Left, Right, and Center : About

Airs Saturday at 5:30am on AM 820

Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.

Produced by

Latest Stories from Left, Right, and Center

Last updated: Tuesday, March 31 2015 04:16 AM

War in Yemen, Ted Cruz for President, Harry Reid Retires

Friday, March 27 2015 10:00 PM

We're now involved in three major conflicts in the Middle East.

Budgets, Loretta Lynch and Benjamin Netanyahu

Friday, March 20 2015 09:00 PM

The GOP budget, Loretta Lynch's nomination and Israel's election.

Letter to Iran, Hillary's Emails, Blurred Lines, SAE

Friday, March 13 2015 09:00 PM

Should Republicans have written to Tehran? The Clintons' private email server. Marvin Gaye's copyright. Racism at the University of Oklahoma.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Hillary's Emails, Ferguson Findings

Friday, March 06 2015 10:00 PM

Can Iran be trusted? Clinton emails and funding. Systematic racial abuse in Ferguson.

CPAC, Bibi, Pot in DC

Friday, February 27 2015 10:00 PM

Conservatives get fiery, Turmoil over Netanyahu's Visit, Funding Homeland Security, Legalizing Marijuana in DC.

Walmart Wages, Does Obama Love America? Violent Extremism

Friday, February 20 2015 09:00 PM

Walmart workers get a raise, Guiliani says the president doesn't love America, Obama talks violent extremism.

Authorizing War Against ISIS, Muslims Murdered, Gay Marriage

Friday, February 13 2015 10:00 PM

Congress Debates Bombing ISIS, Muslim Murders in NC, Alabama Gay Marriage.

The Politics of Vaccines, You're Hired, Unrest in the Ukraine

Friday, February 06 2015 10:00 PM

Should people have to vaccinate their children? Also, a blockbuster jobs report and a last ditch effort for peace in the Ukraine

Matt Miller & Mitt Romney Say Goodbye, Keystone Pipeline, Greece and the Ukraine

Friday, January 30 2015 09:00 PM

Matt Miller's last LRC, Mitt Romney bows out, Senate approves Keystone pipeline, Gr-exit for real? Ukraine Trouble.

Tumult in the Arabian Peninsula, SOTU, NY Corruption

Friday, January 23 2015 10:00 PM

Chaos in Yemen, Change in Saudi Arabia,State of the Union, Europe's Monetary Explosion

Paris Reacts, Gay Marriage, Swiss Currency, Romney Again?

Friday, January 16 2015 10:00 PM

Paris one week later, the Swiss surprise, Mitt Romney redux, Supreme Court will decide gay marriage by Summer.

Tragedy in Paris

Friday, January 09 2015 09:00 PM

Charlie Hebdo and the stakes for Free Speech, oil prices plunge and the revolt at Harvard.

Mario Cuomo, Bush-Clinton? Afghanistan Legacy

Friday, January 02 2015 08:00 PM

Remembering Mario Cuomo, the emerging prospects of Jeb Bush, are we out of Afghanistan and De Blasio versus the cops.

2014: The Year That Was

Friday, December 26 2014 07:00 PM

A year-end meditation on all things policy and political.

The Sony Hack and Cuba

Friday, December 19 2014 09:00 PM

Should Sony release the movie amid North Korea's threats? Cuba's New Outlook.

The CIA Torture Report, the Congressional Spending Bill

Friday, December 12 2014 11:00 PM

The CIA Torture Report -- a national shame or partisan revisionism? Also, revolt against the big spending bill.

Police Troubles & Rolling Stone's Apology

Saturday, December 06 2014 04:00 PM

Police abuse, Rolling Stone on a UVA sexual assault report and legislating immigration.

Left, Right and Gratitude

Wednesday, November 26 2014 07:00 AM

An American defined, optimism versus pessimism, and a hefty dose of gratitude.

The Immigration Debate

Friday, November 21 2014 09:00 PM

Is Obama acting as an imperial president or a common sense immigration reformer?

China, Keystone, Immigration and the Net

Friday, November 14 2014 10:00 PM

Obama in China, a showdown over Keystone, immigration wars and net neutrality.

Election Postmortem

Saturday, November 08 2014 12:00 AM

A drubbing for Democrats, the Supremes take up Obamacare and more troops head to Iraq.

Tim Cook, Midterms, BiBi Is Chicken and Fast-Food Workers in Denmark

Friday, October 31 2014 09:00 PM

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces he?s gay, why the ?war on women? isn?t playing in the midterm elections, and why fast-food workers in Denmark make so much money.

Fear in Canada, Ebola in New York and Midterm Madness

Friday, October 24 2014 09:00 PM

Shooting in Ottawa, another Ebola case, closing in on the election, seeds of the next housing crisis.

A Week of Fear: Ebola, Wall Street, Midterms & Freezing Eggs

Friday, October 17 2014 10:00 PM

Fear of Ebola, Fear on Wall Street, Midterm worries and freezing eggs, the new corporate benefit.

Gay Marriage, Islam, Panetta and Malala Yousafza

Friday, October 10 2014 09:00 PM

A show on tolerance: Gay marriage triumphs, Islam's dust up on Bill Maher, Panetta's complaints and Malala Yousafza gets the Nobel Prize.