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Lots of news this week.

Impeachment, Ukraine, China, the Kurds

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

On Sunday, President Trump announced plans to pull American forces back from Syria’s northern border. It’s seen as a tacit greenlight for a Turkish military intervention in the region.

Trump plans to withdraw US troops from Syria

On Sunday, President Trump announced plans to pull American forces back from Syria’s northern border. It’s seen as a tacit greenlight for a Turkish military intervention in the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is in Washington today to finalize a $1 billion arms deal with the US ­­ and lobby for more support to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.

Strained US-Saudi Relationship Highlighted in King's Visit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is in Washington today to finalize a $1 billion arms deal with the US ­­ and lobby for more support to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Wednesday was supposed to be the next January 6 insurrection hearing, but the U.S. House Select Committee postponed it due to Hurricane Ian threatening the Florida coast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Newsom has signed new laws to strengthen and expand the legal cannabis market. Will the move win him more voters during the midterm elections?

from KCRW Features

Junf returns with spy-thriller soundtrack vibes, fresh yet familiar New Wave x French pop, and hard-charging rock en español.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

A new institute addresses intimate partner violence in the queer community. It’s a collaboration between the LA LGBT Center and national anti-violence groups.

from KCRW Features

Move over Cinco de Mayo, this is the day Mexicans really celebrate — Mexican Independence Day (Las Fiestas Patrias)! Get into Global Beat, and get ready for El Grito.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

Health codes and food regulations used to be so complex that many vendors on California sidewalks and at beaches couldn’t get permits. It all changes thanks to Gov.

from Greater LA

In the race to become LA’s next mayor, Congresswoman Karen Bass and businessman Rick Caruso are trading barbs over their history with scandal-plagued USC.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Panelists discuss Biden’s campaign-style rhetoric that targets MAGA Republicans. Plus, how might democracy be affected by social media and the death of Mikhail Gorbachev?

from Left, Right & Center

Critics of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan say it’s unfair to people who already paid off their debts, and that it could add to already surging inflation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand