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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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The country’s strategy surrounded physical distancing, limiting large gatherings, and staying home while you’re sick.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Josh Barro talks with panelists Jamelle Bouie and Lanhee Chen about the decision to halt distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the tug of war over corporate tax rate, Russia…

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Josh Barro talks with panelists Jamelle Bouie and Lanhee Chen about the decision to halt distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the tug of war over corporate tax rate, Russia…

from Left, Right & Center

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin elected not to testify on Thursday in his own defense — in the trial over George Floyd’s death.

Analysis: Derek Chauvin chooses not to testify in his trial, and the defense rests

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin elected not to testify on Thursday in his own defense — in the trial over George Floyd’s death.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

Bullying in Hollywood: Ray Fisher and other industry workers speak out

Two recent stories from “The Hollywood Reporter” examine the toxic work environment in Hollywood.

from Hollywood Breakdown

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

Competing bills seek to clarify California’s hazy cannabis billboard rules

California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10.

from Greater LA

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

Long Beach and Pomona to welcome migrant kids. But some activists aren’t happy

In the coming days, LA County will begin hosting thousands of unaccompanied minors, children fleeing poverty and violence mostly in Central America.

from Greater LA

With so many unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, the federal government is scrambling to find places to house them.

LA County plans to take in migrant children, but some activists are concerned

With so many unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, the federal government is scrambling to find places to house them.

from Greater LA

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

How crime patterns have changed, and why Californians are buying more guns

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

Why some violent crimes are up in LA: Combo of COVID and nation’s long history with guns

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand