Robyn Spencer is a professor of history at Lehman College in New York, and the author of The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland.
Pro-quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ Magazine's "Citizen of the Year." However, he wouldn't make the president's cut for what makes a patriot.
Nov. 13, 2017from One Year Later
While a dispute between China and the US means tariffs and perhaps fewer imports, there’s another potential jobs killer at the Port of LA: automation.
May. 13from Greater LA
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running for the Democratic nomination for president.
May. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The “world’s best green journalist” says it may be too late to save the planet, but that doesn’t seem to keep tech barons and the rest of the uber-rich up at night.
May. 10from Scheer Intelligence
LA is often called a concrete jungle, but it’s teeming with wild animals, insects and plants. More than 5000 species of birds live here or pass through as they migrate up the coast.
May. 16from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Big Tech is a benefit to the modern world. But unlimited data collection may lead to unlimited power.
May. 2from To the Point
The company Beyond Meat makes plant-based food like veggie dogs, veggie burgers, and fake ground meat. Beyond Meat went public on Thursday, and shares more than doubled.
May. 3from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Under a new Trump administration plan, about 55,000 US-born children could be evicted from their homes because their parents are undocumented.
May. 22from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
People in Venezuela are struggling to get food, water, and medicine, and power is intermittent.
May. 7from Greater LA
The super bloom this year has given spectators in Southern California quite the wild flower show. The hills alongside LA’s freeways are carpeted with bright yellows and oranges.
May. 17from KCRW Features