Patrick Smith

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Pilot; host of website Ask the Pilot and author of Ask the Pilot: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel; former contributor to Salon, the Daily Beast and other online publications

Patrick Smith on KCRW

It’s going to hit more than 120 degrees in Palm Springs and Death Valley today, and 96 degrees in the Valley.

Heat wave: When will it end, why is it grounding planes?

It’s going to hit more than 120 degrees in Palm Springs and Death Valley today, and 96 degrees in the Valley.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There's a new development in the baffling disappearance of  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370  four days after it took off from Kuala Lampur on its way to Beijing.

Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Continues

There's a new development in the baffling disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 four days after it took off from Kuala Lampur on its way to Beijing.

from To the Point

Saturday in San Francisco, two passengers were killed and many were injured when an  Asiana Airlines Boeing 777  struck a sea wall at the end of a runway, broke into pieces and caught…

Learning from the 777 Crash at San Francisco Airport

Saturday in San Francisco, two passengers were killed and many were injured when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 struck a sea wall at the end of a runway, broke into pieces and caught…

from To the Point

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Celebrity athletes are shaping American politics and culture, says Jane Coaston of the New York Times.

from To the Point

The story of the National Rifle Association involves infighting and backstabbing, million-dollar corruption, and a red-headed Russian spy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the first time ever, more than 100,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in just one year , according to preliminary numbers released by the CDC this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case about a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after 15 weeks and punishes doctors who violate that law.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

AAA expects more than 53 million people to travel for Thanksgiving this year, nearly matching pre-pandemic levels amid hopes of a semi-formal holiday season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Aaron Maté joins Robert Scheer to discuss the damning new Justice Department evidence that the Hillary Clinton campaign conspired to finance and promote the totally fraudulent “Steele…

from Scheer Intelligence

There may come a day when fire-prone areas like Malibu aren’t habitable as climate change makes wildfires more frequent and more difficult to control.

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White discuss the second indictment from John Durham’s investigation into the investigation of the Trump campaign and Russia.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Torture victim Majid Khan’s lawyer J. Wells Dixon joins Robert Scheer to discuss his client’s shocking testimony about the CIA’s so-called “enhanced interrogation tactics.”

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