I’m a producer at KCRW in Santa Monica, where I work on “To the Point,” as well as our local news programs. Before radio, I was a newspaper editor and reporter covering health care and the California courts. I’ve published two vegetarian cookbooks.
Lifestyle & Belief
One writer asks other Muslims to boycott in protest of unsafe conditions on the annual Islamic pilgrimage.
In Casey County, Kentucky, neither same-sex nor opposite sex couples are getting marriage licenses. The clerk there says his religious beliefs prevent him from issuing licenses to same-sex couples, but he doesn't want to discriminate. So he's calling for clerks to be removed from the process entirely.
Conflict & Justice
Navy medics are learning combat medicine by attending to victims of horrific accidents and shootouts, doing emergency surgery and amputations — in a Los Angeles emergency room.
Development & Education
Sometimes, taking off your headscarf is more difficult than putting it on, says Mona Eltahawy, who says in a new book that the Middle East needs a sexual revolution.
Estonia has the youngest prime minister in the European Union. It's also rushing headlong into creating digital ID for people there. And while they offer access to an array of government and private services, they'll also issue online IDs to anyone who wants one — though they come with much less access.