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California Sun Podcast

Aug 29, 2019

D.J. Waldie, in the tradition of historians Kevin Starr and Mike Davis, contextualizes our understanding of California and Los Angeles history and explains why, especially given the issues we face today, we’re really “just like the rest of America, but only more so.”

Aug 22, 2019

Paul Koretz and Marqueece Harris-Dawson represent polar opposite districts in Los Angeles. Yet the issues they face — housing, climate change, infrastructure, homelessness, and traffic — affect everyone. How they do their job, and whether or not they succeed, could very well determine the future of Los Angeles.

Aug 14, 2019

Ariel Rubissow Okamoto, the editor in chief of and long-time Bay Area science writer, talks about the resiliency of the largest estuary on the West Coast, the challenges facing the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, and the potential impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on the San Francisco Bay.

Aug 8, 2019

What really happened on August 8th and 9th, 1969? In his new book, CHAOS, investigative journalist Tom O’Neill argues that almost everything we know about the Manson murders is wrong. The results of his 20 years of investigation is a searing indictment of local, state, and federal law enforcement, possibly reaching...

Aug 1, 2019

Author and journalist Noam Cohen dares to ask if we really signed up for all the technological change we now take for granted. Did we really need instant delivery of everything, ride-hailing on a whim, the commercialization of residential neighborhoods, or 5,000 friends? Whose disruption is it anyway?