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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Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris was in South Los Angeles on Sunday, speaking to a crowd at Los Angeles Southwest College.

from Greater LA

In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

from Greater LA

A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.

from Greater LA

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Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

Is it smart for Democratic presidential candidates to do Fox News town halls?

Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

Legal questions surrounding abortion rights

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday after eight seasons. Its main theme song, “A Song of Fire and Ice,” has become iconic and recognizable among millions of fans.

Ramin Djawadi on creating the music for ‘Game of Thrones’

The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday after eight seasons. Its main theme song, “A Song of Fire and Ice,” has become iconic and recognizable among millions of fans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

How blue jeans started in LA

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Billionaire Robert Smith pledged to pay off some $40 million in student loans for Morehouse College’s class of 2019, which includes nearly 400 students.

Can a billionaire solve the student debt crisis one loan at a time?

Billionaire Robert Smith pledged to pay off some $40 million in student loans for Morehouse College’s class of 2019, which includes nearly 400 students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About 7,000 white-collar jobs are being eliminated as part of Ford's massive organizational restructuring. The automaker says it will save $600 million per year as a result.

Ford slashes 10% of its global salaried workforce

About 7,000 white-collar jobs are being eliminated as part of Ford's massive organizational restructuring. The automaker says it will save $600 million per year as a result.

from NPR

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

The climate change candidate: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

from To the Point

This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

Roe, Casey – what’s next?

This week, we moved a lot closer to a court challenge that could significantly reduce or eliminate constitutional protections for abortion rights.

from Left, Right & Center