Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

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Weekly half-hour program providing “A civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads of political debate” streaming & podcasting at KCRW.com.
Trump says US is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Dec 8
President Trump says the US is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He calls it a campaign promise, but is it a wise move? Under pressure from scandal, Democratic Senator Al Franken and Republican representative Trent Franks will resign, that…
Flynn is in
Dec 1
Mike Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about Russia investigation.
We’re grateful
Nov 24
Thanksgiving from the Left, Right & Center.
Taxes, Obamacare and sexual harassment in Congress
Nov 17
Should sexually harassing politicians step down?
LRC Presents: One Year Later
Nov 15
President Trump often gets blamed for the current backlash against immigrants. But do Democrats share any blame?
LRC Live!
Nov 10
Wins for Democrats, trouble for Roy Moore, and a look at the year that was.
Diversity lottery, Russia investigation and taxes
Nov 3
Should terrorism in New York lead to the end of the Diversity Visa Lottery?
Where are the Republicans going?
Oct 27
Why are anti-Trump Republicans quitting instead of fighting?
Mourning family criticizes Trump’s phone call
Oct 20
Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly says he is stunned.
Sabotage?
Oct 13
Trump issues two orders to undermine Obamacare.
Responding to Las Vegas
Oct 6
Will a gun control proposal find agreement?
Puerto Rico recovery and NFL protests
Sep 29
What’s the right approach?
Obamacare repeal: Round five
Sep 22
The GOP replacement plan is on life support, again.
Is there a DACA deal?
Sep 15
Trump negotiates with Democrats about Dreamers.
Ending DACA & Congress is Back
Sep 8
President Trump & Congress Dems work together.
How has the response to Hurricane Harvey been?
Sep 1
President Trump on down react to the enormous disaster.
President Trump lashes out
Aug 25
Trump criticizes the media. Monument removal and Republicans
The legacy of the Charlottesville protest
Aug 18
Should Confederate monuments come down?
Trump threatens fire & fury
Aug 11
Will the President start a war with North Korea via Twitter?
Trump wants to reduce legal immigration
Aug 4
Should there be a merit system?
Trumpcare dead again, Ryan Lizza tells all
Jul 28
New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza describes his conversation with Anthony Scaramucci.
Sean Spicer is out
Jul 21
Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci to be White House communications director which drove Spicer to resign.
It looks like Donald Trump Jr TRIED to collude with the Russians
Jul 14
Is it still just smoke? Or is there a fire?
Presidents Trump and Putin meet privately
Jul 7
Vladimir Putin denied Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
Supreme Court closes the term allowing partial travel ban
Jun 30
Newest SCOTUS Justice Neil Gorsuch makes himself known.
Health bill a secret no more
Jun 23
Is it still too mean for Trump?
Can there be a moment of bipartisan comity in Washington?
Jun 16
If Washington isn’t a swamp, can it be drained?
Proof of obstruction or vindication?
Jun 9
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress.
President Trump: US to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord
Jun 2
Trump says he was elected to serve Pittsburgh, not Paris.
How was the trip?
May 26
President Trump’s travels got less fun as he went from the Middle East to Europe.
The week that wouldn’t quit
May 19
Will next week get even weirder? (Special one-hour episode)
James Comey is fired. Was it sabotage?
May 12
The White House said James Comey’s firing wasn’t about the Russia investigation, but Trump kind of said it was.
The Republican healthcare bill lives another day
May 5
The House votes to repeal and replace Obamacare.
No one knew governing could be so hard
Apr 28
What were the most important developments in Trump’s first 100 days?
Illegal border crossings are down
Apr 21
Unauthorized crossing are down at the US-Mexico border. President Trump wants credit. Plus, Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News.
President Trump changes his mind
Apr 14
Will the new normal stick?
Strikes in Syria
Apr 7
Trump authorizes strikes in Syria after a chemical attack.
