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.

More from KCRW

Protests against alleged sexual harassment of McDonald's employees are planned for 13 cities Thursday. And Democratic presidential hopefuls are targeting the company's shareholder meeting in Dallas.

from NPR

Statistics have shown that kids from wealthy families generally score much higher on standardized tests than kids from poorer families.

from Greater LA

At a hearing yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended a new plan that would push undocumented immigrants out of public housing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Latest

A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.

AB 1356 would force more cities to open cannabis shops

A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.

from Greater LA

California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?

How California got a reputation for healthy living

California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This may be the year that California finally gets to pick who’ll be the next president.

A matter of primary importance

This may be the year that California finally gets to pick who’ll be the next president.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The European Parliament elections just kicked off across Europe. It’s a four-day affair. The results could eventually determine whether the EU will remain a united Europe.

The EU elections and the future of Europe

The European Parliament elections just kicked off across Europe. It’s a four-day affair. The results could eventually determine whether the EU will remain a united Europe.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Lovell Health House is at the edge of Griffith Park. The depression-era home was built in 1929 and was completely radical for its time.

LA’s iconic Lovell House is falling apart

The Lovell Health House is at the edge of Griffith Park. The depression-era home was built in 1929 and was completely radical for its time.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Wednesday, three more parents pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal.

Scrutiny on college admissions process may make it tougher for students with learning disabilities

On Wednesday, three more parents pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump administration is backing off plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Trump is keeping Harriet Tubman off the $20 bill

The Trump administration is backing off plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?

How California became a symbol of healthy living

California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand