Richard Parker

journalist and author

Guest

Richard Parker is a contributor to the New York Times and the author of Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America. He is a former columnist for the Dallas Morning News.

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Are there any effective strategies that work to curb gun violence?

Gun control, then and now

Are there any effective strategies that work to curb gun violence?

from To the Point

In the aftermath of disaster, the President of the United States is traditionally the "Uniter-in-Chief." But Donald Trump is often called "The Divider."

President Trump's consolation tour

In the aftermath of disaster, the President of the United States is traditionally the "Uniter-in-Chief." But Donald Trump is often called "The Divider."

from To the Point

School's open today in parts of Houston, and it's the beginning of another work week for many people.

Will Harvey bring Texas' 'rugged individualism' to an end?

School's open today in parts of Houston, and it's the beginning of another work week for many people.

from To the Point

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Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The United Nations can’t stop Russia’s war on Ukraine. And author Yascha Mounk says more diversity is a threat to democracy, but he’s still hopeful.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein’s mental condition has caused a sense of pain among her colleagues, says Tal Kopan, a San Francisco Chronicle correspondent.

from KCRW Features

From private yards to public parks, gardeners and landscape designers are trying to “rewild” the land with native plants and creatures, and restore the web of life.

from Greater LA

Metrolink is now powering its trains with recycled natural oils from Singapore and Finland, which it says will cut carbon emissions by up to 80%. But that doesn’t make it sustainable.

from Greater LA

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from Scheer Intelligence

Join us as candidates running for the Los Angeles Mayoral race debate the issue of homelessness, live on KCRW. Come back on May 20th at 6 p.m. to watch the livestream.