Evan George

I’m a producer at KCRW in Santa Monica, where I work on “To the Point,” as well as our local news programs.

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.

Official posters of the candidates for the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, left, head of the political movement En Marche!, or Onwards!, and Marine Le Pen, of French National Front (FN).

Does it matter who won the French election? It might matter more who’s running Facebook.

Global Politics

Technology is transforming societies more deeply than the political vibrations of 2017.

Kirk W. Johnson

There’s just one person this new tweeter wants to reach: @realDonaldTrump

The entrance of the Icelandic Pirate Party headquarters

Pirates in Iceland are on the verge of gaining real political power

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A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011.

Authors argue it’s too early to label the ‘Arab Spring’ a failure

Donald Trump on CNN

Trump gets advantages on broadcast TV other candidates can only dream of

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Camp near Mecca

Should Muslims boycott the pilgrimage to Mecca?


One writer asks other Muslims to boycott in protest of unsafe conditions on the annual Islamic pilgrimage.

Stacy Wood and her wife Michele Barr

This clerk says online marriage license applications will solve religious dilemmas over same-sex marriage

Global Politics

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.

Trainees work on a dummy body.

Combat medics train for war in an LA emergency room


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.

woman hijab

Women in Saudi Arabia have two choices: ‘Either lose your mind or become a feminist’


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.

Stenbock House

The ‘Estonian Express Card’ offers a glimpse of the future of digital citizenship

Global Politics

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.