This...Is Interesting

This...Is Interesting

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Matt Miller – Washington Post columnist and Left, Right & Center host – talks to the world's most provocative thinkers. As timely as the week's headlines, yet tackling subjects destined to influence events for years. This...Is Interesting brings to listeners the people and ideas that are shaping our world.

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My conversation with Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

My conversation with A. Scott Berg, author of "Wilson,” a new biography of our 28th president.

My conversation with James Barrat, author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence And The End Of The Human Era”.

Special presentation on Friday, December 13 at 7:30pm: Political psychotherapy with Jonathan Haidt, author of "The Righteous Mind."

Behind the behind-the-scene stories of “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” with authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

My talk with Peter Buffett (Warren Buffett's son) about what's wrong with philanthropy.

My conversation with Alain de Botton, author of the new book, "Art as Therapy"

A conversation with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a leader of the Tea Party caucus.

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Former President Donald Trump is safe following a shooting at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. NPR News provides live coverage.

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Where does the Biden campaign stand following the NATO summit? The RNC debuts a new party platform. Plus, Alabama faces questions about forced prison labor.

from Left, Right & Center

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The possibility of a second Trump term loomed over this week’s NATO summit in Washington. KCRW looks at what’s on his foreign policy agenda if he wins in November.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jury selection starts today in the trial of Alec Baldwin, who’s facing involuntary manslaughter charges related to the fatal shooting on the set of his film “Rust.”

Alec Baldwin's criminal trial begins in New Mexico

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand