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KCRW’s Left, Right & Center LIVE in NYC

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KCRW’s Left, Right & Center Live
The Town Hall – New York City
7:30pm Doors   •   8:00pm Show

Imagine: It’s Wednesday, November 7. You voted in the 2018 midterm elections, and now it’s all over. So, what happened? What did it all mean? And more importantly, what’s going to come next as President Trump faces a new Congress?

On the night after the elections, join KCRW’s Left, Right & Center and New York Magazine’s Intelligencer to close the book on the midterms. Enjoy a cocktail and get the recap you need with some of the brightest political thinkers in the country – right in midtown Manhattan!

Josh Barro, Ana Marie Cox and Rich Lowry – your center, your left, and your right – will review and analyze the election results with Steve Kornacki of MSNBC and Astead Herndon of the New York Times. Then, the Left, Right & Center panel will talk with Jonathan Chait and Olivia Nuzzi of New York Magazine’s Intelligencer about what’s next for President Trump with the intensifying Mueller investigation and a new Congress.

Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s popular political radio show and podcast that’s full of civilized yet provocative conversation about the issues facing our country. And Intelligencer is New York Magazine’s new website that briefs you on all you need to know about politics, business and technology. Whether you’re celebrating a win or mourning a loss after the midterms, you’ll hear things that you agree with and things you disagree with. That’s by design, and trust us: it will be fun.


JOSH BARRO — Host & Center
Josh is host of KCRW’s Left, Right & Center and co-host of the spin-off series LRC Presents: All The President’s Lawyers. He is New York Magazine’s business columnist and a contributor at MSNBC. Josh was a founding correspondent at The Upshot, the economics and data section of The New York Times, and Business Insider‘s senior editor and politics editor. Before entering journalism, he worked in policy research for think tanks and as a real-estate banker at Wells Fargo. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard College.

Ana Marie Cox hosts the WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE podcast from Crooked Media. Her writing has appeared in THE NEW REPUBLIC, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ESQUIRE, and her “Space the Nation” column, about the intersection of science fiction and politics, appears each week on Syfy.com.

As  one of  the most  respected conservative  voices, Rich Lowry brings  his sharp analysis and well-­‐formed  opinions to the political discussion through  his writing and commentary. Lowry became editor  of National Review in 1999 when selected by William F.  Buckley, Jr. to lead the magazine. Today, National Review  remains a conservative guidepost, helping to bring to prominence  rising conservative leaders and advance conservative policies. Lowry  is a syndicated columnist and a political commentator with CNN. His insight  and analysis can also be found in Politico where he writes a weekly column.      Known for his skillful debating style, Lowry is a frequent guest on Meet the Press  and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He is the author of Lincoln Unbound, which  follows Abraham Lincoln’s climb to the presidency and distills lessons from his ethic of relentless  striving. Lowry’s book on Bill Clinton – Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years – was a New  York Times bestseller.

ASTEAD W. HERNDON — Special Guest
Astead W. Herndon is a national politics reporter for the New York Times. He was part of the Times’ midterms coverage team, with a special emphasis on grassroots campaigning and stories about race and identity. Herndon is a former White House reporter for the Boston Globe and frequent political guest on MSNBC and CNN.

OLIVIA NUZZI — Special Guest
Olivia Nuzzi is the Washington Correspondent for New York Magazine. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, Glamour, The Daily Beast, and Politico Magazine. In 2018, she was a member of the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list for media. President Donald Trump recently said that she’s, “a disruptive writer, but that’s OK.”

JONATHAN CHAIT — Special Guest
Jonathan Chait has been a columnist for New York since 2011. From 1995 to 2011, he wrote for the New Republic. He’s the author of Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail.

STEVE KORNACKI — Special Guest
Steve Kornacki is a national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, and the New York Times, among others. His book The Red and the Blue, was published in October 2018.


And check out its companion show, LRC Presents: All the President’s Lawyers!