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KCRW’s Bob Carlson and Matt Holzman introduce you to the show Matt hosts and produces – The Document – which mines great stories from the raw footage of documentaries present, past and…

KCRW Selects: The Document

KCRW’s Bob Carlson and Matt Holzman introduce you to the show Matt hosts and produces – The Document – which mines great stories from the raw footage of documentaries present, past and…

from News Special Programming

Screenwriter and director Paul Haggis on his new film Third Person, his first since his public break with the Church of Scientology.

Paul Haggis on ‘Third Person’ and Leaving Scientology

Screenwriter and director Paul Haggis on his new film Third Person, his first since his public break with the Church of Scientology.

from The Business

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro on what he’s learned from failure and how he navigates the rocky waters of the film business.

Guillermo del Toro on the Movie Biz, Failure and Saying 'No!'

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro on what he’s learned from failure and how he navigates the rocky waters of the film business.

from The Business

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Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte is explored as a modern take on the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, with the opera Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet a strong influence.

from Bookworm

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

from To the Point

A bone-chilling documentary about Roy Cohn, Donald Trump’s mentor, reveals the all-American evil that brought us modern-day politics.

from Scheer Intelligence

What will change the minds of climate change skeptics? An astrophysics professor suggests reframing the climate debate in a more positive light -- as a result of human evolution.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

We're about a month away from the arrivals of Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus--with even more services to come after that.

from Screengrab

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.