Glen MacDonald

UCLA

Guest

Professor of Geography at UCLA, he holds the John Muir Memorial Chair

Glen MacDonald on KCRW

We’re used to talking about wildfires this time of year, but there are lots of fires burning right now around the world: California, Greece, Scandinavia, the Arctic.

Fires burning all over the world: We might look back and say 'those were the good old days'

We’re used to talking about wildfires this time of year, but there are lots of fires burning right now around the world: California, Greece, Scandinavia, the Arctic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before he died just 100 years ago, John Muir turned the love of nature into a kind of religion. He gave what he called, "the wilderness" a spiritual value.

The Legacy of John Muir

Before he died just 100 years ago, John Muir turned the love of nature into a kind of religion. He gave what he called, "the wilderness" a spiritual value.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

from Greater LA

Shepard Smith recently announced his resignation from Fox News. He strove to be as even-handed as possible when reporting.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

Evacuation orders for the Saddleridge fire have been lifted.

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Nestled between two Bay Area highways is a capital of hip-hop.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

There’s a lot of tension around immigration and the border, but could something as simple as a taco be a unifier, especially on this National Taco Day?

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers