actions on immigration. KCRW will carry live anchored special coverage hosted by NPR's Melissa Block that will include the President's speech and analysis.
What A Failed Hip Hop Experiment Can Teach Us About The Future Of US-Cuba Relations An AP report accuses USAID of infliltrating Cuba's nascent Hip Hop scene several years ago. Now that Cuba-US relations have officially begun to thaw, what is the future of programs like these?
Scoring The Screen: Thomas Newman And the Music Of 'Shawshank' Oscar-nominated composer Thomas Newman — whose credits include animated films like Finding Nemo and Wall-E to classic dramas like The Shawshank Redemption — kicks off our "Scoring the Screen" series with Robert Siegel.
What Motivates People To Give? The holiday season is a big time of year for charitable giving. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about a study that says portion of charitable giving is driven by social pressure.
Was Sony Pictures Hack 'Cyber Vandalism' Or Something More? President Obama to called the Sony Pictures hack as an act of "cyber vandalism." Robert Siegel talks to Alan Friedman, co-author of the book, <em>Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know</em>, about that decision.
Yule Have To Try This Gingerbread Buche De Noel In Paris, holiday buche de Noel cakes verge on art. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan has created her own Franco-American version that's fun to make and "just as good as birthday cake," she says.
An 'Erasable Internet' Could Be Welcome In A Hackable World With our digital lives just a hack away from being released in the world, do we really want to store all our information in perpetuity? That's the question raised by <em>New York Times</em> technology columnist Farhad Manjoo.
Mayor De Blasio Takes Heat As City Mourns Slain Police Officers On Monday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to an audience of police officers for the first time since the head of the city's largest police union said de Blasio had "blood on his hands" for the recent killing of two police officers.
Brazilian Politician's Fiery Comments Revives Debate On Free Speech When a member of Brazil's congress said a female colleague "deserves" to be raped, it set off a national debate about hate speech and congressional immunity.
To Patients With Heart Conditions, It's OK For Your Cardiologist To Take Time Off A new study says that the mortality risk for patients with certain acute heart conditions was not negatively impacted if they are admitted to the hospital when a cardiologist isn't there. Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Anupam Jena about the study.
Groups Warn Of Dangers With Funding Of Universities By Koch Brothers In addition to famously subsidizing political campaigns, the Koch brothers also pour millions a year into think tanks and universities. Some warn that the funding can come with conditions that threaten academic freedom.