Professor of Economics, Oxford University
Professor of Economics at Oxford University; author of The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It and Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
With the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan at his side, President Obama today promised increased military and civilian aid to both countries.
May. 6, 2009from Which Way, L.A.?
Two years ago, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai refused to shake hands with General Pervez Musharaff.
May. 6, 2009from To the Point
In this episode of The Legal Eagle Files, KCRW host and journalist Madeleine Brand talks with law professor Jessica Levinson about how states can act now to ensure that voters can s…
May. 5from The Legal Eagle Files
A former aide to Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar has agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in connection with the federal “pay-to-play” corruption…
May. 29from KCRW Features
Cities nationwide have erupted in anguish and protest after police recently took the lives of African Americans: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
May. 29from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The global COVID-19 outbreak has forced businesses to reevaluate how they operate, and it’s rekindled conversations around paid sick leave. Dr.
May. 4from KCRW Features
George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer and the world saw the incident on video.
May. 29from Left, Right & Center
As public health officials continue to encourage families to stay at home, some are weighing the risks and benefits of expanding their social circles.
May. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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.
May. 14from KCRW Features
Banking expert Nomi Prins explains why Congress’ stimulus bill has been a boon for Wall Street and not the small businesses that need it most.
May. 15from Scheer Intelligence
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are still living on the streets in close quarters.
May. 7from Press Play with Madeleine Brand