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Panelists discuss how President Biden is doing one year into his tenure, what the U.S. can — and should — do about Russia, and what Republicans stand for in 2022.

from Left, Right & Center

The threat of war looms along the Russian-Ukrainian border, where nearly 100,000 Russian troops are stationed. The White House says Russia could attack Ukraine at any point.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chef Kavachi Ukegbu is on a mission to introduce West African cuisine to a wider audience starting with fufu, a West African, starchy staple used in lieu of utensils.

Fufu: How to make, eat, and what to pair with the West African staple

Chef Kavachi Ukegbu is on a mission to introduce West African cuisine to a wider audience starting with fufu, a West African, starchy staple used in lieu of utensils.

from Good Food

Writer Cathy Erway describes the process of roasting sesame oil, and gives recommendations for choosing the right bottle for cooking and finishing a dish.

Refreshing the pantry with one of the oldest oils used for cooking

Writer Cathy Erway describes the process of roasting sesame oil, and gives recommendations for choosing the right bottle for cooking and finishing a dish.

from Good Food

Panelists discuss how inflation is affecting consumers and lawmakers, and former congresswoman Jane Harman looks at voting rights and how to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine.

Inflation is erasing Biden’s other economic gains

Panelists discuss how inflation is affecting consumers and lawmakers, and former congresswoman Jane Harman looks at voting rights and how to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine.

from Left, Right & Center

For our first episode of 2022, we’re doubling our usual offerings with a best-of selection from the series, including Hector Morlet, Telenova, Miiesha, and more.

Best of Global Beat Australia: Six new tracks from GBA standouts

For our first episode of 2022, we’re doubling our usual offerings with a best-of selection from the series, including Hector Morlet, Telenova, Miiesha, and more.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Professor Dorinne K. Kondo discusses how the media has failed to represent the AAPI community, most recently in the latest season of “The Great British Bake Off.”

When comfort television gets uncomfortable

Professor Dorinne K. Kondo discusses how the media has failed to represent the AAPI community, most recently in the latest season of “The Great British Bake Off.”

from Good Food

Author and performing artist Michelle Zauner searches for identity and reconciliation following the death of her mother in her memoir, “Crying in H Mart.”

Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast) reflects on food and family in memoir

Author and performing artist Michelle Zauner searches for identity and reconciliation following the death of her mother in her memoir, “Crying in H Mart.”

from Good Food

Working in Iran, Asghar Farhadi makes compelling cinema despite strict government censorship. His new film “A Hero” is out now.

Asghar Farhadi on 'A Hero' and filmmaking under censorship

Working in Iran, Asghar Farhadi makes compelling cinema despite strict government censorship. His new film “A Hero” is out now.

from The Business

Thousands of flights were canceled this past weekend amid the COVID winter surge.

COVID rises (again), thousands of flights get grounded, airline staff get sick

Thousands of flights were canceled this past weekend amid the COVID winter surge.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Indie musician Moses Sumney talks about his new concert film called “Blackalachia,” leaving LA for North Carolina, and finding inspiration in nature.

How ‘Blackalachia’ helped Moses Sumney become the music artist he wanted to be

Indie musician Moses Sumney talks about his new concert film called “Blackalachia,” leaving LA for North Carolina, and finding inspiration in nature.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Four months after the U.S. withdrew troops and funding from Afghanistan,  residents there can’t afford enough food or fuel. One LA doctor is trying to help.

LA doctor tries getting food and funds to starving Afghans

Four months after the U.S. withdrew troops and funding from Afghanistan, residents there can’t afford enough food or fuel. One LA doctor is trying to help.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With a simple mission to provide his mom with good fish sauce for her cooking, Cuong Pham purchased a 16 barrel sauce facility in Vietnam.

Fish sauce: One man’s equivalent to a midlife crisis Maserati

With a simple mission to provide his mom with good fish sauce for her cooking, Cuong Pham purchased a 16 barrel sauce facility in Vietnam.

from Good Food

Food writer Bill Esparza knows his tacos.

Visiting Mexico City cuisine in LA with Bill Esparza

Food writer Bill Esparza knows his tacos.

from Good Food

The expanse of Latin America reaches from the tip of Chile to north of Mexico, from Rio Grande to Cape Horn.

Evolution of Latin American cuisine is focus of new cookbook

The expanse of Latin America reaches from the tip of Chile to north of Mexico, from Rio Grande to Cape Horn.

from Good Food

At Bros in Italy, food writer Geraldine DeRuiter was served foam, “frozen air,” and meat-infused molecules. She says the meal has changed her view of fine dining.

Michelin-starred eatery serves worst meal for James Beard Award winner

At Bros in Italy, food writer Geraldine DeRuiter was served foam, “frozen air,” and meat-infused molecules. She says the meal has changed her view of fine dining.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“El Rey” (the king) of ranchera music Vicente Fernández died on Sunday at age 81. Nicknamed “Chente,” Fernández was known for his songs about longing, love, loss, and heartbreak.

Vicente Fernández: Remembering the Mexican ranchera music icon

“El Rey” (the king) of ranchera music Vicente Fernández died on Sunday at age 81. Nicknamed “Chente,” Fernández was known for his songs about longing, love, loss, and heartbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Early in the new animated documentary “Flee,” Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen asks his friend Amin to close his eyes and take a deep breath.

'Flee’: Director used animation to protect his Afghan friend’s identity

Early in the new animated documentary “Flee,” Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen asks his friend Amin to close his eyes and take a deep breath.

from The Business

The Mexican-American author opens the wounds his father inflicted in a eulogistic debut that is as much about the U.S.-Mexico border as it is about healing.

Obed Silva’s memoir delivers a transborder story as universal as love and loss

The Mexican-American author opens the wounds his father inflicted in a eulogistic debut that is as much about the U.S.-Mexico border as it is about healing.

from Scheer Intelligence

Josh, Liz and Ross discuss America’s testing shortage and how Build Back Better is tending towards smaller things better. Then, special guest Paul D.

Well, should the Biden administration send at-home Covid test to all Americans?

Josh, Liz and Ross discuss America’s testing shortage and how Build Back Better is tending towards smaller things better. Then, special guest Paul D.

from Left, Right & Center