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Madeleine Brand hosts Press Play, examining the latest ideas and trends shaping our world and Los Angeles. Streaming & podcast daily at KCRW.com.

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How Rep. Karen Bass sees impeachment playing out

California Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which held its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday. She tells us that impeachment is urgent: “We must act now. We cannot allow our own president to interfere...

49 MIN17 h ago
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How Rep. Karen Bass sees impeachment playing out

Analysis: House Judiciary’s first impeachment hearing

Today the House Judiciary Committee heard from four legal experts on what constitutes an impeachable offense, and whether Trump’s actions related to Ukraine fit the mold. Republicans used their time to argue that the inquiry is motivated by...

50 MIN1 d ago
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Analysis: House Judiciary’s first impeachment hearing

Kamala Harris withdraws from presidential race

The California Democratic senator announced today she’s suspending her campaign for president, exactly two months before the Iowa caucus. In a statement, Harris said her campaign didn’t have the funds to continue.

49 MIN2 d ago
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Kamala Harris withdraws from presidential race

Iran experiences its worst protests in 40 years

A sudden spike in gasoline prices two weeks ago set off protests in Iran. Now at least 180 people have been killed in the government crackdown. It’s the deadliest period of unrest in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

51 MIN3 d ago
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Iran experiences its worst protests in 40 years

Post-Thanksgiving special: musical icons

On this day after Thanksgiving, we replay some of our favorite music-themed conversations. We talk to rock musician David Crosby, look at the legacy of singer Linda Ronstadt, and learn why the Carpenters are huge in the Philippines.

50 MIN6 d ago
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Post-Thanksgiving special: musical icons

Thanksgiving season: Amazon problems, helping the homeless, and cooking non-traditional dishes

Many people are shopping on Amazon this time of year. Free one-day shipping can mean workers injuring themselves by working too fast, and delivery vehicles increasing air pollution. We also discuss ways to help the homeless year-round, and get...

49 MIN1 w ago
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Thanksgiving season: Amazon problems, helping the homeless, and cooking non-traditional dishes

What California can learn from Australia’s fire warning system

The Cave Fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday, and residents have been ordered to evacuate as it spreads. Fires are the norm in California, as well as Australia. But Australia has developed a warning system that California might want to emulate.

49 MIN1 w ago
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What California can learn from Australia’s fire warning system

How Dolly Parton floats above political partisanship

“Dolly Parton’s America” is a new podcast by Jad Abumrad. He says Parton’s apolitical stance is “something of a spiritual stance,” and she’s so endearing because she doesn’t cast anyone out and has an aura of safety and forgiveness.

49 MIN1 w ago
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How Dolly Parton floats above political partisanship

What’s next in impeachment?

The two weeks of public impeachment hearings are over. We talk about what we learned, the questions raised, and what to expect next.

49 MIN1 w ago
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What’s next in impeachment?

Lessons from 2 weeks of impeachment inquiry hearings

These past two weeks have been historic, with key figures testifying that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence were “in the loop.” Trump also...

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Lessons from 2 weeks of impeachment inquiry hearings

Latest Episodes

How Rep. Karen Bass sees impeachment playing out

California Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which held its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday. She tells us that impeachment is urgent: “We must act now. We cannot allow our own president to interfere...

49 MIN17 h ago
Comments
How Rep. Karen Bass sees impeachment playing out

Analysis: House Judiciary’s first impeachment hearing

Today the House Judiciary Committee heard from four legal experts on what constitutes an impeachable offense, and whether Trump’s actions related to Ukraine fit the mold. Republicans used their time to argue that the inquiry is motivated by...

50 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Analysis: House Judiciary’s first impeachment hearing

Kamala Harris withdraws from presidential race

The California Democratic senator announced today she’s suspending her campaign for president, exactly two months before the Iowa caucus. In a statement, Harris said her campaign didn’t have the funds to continue.

49 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Kamala Harris withdraws from presidential race

Iran experiences its worst protests in 40 years

A sudden spike in gasoline prices two weeks ago set off protests in Iran. Now at least 180 people have been killed in the government crackdown. It’s the deadliest period of unrest in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

51 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Iran experiences its worst protests in 40 years

Post-Thanksgiving special: musical icons

On this day after Thanksgiving, we replay some of our favorite music-themed conversations. We talk to rock musician David Crosby, look at the legacy of singer Linda Ronstadt, and learn why the Carpenters are huge in the Philippines.

50 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Post-Thanksgiving special: musical icons

Thanksgiving season: Amazon problems, helping the homeless, and cooking non-traditional dishes

Many people are shopping on Amazon this time of year. Free one-day shipping can mean workers injuring themselves by working too fast, and delivery vehicles increasing air pollution. We also discuss ways to help the homeless year-round, and get...

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Thanksgiving season: Amazon problems, helping the homeless, and cooking non-traditional dishes

What California can learn from Australia’s fire warning system

The Cave Fire sparked in Santa Barbara on Monday, and residents have been ordered to evacuate as it spreads. Fires are the norm in California, as well as Australia. But Australia has developed a warning system that California might want to emulate.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What California can learn from Australia’s fire warning system

How Dolly Parton floats above political partisanship

“Dolly Parton’s America” is a new podcast by Jad Abumrad. He says Parton’s apolitical stance is “something of a spiritual stance,” and she’s so endearing because she doesn’t cast anyone out and has an aura of safety and forgiveness.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Dolly Parton floats above political partisanship

What’s next in impeachment?

The two weeks of public impeachment hearings are over. We talk about what we learned, the questions raised, and what to expect next.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What’s next in impeachment?

Lessons from 2 weeks of impeachment inquiry hearings

These past two weeks have been historic, with key figures testifying that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence were “in the loop.” Trump also...

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Lessons from 2 weeks of impeachment inquiry hearings
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