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.
ABOUT LEFT, RIGHT & CENTER
Left, Right & Center is a weekly political showdown that invites the most intelligent thinkers to talk through the most important issues stymying our government. It's a clash of ideas, not a clash of personalities: You'll be surprised at how often different sides agree! The show delves in policy and pop culture, always with an eye to elevating the conversation.
In addition to over 1 million listeners online, LRC airs at 3pm and 7pm Fridays on KCRW 89.9FM in Los Angeles, at 7pm Fridays on KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco, and 6AM and 6PM Saturdays on WNYC AM820 in New York. The show is available at KCRW.com, KCRW's smartphone app, or wherever you listen to podcasts. LRC is your civilized yet provocative antidote to the opinion bubbles dominating today's political debate.
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 -- Left
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.
Handles are all @anamariecox
Rich Lowry -- Right
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.
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.
Jonathan Chait - Special Guest
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.
Olivia Nuzzi - Special Guest
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.”
Steve Kornacki - Special Guest
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.