Flynn wants to testify on Russia in exchange for immunity
Mar 31
Senate hearings on Russia, Flynn wants to testify, and the crisis of Trumpism.
Lacking votes, House GOP pulls healthcare bill
Mar 24
President Trump suffers his first big legislative defeat.
Standoffs escalate with North Korea and Great Britain
Mar 17
Trumps’ skinny budget goes fat on the military.
Is it Obamacare lite?
Mar 10
The House Republicans present a healthcare bill.
Trump speaks to Congress. Who spoke with Russia?
Mar 3
Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigations into Russia connections.
Trump leaks, announcing the #IgnoreMiloTour
Feb 24
President Trump has had it with leaks from his administration.
Live from New York, it’s Left, Right & Center!
Feb 23
LRC travels to NYC, President Trump’s hometown. Thursday, February 23 at 7pm
Stop the Flynn-sanity
Feb 17
Why can’t Trump fill the NSA position? Also, ICE raids.
Should Trump criticize the judicial branch?
Feb 10
President Trump’s travel ban gets slapped down in court.
President Trump’s diplomacy and Supreme Court pick
Feb 3
President Trump’s busy second week.
Donald Trump’s first week in office
Jan 27
Building a wall along the Mexican border.
The Inauguration from the left, right & center
Jan 20
How much will Donald Trump’s posture shift now that he is president?
A Frankenstein monster government and a wrecking crew?
Jan 13
A dubious dossier, cabinet nominees and repealing Obamacare.
Intelligence briefings & reforming Obamacare
Jan 6
Trump gets intelligence briefings, and Republicans get Obamacare cold feet.
It’s New Year’s pundit accountability time
Dec 30, 2016
A year ago pundits were laughing off Donald Trump. Now who’s the joke?
Attack in Berlin and ending Medicare
Dec 23, 2016
Donald Trump says attacks in Berlin and Turkey prove him right about Islamist terrorism.
Aleppo is falling; Trump’s State Department pick
Dec 16, 2016
Is the US doing what it should in Syria?
Trump announces EPA and labor secretary picks
Dec 9, 2016
Is it time to let go of Trump outrage?
Keeping jobs at Carrier, and cabinet drama
Dec 2, 2016
It’s drama worthy of a reality TV show over Secretary of State.
Is it the quid or is it the pro?
Nov 25, 2016
Thanksgiving from the Left, Right & Center.
Trump’s cabinet emerges, and a rise in bullying
Nov 18, 2016
Will Senate Republicans rein Trump in?
President Trump for the win
Nov 11, 2016
Our panelists react to the 2016 presidential election. They’re somewhere between hopeful and despondent.
President Trump for the win (extended conversation)
Nov 11, 2016
In this one-hour special, our panelists react to the 2016 presidential election. They’re somewhere between hopeful and despondent.
The last show before the election
Nov 4, 2016
How anxious are you? Who is going to win?
October surprise
Oct 28, 2016
The FBI reopens its Clinton email investigation
You’re the puppet. No, you’re the puppet!
Oct 21, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s final debate.
Inside the political circus
Oct 20, 2016
We break down this wild, wacky circus of an election season.
How will America recover from election 2016?
Oct 14, 2016
Republicans and Democrats respond to Trump’s Access Hollywood tape.
Debating the debates
Oct 7, 2016
Is Mike Pence prepping for 2020?
Polls say Clinton won the first debate
Sep 30, 2016
Will post-debate banter be more important?
Police Shooting, Terrorism and Debates
Sep 23, 2016
Should the Charlotte police department release video of an officer shooting?
Trump finally admits Obama was born in the US
Sep 16, 2016
…and then blames Clinton for the idea.
Clinton and Trump say they’re ready to be commander in chief
Sep 9, 2016
What is Aleppo?
Trump visited Mexico and made nice with the president
Sep 2, 2016
…then they got into a fight on Twitter.
