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

The Federal Reserve is not working for the people but for wealthy individuals and corporations that can afford to have a say in the rules.

from Scheer Intelligence

Despite war and pandemic, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof finds good news in a “stunning” decline of worldwide poverty and “extraordinary” improvements in child mortality.

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from Greater LA

After a year of war and carnage in Ukraine, the fighting continues, and there are no signs of it slowing down.

from Scheer Intelligence

Senator Dianne Feinstein is retiring at the end of her term and will not seek reelection. She’s led a three decade-plus career in California politics.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two years after police cleared a large homeless camp and the city fenced Echo Park Lake amid massive protests, a new council member wants to bring down the chain link barrier.

from Greater LA