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California Sun Podcast

Sep 14, 2022

Katherine Blunt, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has led much of the coverage that has revealed the repeated failures of Pacific Gas and Electric. In her new book, "California Burning," and in this week’s podcast, she looks at the unique structure of public utilities and how PG&E went from an innovative...


Sep 7, 2022

Lydia Chavez and Joe Eskenazi see their independent news site Mission Local as covering a microcosm of San Francisco from their base in the Mission District. It's a place they think is reflective of the issues of the whole Bay Area, and allows them to dig deeper on stories. Reporting everything from police reform...


Sep 1, 2022

Long before we knew him as a comedian or comic actor, Cheech Marin started collecting Chicano art. The result of that passion is now on permanent display at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, known as “The Cheech,” in Riverside. The story of how the museum came to be, of Marin’s deep...


Aug 24, 2022

Severin Borenstein is a professor of Business and Public Policy at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and the director of the Energy Institute at Haas. One of California's premier experts on energy policy, his research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation in the airline industry, the oil and...


Aug 17, 2022

Matt Doig was the assistant managing editor of investigations for the L.A. Times when Paul Pringle pursued his story about disgraced USC medical school dean Dr. Carmen Puliafito. Doig takes issue with some of the assertions in Pringle's recent book "Bad City," and wrote about them several weeks ago in a Medium...