Jeffrey Sharlet

Dartmouth College

Guest

Associate professor of English at Dartmouth College, and a fellow with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute; journalist and author, most recently, of Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness and the Country in Betweencontributing editor at Harper's magazine; former research scholar at the New York University Center for Religion and Media 

Jeffrey Sharlet on KCRW

On March first of this year, an unarmed, black man named Charly Keunang was tased and then shot to death on Skid Row by officers of the LAPD. Video shot by a bystander went viral.

Local Law Enforcement under the Microscope

On March first of this year, an unarmed, black man named Charly Keunang was tased and then shot to death on Skid Row by officers of the LAPD. Video shot by a bystander went viral.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The Sochi Olympics have focused attention on Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws, but homophobia runs deep in Russia and elsewhere around the world.

Homophobia and Gay Rights in Putin's Russia

The Sochi Olympics have focused attention on Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws, but homophobia runs deep in Russia and elsewhere around the world.

from To the Point

The  Gallup Poll  says more than 90 percent of Americans believe in some kind of God, but more and more don't identify with any particular denomination.

Is America More Religious than Ever?

The Gallup Poll says more than 90 percent of Americans believe in some kind of God, but more and more don't identify with any particular denomination.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

from KCRW Features

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

from Greater LA

In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

from Scheer Intelligence

Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

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