Author of The Heartless Stone: A Journey through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire
Even though the California orange business has largely moved to the Central Valley, the orange helped set the stage for everything that’s happening today in modern Orange County,…
Apr. 27, 2016from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
De Beers , the world's largest diamond producer, and the South African government have announced plans to create a new diamond-mining company controlled by black Africans.
Feb. 9, 2007from To the Point
China has locked down an entire city to control the coronavirus, while President Trump has eliminated federal programs to cope with disease epidemics.
Feb. 6from To the Point
LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey this week dismissed 66,000 marijuana-related convictions in the county.
Feb. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in CIA hands for decades.
Feb. 21from Scheer Intelligence
A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.
Feb. 21from Left, Right & Center
Texts, documents and a Ritz-Carlton Vienna notepad
Jan. 15from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
While Trump cuts environmental protections, Democrats debate climate change -- when reporters give them a chance. CNN didn’t ask until the second half of the latest debate.
Jan. 16from To the Point
The California primary is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. But voting by mail starts much sooner. More than 15 million voters in California will receive ballots in the mail, beginning Feb. 3.
Jan. 31from KCRW Features
House prosecutors marched to the Senate today, where Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Chairman and the trial’s lead prosecutor, read aloud the two charges against Trump.
Jan. 16from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Did President Trump abuse his power? That’s now up to the Senate. But is that even a crime? Democrats and Republicans agree on the facts, but not on the Constitution.
Jan. 21from To the Point