Ben Zimmer

The Wall Street Journal

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Linguist, lexicographer, and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

Ben Zimmer on KCRW

Over the weekend, President Trump attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI. That came after he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

What does it mean to 'feel your oats?'

Over the weekend, President Trump attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI. That came after he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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A gunman in San Jose killed nine people and then himself at a light rail yard on Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Echo Park Lake reopened to the public this week after two months of being closed for repairs, with some obvious changes.

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A statewide program called Project Homekey converts motels, hotels, or vacant apartment buildings into long-term supportive housing for people living on the streets.

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Isaac Bryan is the founding director of the UCLA Black Policy Project and a big proponent of Measure J, which funds alternatives to incarceration.

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Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the Department of Justice continuing to represent Trump in E. Jean Carroll’s suit, Rudy on tape, special mastering and more.

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In Hollywood, merger mania continues, this time with a tech twist. Amazon is buying the storied MGM Studios, and the library of 4,000 movies and TV shows that comes with it.

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It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

KCRW is joining other public radio stations up and down the state to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.

Santa Monica has a reputation as a paradise for lefties. But the city isn’t exactly welcoming to Latinos.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand