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News & Politics

To the Point

KCRW, Warren Olney

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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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0:00 | Mar 1st, 2018

Young people around the country are all fired up after the Parkland shooting. Veteran observers say they’re changing the atmosphere of debate about gun control. How realistic are their expectations about one of America’s most controversial issues?

41:12 | Sep 5th

Rising oceans wildfires and water shortages threaten US military operations worldwide. At the same time, the Pentagon is a major emitter of greenhouse gases. Can the defense establishment clean up its act and keep America safe at the same time?
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34:24 | Aug 31st

Consumers do their duty filling those blue bins every day, but recycling centers are shutting down.  Just 9% of plastic waste is ever processed for second use. Public cleanup expenses and worldwide pollution have led to calls for a ban on ...

35:33 | Aug 29th

The race for the presidential nomination poses another stress test for the Democratic Party. With unity the essential requirement for defeating President Trump, too many candidates may stay in the contest too long. We’ll look at the potential...

40:29 | Aug 19th

Months after two deadly crashes, Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft still isn’t cleared for take off. The grounding has cost Boeing billions and thousands of flights have been cancelled. Investigations portray a culture of deceit and cost cutting,...
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