Jonathan Bastian

Jonathan Bastian

Host, Life Examined

Jonathan Bastian is an award-winning public radio host. Prior to KCRW he worked for Louisville's NPR station (WFPL), and also created and hosted a weekly TV program that aired on PBS stations across six states. He has interviewed numerous influential writers, thinkers and policy makers, including Salman Rushdie, Congressman John Lewis, Jared Diamond, Michael Chabon, Oliver Sacks, Barbara Kingsolver, and many others. His work has aired nationally on NPR's All Things Considered and been published on NPR.org.

Jonathan Bastian on KCRW

Nine states, including California, have enacted Medical Aid in Dying legislation, allowing those who are terminally ill to end their lives peacefully by taking doctor-prescribed…

Death with Dignity legislation offers compassion and control

Nine states, including California, have enacted Medical Aid in Dying legislation, allowing those who are terminally ill to end their lives peacefully by taking doctor-prescribed…

from Life Examined

From Bronze Age farmers to New World colonialists, land ownership has been prized, sought after, inherited and fought over.

The role of land and landownership in shaping our history

From Bronze Age farmers to New World colonialists, land ownership has been prized, sought after, inherited and fought over.

from Life Examined

For the thousands of workers not on the front lines of COVID-19, the pandemic has ushered in a new era, not only in how we work but how we approach the jobs we do.

How the work world will change post the pandemic?

For the thousands of workers not on the front lines of COVID-19, the pandemic has ushered in a new era, not only in how we work but how we approach the jobs we do.

from Life Examined

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from Scheer Intelligence

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from Left, Right & Center

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Greater LA

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from Greater LA

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from Left, Right & Center

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand