Left, Right & Center

By KCRW, Josh Barro, Rich Lowry

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 Aug 9, 2018


Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture.

Episode Date
Everything Trump Touches ...Leads to Narrow GOP Victories and SPACE FORCE

In Tuesday’s elections, Republicans appear to have held onto an Ohio House seat by the skin of their teeth. It shouldn’t have been that hard.

Aug 11, 2018
Should you be able to 3D-print your own gun?
The Constitution says yes, but common sense says no — says the lawyer representing the 3D-printed gun blueprint maker
Aug 04, 2018
Trading tariffs for warm embraces

President Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker had very friendly meetings on trade and tariffs.

Jul 27, 2018
Is there a positive despite the "double negative"?

We've all seen the press conference between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. Is there more to it?

Jul 20, 2018
Trump Tackles Europe

President Trump has harsh words for European leaders at the beginning of his visits, but by the end, he says it's all fine. Is it all fine?

Jul 13, 2018
Pruitt is through with it

Like Scott Pruitt's former landlord, it took President Trump a while to get rid of him.

Jul 06, 2018
The ball is in Trump’s court

Justice Anthony Kennedy announces his retirement from the Supreme Court. Who will be President Trump's second nominee to the bench?

Jun 29, 2018
Do U care?

There's more immigration news to discuss than just the First Lady's controversial jacket. Let's dig in.

Jun 22, 2018
When Trump Met Kim

President Trump feels good about the summit and the agreement he signed with Kim Jong-Un, but does it mean anything?

Jun 15, 2018
Make the G7 the G8 Again

President Trump says Russia should be invited back to the group of world leaders.

Jun 08, 2018
Where are Josh and Ken?

Subscribe to our new special series LRC Presents: All The President’s Lawyers and you’ll never miss a conversation about the president and all of his lawyers and legal troubles. 

Jun 06, 2018
Tariffs, a PR Disaster and Bad Blood

On the eve of hurricane season, a study says the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria is 70 times higher than the official count.

Jun 02, 2018
On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again...Maybe

The Trump-Kim summit is canceled, but both Trump and Kim are expressing hope it will be un-canceled.

May 25, 2018
Michael Cohen, Taxicabs and The Onion

What does Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime personal lawyer, have to do with a guilty plea in Albany?

May 23, 2018
Trump is saving jobs — in China?

Meanwhile, the love-fest is over in the Korean peninsula.

May 18, 2018
When Judges Yell...

...It doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not on your side. “It’s just how they say hello,” says criminal defense attorney Ken White. Ken and Josh Barro talk through some of the legal news this week: Paul Manafort’s attempts to get his indictments thrown out by federal judges, Michael Avenatti’s Trump-like tactics and why it might not be winning him any friends in court. 

May 16, 2018
Iran Nuclear Deal? President Trump Says: No Deal, No More.

Will other world powers go along with President Trump’s plan to put pressure on Iran?

May 11, 2018
We Couldn’t Wait: Michael Cohen and the Russian Oligarch

When the news broke that major companies including AT&T and Novartis — and a Russian oligarch — made payments to a company controlled by Michael Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, that was also used to pay out hush money to porn actress Stormy Daniels.... well, we couldn’t wait to talk about it. 

May 09, 2018
"He'll Get His Facts Straight. He's a Great Guy."

Stormy Daniels, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Cohen and all the president's lawyers.

May 04, 2018
We Couldn't Wait

There was just too much to talk about: Rudy Giuliani admits to Sean Hannity that President Donald Trump reimbursed his attorney for the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet. Plus, more on those leaked questions Robert Mueller has for the president, and the scope of the investigation.

May 03, 2018
North Korea Crosses a Line — This Time, it’s the Border

Kim Jong-Un of North Korea and Moon Jae-In of South Korean had a historic meeting where they set big goals for peace and denuclearization. The meeting was big on drama and scant on details. Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron deepen their bromance during a state visit in Washington, and we need to talk about Kanye and dragon energy.

Apr 28, 2018
Surprise! Mike Pompeo went to North Korea

But will he be confirmed as the new secretary of state?

Apr 20, 2018
We're Calling Our Lawyer

And Paul Ryan announces his departure from Congress.

Apr 13, 2018
Scott Pruitt in hot water for looking swamplike

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's job is to protect wetlands. Is that why he can't convince anyone he's draining the swamp?

Apr 06, 2018
Another Week, Another White House Shakeup

President Trump picks his own doctor to run the VA.

Mar 30, 2018