Politics

Marianne Williamson is Oprah Winfrey's former spiritual advisor, a motivational speaker and a New York Times bestselling author.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 2020 presidential race has a crowded field of competitors, and many are making their way to Los Angeles for fundraisers, rallies, and other events.  KCRW will be tracking each…

from News Stories

“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.

Can Fake News Lead to Real War?

“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.

from To the Point

There’s a lot to consider.

Should Jeffrey Epstein be released on bail?

There’s a lot to consider.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The Health and Human Services Department has told clinics like Planned Parenthood that if they want to keep receiving federal funds, they can’t refer their patients for abortions.

The future of Planned Parenthood with no federal funding

The Health and Human Services Department has told clinics like Planned Parenthood that if they want to keep receiving federal funds, they can’t refer their patients for abortions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell and his Democratic colleagues in the House recently voted to condemn the president’s recent remarks about four Congresswomen as racist.

The evolution of the alt-right in America

California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell and his Democratic colleagues in the House recently voted to condemn the president’s recent remarks about four Congresswomen as racist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Challengers of the Trump administration's push for a census citizenship question are asking a federal judge in New York to impose penalties for allegedly false or misleading statements by officials.

Trump officials face cover-up allegations after failed citizenship question push

Challengers of the Trump administration's push for a census citizenship question are asking a federal judge in New York to impose penalties for allegedly false or misleading statements by officials.

from NPR

The Trump administration’s new asylum rule ends asylum at the southern border. The ACLU has promised to sue as soon as it goes into effect today.

Chaos and confusion as immigration officers get trained on new asylum rule

The Trump administration’s new asylum rule ends asylum at the southern border. The ACLU has promised to sue as soon as it goes into effect today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vice President Mike Pence recently visited a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas, where dozens of migrants were crammed into tight quarters. The visit raised questions about U.S.

Culture of crime and corruption within Customs and Border Protection

Vice President Mike Pence recently visited a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas, where dozens of migrants were crammed into tight quarters. The visit raised questions about U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

Tech firms to face lawmakers over antitrust, digital currency

Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

from NPR

The Trump administration published a rule today that would bar asylum claims from anyone who passed through another country on the way to the US-Mexico border.

Trump wants to end asylum claims for most Central American migrants

The Trump administration published a rule today that would bar asylum claims from anyone who passed through another country on the way to the US-Mexico border.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump had promised huge sweeps of undocumented immigrants over the weekend. But reports say U.S.

Deportation policies under Trump v. past presidents

President Trump had promised huge sweeps of undocumented immigrants over the weekend. But reports say U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A day after a series of tweets using racist language to describe the Democratic lawmakers, President Trump said the four members of Congress should apologize to him.

Trump continues Twitter assault on 4 minority congresswomen

A day after a series of tweets using racist language to describe the Democratic lawmakers, President Trump said the four members of Congress should apologize to him.

from NPR

Immigrants who want to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border must first apply for refugee status in another country, according to a new rule that is set to take effect Tuesday.

Trump administration implementing '3rd Country' rule on migrants seeking asylum

Immigrants who want to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border must first apply for refugee status in another country, according to a new rule that is set to take effect Tuesday.

from NPR

The challenge of climate change can seem overwhelming--especially with the Trump administration dropping the ball. But cities have opportunities to make change.

It’s time to talk about climate change

The challenge of climate change can seem overwhelming--especially with the Trump administration dropping the ball. But cities have opportunities to make change.

from To the Point

In January, Press Play's Michell Eloy followed two of California’s freshman Democrats during their first week as congresswomen: Katie Hill from Santa Clarita and Katie Porter from…

California Congresswoman Katie Porter's first six months in office

In January, Press Play's Michell Eloy followed two of California’s freshman Democrats during their first week as congresswomen: Katie Hill from Santa Clarita and Katie Porter from…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Plus: AOC makes the Fed interesting again

A resignation under pressure

Plus: AOC makes the Fed interesting again

from Left, Right & Center

This weekend, the Trump administration is expected to round up thousands of undocumented immigrants in at least 10 major cities, including LA.

How LA is preparing for ICE raids this weekend

This weekend, the Trump administration is expected to round up thousands of undocumented immigrants in at least 10 major cities, including LA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A United Nations expert finds the WikiLeaks founder has been subjected to psychological torture, and media around the globe played a part.

The Media Is Complicit in Julian Assange’s Torture

A United Nations expert finds the WikiLeaks founder has been subjected to psychological torture, and media around the globe played a part.

from Scheer Intelligence

President Trump announced today that the White House will no longer fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Head: Trump drops citizenship question on next census

President Trump announced today that the White House will no longer fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand