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California Sun Podcast

Nov 30, 2022

Leighton Woodhouse, a Bay Area journalist and filmmaker, looks at homelessness, fentanyl, and the streets of our California cities through the lenses of our recent elections, his experiences growing up in the Bay Area, and his recent eye-opening visit to Portland. He wonders if there can ever be a policy solution to our...


Nov 17, 2022

Stephen Galloway is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, producer, and dean of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He spent nearly three decades in writing, editing, producing, and leadership roles at The Hollywood Reporter, where he also created and produced the television series “The...


Nov 3, 2022

While homelessness and crime appear to be the issues most driving our elections in California cities this year, it’s fentanyl that is really on the ballot. My guest, journalist and author Sam Quinones, details how fentanyl changes everything we know about what’s happening on our streets. Tents, shelters, jail, and...


Oct 27, 2022

Rabbi Noah Farkas serves as the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. A long-time civic leader, he has not been surprised by the recent outbreaks of hate speech on the City Council, or by the anti-semitism of Kanye West. He shares his thoughts about the response to West, the culture of the...


Oct 20, 2022

Alex Shultz, a long-time reporter for SFGATE, has been looking at how San Francisco Giants owner Charles Johnson seems to only be pitching to the right side of the plate. The billionaire owner of the Giants has made large donations to some of the most far-right candidates and election deniers in the country, including...