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People are outraged that an American dentist killed Cecil the Lion while hunting in Zimbabwe. But big game trophy hunting by wealthy Americans has a long tradition—think Teddy Roosevelt or Ernest Hemingway. And hundreds of lions are killed every year in Africa during big game hunts. But the biggest targets of poaching in Africa are elephants and rhinos, which, unlike lions, are endangered and on the way to extinction. Poaching has surged in Africa over the last decade, and terrorist groups are a big reason—they are now using money made from poaching to fund terrorism. Then, it turns out that cars are the newest frontier for hackers. Chrysler recently recalled 1.5 million Jeeps over hacking fears. And, during the last days of the book tour for his novel Infinite Jest, writer David Foster Wallace was joined by a reporter named David Lipsky. Lipsky wrote a memoir about the experience, which has been turned into a film called “The End of the Tour.” Finally, the first installment of a brand new segment on Press Play, where we talk to a KCRW DJ about new music. This week: Giorgio Moroder is one of the pioneers of electronic music. At 74 years old, Moroder has released his first new album in 30 years.  

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

Cecil the Lion and Big Game Hunting 8 MIN, 15 SEC

People are outraged that Walter Palmer, an American dentist, has killed Cecil the Lion while hunting in Zimbabwe. But big game trophy hunting by wealthy Americans has a long tradition—think Teddy Roosevelt or Ernest Hemingway. And hundreds of lions are killed every year in Africa on big game hunts.

Guests:
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare

How Poaching Funds Terrorism 6 MIN, 27 SEC

The biggest targets of poaching in Africa are elephants and rhinos, which, unlike lions, are endangered and on the way to extinction. During his recent trip to Kenya, President Obama announced more restrictions on the sale and trade of ivory in the U.S. But poaching has surged in Africa over the last decade, and terrorist groups are a big reason—they are now using money made from poaching to fund terrorism.

Guests:
Juan Zarate, Senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. (@jczarate1)

More:
Poaching and Terrorism: The Race to Protect Wildlife and National Security

Can Your Car Be Hacked? 7 MIN, 36 SEC

Don’t freak out, but it turns out that cars are the newest frontier for hackers. Chrysler recently recalled 1.5 million Jeeps over hacking fears. How worried should you be about car hackers?


Guests:
Aaron Robinson, Car and Driver magazine

'The End of the Tour' 13 MIN, 49 SEC

During the last days of the book tour for his novel Infinite Jest, writer David Foster Wallace was joined by a reporter named David Lipsky. Lipsky was a writer himself. He’d just published his own novel, and Rolling Stone sent him to interview Wallace for a feature story—the first author interview ever for the magazine. That article was never published, but Lipsky did write a memoir about the experience. That memoir has now been turned into a film by director James Ponsoldt. It’s called 'The End of the Tour' and stars Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Lipsky.

Guests:
Michael Silverblatt, host, 'Bookworm'

More:
David Foster Wallace on Bookworm

Music Roundup: Jason Bentley on Giorgio Moroder 8 MIN, 29 SEC

This is the first installment of a brand new segment here on our show. Every other week, we’ll talk to a different KCRW DJ about… what else? Music. This week: Giorgio Moroder is one of the pioneers of electronic music. At 74 years old, he has released his first album in 30 years.

 

 

Photo credit: giorgiomoroder.com

Guests:
Jason Bentley, Host, 'Morning Becomes Eclectic;' KCRW Music Director (@jason_bentley)

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