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A fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the hot-button issues of the day, co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International.




1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183

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Should Big Tech get the anti-trust treatment?

In Washington, progressives and conservatives are alarmed by the power of Silicon Valley — suggesting that Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are monopolies in need of regulation. We look at the pros and cons — and the political realities.

Duration: 00:51:46

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea

President Trump played Good-Cop Bad-Cop today in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. He told world leaders the US is ready to "destroy" North Korea — while saying that nations should work together… each in its own self-interest.

Duration: 00:52:16

Trump, DACA and the buds of bipartisanship

President Trump struck a deal last week with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Or did he? Sometimes he sounds like he did and sometimes he doesn't. We look at what might or might not be next for the Dreamers protected by DACA.

Duration: 00:51:15

Disasters don't discriminate but relief efforts do

Harvey and Irma: two major disasters, one right after the other. We look at where the suffering is worst while federal relief money will be running out almost as soon as it's been spent.

Duration: 00:51:18

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders jockey for relevance

The split between grass roots Democrats and Party regulars, with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders back in the spotlight this week.

Duration: 00:51:27

FCC's plan to roll back net neutrality

The FCC's received 22 million comments on its proposal to eliminate "net neutrality" for Internet access. Now the public comment period's over, and a final decision is likely to come very soon. We hear why a regulatory issue has generated so much interest and what the potential consequences might be for Internet users every day.

Duration: 00:52:54

Is big tech an existential threat?

Today's big monopolies aren't like those of the Gilded Age. Instead of dominating a single industry, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple “aspire to encompass all of existence.”

Duration: 00:23:15

Can a diminished EPA still be an effective EPA?

Texas, Florida and other states face years of environmental consequences from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. At the same time, the Trump Administration is downsizing the Environmental Protection Agency and weakening rules for protection. We hear what that could mean.

Duration: 00:51:30

Hurricane Irma makes US landfall

The sun is out in the Florida Keys and massive damage from Irma is all too visible. The storm is still battering Jacksonville and heading Northward. We update the weather as relief efforts get underway.

Duration: 00:52:45

Unwise Alliances or Practical Deal Making

President Trump has suddenly struck up a cross-party alliance with leading Congressional Democrats. Outraged Republicans want to know: is he playing the Democrats or are the Democrats playing him?

Duration: 00:51:49

Category 4 Hurricane Irma is US-bound, are we prepared?

Just days after Harvey devastated so much of Texas and parts of Louisiana, the monster hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida. Two other storms are building in the Atlantic. Is America protecting itself from potential disasters in the near future?

Duration: 00:52:42

Does the president want to kill DACA… or not?

Yesterday, President Trump cancelled DACA, but hours later he tweeted, if Congress doesn't renew it in six months, he'll "revisit" the program. We hear what that could mean.

Duration: 00:52:45

Is the dream over for the Dreamers?

some 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children are now in limbo. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is not just illegal, but that it's had very negative consequences

Duration: 00:52:19

Sinclair, One America and conservative takeover of local news

One TV station owner's about to get access to more than 70 percent of American households. Local newscasts are being required to carry conservative commentaries produced by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Duration: 00:52:20

Is Harvey a wake-up call?

It’s not just Houston, but much of the Gulf Coast--suffering record damage with Hurricane Season just beginning. We’ll hear how Harvey compares to other storms in the rest of the world and what it could mean for the future.

Duration: 00:51:45

Hurricane Harvey and the upcoming budget battle

The best laid plans of Republicans and Democrats are likely to go astray when Congress returns on Tuesday. Damages from Tropical Storm Harvey will be political as well as financial and the impacts will last until the mid-term elections in November of next year.

Duration: 00:51:27

What happens after the storm abates?

Tens of thousands in Houston are living through a disaster all too much like New Orleans went through when it was struck by Katrina just 12 years ago. We talk about the struggle for recovery from one disaster while making plans for the next one.

Duration: 00:52:17

Gulf states brace for a long recovery in Harvey's wake

In Texas, some 13 million people live in zones either flooded already or under flood watch — with one trillion gallons of water inundating Harris County in just four days. The rain continues to set national records and floodwaters are still rising. Rescue efforts may last for weeks into the future.

Duration: 00:51:24

America's fourth-largest city is under water

One weather expert says what we're seeing in Houston, "could go down as the worst flood disaster in US history." We hear about Houston — how it became so vulnerable to massive flooding and how President Trump is handling federal assistance.

Duration: 00:51:12

Zinke recommends rolling back some national monuments

President Trump has stirred controversy in the Western States by taking aim at National Monuments protected by former presidents. As he looks at recommendations that he shrink them in size, does he have the legal power?

Duration: 00:51:13

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