25 episodes

A weekly 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? The...

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    • 4.6, 524 Ratings

A weekly 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? The...

    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 hr 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 hr 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 hr 7 min
    Melina Abdullah: It’s a mistake to equate what happens to property with what happens to black lives

    Melina Abdullah: It’s a mistake to equate what happens to property with what happens to black lives

    The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis has inspired nationwide protests against injustice and police violence. Marchers are targeting cities of white affluence. What does all this say about confronting racism in America? 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
524 Ratings

524 Ratings

HEK-Ryder ,

To The Point

Its Like The Motion In Pictures. Hearing Music AND Time Stops Like What Norah Jones Says Of Stars Above- TRUE News.

Nancy R.T. ,

“To the Point”

OUTSTANDING show ! Warren Olney is a fabulous host-asks the right questions! A real public service !

healthwonkDC ,

To the Point - Warren Olney

Fantastic podcast, especially the episodes on climate change.
The Joel Stein episode was the first one to disappoint. A truly lousy guest.

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