Michael Harriot

Staff writer at the Root

Staff Writer at the Root

Michael Harriot on KCRW

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

Takeaways from South Carolina presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates tried appealing to black voters during Tuesday night’s debate in Charleston. It was the last debate before Super Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In disguise, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviews people and gets them to say some pretty outrageous things. Now he has a new TV show on Showtime called “Who is America?”

Does 'Who is America?' really say something about America?

In disguise, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviews people and gets them to say some pretty outrageous things. Now he has a new TV show on Showtime called “Who is America?”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We talk about why the FX TV show ‘Atlanta’ is so unusual and so good. Donald Glover created the show. Now in its second season, it’s darker, weirder and more violent.

Unapologetic blackness is key to the success of 'Atlanta'

We talk about why the FX TV show ‘Atlanta’ is so unusual and so good. Donald Glover created the show. Now in its second season, it’s darker, weirder and more violent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez are calling on Councilmember Jose Huizar to resign. That’s a huge escalation in the growing troubles for Huizar.

from KCRW Features

He did, apparently. Just not while posing for photographs.

from Left, Right & Center

Art workers are speaking out about anti-Asian racism and urging others to become allies. Some galleries are installing new exhibitions and taking visitors by appointment.

Beaches in Los Angeles County reopened today.  But before you grab the towel and beach umbrella, LA is enacting several restrictions to maintain social distancing.

from News Stories

A Los Angeles real estate consultant has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering offense for participating in a “pay-to-play” schem e   at LA City Hall.

from KCRW Features

Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…

from News Special Programming

Tech titans like Apple, Google and Facebook are about to get low-tech competition to help detect the novel coronavirus.

from To the Point

The series “ Decoding Covid-19 ” offers a hopeful account of the international cooperation that has stemmed from the unprecedented crisis.

from Scheer Intelligence

On this episode of Greater LA: As we adjust to the new normal, some parents are concerned their young kids may be getting too much screen time as distance learning takes hold.

from Greater LA