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A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed?...

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A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed?...

    Nuclear war is as likely as ever, says former defense secretary William Perry

    Nuclear war is as likely as ever, says former defense secretary William Perry

    It’s been 75 years since two atom bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the world learned that nuclear weapons could annihilate civilization. Today, America’s nuclear weapons policy makes that as likely as ever. What needs to be done to...

    • 1 Std. 18 Min.
    What Americans' refusal to wear COVID-19 masks says about politics

    What Americans' refusal to wear COVID-19 masks says about politics

    Scientific evidence shows that wearing a mask can protect both the wearer and the community around them from COVID-19. Yet some Americans, including President Trump, are still reluctant to put on a mask. Are there political implications for...

    • 47 Min.
    Should local police be warriors or guardians?

    Should local police be warriors or guardians?

    After killings and other violence recorded on camera, Black Lives Matter supporters are demanding police reform. Also an update on a potential travel ban from the European Union and the latest on the much anticipated June decisions from the Supreme...

    • 1 Std. 5 Min.
    Is the American identity undergoing a transformation?

    Is the American identity undergoing a transformation?

    Less than a month after the police killing of George Floyd, the protests around the country continue. Diverse Americans are expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.  Is the country undergoing a transformation? Also: Ezekiel...

    • 1 Std. 2 Min.
    KCRW Presents: Samaritans

    KCRW Presents: Samaritans

    A four-part documentary series from KCRW. In the first episode of Samaritans, we meet Christine Curtiss, learn where she came from and what her everyday life is like on the street. She has a community of friends in Mid-City, LA who look out for her....

    • 22 Min.
    The link between racial and environmental injustice

    The link between racial and environmental injustice

    The police killing of George Floyd has protesters focusing on another key issue — environmental injustice. Will a historically white environmental movement embrace racial justice and equality? Separately in the podcast, KCRW hears from two people...

    • 1 Std. 7 Min.

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