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Israeli Raid on Turkish Ships Bringing Aid to Gaza

Israeli Raid on Turkish Ships Bringing Aid to Gaza

Israel is facing international criticism after its raid on a flotilla in international waters left at least nine dead. The United Nations Security Council and others have urged an immediate impartial review of the raid on a vessel carrying humanitarian aid and passengers. Was Israel fairly enforcing its blockade on Gaza? Or was the raid [...]

Merchants of doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming

Merchants of doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming

After global warming became mainstream fodder for political debate and the Prius became the celebrity vehicle of choice, scientists joined the anti-global warming campaign, and published a handful of scientific reports about human’s effect on the Earth’s climate. But along came the spider of a well-established group of scientists, who planted the seed of doubt [...]

How can we better diagnose and treat pulmonary fibrosis?

How can we better diagnose and treat pulmonary fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a mysterious and debilitating disease that causes scar tissue to replace healthy lung tissue. Unable to breathe properly, sufferers are deprived of oxygen and die within three to five years of diagnosis. More than 40,000 people succumb to the disease each year, yet there is no FDA-approved treatment or cure. Longtime KPCC [...]

John Rabe on John Rabe

John Rabe on John Rabe

No it's not a documentary about a Midwestern man's rise in the wild world of radio. KPCC Offramp host John Rabe talks with director Florian Gallenberger about his film, "John Rabe," based on the true story of a German man who saved thousands of Chinese from the Japanese so-called Rape of Nanking in 1937. Read [...]

Comedy Congress from the Crawford Family Forum!

Comedy Congress from the Crawford Family Forum!

The comedic material emanating from Washington D.C., and state capitols across the country, is enough to make any sitcom writer jealous, even if most of that comedy is unintentional. Our motto on Comedy Congress is that just when politics makes you want to cry, it’s usually best to laugh. Today we laugh at the asinine [...]

Kamala Harris – candidate for Attorney General

Kamala Harris – candidate for Attorney General

A new poll shows San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris leading the Democratic race for AG. A career prosecutor, Harris has raised her department’s conviction rate. But a recent scandal has led her department to dismiss more than 600 drug cases. A superior court judge concluded that the DA's office failed to fulfill its constitutional [...]

Meet the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Farah Anwar Pandith

Meet the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Farah Anwar Pandith

Despite President Obama’s commitment to open communication with the Muslim world (and Muslim-American communities), made at his speech last June 4th at the University of Cairo, the past year has wrought several high-profile examples of home-grown, radicalized young Muslims—several of them American citizens—plotting acts of terror against their nominal American countrymen. It has also been [...]

Images of Afghanistan: Sebastian Junger’s take on War

Images of Afghanistan: Sebastian Junger’s take on War

From the best-selling author of The Perfect Storm, comes a new book chronicling the intensity of war as experienced by one platoon based in Afghanistan. War is Sebastian Junger’s account of what soldiers feel in combat – the adrenaline-filled chaos of an ambush, the no-holds-barred risks soldiers take to protect their own, the mind-numbing anticipation [...]

Internet terror recruitment and tradecraft: how can we address an evolving tool while protecting free speech?

Internet terror recruitment and tradecraft: how can we address an evolving tool while protecting free speech?

Many tools are associated with terrorists, but use of the internet could be one of the most unstoppable. The World Wide Web could be the perfect tool to radicalize, recruit, and operate terrorist activities. The House Homeland Security subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment held a hearing today to discuss the possible [...]

The life of Artie Shaw

The life of Artie Shaw

Author and critic Tom Nolan joins Larry Mantle to discuss his new book Three Chords for Beauty’s Sake which celebrates the life and legacy of jazz legend Artie Shaw. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs