Sebastian Abbot

author, “The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer’s Next Superstars”

Guest

Sebastian Abbot on KCRW

Soccer is played professionally in just about every country. Where there are pro teams, there are scouts.

Qatar's extraordinary efforts to build a world class soccer team

Soccer is played professionally in just about every country. Where there are pro teams, there are scouts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino is running to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti, and he held his first official campaign event on Monday along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

How California is revolutionizing homeless housing — and why it might not last.

from News Stories

It’s been two weeks since a gunman in San Jose reported to work, opened fire, and killed nine people before killing himself.

After 15 months of the pandemic, the Golden State is no longer requiring capacity limits, masks, or social distancing in most places.

from Greater LA

“ A Quiet Place Part II ” had a strong $57 million opening at theaters over Memorial Day weekend.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Crowns & Hops , based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery.

from Greater LA

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Biden today marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, and he unveiled new measures to address the racial wealth gap.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All of California is officially facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . And much of the state is in extreme or severe drought after the dry winter.

from Zócalo's Connecting California