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 Latest

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ICE: Foreign students must leave the U.S. if their colleges go online-only this fall

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from NPR

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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What happened to the live music industry after the COVID pandemic hit

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from Greater LA

The federal government    released new guidelines    that say international students must take a portion of their classes in-person in order to remain in the U.S.   
  This is a big…

ICE says foreign students must take in-person classes to remain in US

The federal government released new guidelines that say international students must take a portion of their classes in-person in order to remain in the U.S.  This is a big…

from Greater LA

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday that international students will not be allowed to stay in the U.S. if they cannot take in-person college courses this fall.

Foreign students risk deportation if they take only online courses

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from Greater LA

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For some, surviving COVID-19 is the first step in a long road to recovery

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from Greater LA

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Federal PPP loan recipients include Yeezy, Jelly Belly, and other businesses

Many small businesses have sought loans from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). More than $500 billion in loans have been granted to qualifying businesses.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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