Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly politics show where we take on the tough, divisive issues you’re afraid to talk about with your own family.

How serious were Donald Trump’s NATO claims? Are skeptics of Biden and Trump’s ages missing the bigger picture? Plus, a legal DEI battle unearths difficult questions.

Will failing to pass a border security bill backfire on Republicans? Can Joe Biden reconnect with Arab and Muslim communities? Plus, a moving Grammys duet provides a lesson.

Will the U.S. response to an attack on troops in Jordan prevent wider conflict? Can state and federal officials resolve a dispute over border access in Texas?

Will the potential candidates’ visions for the country match what voters are looking for? Plus, a Supreme Court case spotlights dueling approaches to compassion.

Where do GOP hopefuls stand after Donald Trump’s Iowa caucus win? Can the Israeli government eradicate Hamas without triggering all-out regional conflict?

The Supreme Court will decide whether Donald Trump will appear on this year’s ballot. Will President Biden’s message on democracy capture voters’ attention?

Are Nikki Haley and Ron Desantis running for 2028? Plus, looming changes to Title IX are sparking intense debates over the future of women’s sports.

Will Americans’ faith in the judiciary survive the stress of the 2024 election? What about the country's belief in journalism and policing?