KTLA Morning News anchor Frank Buckley interviews newsmakers, celebrities, technologists and tastemakers about what drives and inspires them, and how they got where they are today. With no time limits on “Frank Buckley Interviews,” Frank gets his guests to reveal more about themselves than they can during a typical live TV segment. New episodes are released every Wednesday. The TV version airs on KTLA-TV Channel 5 Saturdays at 8:30pm & Sundays at midnight.
Robert Gates, Former Defense Secretary/Former CIA Director
Dr. Robert M. Gates is a former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director. Secretary Gates joined the CIA as an entry level employee in 1966 and spent 27 years as an intelligence professional. During his career of public service, he served eight presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama. During this podcast, Secretary Gates discusses threats the U.S. faces including from China, Russia, and cyber criminals. He also talks about his new book "Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World."
Understanding the functions of the brain with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroscientist, former member of the Time Magazine "100 Most Influential People in the World" list, and the New York Times best-selling author of "My Stroke of Insight" which documented the devastating stroke she suffered in 1996 along with her eight-year-long recovery to regain the ability to speak, read, write, and walk. Her new book is "Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters that Drive Our Life."
During this podcast, Dr. Bolte Taylor goes beyond the concept of the "rational left brain and emotional right brain" to argue that the brain actually has four distinct "characters" living in it and that by understanding them, one can better choose thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
The Founding Mothers of NPR with author Lisa Napoli
The new book "Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie" is journalist Lisa Napoli’s captivating account of the four women who founded National Public Radio, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. Lisa joined Frank Buckley Interviews to share the fascinating stories of Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, and Nina Totenberg. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author’s deep connections in news and public radio, "Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie" is as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of the new book "The Committed," a sequel to his Pulitzer Prize winning debut novel "The Sympathizer." He is also the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Professor Nguyen was born in Vietnam and came to the U.S. as a child refugee with his parents and brother.
During this podcast, Professor Nguyen discusses his personal experience as a refugee child, the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, hate and crimes directed against Asians, Hollywood images of Asians, and the writing process including how he approached "The Committed."
The food frenzy that's driving our planet to crisis, with Mark Bittman
In the new book "Animal, Vegetable, Junk," trusted food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of how the frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide—and to our current moment, wherein Big Food exacerbates climate change, plunders our planet, and sickens its people. Bittman joins Frank Buckley Interviews to discuss the arguments in his books. He also explains why "Impossible meat" and meatless burgers do not really have the benefits consumers might think. He also explains why activists, workers, and governments should be choosing well-being over corporate greed and gluttony.
The Theory That Could Unravel Secrets of the Universe with Michio Kaku
MIchio Kaku is a renowned theoretical physicist, and professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York. Kakue is the co-founder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books.
Kaku is now author of the new book, "The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything." The epic story explains the greatest quest in all of science—the holy grail of physics that would explain the creation of the universe.
I enjoy your interviews, you are thoughtful with your questions and have the greatest ability to listen & retain the information in your guest’s answers. I am always surprised when the segment is over. It goes by quickly.
Hi Frank, related to interview w/ Dolores Huerta
I was in one of Cesar Chavez in Delano California approx 1975, I had to be 18 years old. This “big meeting” in that big auditorium called 40 Acres. In that meeting hundreds of agriculture workers were brought in Support of Cesar Chavez, stupid me, I thought this was a nice meeting in pro of all these farm workers, darn, I was very disappointed, not one word in Spanish came out of that “pro farm workers” meeting. Those workers didn’t know one word in English. To me all this meeting was about Cesar Chavez personal benefit. All of the Ranchers/field owners were definitely very happy with him, who knows what kind of good deals given to this “pro workers” leader. I’m sorry, I cannot have respect for these type of individuals.
My name Ramiro Chávez, Santa Ana CA
I listen to your interviews to improve my vocabulary
Hi Frank. I really appreciate your interviews. I see them as advocating for both sides of the topic. It is hard to see the positive in the side we do not agree with or the negative in the side we do. Your interviews make me do that. They don’t always change my mind but I see their point. I look forward to learning more fro your podcasts. Thank you & God bless