Harold "Hal" McAlister

Director, Mount Wilson Observatory

Guest

Director of the Mount Wilson Observatory; Regents Professor at Georgia State University

Harold "Hal" McAlister on KCRW

Fires as large as those blazing tonight in the Southland are usually spread by Santa Ana winds blowing in from the desert. These are a different story.

Wildfires Blazing Through Southland

Fires as large as those blazing tonight in the Southland are usually spread by Santa Ana winds blowing in from the desert. These are a different story.

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the Ukraine-Russia conflict as a proxy war between Russia and NATO. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pushed back on that characterization.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court is likely to end Roe v. Wade this summer. How could that affect states’ rights and other rulings on privacy, like gay marriage?

from Left, Right & Center

The U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams will split pay and prize money in a groundbreaking new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Business is booming for a maker of the prefab homeless shelters known as tiny homes. Can a company banking on homelessness also help alleviate it?

from Greater LA

Not traditionally considered a part of health care, transportation plays an oversized role in the management of chronic disease.

from Second Opinion

Veterinarians and Human health providers often deal similar diseases and that would stand a better chance of treatment with improved communication between the two professions.

from Second Opinion

Starting this August, performing an abortion in Oklahoma will be a felony. KCRW checks in with Dr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss how abortion rights could play out during the midterms, and how to win the Latino and Gen Z vote.

from Left, Right & Center

Gov. Newsom’s proposed $125 million legislation would expand abortion access in California, budgeting for more than 1 million abortion seekers traveling to the state per year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand