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California Sun Podcast

May 28, 2020

California's chief election officer, Secretary of State Alex Padilla brings the background of a long-time politician and his training as an engineer to the challenge of ensuring safe and secure voting. From mail-in ballots to recruiting a whole new generation of poll workers, it's going to be a tough year to oversee...


May 21, 2020

The California-based journalists Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano reported extensively on the 2018 Camp Fire. Their coverage from the day the inferno began through the refugee crisis that followed gave them special access to the lives, forever changed, in the community of Paradise. In the shadow of our current pandemic,...


May 14, 2020

Steve Inskeep has hosted NPR's "Morning Edition" since 2004. He is also a popular author and historian, and his latest book "Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War" looks at the life of the 19th-century explorer who defined westward...


Apr 30, 2020

Richard Rushfield has been covering Hollywood for several decades and he says has never seen it as vulnerable as it is today. Your Netflix cue is shrinking, movie theaters may not open for months if at all, production has stopped, even well-paid talent is scared. With Apple, Amazon, AT&T, and Netflix being the...


Apr 23, 2020

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin is one of the youngest mayors in the Bay Area. He is Berkeley’s first Latino mayor, and also serves as the president of the Association of Bay Area Governments. He leads a city that faced enormous homelessness and housing challenges before the pandemic, and today faces both crises,...