Left, Right & Center

By KCRW, Josh Barro, Rich Lowry

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

Episode Date
Deadly terror attacks in New Zealand

Also in the show: President Trump’s first veto in defense of his border wall, Boeing, and college admissions scandal

Mar 15, 2019
The House condemns hate

Let’s talk about how we got here.

Mar 08, 2019
Sometimes you have to walk

President Trump said there is “warmth” between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even though their summit was cut short with no deal.

Mar 01, 2019
Who’s alienated in America?

Plus: a catch-up conversation on the 2020 field

Feb 23, 2019
“I’d rather do it much faster.”

President Trump decides he’s done waiting for Congress to fund his border wall. He’s doing it himself, or at least trying to, anyway.

Feb 15, 2019
We need to talk about Virginia

After a week of scandals, Virginia Democrats are in disarray.

Feb 08, 2019
Bonus episode: State of the Union special

Everyone is talking about Tuesday’s State of the Union, including us.

Feb 06, 2019
Are Border Talks a “Waste of Time?”

Democrats seem unlikely to give in to President Trump’s wall funding demands, making another government shutdown likely.

Feb 01, 2019
The only way to fix it is to end it

The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

Jan 26, 2019
Left, Right & Center presents: Two Years, Diaries of a Divided Nation

Listen to America change… one person at a time. For these six people, the politics of the Trump era have changed everyday life. Follow them in real time through the tumultuous two years since he became president.

Jan 21, 2019
Supersize Lies

We’re not talking about the hamberders.

Jan 18, 2019
No end in sight

More than 800,000 federal employees continue to go without pay in what could soon be the longest government shutdown yet.

Jan 11, 2019
New year, new Congress

And a continuing government shutdown.

Jan 04, 2019
The future of the Left and the Right: what’s next?

A Left-only panel and a Right-only panel debate the future in this special episode

Dec 23, 2018
Mattis is out and we’re heading to a shutdown

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

Dec 21, 2018
Proud to shut down

President Trump says he’ll gladly take dire action if Congress won’t fund his border wall.

Dec 14, 2018
What a weird week.

Let’s review.

Dec 08, 2018
Very legal? Very cool?

President Trump says it was very legal and very cool to run his business and campaign simultaneously, but was it?

Nov 30, 2018
Stand by your prince

Outrage about President Trump’s allegiance to Saudi Arabia is coming from both sides.

Nov 22, 2018
Why is it always Florida?

We have a result in all but one of last week's Senate races and, of course, we're waiting on Florida.

Nov 16, 2018
Sessions is adjourned

Jeff Sessions is out as President Trump’s attorney general.

Nov 09, 2018
The Left, Right & Center Midterms Special

The results are in. Who’s happy? Who’s not?

Nov 08, 2018
We're in the midterms home stretch

Are we there yet? It's been a rough week.

Nov 02, 2018
Not a hoax

There has been an arrest in the attempted bombings of President Trump's opponents and critics: a 56-year-old resident of South Florida.

Oct 26, 2018
The prince and the president

‘Rogue killers’ or a planned murder?

Oct 20, 2018