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.
In elections this weekend, Iceland's Pirate Party is expected to win big — perhaps enough to becoming the country's ruling party.
Conflict & Justice
It's been five years since the Arab Spring started, with hopes for tremendous change for residents of dictatorships throughout the region. Most of those protests failed, though two authors say it's too soon to judge.
Studies have shown that Donald Trump gets "free media" on broadcast television to the tune of nearly $2 billion since his campaign began. And he's allowed to do things — like phone interviews — other candidates never can do.
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.