Steven A. Cook on KCRW

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

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KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Jane Coaston, host of the New York Times podcast “The Argument,” about politics and race.

from To the Point

Today Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his California Comeback Plan , which means two-thirds of Californians would receive $600 stimulus checks, and some families with children would get…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Judging California’s climate change policies by greenhouse gas emissions is backwards.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Redlining and other forms of discrimination have turned LA’s Black and Brown neighborhoods into “urban heat islands” that are especially vulnerable to climate change.

from To the Point

Josh Barro talks with the Left, Right & Center panel about the slow return of jobs, the rift among Republicans over Donald Trump and social media rule.

from Left, Right & Center

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In East Hollywood, a parking lot has been turned into LA’s first government-run homeless encampment.

from Greater LA

Southern California has a unique relationship with climate change. So what’s happening now? How did we get here? And what can we do? This first episode of "In Our Backyard."

from To the Point

KCRW’s Global Beat is a new series highlighting artists from around the world.

from KCRW’s Global Beat