Patrik Jonsson

Christian Science Monitor

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It's taken almost a month for the shooting death of 17-year-old, African American  Trayvon Martin  to become a national issue.

Guns, Race and Trayvon Martin

It's taken almost a month for the shooting death of 17-year-old, African American Trayvon Martin to become a national issue.

from To the Point

President Bush has called for an increase in troops for Iraq , but US forces are already stretched thin. The so-called "surge" means an escalation of 21,500 troops.

More US Soldiers Are on Their Way to Iraq

President Bush has called for an increase in troops for Iraq , but US forces are already stretched thin. The so-called "surge" means an escalation of 21,500 troops.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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The author of “Because Our Fathers Lied” lays bare agonizing truths about America his father helped to shape.

from Scheer Intelligence

The all-Black Re-Collective Orchestra will make history on June 19 when it performs at the Hollywood Bowl’s “ Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom ” event.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rabbi Steve Leder’s insight on the Uvalde massacre and why we should reconsider our legacy when we die to include an ethical will.

from Life Examined

Local atheist volunteers started taking down illegally posted religious signs in public places less than a year ago. Now their plunders and crowdsourced maps are gaining traction.

from Greater LA

KCRW discusses the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, gun control politics, the status of the war in Ukraine, and whether the U.S. should change its policy toward Asia.

from Left, Right & Center

The results of California’s primary elections suggest cannabis industry stakeholders want a balance between law enforcement and progressive criminal justice reforms.

from KCRW Features

As President Biden attends the Summit of the Americas in LA, a caravan of of thousands of Central and South American migrants is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss revelations from the House hearings on the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Plus, the Federal Reserve takes big action on inflation.

from Left, Right & Center

Panelists debate the likelihood of passing gun legislation, how kids might be the ones to implement change on this front, and whether Biden could have prevented inflation.

from Left, Right & Center