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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Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the ouster of the controversial justice over a new allegation of sexual misconduct published in a New York Times essay.

from NPR

Governor Gavin Newsom is staring down the barrel of some bills that seek to expand the state’s so-called “red flag” laws.

from Greater LA

When the Spanish built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776, they booted the local native tribe from its village on a piece of land that is now called the Northwest Open Space.

from Greater LA

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A bill sitting on Governor Gavin Newsom's desk would require all UCs and state universities to offer the abortion pill to students who want it. Gov.

California might require all public universities to offer abortion pills to students

A bill sitting on Governor Gavin Newsom's desk would require all UCs and state universities to offer the abortion pill to students who want it. Gov.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly half a dozen Democratic presidential candidates want Brett Kavanaugh impeached after new information came out about possible sexual impropriety when he was at Yale.

The calls to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Nearly half a dozen Democratic presidential candidates want Brett Kavanaugh impeached after new information came out about possible sexual impropriety when he was at Yale.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

Documentary celebrates pioneering Texas columnist Molly Ivins

Columnist Molly Ivins said whatever she wanted about powerful people, including Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, and Newt Gingrich.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

Benjamin Neanyahu’s reelection might end hopes for a peace deal with Palestinians

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kamala Harris and at least four other presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

What would it take to impeach Brett Kavanaugh?

Kamala Harris and at least four other presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Climate change is an existential crisis.   If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.”  So says Sujatha Bergen, head of  health campaigns at the NRDC.  As her title suggests, eliminating beef  from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you.  She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says,  “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

Saving the planet one hamburger at a time

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

...  there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

Let me be clear...

... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

from Left, Right & Center

The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

Actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in college admissions scandal

The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

from NPR