Donald Trump Starts to Soften
Aug 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton ties Trump to his fringe white supporters.
Was That a Trump Pivot?
Aug 19, 2016
Will Congress be colored by the presidential race?
Dueling Economic Agendas
Aug 12, 2016
…and more outrageous remarks.
Donald Trump’s bad week
Aug 5, 2016
Three national polls have the GOP candidate down.
Conventions from the Left, Right & Center
Jul 29, 2016
How did Hillary Clinton’s convention measure up?
It’s Official: Donald Trump is the GOP Presidential Nominee
Jul 22, 2016
The Republican Convention comes to a close.
Terror Attack in France, Trump Chooses a Running Mate
Jul 15, 2016
What can be done to prevent such a simple and brutal attack?
Tragedy in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas
Jul 8, 2016
Two black men and then five police officers are shot.
Terror in Turkey, SCOTUS on Abortion, Brexit Fallout
Jul 1, 2016
ISIS strikes in Turkey, Supreme Court upholds abortion rights, Britain struggles.
Brexit, What That Means for the United States & Immigration Reform
Jun 24, 2016
How does Britain’s leave from the EU affect the United States?
Understanding the Horror of Orlando
Jun 17, 2016
Debating the motivations and preventions of tragedy.
Endorsements Roll In for Clinton and Out for Trump
Jun 10, 2016
Will the parties rally behind their candidates?
Hillary Goes for the Kill
Jun 3, 2016
Clinton says Trump should not be trusted to have a hand on the nuclear button. Paul Ryan endorses him. And Trump says a judge is too Mexican.
Trump Protesters, Clinton’s Emails, Transgender Bathrooms
May 27, 2016
Is it OK to wave a Mexican flag at a Donald Trump protest?
Is the Never Trump Movement Over? Are Democrats in Trouble?
May 20, 2016
It’s time for a primary season group therapy session.
Trump & Ryan Meet, Appealing to Minority Voters
May 13, 2016
Trump and Ryan’s “great” meeting and what does Hillary Clinton owe African-American female voters?
Republicans Struggle to Support Trump
May 6, 2016
Clinton and Trump pivot for the general election. Will it work?
Bernie’s New Role, the Woman Card & Lucifer
Apr 29, 2016
Bernie Sanders will fight for a more left-wing platform and Lucifer gets a running mate.
Is It Time for the Presidential Candidates to Pivot to the Center?
Apr 22, 2016
The Supreme Court hears immigration policy arguments and Hamilton stays on the $10 bill.
Busting Up Banks, NY Primary, Paul Ryan
Apr 15, 2016
Rep. Barney Frank says Bernie Sanders should clarify what size of bank is acceptable.
Who Is Qualified to Be President?
Apr 8, 2016
The race for both nominations get heated. Understanding the Panama Papers.
Pledge No More
Apr 1, 2016
GOP candidates back away from pledge to support their party’s candidate.
The West Responds to the Attacks in Brussels; Obama Visits Cuba
Mar 25, 2016
Were there errors on part of Belgian law enforcement? What is the significance of Obama’s trip to Cuba?
A Supreme Court Nominee, and Obama Nudges Bernie to Get Out
Mar 18, 2016
Are we on a runaway Trump train?
A Friendly GOP Debate?
Mar 11, 2016
Republicans endorse each other and blame Obama for Trump’s rise.
Republican Stages of Grief, All at Once
Mar 4, 2016
GOP anger, bargaining and depression; and the women of SCOTUS
Trump Plays His Trump Card
Feb 26, 2016
Chris Christie endorses Trump, closing Guantánamo, and iPhone security.
The Death of Justice Scalia and SC & Nevada Primaries
Feb 19, 2016
Who should succeed Justice Scalia? Can the Pope judge someone’s Christianity?
Sanders and Trump Won Huge in New Hampshire
Feb 12, 2016
What’s going to happen in Nevada and South Carolina?