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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The first suspected U.S. case of novel coronavirus infection through "community spread" was left undiagnosed for days, hospital officials said, because the case didn't fit the CDC's criteria.

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This year, L.A. replaced the traditional polling place with revamped voting centers. There aren’t as many locations, but voters can go to any of them.

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from Greater LA

The Ahmanson Foundation has donated $130 million worth of art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), but they won’t be doing that anymore.

LACMA loses Ahmanson Foundation support as it undergoes redesign

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On Wednesday, President Trump put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S.

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On Wednesday, President Trump put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S.

The CDC confirmed on Wednesday that a Northern California woman had coronavirus. As it spreads, we have a UC Davis doctor answer your questions. How likely will you get coronavirus?

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The CDC confirmed on Wednesday that a Northern California woman had coronavirus. As it spreads, we have a UC Davis doctor answer your questions. How likely will you get coronavirus?

California has made voting more accessible, but not more understandable.

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California has made voting more accessible, but not more understandable.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the delegate race in the Democratic primary. He’s been the top vote getter in all three state primaries so far.

Democratic Party concerned about Bernie Sanders as frontrunner

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Next Tuesday, voters will decide LA County’s next district attorney, who oversees the largest prosecutorial office in the country. Jackie Lacey is the current DA.

Profile: LA District Attorney candidate Rachel Rossi

Next Tuesday, voters will decide LA County’s next district attorney, who oversees the largest prosecutorial office in the country. Jackie Lacey is the current DA.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged the American public "to prepare in the expectation that this could be bad." Here are some of the steps you might consider.

A guide: How to prepare your home for coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged the American public "to prepare in the expectation that this could be bad." Here are some of the steps you might consider.

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