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Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.

Secretary Nielsen resigns, starting a string of departures at DHS

Upheaval at the Department of Homeland Security

Secretary Nielsen resigns, starting a string of departures at DHS

What Trump the golfer can tell us about Trump the president.

The links between a president and his golf game

What Trump the golfer can tell us about Trump the president.

We don’t have the Mueller report yet, but we do have the Attorney General’s letter about the Mueller report.

The Mueller Investigation ends

We don’t have the Mueller report yet, but we do have the Attorney General’s letter about the Mueller report.

Democratic candidates are getting their days in the sun

Beto & Buttigieg & Biden & Yang

Democratic candidates are getting their days in the sun

Also in the show: President Trump’s first veto in defense of his border wall, Boeing, and college admissions scandal

Deadly terror attacks in New Zealand

Also in the show: President Trump’s first veto in defense of his border wall, Boeing, and college admissions scandal

Let’s talk about how we got here.

The House condemns hate

Let’s talk about how we got here.

President Trump said there is “warmth” between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even though their summit was cut short with no deal.

Sometimes you have to walk

President Trump said there is “warmth” between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even though their summit was cut short with no deal.

Plus: a catch-up conversation on the 2020 field

Who’s alienated in America?

Plus: a catch-up conversation on the 2020 field

President Trump decides he’s done waiting for Congress to fund his border wall. He’s doing it himself, or at least trying to, anyway.

'I’d rather do it much faster'

President Trump decides he’s done waiting for Congress to fund his border wall. He’s doing it himself, or at least trying to, anyway.

After a week of scandals, Virginia Democrats are in disarray.

We need to talk about Virginia

After a week of scandals, Virginia Democrats are in disarray.

Everyone is talking about Tuesday’s State of the Union, including us.

Bonus episode: State of the Union special

Everyone is talking about Tuesday’s State of the Union, including us.

Democrats seem unlikely to give in to President Trump’s wall funding demands, making another government shutdown likely.

Are border talks a 'waste of time?'

Democrats seem unlikely to give in to President Trump’s wall funding demands, making another government shutdown likely.

The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

The only way to fix it is to end it

The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

Listen to America change… one person at a time. For these six people, the politics of the Trump era have changed everyday life.

Left, Right & Center presents: Two Years, Diaries of a Divided Nation

Listen to America change… one person at a time. For these six people, the politics of the Trump era have changed everyday life.

We’re not talking about the hamberders.

Supersize Lies

We’re not talking about the hamberders.

More than 800,000 federal employees continue to go without pay in what could soon be the longest government shutdown yet.

No end in sight

More than 800,000 federal employees continue to go without pay in what could soon be the longest government shutdown yet.

And a continuing government shutdown.

New year, new Congress

And a continuing government shutdown.

A Left-only panel and a Right-only panel debate the future in this special episode

The future of the Left and the Right: what’s next?

A Left-only panel and a Right-only panel debate the future in this special episode

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

Mattis is out and we’re heading to a shutdown

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

President Trump says he’ll gladly take dire action if Congress won’t fund his border wall.

Proud to shut down

President Trump says he’ll gladly take dire action if Congress won’t fund his border wall.