Nicholas Schmidle is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine and a visiting professor of journalism at Princeton. A former fellow at the New America Foundation, he is the author of To Live or To Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan.
Nicholas Schmidle on KCRW
More from KCRW
‘Pretty dang good?’ Debt ceiling deal clears key House hurdlePolitics
The House agrees to raise the debt ceiling. Ron DeSantis recovers from his Twitter debacle as he hits the campaign trail.
Even at Ground Zero of the Climate Crisis Denial Remains the NormClimate change
It is so easy for people to throw trash on the floor, waste food and water and engage in endless consumerism without being truly connected with the Earth around them.
Texts and mental health services could replace cash bail in LALaw
A judge ruled that keeping a person locked up because they can’t afford bail is unconstitutional in most cases in LA – for now.
LA’s newest black bear, why 2 LA juvenile halls could closePolitics
New York Congressman George Santos has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of financial crimes. He remains on the job for now, but faces decades in prison.
Are you doing any good by throwing food waste into green bins? YesEnvironment
If you put food scraps into a green bin with your yard waste, are you truly helping the planet? For LA residents, the answer is definitely yes.
Iran 1953: The Birthplace of Western Backed CoupsInternational
The story of a U.S.
Private Opulence and Public Squalor in the USNational
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.
Interpreting for the U.S. Army of the DeafNational
Robert Ham’s new film, Interpreters Wanted, sheds light on one of the most dangerous and underappreciated positions in the wars on terror.
No more fence around Echo Park? Residents have divided opinionsHomelessness
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.