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Left, Right & Center @ the Broad Stage, 10/25/09

Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Robert Scheer | Photo by Salvador Farfan |
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Los Angeles is a metropolis, a diversified city of 3.6 million with interests as varied as the neighborhoods that comprise its vast mosaic. Yet, one of the most persistent knocks against this town is its lack of interest in news and politics. Television news, what with its raging hard on for weather-related pieces and sex scandals, gives some life to those pernicious slanders. Print journalism's slow death also does nothing to dispel what may be a lack of interest in the news and the second largest media market in the nation now has one full time AM news station. Thankfully, for you news junkies out there, we have public radio and its weekly news show Left, Right & Center.

LRC, aired on 89.9 KCRW, is a roundtable discussion on the day's most pressing issues with pundits from, as the name implies, three political viewpoints.

Listeners are treated to a relatively calm, adult-like conversation about the issues with four politicos whose grasp of the most topical issues are wonderful grist for the news junkies mill. Sunday's live broadcast, from the The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, was no different, but did provide a rare glimpse into the world of LRC.