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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LA is on average more than 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than it was in the 19th century.

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Jaime Jarrín has been the Spanish language voice for the Dodgers over the last 64 years. He’s called thousands of games, and his retirement comes at the end of this season.

After Dodgers retirement, Jaime Jarrín will focus on getting kids to college

Jaime Jarrín has been the Spanish language voice for the Dodgers over the last 64 years. He’s called thousands of games, and his retirement comes at the end of this season.

from Greater LA

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a bill that would make it easier for farmworkers to form unions, though he originally opposed it.

Can farmworkers unionize without deportation threat? New law aims to make it so

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a bill that would make it easier for farmworkers to form unions, though he originally opposed it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Big polluters are not just cars and power plants - they include the American health care system.

Medical Waste

Big polluters are not just cars and power plants - they include the American health care system.

from Second Opinion

Newsom is engaging in political self-sacrifice by jumping into national disputes, calling out anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion policies, says Joe Mathews.

Op-ed: Newsom is killing his slight chance of being president

Newsom is engaging in political self-sacrifice by jumping into national disputes, calling out anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion policies, says Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Five years after the #MeToo reckoning in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein’s trial is a few weeks away in Los Angeles. Have things really changed in the industry?

Harvey Weinstein’s trial is a few weeks away. Has Hollywood changed?

Five years after the #MeToo reckoning in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein’s trial is a few weeks away in Los Angeles. Have things really changed in the industry?

from Hollywood Breakdown

Author Zachary Karabell pleads that despite the militaristic noise, China and the U.S. share an economic dependency that would rupture the domestic economy of both nations if severed.

Zachary Karabell: China Is not the enemy - it is America’s indispensable economic ally

Author Zachary Karabell pleads that despite the militaristic noise, China and the U.S. share an economic dependency that would rupture the domestic economy of both nations if severed.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ response to Hurricane Ian, the feminist protests sweeping Iran, and the potential consequences of the upcoming Supreme Court docket.

Will DeSantis’ handling of Hurricane Ian help his potential presidential bid?

Panelists discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ response to Hurricane Ian, the feminist protests sweeping Iran, and the potential consequences of the upcoming Supreme Court docket.

from Left, Right & Center

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LA is on average more than 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than it was in the 19th century.

from Greater LA