KCRW's Left, Right & Center
By KCRW, Josh Barro, Rich Lowry
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Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.
||CleanLRC Live: Kavanaugh Accused||It's a special live show of Left, Right & Center!||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Death-Denying Tweet||Researchers say 3,000 people died because of Hurricane Maria, but President Trump says Democrats came up with that number to make him look bad.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuestions about Kavanaugh||The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and “Fear” inside the White House.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering John McCain||Memories of John McCain from a close policy adviser and a reporter who covered his campaign.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuilty, guilty, guilty, guilty...||Two of President Trump’s close associates, eight felonies each.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust is the month of stupid news||But important things are happening too, so we're going to talk about them.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything Trump Touches ...Leads to Narrow GOP Victories and SPACE FORCE||In Tuesday’s elections, Republicans appear to have held onto an Ohio House seat by the skin of their teeth. It shouldn’t have been that hard.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould you be able to 3D-print your own gun?||The Constitution says yes, but common sense says no — says the lawyer representing the 3D-printed gun blueprint maker||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrading tariffs for warm embraces||President Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker had very friendly meetings on trade and tariffs.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs there a positive despite the "double negative"?||We've all seen the press conference between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. Is there more to it?||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Tackles Europe||President Trump has harsh words for European leaders at the beginning of his visits, but by the end, he says it's all fine. Is it all fine?||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPruitt is through with it||Like Scott Pruitt's former landlord, it took President Trump a while to get rid of him.||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe ball is in Trump’s court||Justice Anthony Kennedy announces his retirement from the Supreme Court. Who will be President Trump's second nominee to the bench?||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo U care?||There's more immigration news to discuss than just the First Lady's controversial jacket. Let's dig in.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Trump Met Kim||President Trump feels good about the summit and the agreement he signed with Kim Jong-Un, but does it mean anything?||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake the G7 the G8 Again||President Trump says Russia should be invited back to the group of world leaders.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere are Josh and Ken?||Subscribe to our new special series LRC Presents: All The President’s Lawyers and you’ll never miss a conversation about the president and all of his lawyers and legal troubles.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTariffs, a PR Disaster and Bad Blood||On the eve of hurricane season, a study says the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria is 70 times higher than the official count.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn-Again, Off-Again, On-Again...Maybe||The Trump-Kim summit is canceled, but both Trump and Kim are expressing hope it will be un-canceled.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Cohen, Taxicabs and The Onion||What does Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime personal lawyer, have to do with a guilty plea in Albany?||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump is saving jobs — in China?||Meanwhile, the love-fest is over in the Korean peninsula.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Judges Yell...||...It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not on your side. “It’s just how they say hello,” says criminal defense attorney Ken White. Ken and Josh Barro talk through some of the legal news this week: Paul Manafort’s attempts to get his...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIran Nuclear Deal? President Trump Says: No Deal, No More.||Will other world powers go along with President Trump’s plan to put pressure on Iran?||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Couldn’t Wait: Michael Cohen and the Russian Oligarch||When the news broke that major companies including AT&T and Novartis — and a Russian oligarch — made payments to a company controlled by Michael Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, that was also used to pay out hush money to porn actress...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"He'll Get His Facts Straight. He's a Great Guy."||Stormy Daniels, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Cohen and all the president's lawyers.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Views on the News of the Week
I think this is the best of the weekly news roundup shows. One of the strengths is that there are no pushovers on either side; you truly do get a well stated position on all both the left and the right. The show isn't as strong though when there isn't at least three of the regulars.
This show in addition to Democracy Now are my favorites.
LR&C is a refreshing show to listen to because you get a chance to listen to different views. It is priceless when it comes to trying to understand the mind and reasoning of a view that you oppose. If you are a fair and patient person, you will find that even your opponents have legitimate reasons for their views (however strange they may seem at times).
Totally differnet from the inside the beltway mindset that dominates radio and television news-talk shows. A true example of left-coast political thinking.