FROM James Keach
James Keach, ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’ It’s hard to label musician Glen Campbell in any particular genre. His roots, of course, are deep in country music. But he was also one of the first artists to crossover from country to pop, landing hits on both Billboard charts. He even toured with The Beach Boys, acted in a few movies – like True Grit with John Wayne – and hosted a variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS. Now, at 78 years old, Campbell isn’t fighting tour managers or publicity agents. He’s fighting Alzheimer’s disease, which he announced to the world he had a few years ago, when he embarked on a final album and goodbye tour. One filmmaker had access to those months of months of recording and being on the road. James Keach directed the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me . He spoke with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
Bassem Youssef and Sara Taksler on 'Tickling Giants' Known as the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," Bassem Youssef hosted a satirical news show that was the first of its kind in the Middle East. The show was immensely popular, until the military-backed government forced Youssef off the air and out of the country. Youssef and director Sara Taksler tell us about their documentary Tickling Giants, which profiles Youssef’s leap from heart surgeon to super star satirist.
With first DREAMer deported, what's the future of DACA? The first DREAMer has been deported since Donald Trump took office. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes, who has DACA status. Border agents picked him up in Calexico in February. He was deported after he wasn’t able to produce an I.D.