International

Saudi Arabia made history in February when it appointed Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud as its first female ambassador to any country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week, a drug cartel blew up a three car convoy carrying women and children to a wedding in Mexico. Nine women and children died. They were dual citizens of Mexico and the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One of the best known Oaxacan restaurants is Guelaguetza in Koreatown. Fernando Lopez opened it in 1994.

Guelaguetza co-owner on Oaxaca’s family-focused traditions and making mole

One of the best known Oaxacan restaurants is Guelaguetza in Koreatown. Fernando Lopez opened it in 1994.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Carlos Salgado is chef and owner of Taco Maria and reigning Tortilla Tournament champion.

A guide to the food traditions of Dia de los Muertos

Carlos Salgado is chef and owner of Taco Maria and reigning Tortilla Tournament champion.

from Good Food

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. For the diaspora, the decision is both long-overdue and bittersweet.

House vote on Armenian Genocide a somber milestone in Glendale

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. For the diaspora, the decision is both long-overdue and bittersweet.

from KCRW Features

An in-depth look at a debate between James Baldwin and Buckley reveals ever-relevant truths about racism in modern America.

There is no Donald J. Trump without William F. Buckley

An in-depth look at a debate between James Baldwin and Buckley reveals ever-relevant truths about racism in modern America.

from Scheer Intelligence

TikTok is popular among teens, who are using it for videos, memes, and lip-synching.

Does TikTok threaten US national security?

TikTok is popular among teens, who are using it for videos, memes, and lip-synching.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Today   the   U.S   House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to adopt bill H.RES.296, affirming the   U.S  . record on the   Armenian Genocide  .

U.S House officially recognizes Armenian Genocide. What does that mean for Armenian Americans?

Today  the U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to adopt bill H.RES.296, affirming the U.S . record on the Armenian Genocide .

from KCRW Features

In the new novel “A Door in the Earth,” journalist-turned-author Amy Waldman takes an unspearing look at the do-gooder narrative.

‘A Door in the Earth’ looks at the downside of American idealism

In the new novel “A Door in the Earth,” journalist-turned-author Amy Waldman takes an unspearing look at the do-gooder narrative.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says President Trump’s withdrawal of soldiers protecting the Kurds violated “American honor.”

Trump’s Turkey debacle

Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says President Trump’s withdrawal of soldiers protecting the Kurds violated “American honor.”

from To the Point

President Trump today announced the end of sanctions on Turkey, which had been in place for about 10 days.

Trump says the U.S. is done fighting in Syria. What does that mean for the Kurds and ISIS?

President Trump today announced the end of sanctions on Turkey, which had been in place for about 10 days.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Tuesday night, the NBA season began with the Clippers beating the Lakers 112-102. Outside the Staples Center, activists were staging a peaceful protest for Hong Kong.

Protesters ‘stand with Hong Kong’ at Lakers-Clippers season opener

On Tuesday night, the NBA season began with the Clippers beating the Lakers 112-102. Outside the Staples Center, activists were staging a peaceful protest for Hong Kong.

from KCRW Features

Plans to bring the site-specific art exhibition Desert X to Saudi Arabia have  prompted a debate  about art, ethics and questions of engagement with a regime stained by the murder of…

Neom, the futuristic city coming to Saudi Arabia

Plans to bring the site-specific art exhibition Desert X to Saudi Arabia have prompted a debate about art, ethics and questions of engagement with a regime stained by the murder of…

from Design and Architecture

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced today that he cannot form a governing majority.

Netanyahu announces he can't form a government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced today that he cannot form a governing majority.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Not long ago, Justin Trudeau was being fawned over by the left for his youthful charisma and progressive politics.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau is fighting for his political life

Not long ago, Justin Trudeau was being fawned over by the left for his youthful charisma and progressive politics.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.

Mulvaney walks back Ukraine remarks, admits it wasn't a 'perfect press conference'

The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.

from NPR

A last minute ceasefire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

Who wins from the Syria ceasefire?

A last minute ceasefire in Syria; Mick Mulvaney confirms, then quickly denies a quid pro quo; and no one likes billionaires at the Democratic debate, not even the billionaire.

from Left, Right & Center

Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.

Get caught up: 4 big questions about the Trump-Ukraine affair

Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.

from NPR

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Syria. What is the Pentagon’s new strategy in the region?

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.   
  Mulveney also…

White House withheld aid to Ukraine for political reasons

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.  Mulveney also…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand